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  • 3 Ways Technology is Transforming Care Management

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    Chris Curran
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Guest blog by James Selden It’s no secret that the current healthcare system isn’t working. Though well-intentioned, the original model was not built for today’s complex healthcare environment where fragmentation and integration co-exist (see New Health Economy). Private practice physicians proliferated. As a result, the centralized communication needed to deliver a holistic perspective of the patient’s care that would have managed rising costs, improved patient utilization and provided optional health outcomes was never met. While the objectives of care management remain the same…
  • Not “Smart” But Efficient: Schneider Electric Helps Cities Achieve Realistic Goals

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    Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    My sister used to tell me that I wasn't smart I was just organized. I'm not here to argue (anymore) but I have never forgotten her claim. In fact, it's true for more than just me. It's really what is at the heart of smart cities. It's not about what you know but what you can do with it. The industry has been pushing "smart" on cities for a half a decade. But the most successful stories about cities cutting their cost of operations and improving the lives of their citizens are about being better organized or more efficient. At the Schneider Electric Influencer Summit in Boston this week,…
  • Towards a more balanced list of content about #NoEstimates

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    Peter Kretzman
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Both my readers will have noticed there’s been a fairly large gap between my posts here, as life (picnic, lightning, and all that) has intervened. Like J.D. Salinger, however, I have continued writing drafts on various topics, and I plan to post more in the coming months. My past posts here have often delved into a favorite theme of mine: that IT people tend to go to extremes, often rejecting something useful (an approach, a technology, a tool) simply because it has downsides. Such rejection is at times emotional and even self-righteous; we can get so caught up in it that we fail to look at…
  • Cloud Platforms and M&A Work

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    Mark Brewer
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    So I’ve been wondering if having a system in a cloud platform makes it easier to do M&A work, i.e. integrate an acquisition into your company’s environment. Is it easier to merge them into a cloud platform than to an on premise platform? I know of what case where an acquired company and the acquiring company were both using the same cloud service. One might think it would be easy to merge them together, i.e. the provide could flip a switch or run a script or press a button and the domains would be merged. Not so fast, doesn’t work that way, actually very hard to do. In…
  • The Path Forward for Query/Retrieve

    Life as a Healthcare CIO
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND  in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus "transitions of care".    We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time to allow the CCDA to be more fully defined.In 2014, we’re faced with a similar issue as we specify query/retrieve standards to “pull” healthcare data from various sources for care coordination, care management, and population health.At present, the industry has implemented several functional approaches to query/retrieve, each…
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  • 3 Ways Technology is Transforming Care Management

    Chris Curran
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Guest blog by James Selden It’s no secret that the current healthcare system isn’t working. Though well-intentioned, the original model was not built for today’s complex healthcare environment where fragmentation and integration co-exist (see New Health Economy). Private practice physicians proliferated. As a result, the centralized communication needed to deliver a holistic perspective of the patient’s care that would have managed rising costs, improved patient utilization and provided optional health outcomes was never met. While the objectives of care management remain the same…
  • Continuous Delivery: A PwC Perspective

    Chris Curran
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Guest post by Dmitri Christodoulakis and James Rehfeld Trends in building software products, services and solutions indicate that release cycles are becoming increasingly faster to keep up with customer demand, market competition, and technology innovation. Businesses that are not able to deliver with agility and quality fall behind. What businesses are seeking is a platform, a robust assembly line-like process, to accelerate delivery to customers. All while minimizing human error, and maximizing efficiencies through automation, but with enough transparency, control, and governance through…
  • Social Media Checkup: Healthcare Industry Growing Stronger

    Chris Curran
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Guest post by Adam Roumm It’s understandable why the healthcare industry has lagged behind in social media adoption. Healthcare organizations operate under an intense regulatory microscope. Executives are trained to resist sharing information with the public, unless they are forced to do so during a crisis. But, times are changing for three reasons: Regulators are issuing social media guidance Customers are pushing healthcare organizations to communicate via social media The power of peer-to-peer information sharing to improve patient care is a strong incentive for healthcare organizations…
  • 7 Creative IT Effectiveness Ideas

    Chris Curran
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    For as long as I’ve been working with companies to get more out of their IT investments, we have used the term “IT Effectiveness.” The approaches for helping IT organizations get the most out of what they do have been studied and applied by many leaders and consultants for a long time.  Some refer to this discussion as “doing more with less” but I’ve argued that it’s more about doing the most important things with the available resources and being really focused on business-driven prioritization.  IT effectiveness is about making planning,…
  • The Rise of the Connected Advisor

    Chris Curran
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Guest post by C. Steven Crosby Due to their central role in client relationships, advisors are at the heart of traditional wealth management models. However, the need for advisors to guide clients through options in an opaque market is increasingly being called into question. As information proliferates and technology expands, potentially disruptive new competitors are coming online and forcing wealth managers to reconsider the role of the advisor. New channels for obtaining investment advice and selecting and evaluating advisors are emerging—all with the backdrop of a rapidly changing…
 
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  • Not “Smart” But Efficient: Schneider Electric Helps Cities Achieve Realistic Goals

    Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    My sister used to tell me that I wasn't smart I was just organized. I'm not here to argue (anymore) but I have never forgotten her claim. In fact, it's true for more than just me. It's really what is at the heart of smart cities. It's not about what you know but what you can do with it. The industry has been pushing "smart" on cities for a half a decade. But the most successful stories about cities cutting their cost of operations and improving the lives of their citizens are about being better organized or more efficient. At the Schneider Electric Influencer Summit in Boston this week,…
  • Observations From IFA 2014

    Dan Bieler
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    I recently visited the oldest and largest global consumer electronics trade fair, Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), which took place in Berlin. IFA highlighted that the technology sector retains its appeal. On IFA's 90th anniversary, about a quarter of a million visitors attended, and orders for products worth about €4 billion were placed at the event. IFA's floor space was sold out, despite a 3% expansion. Electronics companies from around the globe showcased a wide spectrum of connected devices ranging from the smart stove to the latest smartphones and computerized wristwatches --…
  • Government CIOs and CMOs Unite! Governments Must Embrace The "Marketing" Function

    Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Here at Forrester we are busy planning our upcoming Forum for CIOs and CMOs. With a theme of "Building A Customer-Obsessed Enterprise" the event explores the partnership between marketing and technology leaders. But what about our government clients? The role of marketing is associated with the private sector. Companies employ marketers to identify their target markets and the opportunities for providing goods and services to them. Public-sector organizations don't typically have the luxury of choosing their target market or their products and services. Or at least that's what most…
  • Five Insights From Digital Business Leaders In Asia Pacific

    Dane Anderson
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    I had the good fortune of moderating a panel on the state of digital business at the Chief Digital Officer Global Forum in Singapore yesterday morning. The event showcased a who's who of digital business leadership in the region, including my panelists Veena Ramesh of Johnson & Johnson, Jerry Blanton of Citi, and Veronique Meffert of Great Eastern Life. The event paralleled many of the themes my colleague Clement Teo highlighted in his recent report on the State of Digital Business in Asia Pacific. Five key themes that I believe provide important insights on the pulse of digital business…
  • Look Beyond Traditional Service Providers For Your Digital Transformation Journey

    Fred Giron
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:31 pm
    In a recent report on next-generation services, I give several examples of how tech services firms are reinventing their operating models and value propositions to provide a new path to digital transformation to their clients. Interestingly, many such initiatives are coming either from very large service providers like Accenture or from small specialists like VMob, Bluefin Solutions, or Point of Origin. Small service providers' next-gen service value proposition is starting to catch the interest of large clients too. A few weeks ago, VMob announced a major deal with McDonald's in Japan…
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  • Towards a more balanced list of content about #NoEstimates

    Peter Kretzman
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Both my readers will have noticed there’s been a fairly large gap between my posts here, as life (picnic, lightning, and all that) has intervened. Like J.D. Salinger, however, I have continued writing drafts on various topics, and I plan to post more in the coming months. My past posts here have often delved into a favorite theme of mine: that IT people tend to go to extremes, often rejecting something useful (an approach, a technology, a tool) simply because it has downsides. Such rejection is at times emotional and even self-righteous; we can get so caught up in it that we fail to look at…
  • IT does the moonwalk: our endless search for absolutes

    Peter Kretzman
    25 Sep 2013 | 3:43 pm
    Scene: I was CTO at a high-traffic social networking site, circa ten years ago. It was one of those times when our site got crushed by unexpected sudden volume, due to being mentioned in an article in a prominent newspaper. My infrastructure manager walked into my office the next morning, ashen-faced. “We’re gonna get killed tomorrow unless we add ten front-end servers to our prod environment,” he proclaimed. A fairly common IT reaction: absolute, adamant, ominous. Ten new servers? That was a nice round pulled-from-thin-air number, obviously, and by the time we talked through it, we…
  • Starting points for the quantitative CIO: downloadable basic tools

    Peter Kretzman
    10 Jul 2013 | 1:02 pm
    Much as in any field, IT executives constantly have to seek a balance between idealism and pragmatism. Given a particular problem and the range of possible solutions, do we insist on “doing it right”, or do we buckle down and “just get it done”, even with gaps? There’s obviously no single right answer, which is what makes IT consistently so fun and frustrating at the same time. Over time, though, my own approach has typically been to focus on the continuous improvement aspect of “doing it right”: whenever possible, get something going as a start, then hone it over time as you…
  • CMOs outspending CIOs on technology: “so what?” Here’s what.

    Peter Kretzman
    22 Jun 2013 | 10:31 pm
    Rarely do I write targeted responses to specific blog posts, but last week, an article crossed my screen that I think is both representative of many people’s attitudes, and enormously flawed in its assumptions, logic, and conclusions. Esmeralda Swartz, writing for ReadWrite.com, titularly opines the following: “So What If Chief Marketing Officers Outspend CIOs On Enterprise Tech?” Even more grandiosely, the post’s subtitle is “Isn’t it possible that a technology buying process driven by marketers instead of technologists will make things better?” Well, I suppose I should…
  • IT conferences for the CIO: microcosms of industry trends

    Peter Kretzman
    1 Jun 2013 | 1:33 pm
    I’m back from attending ServiceNow’s Knowledge13 conference last month in Las Vegas, and have a grab bag of random thoughts and reactions to share as a result. As usual, these thoughts reach beyond any particular vendor or product niche. For anyone not familiar with this company, ServiceNow is slowly and steadily developing a generalized platform (“ERP for IT”) for enterprise IT management, all the way from IT service management (ITSM) to (now, in a new offering) cloud orchestration and management of instances. My attendance last year at this same conference broke a personal streak of…
 
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    An IT View

  • Cloud Platforms and M&A Work

    Mark Brewer
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    So I’ve been wondering if having a system in a cloud platform makes it easier to do M&A work, i.e. integrate an acquisition into your company’s environment. Is it easier to merge them into a cloud platform than to an on premise platform? I know of what case where an acquired company and the acquiring company were both using the same cloud service. One might think it would be easy to merge them together, i.e. the provide could flip a switch or run a script or press a button and the domains would be merged. Not so fast, doesn’t work that way, actually very hard to do. In…
  • All About Project Management

    Mark Brewer
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    I’m starting to think that IT is mostly about crisp, smart project management. IT teams are really teams that are trying to smartly implement technology solutions that have become so complex that they are hard to completely understand. Business processes and complicated software solutions are all about project management. And wrapping around all of that is increasing need for information security. Protecting supply chain, technical and people information is becoming very hard. Project management and security.
  • A few productivity ideas…

    Mark Brewer
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Thought I’d do a post, or several, on some personal productivity ideas. There are literally billions of lists or sites that will share with you the 11 things, or the 12 ways, or the 10 habits and I don’t want to add to that list. But resistance is futile and I must share some things that I use. So, here are some habits or methods or tools that I recommend. Feel free to ignore. Use Evernote. Get in the habit of saving receipts, pdf files, great articles, things you write, key things to remember, etc. to Evernote. Spring for the premium version and turn on 2-factor authentication…
  • Deep Integration

    Mark Brewer
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:53 pm
    I watched the Apple WWDC today online. I think that today’s announcement was far more significant than it seemed. Releasing the iOS 8 developers kit with something like 4000 new APIs is stunning. Letting apps talk to one another and leverage services from one another is huge. The possibilities that are going to come from this can not be foreseen. Today didn’t seem like much, but I think it was. We’ll see later this year. Seamless integration is a huge deal. Apple does that better than anyone.
  • Constraints

    Mark Brewer
    19 May 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Been reflecting lately on Goldratt’s constraint theory books and ideas which I read years ago. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement was the famous one, but he wrote several others and they are pretty good. I’ve thought about managing to the constraint ever since. I am amazed how we forget these ideas over and over again. We ignore the constraints and just blindly plan to execute assuming a miracle will happen. Projects (and teams) that don’t even consider where the bottle neck is located in the process.  Not even one second of thought is given to the constraints. If…
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    Life as a Healthcare CIO

  • The Path Forward for Query/Retrieve

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In 2009, I wrote about The Genius of the AND  in thinking about the different standards requirements of “Blue Button” versus "transitions of care".    We accepted CCR and CCD for the first stage of Meaningful Use as a means of buying time to allow the CCDA to be more fully defined.In 2014, we’re faced with a similar issue as we specify query/retrieve standards to “pull” healthcare data from various sources for care coordination, care management, and population health.At present, the industry has implemented several functional approaches to query/retrieve, each…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of September 2014

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    As readers of my blog may have noticed from my infrequent posts, the past two weeks have been truly chaotic, filled with harvest and Fall planting activities during the transition from the dog days of Summer to the traffic filled first days of school.   (And there were a few red-eye flights  as the conference/lecture season begins).Fall is my favorite time of year.   We’ve had nights in the low 50’s, days in the 70’s, and all our summer plantings are at the peak of their ripeness.    We’ve picked Asia pairs, McIntosh apples, late summer greens, carrots,…
  • The September HIT Standards Committee

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:06 pm
    The September HIT Standards Committee was one of the most important meetings in the history of the group.   We heard pivotal reports from the NWIN Power Team about Query/Response standards as well as from the JASON Task Force.   Together they gave us important guidance to accelerate FHIR, REST, and OAuth, aligning healthcare query/response standards with the technology approaches used in every other industry.  We were also advised to polish existing CCDA standards in the short term while working on the longer term FHIR initiatives.Dixie Baker and David McCallie presented…
  • The Apple Platform for Wellness Arrives

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Today I’m sitting at the Flint Center in Cupertino where Steve Jobs introduced the first MacIntosh 30 years ago.  Who can forget the iconic commercial “why 1984 won’t be like 1984”?   It was the year I graduated from college and the year I married my wife Kathy.Now, 30 years later, we’re on the cusp of a different kind of revolution - the consumerization of healthcare middleware that gathers data about your body/activity from multiple sensors and consolidates it into a secure container on your personal smartphone.  No cloud storage is used.  In fact, Apple has…
  • New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Today is my one day of Summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long labor day weekend.Some things are worth interrupting your vacation.This afternoon, CMS published he long awaited final rule on Meaningful Use flexibility.Here’s my interpretation.Many CIOs tell me that they will be ready for transition of care and patient view/download/transmit for the full year October 1, 2014-September 30, 2015.   However, the ecosystem (trading partners, patient awareness, policy) is not ready for the period July 1, 2014-September 30, 2014.   Thus, the ONC final rule is…
 
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  • 11 Ways to 'Game Plan' for Big Data

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    CIOs can prove themselves as business leaders in the enterprise through data analytics. Find out how to get the most value out of big data initiatives.
  • The Differences Between CIOs and CEOs

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    When the priorities of the CIO and CEO are not in synch it inevitably leads to misunderstandings about the value that IT is delivering to the organization.
  • Synchronoss Takes a Clear View of the Cloud

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    A provider of services for mobile providers and cellular carriers turns to a cloud-based price comparison tool to boost agility and deliver greater value.
  • How to Work Well With Your CMO on Big Data

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The CIO-CMO relationship can produce tension, especially when it comes to data analytics. Here are eight best practices on how to form a winning partnership.
  • Best Practices for Leveraging Cloud Storage Models

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    To derive the most benefit from cloud storage, organizations must have an in-depth understanding of their IT environments and current state costs to make the best vendor and solution selections.
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    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - News

  • Naval Enterprise Networks Mobile Device Plan Updated

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    By the end of 2014 the Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) program office (PMW-205) expects to provide current approved mobile cellular device users with the option of utilizing iOS and Android devices. This decision resulted from limited pilots to test alternative mobile cellular devices and Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) certification of iOS and Android devices for use on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
  • Using Blind Copy Feature Protects PII

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Personally identifiable information (PII) should only be shared or accessible to those with a need to know. PII includes government email addresses as well as personal email addresses. A best practice when sending emails to a large number of individuals is to use the BCC (blind copy) feature. ...
  • DoD Instructions Lead to Change in Cybersecurity Term

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As a result of the implementation of the new Department of Defense Cybersecurity and Risk Management Framework instructions (DoDI 8500.01 and DoDI 8510.01), the term information assurance has been changed to cybersecurity. ...
  • DON's APQC Membership Provides Wide Range of Services

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Department of the Navy's membership with the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) includes access to an online research library, the Knowledge Base, which provides valuable information and assistance in four functional areas: Knowledge Management, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Supply Chain Management. ...
  • FY 2014-2016 DON Transformation Plan Calls for Bold Action

    6 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With the theme "Moving Forward," the recently released Department of the Navy Transformation Plan FY 2014-2016 provides a strategic blueprint for the DON to become more effective and better prepared to counter future challenges and protect the Department's top four priorities: people, platforms, power and partnerships. Culture change, increased use of data-driven decision-making and effective governance are cited as the key enablers to success.
 
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    The Cutter Blog

  • Dedicated Teams And The Agile Portfolio Management Game

    Tom Grant
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Dedicated teams are critical to the success of Agile projects, both in the short-term (this particular project) and the long term (the queue of future projects. A serious game on which I’ve been working shows this principle in action better than any words I’ve used to communicate this point. I started working on the game because a lot of people struggle with the notion of dedicated teams. Even in cases when Agile has achieved a foothold in the organization, and everyone’s happy with the results, many people outside these teams may not understand or appreciate how big a difference team…
  • Will “Job Ready” Do the Job?

    Ken Orr
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    In the Kansas City Star recently, an educator posted an editorial that suggested all students graduating from college these should days should be “job ready.” The educator argued that the current college curriculum was defined for the “gentlemen” of the 19th and 20th centuries, but this is the 21st century, and the cost of higher education has skyrocketed and what with the pace of technological change, the shrinking of our job markets, and the new educational options (online courses, etc.), our colleges, universities, and institutes have to radically reduce their…
  • Data Hacking: No Day at the Breach

    Kim Leonard
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    This week's top news stories include stolen credit card data at Home Depot, hacking of Apple’s iCloud that revealed, well, revealing photos of the account holders. And it’s only Wednesday. The latest issue of Cutter IT Journal, “Data Hacking: No Day at the Breach” addresses data security, which, according to Guest Editor Ken Orr, is a problem "No matter how large or small our organizations are, we cannot just wash our hands of [it] — there is too much at stake.” Orr continues, “There are very few more pressing issues in management today than cyber security. Notice…
  • Call for Papers: The IoT — Technologies, Opportunities and Solutions

    Christine Generali
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    The Internet of Things in its basic form is the interconnected network of uniquely identifiable sensors, devices, and computers. The ability to connect all these “things” together creates the opportunity to develop a limitless set of solutions applicable to every domain. Manufacturing plants can track the status of products being created as they cross the manufacturing floor. Building management companies can track the health of lighting or heating/cooling systems remotely. Governments can track water flow through water systems, crossers of their borders, traffic in their cities,…
  • Leadership for Successful Agile Transitions

    Jens Coldewey
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    If you only adopt one practice of Agile, adopt retrospectives. The rest will emerge from that. This is old wisdom among Agilists, and back in the early 2000s, Cutter Senior Consultant Alistair Cockburn boiled down his Crystal Clear method to “Iterate and Reflect.” I thought everything of interest had already been written on this topic — until I was involved recently in a mostly failed transition during which this was a major topic. Looking at leadership models, you find the concept of post-heroic leadership where the heroic leader solves problems by either being the expert…
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    IT Management and Strategy

  • Managing work ethics and personal values

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Sometimes I choose to take work home.  I want to be very clear that it is a choice to do so.  It always is a choice for everyone.  Sometimes there are consequences associated with choices  In my default state, I'm a consequence manager - I often make my choices around what sets o...
  • IT Management Daily News Digest for September 17, 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Apple Sets Record with IPhone 6 Preorders  Preorders for Apple’s new iPhone 6 hit a record 4 million on the first day. Delivery of the new iPhone will begin on Friday and extend into October. The new smartphone comes in two screen sizes and offers longer battery life than previ...
  • IT Management Daily News Digest for September 16, 2014

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Apple HealthKit Begins Medical Trials  Apple’s foray into health care will begin as two hospitals start trials with Apple HealthKit, a health care system that consolidates data from patient health monitoring. Devices that are regulated in the medical field can be monitored and managed th...
  • What's Hot in This Week's IT News?

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In protest of the FCC's new proposed rules on net neutrality, major Internet sites and services in the US - including reddit, Netflix, Mozilla, WordPress and more - may show users a spinning "Loading" icon on their sites to demonstrate what would...
  • Should you have to bring work home?

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Often I bring my work home with me.  Days fill up with meetings and I can't get done what I need to do to move the team forward.  So I have to find more time in my day to fit it all in.   Just last night I worked from 10 PM to midnight to get ready for a presentation that I had to g...
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    Enterprise CIO Forum - Thriving in a technology-enabled world

  • Application development – when it’s time to “GO Cloud”

    RickBlaisdell
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Software experts and business analysts estimate that approximately 85% of IT budgets go to maintaining, updating and fixing business applications, and only 15% of their resources are dedicated to creating new applications that drive business value. So if you need a new mobile application built quickly to support a sales requirement, you’d better get in line and hope for the best, or better yet, “GO Cloud”! Before examining the benefits of cloud-based application development, it’s important to understand the core features needed in a strong application development and delivery…
  • SaaS Life Cycle Management for Multi Tenant Applications

    Karthikeyan V
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    TechCello offers an end to end SaaS Life Cycle Management Solution, which can be used as a SaaS Development Framework to design, develop and manage the operations of your SaaS product. TechCello is a tested and proven SaaS Multi Tenant Framework built exclusively to meet the typical SaaS needs of your business and product. Techcello offers a wide range of SaaS building blocks that can help in building and managing SaaS multi tenant applications. Techcello’s framework is designed with multi-tenant best practices and can work in a plug and play model so that integration can be extremely…
  • How Internet of Things (IOT) is Reshaping the World

    sophinadillard
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    After social media, it’s time for internet of things which helps devices to connect to each other virtually. Difference between both is that in social media people are getting connected and in internet of things devices will be connected. Gartner list internet of things (IOT) is one of the top ten strategic technology trends in 2014. Business Insider estimates that nine billion devices will soon be connected to the internet. IOT is reshaping the world in following ways. inteBetter connected worldFrom a source, research shows that by 2020, there will be 8 billion people on earth and 50…
  • Android L vs iOS 8: The Battle of Smartphone OS

    mehulb
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    The dynamics of the market are bound to change with two major platforms releasing new versions of their respective operating systems. The dynamics of the market are bound to change with two major platforms releasing new versions of their respective operating systems.The latest versions of Google and Apple operating systems named Android L and iOS 8 have debuted at developer conferences. Here we have tried to draw a comparison and work out whether Apple and Google are treading their own paths or starting to converge.UI – Minimalism is inAndroid L is a big departure from the earlier…
  • Fashion first, function second in smart watches, wearables

    jdodge
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    We #CIOchat about this at 2-3 p.m. ET, Thursday. It's simple. Most people won't don a smart watch or wearble device that's ugly. Consumers will not buy the new Apple Watch or forthcoming HP Luxury Smartwatch unless they are sharp and fashionable. Our weekly #CIOchat will center on this fun question: Is fashion as important as function with smart watches and wearable devices? We chat 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat . If you wish to go on at length, fashion versus features is also our current CIO Question at the Enterprise CIO Forum. I'd argue fashion is more important. A…
 
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    Eric D. Brown

  • Foto Friday – Flamingo Giving Me the Evil Eye

    Eric Brown
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    I captured this flamingo at the Tulsa Zoo.  It didn’t s eem like she liked having her photo taken.  Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images). If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Adorama (affiliate link) to purchase new or used photographic gear. Or, if you are interested in renting gear before buying, try out my favorite camera, lens and gear rental site -  Borrowlenses.com (affiliate link) - the folks at…
  • Interactive Analytics – A Tool for Opening Up Your Data

    Eric Brown
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    To be successful working with big data, organizations really need to get their data into the hands of the people that know the data the best. In the past, this has been rather difficult to do. Back in the ‘old’ days of business intelligence and data warehouses, many organizations were trying to get their employees as far away from the data as possible. This was accomplished by most organizations by creating reports or dashboards for people to review to be able to see their data. Like I mentioned in “Opening up your Data”, the problem with reports and dashboards is that they are…
  • Foto Friday – Bison on the Tall Grass Prairie

    Eric Brown
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    I captured this Bison in the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska OK. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images). If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Adorama (affiliate link) to purchase new or used photographic gear. Or, if you are interested in renting gear before buying, try out my favorite camera, lens and gear rental site -  Borrowlenses.com (affiliate link) - the folks at Borrowlenses are awesome.
  • Another Great Blue

    Eric Brown
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Another Great Blue Heron. Captured at Lake Sahoma in the Tulsa metroplex. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images). If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Adorama (affiliate link) to purchase new or used photographic gear. Or, if you are interested in renting gear before buying, try out my favorite camera, lens and gear rental site -  Borrowlenses.com (affiliate link) - the folks at Borrowlenses are awesome.  All…
  • Foto Friday – Egret coming in for a landing

    Eric Brown
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Captured this Egret coming in for a landing on the banks of the Arkansas River. Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images). If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Adorama (affiliate link) to purchase new or used photographic gear. Or, if you are interested in renting gear before buying, try out my favorite camera, lens and gear rental site -  Borrowlenses.com (affiliate link) - the folks at Borrowlenses are awesome.
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  • Making Innovation

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The hubs of advanced manufacturing will be the economic drivers of the future because innovation increasingly depends on production expertise. Visitors to the Crosspointe Rolls-Royce facility in Prince George County, Virginia, have to don safety ...
  • The Seven Pitfalls of IT Metric Design

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Data from CEB’s IT Functional Maturity Diagnostic show that 73% of companies do not include the predictive, strategic, and actionable metrics that are required to measure and demonstrate IT value in the new work environment. CIOs and their teams tend...
  • 12 Tips for Managing Today's IT Challenges

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today's IT department is critical to the success of the enterprise, so CIOs face numerous challenges with security, budgets, contracts and talent recruiting. Here are dozen strategic tips.
  • How Main Street Will Pay for Home Depot's Data Breach

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    When thieves use stolen credit cards or debit cards, small businesses are likely to cover the costs
  • Five questions on compliance

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In this edition of Risk Angles, Maureen Mohlenkamp, principal, Deloitte LLP in the United States, answers five questions about the evolution of the compliance function and emerging compliance risks, and Aida Demneri, Director of Enterprise Risk Servi...
 
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    Heller Search Blog

  • Avoid Bad Hires with the Talent Triangle

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Guest blog by Christopher Barron, who served as a CIO in the energy sector for over a decade. He is the author of the book, The Talent Triangle If you are like me, or have hired more than a handful of employees in your career, you will probably agree that this process is one of the hardest, but most important things that you do as an IT leader. None of us can be successful without building great teams that can collectively produce superior results.
  • The Non-Hypothetical CIO

    7 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Guest blog by Chris Van Liew, Chief Information Officer, Weyerhaeuser Company. You are the “CIO” of your organization, and the expectations and pressure couldn’t be higher. Your goal is to be an extraordinary leader with a transformative impact on your company and for your customers. The good news is there’s no shortage of guidance available regarding how to do so. But as you begin absorbing the contents of the many books, articles, conferences, blogs, tweets, videos and other posts on the topic, not to mention the daily tugs on your time from myriad stakeholders, you…
  • Retain Your Best Young IT Talent

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Guest blog by Paul Cassell. Paul is the former U.S. CIO for NYSE Euronext, and is currently president of PC IT Consulting Inc.As a successful CIO, you have built a solid team of direct reports who solve technical problems and drive business solutions. You are creative with your limited budgets and know how to get the most out of your capital and operational dollars. You have driven accountability and transparency throughout your organization. In some cases, you have also partnered with HR to build a pipeline of new talent from the universities. After all of this, why are you still losing your…
  • Overcoming Your IT Department's Outsider Reputation

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Guest blog by Terry Bennett, Partner at Fortium Partners. At a time when all companies need everyone on one team pulling together, IT professionals are often seen by others as ... well ... different. There’s just something about IT that causes others to feel they are outsiders marching to a different drum. As CIO, how can you help your organization overcome the perception that they are not really part of the corporate team?
  • An IT Leader's Guide to Executive Presentations

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Guest blog by Tom Catalini, CIO, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, excerpted from his new e-book, "Talking Points: Communication Skills to Advance Your IT Career," a full version of which can be downloaded for free here. "The more you say, the less people remember."— François Fénelon The world of IT is full of important details that weave together in fascinating ways to create wonderful systems. It is precisely these details—and their complex connections —that represent a huge threat to clear communication. In order to be clear, you must be concise. Nowhere is this…
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    Social, Agile, and Transformation

  • 5 Agile Leadership Practices Where CIOs Can Help Data Scientists

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    I've compiled a number of posts on data landfills and other bad data practices and have made a commitment, at least on Social, Agile, and Transformation to begin providing solutions. I've always felt that other disciplines would benefit from well established technology practices. Agile practices have enabled software development teams to find sponsors, prioritize work, change the culture,
  • Killing Bad Data Practices - Acknowledging The Problem is Half The Battle

    5 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    I posted on LinkedIn earlier this week The Big Data Challenges All Organizations Face summing some symptoms and solutions to siloed databases and ungoverned data practices. If you work on data, manage the databases, or rely on it to make decisions then you probably understand bad data issues and can relate to some of the symptoms: Do you email spreadsheets between coworkers to edit and
  • Why is Data Sooo Messy and How to Avoid Data Landfills

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I was surprised this morning to see an article about the "janitorial" work data scientists have to perform to be able to find "nuggets" in big data. Actually, my only surprise is that the story is in the NY Times and that they are covering the least glamorous side of the "sexiest" job. Why is data so messy? Let's start with the past. The history of data science starts with complicated
  • Three Advanced Practices for Agile Development Organizations

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sometime ago I saw a question posted on a social media site, "Why is Agile hard to adopt?" My initial gut response was surprise. The basic practices of agile are relatively straightforward, so what's hard? Driving an agile culture, or getting an organization to "operate with agility", yes, that's not trivial and it takes time for teams and individuals to "think agile".  My conclusion is that
  • The Best Line of Code is the One You Didn't Have to Write!

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This post isn't about code reuse or developing web services. Surely, you and your development organization understand the benefits of developing modular code, packing it in libraries, developing APIs and web services, insuring that test cases are automated, and hopefully starting to enable continuous delivery. Hopefully you have the architectural practices that recognize build once, leverage
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    The Enterprisers Project - A CIO Community

  • Are CIOs the Big Data champions?

    Chris Carroll
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you were asked, “Who should lead data and analytics activity across the enterprise?" you’d probably respond by saying the CIO should be the big data champion for the enterprise, right? If so, you’d be in the minority.
  • Red Hat CEO tells CIOs how to be valuable to their CEO

    Nano Serwich
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat says that before you can be valuable to the CEO, you need to be valuable to your peers running the line of business, so deep relationships with those line-of-business owners are important. To have a real seat at the table, you need to make sure your day-to-day is working well.
  • Mobility trends CIOs should prepare for now

    Scott Koegler
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Wayne DeCesaris, SVP of Managed Solutions at Tangoe, Inc. works with CIOs adapting to the challenges of mobility and offers his views on how these changes will affect the enterprise over the next 2 years.
  • Bake big data analytics into your company's business operations

    Stan Gibson
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’ve been doing your job as CIO you have been at least thinking about big data. Instead of exhausting yourself and your HR department beating the bushes to turn up an individual who might be as elusive as Bigfoot, why not embed analytics into all aspects of your business – then empower a broad spectrum of people with easy-to-use analytics tools?
  • Untapped Big Data

    Nano Serwich
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tips for CIOs from CIOs and IT experts
 
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