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Gartner Taps Predictive Analytics as Next Big Business Intelligence Trend


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published April 17, 2012

Because analytics is the "combustion engine of business," organizations invest in business intelligence even when times are tough. Gartner predicts the next big phase for business intelligence will be a move toward more simulation and extrapolation.

5 Ways HP Cut Costs and Fostered Innovation


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published July 21, 2011

After HP CIO embarked upon global consolidation project IT was able to trim costs while minimizing IT's maintenance burden.

How to Nurture Creativity and Innovation in the Work Place


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published March 17, 2011
Most of the time it takes a village.

Top 10 Cloud Computing Caveats


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published December 30, 2010
Thunder, lightning, incompatibility and non-compliance: Just a few of the challenges of rapid cloud adoption.

Vendor Lock-in versus Best of Breed


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published October 28, 2010
Are CIOs once again favoring a single vendor solution because of economics?

IT Execs Confront the Realities of the Cloud


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published September 8, 2010
Comprehensive security, yuser/management buy-in, and alignment of cloud initiatives to budget necessities are essential to success.

CIOs and Software Vendors - The Thin Line Between Love and Hate


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published August 30, 2010
The reasons are many but most of it is just plain common sense: do what you say and say what you do.

The Continually Changing Role of the CIO


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published August 9, 2010
A new KPMG survey of 450 CIOs shows that outsourcing has matured and GenX'ers are having a bigger impact on the technologies companies need to field.

IT-Business Alignment Takes a Step Forward with GRC


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published March 9, 2010
Governance, risk and compliance―usually seperate functional areas―like everything in IT today, are coverging to aid IT-business alignment.

How Will the 'New Normal" Change Your IT Spending?


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published February 23, 2010
In the face of a volatile 2010, CIOs and CFOs are shifting traditional views on IT spending and technology adoption.

Identity and Access Management Best Practices


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published September 28, 2009
In a rapidly consolidating space, it pays to chart your course early on.

Why Software Development Projects Fail, Part V: Distributed Teams


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published April 15, 2009
The location of developers, the advent of distributed development teams, and differing time zones all have to be addressed to ensure project success.

Why Software Development Projects Fail, Part IV: Release


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published April 3, 2009
A common point of failure is to test and launch without thorough input from the user community.

Why Software Development Projects Fail, Part III: Methodology


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published February 18, 2009
There are many ways to bog down a software project but selecting the wrong development methodology is an all too frequent cause of failure.

Why Software Development Projects Fail, Part II: Requirements


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published February 11, 2009
Coding in faulty requirements is one surefire way to bog down a project.

Why Software Development Projects Fail, Part I


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published February 5, 2009
Avoiding the demons: Years of software development success can be obliterated with one small failure.

The Man with the Golden Thumb Drive: Securing Endpoint Devices


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published September 16, 2008
What was good for 007, could be very bad for you.

Thin Clients are Making a Comeback ( � Again)


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published June 2, 2008
Once again, thin clients are looking good to CIOs tasked with simplifying, consolidating and saving money.

Best Practices for Vulnerability Management: The Key to Managing Risk


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published May 19, 2008
It seems so obvious but, obviously, it's not.

So Much for Simplicity


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published April 10, 2008
Don't let the hype fool you, virtualization is no panacea. You still need to actively manage you're servers to get the most out of this promising technology.

Adding Printers to Your Security Planning


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published September 14, 2007
Networked printers and copiers are weak spots in many, otherwise secure organizations.

The X' (ML) Files - Finding Data in the Deep Web


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published August 31, 2007

The answers are out there, the question is where to find them.

ITIL Version 3 is All Business


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published August 22, 2007
Where ITIL v2 was written for IT, v3 brings in the business.

Everyone's Virtualizing � Aren't They?


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published June 21, 2007
Virtualization seems to be more popular in the media than in the data center.

Forrester Touts BSM as the Future of IT Management


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published June 5, 2007
BSM is the real end-game of ITIL and the CMDB.

RFID Gunfight at the CeBIT Corral


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published May 18, 2007
Government, corporate interest in Radio Frequency Identification is heating up.

No Vacation Time for Celebrity Resorts


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published March 13, 2007
Resort company resorts to strength-in-depth when it comes to security.

Taking the Heebeegeebees Out of CMDB


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published December 28, 2006
It's more important and less complicated than you might think.

Power and Cooling Top of Mind at Dell


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published December 4, 2006
CIO Update takes a look inside Dell's power demands and what's driving them today and in the future.

CIOs Bringing Hands-Free Technology to Hospitals


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published October 26, 2006

They may appear to be talking to themselves but, don't worry, doctors and nurses aren't going crazy.

Neglecting Power and Cooling Needs Can Be Costly


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published July 5, 2006
With hurricane season upon us, everybody is (or should be) thinking about business continuity planning.

CRM Moves from IT Back Into the Business


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published June 22, 2006
CRM is making a comeback, but the role of the CIO in CRM implementations is changing. CIO Update contributor Drew Robb sat down with PwC's CRM guru, David Holtzman, to learn what's new and how things have changed from the heady days of the early 2000's.

So Many Acronyms, So Little Understanding


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published June 16, 2006
SLM, BSM, ITSM … what's in a name? In this case, it depends on who you talk to because these three acronyms all mean the same thing: better business/IT alignment. Or do they?

CA Betting the Farm on SAP


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published May 18, 2006
CA is over the worst of its recent tribulations, or so it hopes. If its SAP roll out fails there could be more to come.

Lower Cost Hardware Options Ease Budget Woes


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published February 9, 2006
IP SANs, dueling chip makers, cheaper disks and more could make 2006 a year to get even more bang for your buck.

Can Data Ever Be Deleted?


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published January 12, 2006
Analysts say the answer is no, but some companies admit to taking steps to ease the regulatory compliance burden.

From Russia with Love


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published December 22, 2005
India and China may get all the offshoring press, but Russia's in the game too.

Blade Adoption Goes Beyond Space Saving


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published December 8, 2005
Blade servers are finding their way into more and more enterprises every day.

Desktop Search Tools Gaining Popularity


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published June 28, 2005
With so much data out there, finding it is becoming as big a problem as storing it once was. But a new crop of desktop search tools is making this job easier and riskier.

Hospital Treats its Own Spyware Infection


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Drew Robb

| CIO Insights Article Published June 17, 2005
A Seattle hospital had a serious spyware issue, and IT administrators knew they needed to treat it quickly before confidential information was put at risk.