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June 21, 2013 by Mark van Rijmenam

IT and Big Data

What does your team want you to know about CIOs and Big Data? For this infographic, Infochimps interviewed 300 IT personnel of which over 50% were involved with big data initiatives. You may be surprised by some of these facts and figures.[read more]

CIOs Predict IT Development

June 11, 2013 by Roman Vladimirov

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Wondering about the form IT will take over the next few years is only natural. According to Forrester Research analyst John McCarthy, his firm's North America CIO Forum gave several hints about the direction IT is taking. These indications could point to the future of BI development.[read more]

What Every CEO Needs to Know About IT

November 20, 2012 by Robert Kugel

It’s not necessary for a CEO of a company to be able to write Java code or master the intricacies of an ERP or sales compensation application. However, that CEO must master the basics of IT just as he must understand basic corporate finance, the production process and – at least at a high level – the technologies that support that process.[read more]

Informatica Gets Heiler for PIM and Product Information Management

October 2, 2012 by Mark Smith

Heiler and its customers recognize the need to provide better access to product information inside the enterprise and out to the broader business network of customers, partners, suppliers and manufacturers.[read more]

Plumbing the Salesforce Clouds is Your Business

September 26, 2012 by Mark Smith

Unfortunately Salesforce, like other companies that deliver applications and platforms in the cloud, has failed to advance interchanges with data in on-premises enterprise applications and systems. Managing data in the cloud can have significant process benefits, such as improving data quality and reducing resources to establish and maintain the cloud effort.[read more]

Defining Big Data for the Public CIO

August 27, 2012 by Bob Gourley

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Enterprise IT professionals, including public CIOs, have long recognized the power of data, and the exciting new sense-making capabilities around big data approaches have generated a great deal of buzz and excitement. If history is a guide, however, we are about to see that term lose much of its meaning.[read more]

CIOs Need to Make Information Management a Real Priority

August 8, 2012 by Mark Smith

In most organizations, information management is seen as just a delegated set of tasks and is not the CIO’s top priority. This unfortunate outlook can have a lasting impact on the efficiency and profitability of a business.[read more]

Future CIO: the Chief Integration Officer (redux)

July 9, 2012 by Colin Beveridge

After years of careful observation, I have reached the sincere conclusion that the role of Chief Information Officer is not only redundant but was never really needed. I believe therefore that we should immediately scrap the role of Chief Information Officer and create instead a genuinely useful CIO role: that of Chief Integration Officer.[read more]

Many business leaders see IT as 'commodity': survey

June 28, 2012 by Joe McKendrick

A majority of business leaders believe their information technology functions are on the verge of a major, impending disruption, and 43% say their company will increasingly use IT “as a commodity service that is bought as and when needed.”[read more]

How Analytics Can Propel IT to be the New ‘It’ Group

June 6, 2012 by Brett Stupakevich

Consider a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers that notes that business analytics can mean that the “IT organization can become the go-to group, and the CIO can become the true information leader,”[read more]

Intelligence in the Cloud

February 23, 2012 by Carole-Ann Matignon

BPM has been an interesting case study for Decision Management on the Cloud, as it is a sister technology with a wider adoption in the Enterprise world, and, predictably, a wider mind-share in Cloud solutions. My objective here is to share some of the key benefits that the cloud certainly brings to Decision Management practitioners.[read more]

CIO Becomes the New CMO!

February 18, 2012 by Ajay Kelkar

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Marketing budgets are now larger than IT budgets & growing faster says Gartner. By 2017, Gartner says that CMO’s will spend more on IT than CIO’s.   Interesting how marketing is getting more & more dependent on technology.And yet the Marketer’s perception of internal IT is not very positive. The same Gartner survey has...[read more]

The CIO of 2020

January 21, 2012 by MIKE20 Governance Association

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What will the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) look like in 2020? The CIO role is one that really appeared during the 1990s in response to the increasing profile of Information Technology (IT) in organisations.  Previously, the person in charge of IT was usually called an Information Technology, Information Services or...[read more]

Line-of-Business Tech Budgets May Soon Top IT Department Budgets: Gartner

December 5, 2011 by Joe McKendrick

"Gartner analysts are predicting that by the year 2015, 35% of enterprise IT expenditures for most organizations will be managed outside the IT department’s budget. 'Next generation digital enterprises are being driven by a new wave of business managers and individual employees who no longer need technology to be contextualized for them by an IT department,' the report states."[read more]

CIOs Focusing Less on Infrastructure, More on Innovation

November 28, 2011 by Ann All

"Still, most CIOs can't just yank out their existing IT infrastructures and move to the cloud. Optimizing legacy infrastructure while freeing up funding for more strategic initiatives is a key challenge for CIOs. When Constellation Research published a report listing four personas CIOs would need to master — chief infrastructure officer, chief intelligence officer, chief integration officer and chief innovation officer — Constellation CEO Ray Wang noted infrastructure still commands the lion's share of the budget, 65 percent to 70 percent."[read more]