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  • Think You’re Mobile? Think Again

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    Chris Curran
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    Guest post by John Rolston and Patrick Offner Few innovations surpass the transformative, global impact of mobile…and we’re only just getting started. There are now more mobile devices than people, and they’re multiplying five times faster than we are. Mobile commerce, which is projected to hit $31B in 2016 (up 1000%+ from 2010), received more venture capital last year than the two prior years combined. And yet, despite 81% of CEOs acknowledging mobile to be strategically important for their organization, only a select few have strategically employed mobile to drive business…
  • Cisco Is In The Midst Of Some Major Repositioning

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    Dan Bieler
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:26 am
    As the digital economy gains momentum, CIOs will have to reassess and evolve their technology vendor portfolio. CIOs need to evaluate if their main technology vendors support the required new business practices and focus on crucial technologies. Cisco has made massive investments in its portfolio and go-to-market strategies that help to sustain its role as a preferred vendor to most of its clients. We believe, however, that Cisco still has some distance to travel to transform its skillsets and business culture to become a truly strategic technology provider. The recent leadership transition…
  • Look for the Broken

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    Mark Brewer
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A case in point. I bought a new car this weekend. Talk about a process this is broken, awful, sad, wasteful, slow, inefficient, irritating, and ripe for a re-imagining (can anyone say Tesla?). They have millions of dollars of inventory sitting out in the sun, snow, sleet, hail, rain just sitting. You have to play a game with them to agree on a price. You know that whatever price they quote you is not the real price. They might tell you that you are getting a discount for some reason, but they can likely make that back up somewhere else with another variable (trade-in). They low ball you on…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of August 2016

    Life as a Healthcare CIO
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Often people ask me how Kathy and I are able to care for 126 animals, grow half our food, and continuously develop 15 acres of wilderness into a farm.    My wife took this photo after my recent orchard work which seems to indicate we have supernatural help!Last year we started the summer with 20 guinea fowl and ended the summer with 70 guinea fowl.    At this point we still have 60 and every day we listen for the distinct call of a guinea sitting on a nest (it sounds like a seagull).   We empty the eggs and offer them to friends.   The ones we do not find in the…
  • DoD Announces Award of New Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley

    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - CHIPS Magazine
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
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    CIO Dashboard

  • Think You’re Mobile? Think Again

    Chris Curran
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    Guest post by John Rolston and Patrick Offner Few innovations surpass the transformative, global impact of mobile…and we’re only just getting started. There are now more mobile devices than people, and they’re multiplying five times faster than we are. Mobile commerce, which is projected to hit $31B in 2016 (up 1000%+ from 2010), received more venture capital last year than the two prior years combined. And yet, despite 81% of CEOs acknowledging mobile to be strategically important for their organization, only a select few have strategically employed mobile to drive business…
  • Why The C-suite Must Talk Tech, Now

    Chris Curran
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    Guest post by Gerard Verweij Most C-suite executives aren’t accustomed to collaborating with each other on technology strategy and execution. It might seem awkward, unnecessary and burdensome for the CIO to bring in multiple C-suite colleagues like the Chief Legal Officer or Chief Human Resources Officer, for example. However, they need to get used to the idea, and fast. Technology spending is spreading like a brushfire across the business. Technology is no longer the sole responsibility of the CIO. Technology is every senior executive’s opportunity as well as problem. Risk and redundancy…
  • The Internet of BBQ

    Chris Curran
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Earlier this summer, I spent the weekend with 50 of my fellow BBQ enthusiasts at the BBQ Summer Camp.  It’s a program run by Foodways, a Texas food history and culture organization and led by Dr. Jeff Savell (slicing a brisket in the photo above). There is something very satisfying about cooking outdoors, especially over a long period of time which is the way true BBQ is made – low and slow. Beef, pork and chicken, smoke and spices seem pretty far away from information technology. But, the Venn diagram intersection between BBQ cookers and techies is pretty large.  In fact,…
  • When the IT Lights Go Out

    Chris Curran
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Guest post by Gerard Verweij This week the IT lights went out for a trio of prominent companies. Was this connectivity crisis a coincidence? Regardless of what causes connectivity chaos in circumstances such as these, companies need a plan to mitigate risks and where possible prevent them. The dire downtime these companies suffered is a troubling reminder that IT complexity and risk have hit historic heights. Never before have IT systems been so fragile and stressed. Threats are coming from every direction, every day. Whether it’s a hacker or a software update, today’s IT systems are…
  • The War for Fast Tech Skills Starts Here

    Chris Curran
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Internapalooza, a gathering of more than 3,000 highly sought after technology interns. Chomping at the bit to change the world, these Silicon Valley technologists are in the trenches of the technology titans. But as the summer draws to a close, most of them will chase their dreams of startup stardom and won’t even consider large enterprises as a possible landing point. Why? And, what should CIOs do to improve the next generation’s negative perceptions about enterprise technology so they can benefit from this top tier talent? Today’s up and…
 
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  • Cisco Is In The Midst Of Some Major Repositioning

    Dan Bieler
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:26 am
    As the digital economy gains momentum, CIOs will have to reassess and evolve their technology vendor portfolio. CIOs need to evaluate if their main technology vendors support the required new business practices and focus on crucial technologies. Cisco has made massive investments in its portfolio and go-to-market strategies that help to sustain its role as a preferred vendor to most of its clients. We believe, however, that Cisco still has some distance to travel to transform its skillsets and business culture to become a truly strategic technology provider. The recent leadership transition…
  • The Future Of Retail Is Digital

    Nigel Fenwick
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Retail CIOs have always had a tough job, but digital makes it tougher. Emerging digital technologies threaten to transform retail experiences both in stores and at home. Without a good business case, CIOs at large retailers will find it hard to prepare their business to compete with small, nimble startups. My latest report highlights the potential of today's digital technologies to radically disrupt the retail industry once more. It serves as a call to CIOs to begin shaping their strategy to digitize the end-to-end customer experience and start proving the business case in time to make…
  • Exploit The Top Mobile Mind Shift Technologies

    Dan Bieler
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    Picture: Leonardo da Vinci As change agents, CIOs, CTOs, and technology and strategy managers need to help design great mobile moments that drive revenue growth, improve the customer experience, and eventually help transform their organization's business model. Technology will play a major role in this endeavor. To succeed, it is important to remember that:Read moreCategories:Mobile Mind Shift connected enterprise mobile technology
  • You May Not Need A CDO - But Wouldn’t You Want To Improve Your Odds Of Success

    Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Gene Leganza and I just published a report on the role of the Chief Data Officer that we're hearing so much about these days Top Performers Appoint Chief Data Officers. To introduce the report, we sat down with our press team at Forrester to talk about the findings, and the implications for our clients. Forrester PR: There's a ton of fantastic data in the report around the CDO. If you had to call out the most surprising finding, what would top your list? Gene: No question it's the high correlation between high-performing companies and those with CDOs. Jennifer and I both feel that…
  • Turn CMO-CIO Collaboration into Digital Action at Forrester’s Asia Pacific Summits

    Dane Anderson
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:24 pm
    September winds bring the spring to Sydney, the official end of the monsoon to Mumbai, more of the same to equator-bound Singapore and Forrester's CMO-CIO Summits to all three! We are looking forward to bringing together the region's digital business leaders in Singapore on September 2, Sydney on September 16 and Mumbai on September 22. Themed "Build Your Customer-Obsessed Enterprise", Forrester's 2015 Summits will focus on how to strengthen the vitally important CMO-CIO partnership to build a customer-obsessed digital business. Our agenda will focus on the specific roles and responsibilities…
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    An IT View

  • Look for the Broken

    Mark Brewer
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A case in point. I bought a new car this weekend. Talk about a process this is broken, awful, sad, wasteful, slow, inefficient, irritating, and ripe for a re-imagining (can anyone say Tesla?). They have millions of dollars of inventory sitting out in the sun, snow, sleet, hail, rain just sitting. You have to play a game with them to agree on a price. You know that whatever price they quote you is not the real price. They might tell you that you are getting a discount for some reason, but they can likely make that back up somewhere else with another variable (trade-in). They low ball you on…
  • Getting Better?

    Mark Brewer
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:05 pm
    I usually don’t pay much attention to IT futurists who like to tell us how IT will look in a few years. I mostly think those articles are written by people who are looking to increase their following or subscribers and are not likely based on real insights. One group I followed years ago wrote about Future IT and while some of the points where great, I thought others were absurd. But, as I think about IT and where it is going, I think corporate IT is getting smarter and has more options than it has had in the past. We can host applications internally or in public clouds or in a blend.
  • Hardware Foundation Behind Everything

    Mark Brewer
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    There is an article on HBR called “Does Hardware Even Matter Anymore?” which discusses product development and how new systems/solutions/apps are all software related. It reminded me of 2013 blog post entitled, “Don’t call it ‘the cloud’. Call it ‘someone else’s computer.‘” I get the abstraction idea in the first article and firms like Google and Salesforce.com deliver amazing capabilities where the hardware is hidden behind the scenes. However, don’t forget that all these amazing systems/solutions/apps are running on hardware…
  • Vaccination

    Mark Brewer
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:51 am
    I read years ago that if enough computers in an organization have anti-virus software installed, then the chance of a really bad virus outbreak in the organization is greatly diminished just by the fact that the virus won’t enough hosts to spread to inside the organization. An article about this very point caught my eye this week and I wanted to share it here and elsewhere. The article says: The success of his vaccine (it resulted in the virtual eradication of polio in the U.S.) was due to a phenomenon called (sic) Herd Immunity. In short, as more people were vaccinated against the…
  • Storage

    Mark Brewer
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Did you realize that the disc drive industry is adding 10 Exabytes of storage per week to the world? My iPhone has 128GB of storage on it which is a lot for a phone. My Mac has 3TB or 23 times that amount of space. I recently learned of a large, high-tech firm that has about 95 Petabytes of storage in their entire IT infrastructure. That is 32,000 times the amount of storage on my Mac. The disk drive industry is shipping 7 times that amount every single day. These numbers surprised me.
 
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    Life as a Healthcare CIO

  • Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of August 2016

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Often people ask me how Kathy and I are able to care for 126 animals, grow half our food, and continuously develop 15 acres of wilderness into a farm.    My wife took this photo after my recent orchard work which seems to indicate we have supernatural help!Last year we started the summer with 20 guinea fowl and ended the summer with 70 guinea fowl.    At this point we still have 60 and every day we listen for the distinct call of a guinea sitting on a nest (it sounds like a seagull).   We empty the eggs and offer them to friends.   The ones we do not find in the…
  • The August 2015 HIT Standards Committee

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The August 2015 HIT Standards Committee marked the beginning of an important transition.As work on Meaningful Use winds down, it is being replaced with work on Obama’s signature precision medicine initiative and planning for the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory.At the same time, many of the longstanding HIT Standards Committee members of have reached their term limits and are being replaced by new experts.   I will leave the group in January.We begin the meeting with a Precision Medicine Task Force Update by Leslie Kelly Hall and Jon White.   As we think of the future of…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of August 2016

    20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    As I’ve mentioned before, farmers really do not take vacations.    Life on the farm is a vacation.    Compared to the stresses and anxieties of the real time connected world, hauling hay, cleaning barnyards, and growing vegetables is meditation.During August, my “summer vacation” has consisted of working remotely Mondays and Fridays, giving me 4 day weekends on the farm.   The hoop house is now done, fully wired with a 20 amp circuit for power/light, and stocked with our farm equipment.    The workflow in the barnyard is substantially improved by…
  • FY16 Strategic Planning

    19 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    As we gather together stakeholders for strategic planning of next year’s priorities, what are we hearing and what we have learned?1.  Clinicians are overwhelmed by the current demands of Meaningful Use, hundreds of quality measures, population health, care management, and patient/family engagement.    All of these are good ideas individually but the sum of their requirements overwhelms providers.    In an era when we’re trying to control costs, adding more clinical FTEs to spread the work over a large team is not possible.  The end result is that providers…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of August 2015

    13 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Although there really is no such thing as vacation for a farmer, I am trying to work from home on Mondays and Fridays in August.  I saved on commute time and had a few hours free between phone calls to catch up on the University of Massachusetts Farming and Sustainability courses that my wife and I are taking.   It’s finals week and my 22 year old daughter was very amused by my comments - “I have a paper to write, a final study for, and 300 pages of reading, where will I find the time?”.At this point, the course is done and I’ve learned a great deal about post harvest…
 
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    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - News

  • How to Protect Yourself from Medical Identity Theft

    20 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The theft of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from major retailers, financial institutions and the Federal Government has impacted large segments of the population and made headline news. More insidious and with profound consequences for patients, insurance and health care providers, is the theft of medical data. This Privacy Tip focuses on basic facts about medical identity theft and ways you can protect yourself. Please note that the subject of medical privacy is complex. It is guided by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), U.S. Department of Health and…
  • Microsoft Home Use Program Frequently Asked Questions

    13 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Following the announcement of the Department of the Navy's Home Use Program for Microsoft applications, the DON CIO has received many questions concerning the use of this program. Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.
  • Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure to encrypt an email message containing personally identifiable information (PII). In August 2014, failure to encrypt email resulted in almost half of all PII breaches reported, impacting a significant number of DON personnel. More...
  • Shaping the Path for Future Success

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I am very pleased and honored to address you as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer. Much of my first month has been spent meeting key stakeholders in order to understand their roles and gain an appreciation of their interests and concerns for the DON Information Technology Enterprise. Over the next few months, I plan to further explore stakeholder goals and objectives as I establish priorities and align the DON CIO's resources where most beneficial. I intend to use this information to formulate a DON IT Strategic Plan that helps enable and deliver the outcomes outlined in…
  • OPM Data Breach Information

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the spring of 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became aware of unprecedented compromises to government employee personal data. While the full scope of the data breaches is unknown, at a minimum they impact current and former federal employees including Department of the Navy personnel. OPM, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are continuing to investigate the extent of these intrusions. As the investigation moves forward, it is likely that the list of those affected individuals could grow to include a significant number of…
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    The Cutter Blog

  • Call for Papers: Digital Transformation: Unlocking the Potential

    Christine Generali
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Cutter IT Journal Call for Papers — with Guest Editor: Stijn Viaene — Abstract Deadline: September 9, 2015 — The combination of new digital technologies such as Social, Mobile, Analytics (Big Data), Cloud and Internet of Things gave rise to digital disrupters such as Uber, Airbnb and PayPal. However, from an incumbent perspective, an unrealized potential to transform existing businesses and industries remains. Many observers have identified a significant gap between incumbents’ recognition of the importance of new digital technologies currently at their disposal and…
  • DevOps Needs an Architectural Foundation for QA

    Sebastian Konkol
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    I have spent most of my professional time in telecommunications company projects. Although both telecommunications and IT are technology-intensive industries, they differ in a fundamental way. Telecommunications services are end products and customers pay for them. IT services represent a means for supporting the products delivered to customers, and customers pay for the product, not for the IT component included in the product. This is the reason why a service assurance practice is much better developed and established in the telecommunications business. But the world is changing, and…
  • Serious Games At Agile 2015

    Tom Grant
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    Every year, serious games have made a larger appearance at the Agile Alliance’s yearly conference. For instance, a few years ago, one session featured a game that simulated the collaboration between UX professionals and an Agile team. Other sessions demonstrated how to use serious games to improve the dialogue between Agile teams and their customers. If you know me, you’re already aware that I have a special interest in this topic, in part because, as it says in my LinkedIn profile, one of my professional missions is to make serious games wildly successful, not just in software…
  • Agile Organizations And The TANSTAAFL Rule

    Tom Grant
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    One of the best presentations I heard this week at Agile 2015 was Declan Whelan and Jason Little’s pithy summation of the necessity of structural change in organizations embracing Agile. Their argument was as pithy and forceful as the phrase, No justice, no peace: No structural change, no Agile. If you want to judge whether any organization, including the big and complex ones most notoriously prone to inertia and rigidity, has embraced Agile, look no further than the presence or absence of significant structural change. Agile should remold the organization, starting with the team, not…
  • Computer/Social Science, Part 1: The Agile Book Club

    Tom Grant
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Software innovation has reached a level of necessary sophistication where purely technical skills are necessary, but not sufficient. “Computer science” now significantly overlaps social science, incorporating the insights and methods of psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology. This evolution of the profession has profound implications for skills, roles, organizational structures, product and project decisions, innovation timelines, and a whole host of other considerations that go to the heart of how software professionals work. This topic is far too large to encompass…
 
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    IT Management and Strategy

  • Who Owns Technical Debt?

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Is it the development leader or the product owner?   Here's the scenario... you are building a new product.  In an effort to get to market quickly, you took some shortcuts.  It was great, awesome!  It cut months off of your project.  You hit the launch and immediately star...
  • Technical Debt isn't a Bad Thing

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Any time a term includes the word "debt" it would be natural to think that it's a bad thing.  After all, debt is something we're supposed to avoid, right?   Not necessarily.   There are a lot of circumstances where debt is a normal part of doing business.  Even something that...
  • Overcoming Challenges with EDI Integration in JDE Systems

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Learn how to overcome 2 common challenges businesses face when integrating EDI in their JDE system.
  • Legacy Scaffolding is just Technical Debt

    24 Aug 2015 | 11:03 pm
    I've been sharing a strategic approach to uplifiting a legacy application (say to a new technology).  It's something that I'm involved with right now on a current project.  Lest I sound like too much of a homer for it, I thought I should offer some basic cautions before you decide to follo...
  • Rolta AdvizeX experts on hastening big data analytics in healthcare and retail

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:12 am
    We'll also delve into how the right balance between open-source and commercial IT products helps in creating a big-data capability, and we'll further explore how converged infrastructure solutions are hastening the path to big-data business value and cloud deployment options.
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    Eric D. Brown

  • Foto Friday – Sunset at Lookout Point, Lake Hamilton AR

    Eric D. Brown
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    I captured this photo at Lookout Point on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs Arkansas.  Captured with Canon 5D and Canon 24-105L with the camera sitting at almost water level. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio. If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Amazon (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 proceeds from…
  • The Benefits of Open Data Within an Organization

    Eric D. Brown
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:16 am
    A recent article by Christian McMahon titled “Open Data – How Far Do We Go?” got me thinking about the idea of ‘open data.’  Christian’s article discusses the idea of open data in general where entire data sets are freely available to anyone that wants to access and use that data for whatever reason. Christian’s idea of open data is a great one and it can be re-defined as an idea that can be used within organizations. The idea of open data can be thought of as making all (or at least most) of an organization’s data available for access and analysis by anyone that needs or…
  • Foto Friday – Polar Bear

    Eric D. Brown
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I captured this polar bear at the Albuquerque Zoo. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 L Mark II handheld. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio. If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Amazon (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 proceeds from clicking the above affiliate links go to more…
  • Data Ownership within an Organization

    Eric D. Brown
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:41 am
    Recently, I was having a conversation with an IT VP about data management, data access, reporting and analytical approaches to the data stored within the organization.  The conversation was a long and frustrating one. I started working with this company to help them open up access to all their data repositories to allow people within the company to access and analyze the data without having to go to a data analyst to ask for a report or data set.   Everything that I’ve suggested this organization needs is being stonewalled by this particular individual with responses like…
  • Today’s Data Challenge is Yesterday’s Data Challenge

    Eric D. Brown
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:36 am
    If you spend any amount of time reading or talking about big data, you’ll often find that one of the challenges facing an organizations use of big data today is the same as problem that these organizations faced just a few years ago: using the data to actually do something. Before the popularity of big data, most large organizations were focused on building their ‘knowledge warehouse’ to store data. Using business intelligence tools, these companies would then build out reports for various departments to run. These reports were generally very static (e.g., month-end financial…
 
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  • Introduction to the Balanced Scorecard Framework

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This presentation introduces the balanced scorecard framework and discusses its application in the public sector - this application can be used as a template for other not for profit organizations.
  • IT Governance Frameworks in Practice

    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This research explored the use of popular IT Governance frameworks - Cobit, ITIL etc. - in the enterprise. Who is using them? why are they being used? How are they being used? What benefit is being accrued as a result? A good discussion on using IT Governance frameworks from a practical perspective.
  • How to Distribute Leadership

    13 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    High performing organisations distribute leadership to wherever the best information and capabilities reside.
  • Are You Discriminating Without Realising It?

    13 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Discriminatory decisions are often driven by a combination of internalised stereotypes and rational self-interest.
  • Visioning – 7 Essential Characteristics

    13 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The process of visioning may seem both daunting and mysterious. Indeed, it is in no way a straightforward method and there are always rocky rapids to navigate. An understanding of the make-up of this journey will create better results for this proces...
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    Heller Search Blog

  • Strategies for Bringing Innovation from the Outside In

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:32 am
    By Norm Fjeldheim, SVP & CIO, Qualcomm One of the challenges facing most CIOs is fostering creativity and innovation within the IT organization while, at the same time, staying in tune with innovation that is happening outside of the company,
  • A Plan to Assure a New CIO’s Success

    19 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Guest blog by Joe Scherrer
  • How I Landed My New CIO Job: Transformational Leader

    12 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Our interview with Greg Meyers, who became Corporate VP and CIO at Motorola Solutions in August 2014.
  • A Grateful IT Leader

    5 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    by Chris Van Liew, CIO, Weyerhaeuser Company It has often been said that we behave as we believe. Our beliefs are more powerful than the policies and rules of others and are more compelling than the lure of any reward or the threat of any punishment.
  • The Innovation Anticipation Imperative

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    by Dan Roberts Cloud computing. Mobile applications. Social media. Data analytics. The Internet of Things (IoT). Connected devices. Traditional enterprise applications. These are all driving today’s digital business opportunities, and will continue to shape business models of the future.
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    Social, Agile, and Transformation

  • 5 Things To Do When Your Career Hits Rock Bottom

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Last year at this time I hit rock bottom in my career. For those of you that know me, you know why and for others it's not important to hash out the past. I learned from the experience. So for those of you that are in a bad situation at work, in your role, or in your career I'm able to offer some advice. Keep in mind, it's taken me a year to be able to write about it. If your in a bad
  • How to Get an Agile Product Owner to Pay for Technical Debt

    16 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It's the most common question I get when discussing agile development as a CIO with a team of developers that are enthusiastic about maturing their practice. How do you get the Product Owner to prioritize fixing technical debt above new features, enhancements, special requests for customers, and improvements to internal tools? How do you get business stakeholders interested in seeing
  • Legacy Thinking versus Agile Thinking

    5 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today, I am intrigued and bothered by "legacy thinking". Legacy thinking, is when leaders in an organization, stakeholders on an initiative, or managers of resources or funding believe that they can invest once and largely get it right the first time. We know what this looks like as an end product; legacy software applications, roads that are in disrepair, hospitals with antiquated practices,
  • Why Business Leaders are Clueless about Data Integration

    20 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    When someone says that the data integration process is automated, I suggest asking questions to clarify what they mean by automated. You'll probably conclude that the process is anything but automated let alone reliable, scalable, secure, or configurable. To some, automation implies efficient and reliable but still including manual steps so long as they are performed quickly and easily.
  • Fixing your IT Legacy Before the Next Bridge Collapse

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Last week we saw two significant, public system outages, one belonging to NYSE because of a "configuration issue" and the other to United Airlines because of a "router issue". This week, the news is on OPM's  data breach of 21 million users and their lack of investment and follow through on resolving security issues identified by auditors. My first thought on seeing these failures is that
 
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    The Enterprisers Project - A CIO Community

  • To ignite innovation, CIOs must eliminate a culture of blame

    Nano Serwich
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    When trying to stimulate innovation in your IT organization, it's easy to turn to tactics like hackathons and Shark Tank-style competitions. But to truly create a culture of innovation, there are some other steps CIOs need to take, says Larry Bonfante, a CIO executive coach.  Bonfante explains more in this video interview. Watch the video or read the transcript below.
  • CIOs: Get out in front of business needs with an early-adoption IT strategy

    Pete Bartolik
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    The average tenure for heads of IT in North America is 6.2 years, according to CIO Magazine’s State of the CIO Survey: 2015. Andy Knauf has that beat by a mile.
  • Daily challenges for CIOs, effective leadership, and more news for IT pros

    crudder
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this week's edition of news for CIOs and IT pros, we delve into the day-to-day lives of several CIOs who are leaders in their field.
  • Dun & Bradstreet CTO and CMO lean on each other to get results

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Besides sharing the word “chief” in their title, CTOs and CMOs rarely have much in common. CTOs spend most of their time worrying about downtime and building infrastructure, while CMOs are lost in a sea of customer acquisition, campaign strategy, and branding best practices. For years, the former kept to themselves, while marketing did its own thing. The two seldom crossed paths, that is, until marketing became more dependent on technology. Now, this unlikely pair is finding themselves at a crossroads struggling to find a way to execute successful strategies.
  • The ultimate reason for going digital

    Hussein Badakhchani
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    I've spent the last couple of months reviewing case studies of digital transformation and speaking to colleagues in the industry about their experiences, good and bad, in a effort to distil the essence and fundamental principles behind "Going Digital." I'm going to avoid defining what it means to go digital or what a digital strategy is. Instead I want to focus on the outcomes that businesses want to achieve, the technologies they employ to achieve those outcomes, and to draw out the fundamental principles that inform the decisions required to successfully fully embrace digital.
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