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  • Why User Experience Is Everything

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    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Good business and world-class capabilities are about making it possible for people to do the things they want to do in a simple and straightforward way.
  • Bridging Technology and Innovation: The CIO’s Role in Driving New Growth

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    Chris Curran
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    co-authored with Rob Shelton Savvy chief information and technology officers have always known that IT capabilities could deliver more than efficient, repeatable business practices. Many CIOs and CTOs understand that a well-designed and fully leveraged technology strategy can usher in breakthroughs and competitively disruptive capabilities. With this in mind, CIOs can focus on an important question: How can technology become an enabler for innovation? This is a particularly sensitive point in today’s changing business world. Easy-access to technology is toppling the barriers of entry to…
  • Carefully Navigate Malaysia's Jungle Of Service Providers

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    Fred Giron
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    While Malaysia's tech services market is mature compared with other fast growing ASEAN markets like Indonesia, it remains very fragmented. Some vendors also tout capabilities in technology services that fall outside of their core competencies and for which they have not yet developed a strong track record. The fast-rising digital expectations of business stakeholders are making it increasingly difficult for client organizations to find the right partner for their requirements. In a new report, my colleague Zhi Ying Ng and I provide a detailed analysis of the leading consulting and…
  • New Content Coming Soon!

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    abbielundberg
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    I have been completely MIA from my blog the past year, but that will change soon. Starting in January I will start posting updates more or less weekly, with new articles for business and technology leaders; highlights from my research with HBR Analytic Services and MIT CISR, and observations from my travels speaking at conferences […]
  • Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of November 2014

    Life as a Healthcare CIO
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The polar vortex has arrived at Unity Farm and it’s 20F.   All standing water has frozen and all outdoor plants have gone dormant.    The ducks are confused by their frozen pond but the Great Pyrenees and Alpacas are loving the cooler temperatures which approximate their native mountain environments.As I’ve written about in previous years, preparing for winter on a farm takes a lot of planning.   All drinking water is now in heated buckets.    Wall mounted heating panels in the coops keep the birds from freezing at night.   Perennial beds are covered…
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  • Bridging Technology and Innovation: The CIO’s Role in Driving New Growth

    Chris Curran
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    co-authored with Rob Shelton Savvy chief information and technology officers have always known that IT capabilities could deliver more than efficient, repeatable business practices. Many CIOs and CTOs understand that a well-designed and fully leveraged technology strategy can usher in breakthroughs and competitively disruptive capabilities. With this in mind, CIOs can focus on an important question: How can technology become an enabler for innovation? This is a particularly sensitive point in today’s changing business world. Easy-access to technology is toppling the barriers of entry to…
  • 12 Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things

    Chris Curran
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Co-authored with Daniel Eckert While the Internet of Things (IoT) accounts for approximately 1.9B devices today, it is expected to be over 9B devices by 2018—roughly equal to the number of smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, wearable computers and PCs combined. But, for the IoT to scale beyond early adopters– it must overcome specific challenges within three main categories: technology, privacy/security, and measurement. Following are 12 hurdles that are hampering the growth of the IoT: 1. Basic Infrastructure Needed  IoT technology is still being explored and the required infrastructure…
  • 5 Realities about Agile Cost Savings

    Chris Curran
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Guest blog by Ricky Raisinghani and Catherine Wright. Agile is a widely accepted software development methodology that enables organizations to gain a better understanding of their packaged or custom software projects and reduce the overall risk of software development. Those new to agile often assume it means you will finish the project with fewer resources, but agile isn’t a direct money saver in that respect. Agile cost-benefit savings are realized through significant stakeholder engagement and early software delivery. Every project has to juggle scope, resource costs, and schedule. If…
  • 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…
 
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  • Carefully Navigate Malaysia's Jungle Of Service Providers

    Fred Giron
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    While Malaysia's tech services market is mature compared with other fast growing ASEAN markets like Indonesia, it remains very fragmented. Some vendors also tout capabilities in technology services that fall outside of their core competencies and for which they have not yet developed a strong track record. The fast-rising digital expectations of business stakeholders are making it increasingly difficult for client organizations to find the right partner for their requirements. In a new report, my colleague Zhi Ying Ng and I provide a detailed analysis of the leading consulting and…
  • Two Asia Pacific CEOs Who Get It – And Their Secret

    Dane Anderson
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    I had the pleasure of presenting to Singapore's DBS Bank yesterday on customer experience and listening to CEO Piyush Gupta's thoughts on the bank's journey since he joined in 2009. He spoke about his conclusion upon joining five years ago that a critical challenge to be addressed was an inside-out perspective by the bank's employees. Since then, he's driven the bank through a successful transformation project Forrester wrote about in an August case study. Looking forward, he sees the bank working toward "joyful" banking and is seeking ways to embed more emotional connections into their…
  • Your Business Customers Want You To Deliver Great Mobile Moments

    Dan Bieler
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Mobile is now becoming a mission-critical service for all businesses. CIOs must support mobile moments, which Forrester defines as points in time and space when someone pulls out a mobile device to get what they want in their immediate context. Mobile moments have spread well beyond consumer scenarios:Read moreCategories:B2B Mobile Mind Shift mobile
  • Telstra Bets Its Future On All Things Connected

    Dan Bieler
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
    I recently visited Telstra's "Let's Connect" Analyst Summit 2014 in Sydney, the analyst event of Australia's incumbent telecom provider, Telstra. CIOs of MNCs who have been tasked with finding the right provider in Australasia need to balance their requirements for true end-to-end solutions that many tech services providers promise with the need for reliable collaboration and connectivity services as well as cloud and services solutions. Telstra brings attractive assets and strengths to the table regarding these core focus areas. My main takeaways are that:Read moreCategories:Australia Telco…
  • The Future Of Healthcare

    Skip Snow
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    As the healthcare industry depends increasingly on software to drive the change to value-based care from transaction-based compensation, the future of global healthcare is increasingly bound to the technology that will deliver:Read moreCategories:Health Insurance Healthcare Predictions 2015 Software big data mobile patient engagement
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  • New Content Coming Soon!

    abbielundberg
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    I have been completely MIA from my blog the past year, but that will change soon. Starting in January I will start posting updates more or less weekly, with new articles for business and technology leaders; highlights from my research with HBR Analytic Services and MIT CISR, and observations from my travels speaking at conferences […]
  • Talking about digital innovation in St. Louis

    abbielundberg
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Here’s a Skype interview I did with McGraw Milhaven on KTRS in St. Louis before speaking at the Gateway to Innovation Conference.    Filed under: Innovation Tagged: business transformation, innovation
  • The Influential CIO Workshop

    abbielundberg
    19 Jul 2012 | 6:43 am
    Influence: the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command. For most CIOs and their teams, this is the only way to get things done. Here’s an excerpt from my Persuasive Communication and Influence workshop. Read my article based on this workshop here. Do you need to increase […]
  • The Influential CIO

    abbielundberg
    16 Jul 2012 | 5:31 am
    This article is based on my Persuasive Communication and Influence workshop. The CIO role spans and must influence all parts of an organization without directly controlling them. Today’s trends — global, mobile, data-driven virtual business — increase the stakes and make CIO influence not only important for the CIO’s personal success but for the success […]
  • The Key to Engagement

    abbielundberg
    6 Jan 2012 | 11:55 am
    “Engagement” has become an overused and misunderstood term. Engagement is not just about marketing, and the secret to real engagement lies deep within yourself. As a communication coach, I often work with people to improve their messages and the way they deliver them (whatever the medium – written, verbal or visual) so they can be […]
 
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    Life as a Healthcare CIO

  • Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of November 2014

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The polar vortex has arrived at Unity Farm and it’s 20F.   All standing water has frozen and all outdoor plants have gone dormant.    The ducks are confused by their frozen pond but the Great Pyrenees and Alpacas are loving the cooler temperatures which approximate their native mountain environments.As I’ve written about in previous years, preparing for winter on a farm takes a lot of planning.   All drinking water is now in heated buckets.    Wall mounted heating panels in the coops keep the birds from freezing at night.   Perennial beds are covered…
  • The November 2014 HIT Standards Committee

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    The November HIT Standards Committee focused on “asynchronous bilateral cutover” - the compatibility of different CCDA payloads, healthcare IT that supports long term services and support,  an update on the Standards & Interoperability projects, a discussion of data provenance efforts, and the HITSC workgroup organization.We started the meeting by thanking Jacob Reider, Deputy National Coordinator, for his chairmanship of the Standards Committee.   He’s leaving ONC at the end of the month. He will be missed.Charles Parisot provided an analysis of Consolidated-Clinical…
  • Unity Farm Journal Second Week of November 2014

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    The mood at Unity Farm has been somber this week with the death of my father-in-law on Sunday.   He was a significant part of seasonal farm activities and was a kind of third parent to my daughter.    His death from pancreatic cancer was so rapid that we’re all stuck in the first stage of grieving - denial that it happened so fast.We find ourselves still calling for him to come to dinner, and expecting him to be sitting in his Morris chair as we gather around the hearth in the evening.   He will be missed.The duties of farming - seasonal preparation, animal care, and the…
  • Becoming the Oldest Living Generation

    10 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    My father in law died yesterday.   His final days were surrounded by family, without pain, and guided by his wishes.   He spent 1 day in the ICU, 1 day in a hospital ward, and 1 day in hospice.   The journey from eating dinner with the family to death was 1 week.   His neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor was highly aggressive, and caused rapid weight loss, muscle wasting, and the inability to swallow without aspirating.    His path from life to death was just as I would want for my own - basic hydration, antibiotics for reversible infections, and a comfortable/caring…
  • Dispatch from Europe

    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’ve been on the road for the past few days, describing the importance of patient and family engagement using mobile applications to healthcare leaders in Europe.   The dialog has been bidirectional.  I learned a great deal about the technology and policy challenges in each country.   Patients, payers, and providers are struggling with issues such as usability, security, and supportability.   My schedule has required several time zone changes - a keynote in Seattle on Saturday, a flight to London on Sunday for meetings with NHS leaders on Monday and a keynote in…
 
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  • McCormick Spices Up Sales Through APIs

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    The spice and packaged goods giant turns to an API strategy to deliver greater value to its business partners and customers, while boosting brand loyalty.
  • A Note to Customer Support

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    If the ongoing demand for customer service and tech support exceeds your ability to respond promptly and efficiently, your business and pricing model is flawed.
  • Executive Leaders Are Unprepared for Emerging Tech

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    CIOs and other C-Suite executives admit they could get caught off-guard by the swift pace of change. Find out how confident they are about future performance.
  • CIOs Take a Lead Role in Risk Management

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are many ways for an IT deployment to go wrong. So corporate leaders are depending on CIOs and the IT team to reduce the potential for tech-related risks.
  • Why User Experience Is Everything

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Good business and world-class capabilities are about making it possible for people to do the things they want to do in a simple and straightforward way.
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    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - News

  • CNO's 2014 Position Report Released

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert has issued his 2014 Position Report. The Position Report is used to assess the progress that's been made toward the vision and plans outlined in the CNO Sailing Directions and Navigation Plan: 2015-2019. The report also highlights both achievements, and areas which need improvement, and discusses the progress yet to be made while focusing on three tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready.
  • Streamlining Processes to Reduce Administrative Burden

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I am pleased to address you as Acting DON CIO after having been appointed to serve in that capacity on 24 Oct. Though the office has been aligned with the DUSN (M) organization, the DON CIO will continue to maintain a direct reporting relationship to the Secretary of the Navy on matters required by law, regulation, and policy. In addition to serving as Acting DON CIO, I will remain the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space (DASN C4I/IO and Space).
  • Registration, Award Nominations Now Being Accepted For DON IT Conference

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Registration is now open for the DON IT Conference, West Coast 2015. It has been approved and will be held Feb. 10-12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required. Early registration is encouraged due to the limited number of TAD participants approved by DON AA. The DON IT Conference is typically held in fleet concentration areas on the West Coast and East Coast each year to minimize cross-country travel by participants. Additionally, conference sessions will be available via DCO. Nominations are also now being…
  • Secure Your Social Media Presence

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Attempted intrusions into DoD networks by spear-phishing or a social media based attack occur frequently. While it is legal to access social media sites from your DoD computer, there are precautions that you should take to make both your personal information and our government networks safe from attack. ...
  • Posturing the Navy for the Future

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We are making progress in our efforts to transcend the organizational constructs, processes and technologies of the past. A recent example is the DON information management study, introduced in my last column. With Mr. Halvorsen's departure to become Acting DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), I was appointed Acting DON CIO to oversee this study and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy on the future direction of three Secretariat organizations (Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy, Management (DUSN M); DON Assistant for Administration (DON AA); and DON CIO).
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  • 7 Common mistakes in Go and when to avoid them

    Steve Francia
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Not a generic list of programming mistakes, these are the lessons I wish I learned earlier while developing Go. I’ve spent the past two years developing some of the most popular libraries and applications written in Go. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes along the way. Recognizing that “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. -John Powell”, I would like to share with you the mistakes that I have made over my journey with Go and when you can avoid them. Originally given in NYC Nov 14 at GothamGo. Transcript 7 Common Mistakes In Go and when to avoid…
  • Hugo Summer 2014 Update

    Steve Francia
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Hugo, the fast and flexible static site generator, is really coming of age. I wanted to give a quick update about the progress Hugo has been making over the past couple months. New Website Hugo can now be found at http://gohugo.io. Update your bookmarks. New Team Members I want to formally welcome our newest team members. Tatsushi Demachi has been making excellent contributions hugo, particularly with extensions to the template capabilities. The two biggest additions to the layouts, where and groupBy both came from him. Anthony Fok is on a mission to improve the Hugo documentation. He’s…
  • Evangelism is NOT Sales

    Steve Francia
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I recently had a discussion with a CFO of a technology company. We were meeting because he is trying to better understand the role technical evangelism could play within his company. Ten minutes into our conversation he said, “so evangelism is pretty much rogue sales”. Internally I cringed. I politely corrected him that the two could not be further apart. Allow me to be a bit philosophical or rather, etymological here. Evangelism is an apt title for what it does. Let’s look back at the origin of the word. The Old English ‘gōdspell’ (a union of two words good and…
  • Go for Object Oriented Programmers

    Steve Francia
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    This presentation was given at OSCON 2014. Object Oriented (OO) programming has dominated software engineering for the last two decades. The paradigm built on powerful concepts such as Encapsulation, Inheritance, and Polymoprhism has been internalized by the majority of software engineers. Although Go is not OO in the strict sense, we can continue to leverage the skills we’ve honed as OO engineers to come up with simple and solid designs. Gopher Steve Francia, Author of Hugo, Cobra, and many other popular Go packages makes these difficult concepts accessible for everyone. If you’re a OO…
  • Using MongoDB with Go and mgo

    Steve Francia
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    This presentation was given at OSCON 2014. This presentation will give developers an introduction and practical experience of using MongoDB with the Go language. MongoDB Chief Developer Advocate & Gopher Steve Francia presents plainly what you need to know about using MongoDB with Go. As an emerging language Go is able to start fresh without years of relational database dependencies. Application and library developers are able to build applications using the excellent Mgo MongoDB driver and the reliable go sql package for relational database. Find out why some people claim Go and MongoDB…
 
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    The Cutter Blog

  • What really is an MVP?

    Murray Cantor
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    In his highly influential book, The Lean Startup, Eric Reese introduced term “minimal viable product” (MVP). As Reese rightly points out, firms putting out new products typically spend too much time and money on features that miss the mark somehow in meeting customer needs or are simply unnecessary. The result is a delayed over-expensive product that is more likely than not an economic failure. Reese proposes a better alternative: put out the least function (minimal) product that you can that might meet customer needs or at least will draw customer attention (viable). This way the…
  • Security: What of the Future?

    Brian Dooley
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    It is becoming clear that the prevailing piecemeal approach to security is no longer sufficient to thwart increasingly sophisticated attacks. Gaps in coverage provide possible entry points, blended attacks in several sectors can mask the actual threat, and sophisticated attacks involving multiple targets and approaches can find their way around many current defenses. Interest is growing in unified threat management (UTM) for small to medium-sized businesses, which centralizes all network intrusion response in a single device, and next-generation firewalls (NGFs), which defend against most of…
  • Managing Transitions with a Post-Heroic Culture

    Jens Coldewey
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:02 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…
  • Requirements Are A Form Of Intelligence, Or Lack Thereof

    Tom Grant
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    Every historical era has its lessons, such as Don’t trust totalitarian dictators to respect diplomatic niceties, Avoid land wars in Asia, and You know what’s going to happen to Sean Bean in this movie. One of the lessons of the last decade is certainly Information is not intelligence. Unfortunately, many people who do software requirements, or depend on them to build and test software, have not seen the relevance of that maxim in their own work. Requirements in software development serve much the same purpose as intelligence in national security: they are supposed to provide…
  • Call for Papers: EA in Practice — Shifting Roles and Organizational Considerations

    Christine Generali
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    There are many theories about what Enterprise Architecture is, and there should be. But ultimately, it is not the theory that matters. The make-up of the people, the organizational structure and the circumstances of the enterprise drive what people end up doing, and what architecture looks and feels like. Prefixes are free: The “x” Architect EA practices within different enterprises look and feel very different. For example, one enterprise may have a Content Architect but not a Security Architect. A different enterprise may have a Payments Architect, reflecting a specific domain…
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  • The Latest in IT Blogs

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Check out the latest blogs on Toolbox for IT!
  • Present for Impact

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Simple steps to build powerful presenations that influence your audience.
  • Meet Jessica, Our New Community Development Intern

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Toolbox.com has a new face roaming the office halls! Jessica has joined our team as Community Development Intern.
  • Popular IT News Topics of the Week

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    There's a lot being discussed at various levels of government and in the media about bringing broadband to the underserved (fast becoming an overused buzzword) and the rural areas of the US because everyone "deserves" it...
  • IT Management Daily News Digest for November 25, 2014

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Europe Proposes Google Split-Up In an effort to bring Internet search giant Google under control, the European Union (EU) Parliament is proposing a nonbinding resolution to split up the search engine from its business operations. Political sentiments against the US-dominated Internet industry are o...
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    Enterprise CIO Forum - Thriving in a technology-enabled world

  • 3 KEY CHALLENGES OF HTML5 - A SLIDESHARE PRESENTATION

    Scott_Logic
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
  • A Strategy for Making Better IT Investment Decisions – Deloitte CIO – WSJ

    mdavis10
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Deloitte advocates the benefits of multi dimensional portfolio management. I thought this was an interesting article published in the WSJ and I have long advocated the benefits of this type of multi dimensional portfolio management approach to reviewing IT investment decisions. It takes away the differing values embraced by various functional groups and encourages the connection between projects and strategic goals.A Strategy for Making Better IT Investment Decisions – Deloitte CIO – WSJ.However, you need to get all parties to buy-in to this way of doing things. If the…
  • Cloud computing and grid computing are not the same

    RickBlaisdell
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    While cloud computing and grid computing are both concepts that involve large-scale computer networks, they are certainly not the same thing.Cloud computing refers to an architecture in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. Of course, there are several cloud technology delivery models (IaaS, PaaS, DaaS and XaaS) and they all have different ways to be delivered.Grid computing refers to a distributed computing architecture where a set of networked computers (“the grid”, usually PCs)…
  • Stories from the field: How one bank deepens customer engagement with cloud computing

    terencengai
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    A big part of my job that I really enjoy is going out and meeting with customers, and listening to how they’re using cloud computing to realize business goals. Increasingly, I’m meeting with not only members of the IT team but with business leaders—CEOs and lines of business heads. And they’re telling me how technology is playing a central role in their business plans. I recently met a CEO of a European financial institution that is planning to use cloud computing to spark revenue growth. I found the bank’s story inspiring and I’d love to share it with you here.This customer is…
  • Evolution of Law to Address Social Media Privacy Concerns for Employees & Employers

    Robert Conrad
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    When the Forefathers of the United States were creating the foundations of a new nation, the Internet was still centuries away from being created.  However, due to the astronomical rise in social media in recent years, new concerns have arisen, perhaps the most prominent being privacy.  Many employees do not want their private lives aired out for their superiors to see, and there are some instances where employers would need to be privy to certain sensitive details, such as illicit drug use or other illegal activity, in order to retain the integrity of their business.   So what…
 
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    Eric D. Brown

  • The Agile Data Center

    Eric D. Brown
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. If you haven’t joined in on a Twitter chat recently, you should. The #DataCtrChat is a great one to be a part of, especially if you’re interested in the data center. One of the questions in last week’s chat was a simple one, but one that has a complex answer. The question was: What differentiates an Agile Data Center from a traditional data center? That is an easy question to ask but is a very difficult one to answer. The answer really depends on how each organization…
  • The Cloud – Gateway to Enterprise Mobility

    Eric D. Brown
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter Can you remember what it was like to do your job ten years ago? For the most part, you were stuck to your desk and most likely using your large desktop computer with a very large CRT monitor. If you were lucky, you might have received a laptop that let you move around the office and/or travel for business and drag along your lightweight laptop. Of course, these lightweight laptops weren’t really that lightweight but they did let you know work away from the office whenever you needed to. Lastly, those that were…
  • Foto Friday – Titmouse on the Feeder

    Eric D. Brown
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    I captured this Titmouse on the backporch feeder last week. Captured with a Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld @ 2000 ISO. 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…
  • Note to Self – Don’t say “Data Driven” Anymore

    Eric D. Brown
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Jim Harris just wrote a nice piece titled “It’s not about being Data Driven” over on his wonderful Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality Blog.  If you don’t have Jim’s blog on your radar, you should…he does great work over there. In this recent post, Jim writes about the difference between being ‘data-driven’ and using data to make better decisions.  Jim writes: In the era of big data, it’s not about being data-driven—because your organization has always been data-driven. It’s about what data your organization is being driven by—and…
  • Building a Data Culture

    Eric D. Brown
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Many companies want to ‘do’ big data today. They’re spending money on systems, software, consulting, training and other services to be able to capture, process, analyze and use data. Those are all things that need to be done to be up their data science capabilities and skills. Companies need the right platforms, the right systems, the right people and skills to be able to properly analyze and use their data. There’s one area that many organizations fail to address when building up their data analytics programs and skills. That area involves the corporate culture. Specifically, it…
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  • The CIO’s Role in Driving New Growth

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Savvy chief information and technology officers have always known that IT capabilities could deliver more than efficient, repeatable business practices. Many CIOs and CTOs understand that a well-designed and fully leveraged technology strategy can us...
  • The relevance of the CIO in challenging times

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    What does that mean specifically to chief information officers (CIOs) in the public sector? Where should they focus their resources and budgets to ensure their government’s success—and their own—as states continue struggling to weather the storm? St...
  • Why the CIO Has the Opportunity to Play a Transformative Role in the New Wave of Analytics

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    All of us quietly yearn to be heroes. CIOs are no exception. We want to harness the power of healthcare analytics, using information technology to dramatically improve healthcare quality and costs. Despite their privileged position atop the IT food ...
  • Transformative new role for the CIO: Chief innovation officer

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    CEOs believe CIOs are not in synch with the new issues CEOs face. Moreover, CEOs believe that CIOs do not understand the direction in which the business needs to go, and that they do not have a strategy in support of the business for pursuing o...
  • The CIO’s Chance of a Lifetime

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This study examines the role that the CIO and the IT group play in enabling, supporting, and leading analytics programs and projects within their organizations. Insights about analytics strategy and investment drivers, analytics culture, and outcom...
 
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    Heller Search Blog

  • CIO Skills Gained from M&A Experience

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Our interview with Kevin Field, a veteran CIO in the insurance industry. How many acquisitions have you done and what has it taught you? In the past eight years, I’ve been involved in 35 deals. I’ve learned how to look at companies and determine how I can help them grow, gain new efficiencies and cut costs. This didn’t happen overnight; it took years of acquisition experience.
  • What does “Digital” Mean? Our Readers Speak

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Last week, we posed the question:  What does "digital transformation" mean?  And as you always do, O beloved readers, you responded with a wealth of definitions both concise and comprehensive.  Your responses fell into four categories: Embracing consumerism and improving customer experience Device independence and invisible technology
  • Change Requires Less Management, More Leadership

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    Guest blog by Randy Pennington, a change leadership consultant and author of Make Change Work: Staying Nimble, Relevant, and Engaged in a World of Constant Change, which was named Best Books Award Winner by USA Book News in 2013. Seventy percent of all change efforts fail to achieve their desired results. John Kotter shared that statistic in 1995, and it remains a truth today. Think of all the books, articles, speeches, and workshops that you have seen or attended since that time. Don’t you think we would be better at change by now?
  • BUZZKILL: Fending Off the Tech 'Buzz' to Focus on the Business

    5 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Guest blog by Gerry Robinson, co-author of the book, The Tech BuzzKill: How Top IT Leaders Fend Off the Tech 'Buzz' to Focus on the Business In the summer of 2013, I had a conversation with a high level IT executive well known in his field. During the conversation, the term “cloud” was used multiple times, seemingly without a business context. I asked, “Isn’t cloud just a means, and not an end?”
  • Agile Prototyping Your Mobile Apps

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Guest blog by Niel Nickolaisen, CTO of OC Tanner, and co-author of the book, The Agile Culture: Leading Through Trust and Ownership Developing a great mobile app can be pretty daunting – some of us are not that creative when it comes to killer mobile apps. In order to give myself the best chance of pulling this off, I have started using a completely different approach – an approach that I have since extended to all application development.
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    Social, Agile, and Transformation

  • How Artificial Intelligence Will Solve IoT's Big Data Challenges

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    If IoT is going to deliver on its transformational promise, it will have to provide greater value and importance than a single internet enabled sensor such as a wearable device. The technology to create a central hub around a small collection of sensors, for example in home automation, has been around for decades. What is revolutionary today is that home automation is cheaper to implement and
  • The Death of Microsoft Office - When Will Collaborative Tools Disrupt?

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Last week, Microsoft announced that mobile and tablet versions of its Office applications would be free. The question is, should we care? In the short term, the answer is yes.  Most companies and enterprises spend a good deal of money yearly on user computing devices and Microsoft licenses. Now let's say a number of those users are mobile, say the sales team. The new pricing enables IT to
  • Agile Data Scientist, A Disciplined Hiker or Reckless Hunter?

    5 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    In my last post, I provided some guidance on why and how agile data practices can lead to better Business and IT collaboration. Agile aligns priorities, focuses multidisciplinary teams to hit goals, and enables teams to self organize and figure out individual responsibilities. As the team succeeds, management can then map our roles, responsibilities, and other governance considerations.
  • The Agile Data Organization - Balancing Responsibilities in Data Science Programs

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    If you've read this blog or have seen me speak at a conference, then you know I am a strong proponent of self-service BI programs. I've posted on principles of self-service BI programs, attributes of data driven organizations, and how to avoid data landfills among many other big data topics all aimed to get business teams successful competing and driving decisions with data. But success
  • Five Takeaways from Mobile Enterprise Boston

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last week I attended M|Enterprise Boston, a conference that brought together technologists ahead of the curve in mobile application development, IT executives looking for best practices on mobile device management in large enterprises, and leaders looking to help their business gain a competitive edge by developing differentiating mobile capabilities. My takeaways - Use Hackathons to get
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    The Enterprisers Project - A CIO Community

  • How Georgetown University's CIO encourages young women to stick with STEM

    Nano Serwich
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lisa Davis, chief information officer of Georgetown University, says there are many ways to encourage young women to start and stay in the science and technology fields. After all, nearly all businesses have a technology component these days. In this video interview with The Enterprisers Project, Davis explains the importance of encouraging young women to pursue education in STEM fields.
  • The top technologists these IT execs would invite to Thanksgiving dinner

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Inspired by a fun InformationWeek blog post, we thought we'd ask some Enterprisers which techies they'd enjoy sharing Thanksgiving dinner with. Here's what they said:
  • Where to find DevOps savings

    Nano Serwich
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Want to dig deeper into DevOps? Read Ginny Skalski's interview with Gene Kim, "Gene Kim: Learn about DevOps directly from the pros."
  • How GE Energy sets up Millenial talent for success

    Venki Rao
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Landing a position in GE’s IT organization straight out of college seems like it would be a big win for any job-seeker. But even as one of the world’s largest companies, we still have to work hard to recruit the best and brightest graduates into our IT departments.
  • Seven ways to free up money for IT innovation

    gskalski
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    When it comes to freeing up money for innovation, CIOs need to be their own strongest budget critic. The Enterprisers Project asked top IT executives to share some of the creative ways they're freeing up money for innovation. Here's what they said:
 
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