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Posts from the ‘Outside the Box’ Category

28
Nov

CIOs Traded Up for Chief Digital Officer

CIOs are being tasked with a litany of new responsibilities, from maintaining intra-office relationships to rolling out company-wide cloud capabilities. With all that change, it’s possible the role of the CIO isn’t needed — it may be time for the rise of the Chief Digital Officer, or CDO.

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20
Nov

Social, Cloud, Collaboration Bolster New E-Mail Growth

It shouldn’t be surprising that most of the world’s e-mail traffic is generated by the corporate world.

What might be surprising, though, is that the global e-mail market is showing strong growth in terms of users and revenues, according to a new report from the Radicati Group. The analyst firm estimates that in 2012 there were more than 2.1 billion e-mail users worldwide, including both business and consumer users.

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16
Nov

New CIO Responsibilities Require Relationships

Times are changing, and so is the role of the CIO: Where once an executive was tasked with managing one IT department, today’s CIOs are being asked to do more externally. It’s an inevitability linked to the way IT now affects end-to-end business processes.

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8
Nov

Making Collaboration Work For You

For CIOs looking to incorporate collaboration into the workplace, it may seem like a daunting task. Choosing a platform that’s right for both the workplace, the workers and the executive community may even seem impossible, but in reality, all it takes is a little strategy.

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6
Nov

Enterprise Lessons in the ‘Big Data Election’

The Wall Street Journal was one of the first to declare 2012 as “the year of Big Data.” As voters head to the polls today for the presidential election, that trend continues, with Big Data poised to play a big role in the results.

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1
Nov

Utilizing an Expanded 2013 Budget

If the previous year was any indication, the twists and turns across the IT landscape in 2013 will likely be just as dynamic, if not more so.

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18
Oct

BYOD Challenges Are Growth Engine for Future

Most CIOs likely view consumerization of IT with a sense of trepidation. Tablets beget security issues, smartphones beget data loss and most user devices are completely different from one another — it could be a nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be.

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11
Oct

Cloud Lives Up to the Hype

CIOs who are worried about adopting cloud services, or simply concerned about the future of cloud technology, can exhale a small sigh of relief. A new CIO research survey took a look at cloud adoption and the relative success and hurdles adoption can bring. The findings are compelling: It turns out the cloud isn’t as scary as it seems.

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4
Oct

Hosted E-mail Is On-Ramp the Cloud

When talking about the cloud, it’s easy to make sweeping generalizations about swapping legacy solutions for shiny new cloud technologies, but often this is easier said than done.

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28
Sep

Prioritizing For Future-Proofing

It’s been said that change is one of the only certainties in life, aside from death and taxes, but adapting to change has never been more important than now. Cloud, mobility, social media and big data have all influenced the direction of the technology landscape, drastically reshaping old paradigms in little more than a year. Now, more than ever, the person who sits in the CIO’s seat must embrace that change.

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