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Don’t Let IT Hijack the CMS


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| CIO Insights Article Published October 3, 2012

Although IT clearly has a stake in the CMS platform, it’s a big mistake to let IT monopolize the selection process, writes John Fairley of Walker Sands.

Getting IT on the Right Side of Value


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 28, 2012

Companies are fast realizing that IT applications are becoming an ever increasing critical component to generate revenue, profits and to remain competitive, writes Marcos Jimenez of Softtek.

Should I wait for Windows 8?


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 26, 2012

If you wait long enough, it will make sense to skip Windows 7 and go straight to Windows 8, writes Aaron Suzuki of SmartDeploy.

7 Things to Know Before Moving to the Cloud


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 24, 2012

When evaluating the Cloud solution, read the fine print and know exactly what you are agreeing to, writes Bill Abram of Pragmatix.

5 Ways to Minimize the Risk of Outsourcing


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 19, 2012

There is inherent risk in any outsourcing relationship but these five factors will help minimize the risks of offshoring, writes Ramesh Dorairaj of MindTree.

Removing Variability from Problem Solving


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 17, 2012

Critical path problem solving presents the problem, the steps to solve it and the solution in a clear and concise way, writes John Jankowski of JanCom Technologies.

Effective Measures to Deal with Cloud Security


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 14, 2012

But the huge strides made in this area in recent years are real and measurable, writes Jennifer Marsh for Rackspace Hosting.

Build a 'Social Enterprise' to Win in the 21st Century


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 12, 2012

The social enterprise is not just Facebook at work, writes Ben Pring and Paul Roehrig of Cognizant.

How Will BYOD Impact Your Carrier Contract?


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 10, 2012

BYOD will have an impact on every facet of telecom expense management, writes Matt West of NPI.

CMO + CIO = Mobile Success


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 6, 2012

As in any relationship, the key to success is a true interest in understanding each other's differences, and making the most of them, writes Fernando Alvarez of Capgemini.

BYOD: How to Secure the Inevitable


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| CIO Insights Article Published September 4, 2012

Like every other disruptive technology that advanced into the enterprise, security will be key to successfully deploying BYOD, writes Kevin Flynn of Fortinet.

5 Security Tips for the Social Enterprise


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| CIO Insights Article Published August 29, 2012

Without the right security frameworks in place, the transformative potential of social enterprise technologies will be far outweighed by risk, writes John Thielens of Axway.

Feds Finally Embracing 21st Century Security


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| CIO Insights Article Published August 27, 2012

Obama gives the order to take the U.S. government's IT security into 21st Century, writes Paul Kenyon of Avecto.

Best Practices for BYOD on a Budget


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| CIO Insights Article Published July 2, 2012

If you don't put together a secure BYOD policy, which is entirely doable, your employees will write it for you, writes Jim MacLeod of WildPackets.

Cloud Collaboration Required


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| CIO Insights Article Published June 27, 2012

CIOs and CFOs must work together to reap the full benefits of cloud computing, writes Tom Adams of HP Financial Services.

Trolling for Tech Talent in a Tight Market


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| CIO Insights Article Published June 18, 2012

As the economy rebounds, employment in the technology segment continues its pattern of outperforming the general labor market and the competition for talent is heating up. 

How to Extract Information from the Sea of Big Data – Part II


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| CIO Insights Article Published June 15, 2012

The Changing Role of the IT Pro


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| CIO Insights Article Published June 12, 2012

While IT pros are in demand as much as ever how you still need to have the right mix of skills and outlook to stay relevant in today's cloud-powered world, writes Shawn Edmondson of rPath.

Cloud is Not a Cornucopia of Savings


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| CIO Insights Article Published June 8, 2012

Based on IAITAM's research, cloud is not providing the savings everyone hoped for. The reasons are many but it starts with poorly defining why you are moving to the cloud in the first place, writes Barbara Rembiesa of IAITAM.

The ABCs of Cloud Compliance


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| CIO Insights Article Published June 6, 2012

How can your business can maneuver the regulatory alphabet soup to ensure your cloud provider neets the latest standards?, asks Caroline Lowden of Cbeyond.

Business Continuity Planning as Storm Season Approaches


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| CIO Insights Article Published June 4, 2012

The chance of a "Big-D" disaster are always remote but the odds go up in June in North America so it pays to revisit your business continuity plans and makes sure they are going to work, writes Paddy Falls, CTO, Neverfail.

How to Extract Information from the Sea of Big Data – Part I


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 30, 2012

The trick is to understand what information is truly important and which can just flow by, writes Ian Rowlands of ASG Software Solutions.

Enhancing Workforce Mobility with Consumerization


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 25, 2012

The consumerization of IT is enabling a whole generation of new workers to work where they want, when they want and this can great benefits for your customers if you play the trend right, writes Jamie Ryan of Aspect.

Gimme Shelter: Working with Hybrid Clouds


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 21, 2012

If you've taken the time to figure out your own private cloud then you've done enough of the require leg-work to take advantage of public clouds, as well, writes Mike Martin vice president, Cloud Solutions Group, Logicalis

Transferring and Teaching Best Practices


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 18, 2012

A best practice is a practice linked to measurably better outcomes. In other words, best practices enable you to do something better, faster, or cheaper, writes Lauren Trees of APQC.

The Beast of Burden: Cloud-Enabling Your Applications


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 14, 2012

Logicalis' Brian Day lays out the five things you really need to focus on to get the most out of your private cloud deployment.

The eDiscovery Implications of Structured Data


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 11, 2012

Everyone's keenly aware of managing unstructured data and its legal implications but the real problem with ediscovery lies with massive dynamic structured data repositories, writes David White of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

How to Develop a Mobile Strategy


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 10, 2012

Given everyone's reliance on mobile devices and the BYOD phenomenon that CIOs are only starting to get their heads around, charting a roadmap for mobile communications across the enterprise is critical now -- as in today, writes Tom Chew of Slalom Consulting.

Under My Thumb: Managing Your Private Cloud


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| CIO Insights Article Published May 7, 2012

There's plenty of ways to do things right (and wrong) but the tools are there to help you with the first part at least, writes Steve Pelletier of Logicalis.

Get Off My Cloud: Ensuring Private Cloud Security


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| CIO Insights Article Published April 30, 2012

You can make a private cloud just as safe as any infrastructure, writes Von Williams of Logicalis.

How to Sculpt a Private Cloud


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| CIO Insights Article Published April 23, 2012

There's a little more to it than getting in touch with Amazon and giving them your credit card number, writes by Mike Martin of Logicalis.

It’s Time to Rethink Outsourcing


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| CIO Insights Article Published April 20, 2012

Like everything else in business and IT, it's time rethink the paradigms that made us so successful in the 1990s and 2000s. The 21st Century is here and better models are needed to recapture the high ground and grow, writes Cliff Justice of KPMG.

Common Vision is the Best Kind of Alignment


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| CIO Insights Article Published April 18, 2012

Just like 'Thinking outside of the box', IT-business alignment is a term on the wane, but, what it stands for – people working together collaboratively to solve common problems – never goes out of vogue, writes Ken Pedersen of Geneca.

Mixed Emotions: A Private Cloud of Your Own


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| CIO Insights Article Published April 16, 2012

Private clouds will alleviate some concerns like security but they are no panacea. The journey to the cloud will change almost everything you think you know about IT, writes Kevin Gruneisen of Logicalis.

IT Leaders are Special


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| CIO Insights Article Published April 13, 2012

It takes a special set of skills to lead a seasoned IT team and the guys from accounting don't have them. Do you?

CIO Version 6.0: You Are the Business


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| CIO Insights Article Published April 2, 2012

IT can help make or break the business these day so it's time you embrace the reality that the CIO is as much a part of the C-suite as anyone else, writes Frank Petersmark of X by 2. Here's how.

The Need for Business Analysts Greater than Ever


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| CIO Insights Article Published March 29, 2012

Once the hand that reached across the chasm between IT and the business, business analysts have become a rare commodity in most IT departments. This is bad news for the CIO, writes CIO Insight contributor and author Marc Schiller.

Enterprise Mobility: The Future is Now


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| CIO Insights Article Published March 27, 2012

Few technologies can really be called "disruptive" or "game changing," but the move to mobile computing is one of them, writes Brian Duckering of Symantec.

APQC's 10 Best Practices for Innovation - Part II


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| CIO Insights Article Published March 26, 2012

Because innovation just doesn't happen, IBM, Kennametal, and Mayo Clinic all actively engage their staff and customers to help them come up with the ideas that improve products, processes and relationships, writes Becky Partida of APQC.

APQC's 10 Best Practices for Innovation - Part 1


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| CIO Insights Article Published March 19, 2012

Because innovation just doesn't happen, IBM, Kennametal, and Mayo Clinic all actively engage their staff and customers to help them come up with the ideas that improve products, processes and relationships, writes Becky Partida of APQC.