March 21, 2016
BYOD Programs: Avoiding Common Mistakes The bring your own device (BYOD) trend isn’t losing momentum. On the contrary, it’s gaining ground in a number of organizations, and forward-thinking companies are embracing the change. However, in their efforts to safeguard business data and ensure proper security, many businesses are making mistakes with their programs that defeat the purpose of this tech revolution. The enti[…]
August 18, 2014
The Cloud promises significant computing-spend savings, but some users have noted fluctuating monthly bills. The key to keeping cloud costs down is understanding how and how often platforms, devices, and applications are used But for many companies that have migrated to the Cloud, it’s not always easy to gain a true picture of use by business units or employees without in-depth[…]
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August 4, 2014
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) is quickly becoming one of the most divisive issues in modern business. For the last few years, many companies have been happily jumping on board, causing tech analysts to predict an ongoing boom in BYOD. However, recent research from CompTIA suggests a slowdown in interest, with up to half of companies not participating in BYOD at all. Additionally[…]
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July 15, 2014
CIOs have long been responsible for keeping an organization's IT and computer systems secure. While providing these functions and securing networks were the primary roles in the past, the landscape has changed and the future of the CIO now looks very different. BYOD Brings Big Changes One reason for this involves the BYOD (bring your own device) phenomenon that has swept the wo[…]
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July 1, 2014
Cloud computing is compelling businesses to change the way that they run their IT departments, and it represents a real opportunity for IT leaders. Cloud providers store data, manage applications, and make updates--all of which is quite a change from the traditional way that IT administrators functioned within their organizations. Instead of maintaining systems, IT professional[…]
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June 19, 2014
A few years ago, a new concept emerged in the business world: that of the so-called "data steward." These data stewards would make it their sole focus to organize, vet, manage, and update all the digital information that a company needs for its strategic planning and competition initiatives. Fast-forward to the present: data stewards now have become an integral feature of compa[…]
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June 6, 2014
CIOs need to take immediate, proactive steps to adapt to the changing information technology landscape or risk being outperformed by competitors who jumped on board already. This is the premise of Charles Araujo's new book The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT Is About to Change. Araujo is the CEO of the IT Transformation Institute. Adapt or Die? According to […]
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May 13, 2014
CIOs Increasingly Focus on Engaging Customers Healthy customer engagement is a vital part of any successful business. A recent survey conducted by IBM shows an emerging trend where CIOs from various companies are placing more focus on customer engagement. Survey Says "Customer Engagement" IBM asked thousands of CIOs from more than 20 industries to share their thoughts on building successful businesses. Here are some of the[…]
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May 8, 2014
Ousting Legacy Infrastructure Through IT, Business Collaboration For a long time, legacy infrastructure came between IT and business. Each was left to its own devices: IT staff watched over technical processes, and business centers managed business activities. Each sector essentially spoke its own language. Ironically, however, the same legacy infrastructure that previously drove them apart now is bringing them together as the two collaborat[…]
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April 15, 2014
CIOs Increasingly Focus on the Consumer With a phone in every pocket and a tablet in every home, the consumer population must be recognized as a major player in the IT community. Ripple effects of this technology-heavy society are being felt at the CIO level. As a new global C-suite study from IBM predicts, CIOs can expect to become more and more customer-focused rather than focusing only on tech issues within the co[…]
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