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CIOs simplify business for the digital office

CIOs are coming out the shadows to embrace innovation, which drives the adoption of cloud, Big Data and mobility say four tech leaders

It is the role of the CIO to focus on the business outcomes and ensure that any new technology or method introduced to the organisation will deliver a tangible delivery. read more

Digital Devolution

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Digital Devolution

Former head of IT at brand marketing specialists Imagination, Matt Ballantine looks at how the new wave of consumerised, commoditised technologies is devolving decision making outside of the CIO estate into other business functions - and how this trickles down to the end-user.

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CIOs, what's stopping you?

'Forwarding to Hotmail' has breen rebranded as 'Shadow IT' - but what else is holding organisations back from affecting business change?

The delivery of software services into organisations follows a common pattern. Some sort of need is identified, that need is investigated, some sort of software is procured (either bought or built) and the software is implemented alongside some sort of business change. read more

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Tech stack to full stack

CIOs investing in Labs and the 'full stack start-up' model could be the board heroes of tomorrow

There are articles that you read to pass the time, articles that educate and articles that actually radically transform your outlook. The latter don't come along very often, in fact for someone as old and set in his ways as I am they are as rare as hen's teeth but I came across one such article last week. And it wasn't so much an article as a phrase. One of those phrases that you feel will turn out to be hugely significant in the not too distant future. That phrase was 'full stack start-up'. read more

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IPR is little more than legalised monopoly

Knowledge or IPR?

The maxim “knowledge is power” was first coined by Sir Francis Bacon in the 16th century. We risk losing track of this in the deluge of raw data generated in the modern technology-driven organisation. read more

Coaching tips

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Coaching tips

Catherine Stagg-Macey has spent over twenty years in the technology and insurance sectors. She has experience in a wide range of roles from programmer, project manager, leader and strategy advisor. In her last role at Celent, she established and lead the European Insurance practice. Passionate about people, she retrained as a coach and now runs her own business offering leadership coaching, workshops and facilitation to the technology industry. She also retains an advisory role with the widely respected Novarica advising insurers on IT investment decisions.

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The truth about the imposter syndrome

As a coach, I see this imposter syndrome really kick in for people when they make big shifts in their career

A client has recently resigned as CEO of a successful digital media agency to make space to think through his next career move. Within days, he was getting calls from his network to come help out in a variety of capacities such as board director and consultant. read more

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A CIO is only as good as their management team

Transformational CIOs highlight the value of the team they lead

CIOs who spend the majority of their time focused on operational issues, managing the day-to-day aspects of IT will find they have very little time to think about innovation read more

IT Value Stack

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IT Value Stack

Author of the CIO book the IT Value Stack, digital strategist Ade McCormack tackles the changing leadership role of the CIO as the value of the IT operation changes in an organisation.

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The Exponential CIO

There is a real opportunity for CIOs to take on the role of Chief Forecaster or Chief Exponential Officer

Many executives are running their organisations like newlyweds on the Orient Express; they are so in love with each other they don't even look out of the carriage window read more

Political Debate

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Political Debate

The public sector can revolutionise the way it operates and the services it offers tax payers. Former specialist adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, NHS IT Director and Microsoft UK CTO Jerry Fishenden explores how.

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Election Promise - It's time to banish the idea of the 'digital manifesto'

Successful organisations integrate digital culture and values into their core; they don't view it as some optional, lesser after-thought

There was a time in the early to mid-2000s when I thought we needed a "digital manifesto" or "manifesto for technology" – something that would set out clearly and in plain English how technology would improve our public services. What a dumb idea that was: why would anyone publish a separate "digital manifesto" – any more than a political party would publish a separate "office furniture manifesto" or "electricity manifesto"? read more

Mastering Data Management

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Mastering Data Management

As organisations become increasingly data driven, using data based insights for sales and marketing the need for high quality data increases. Expert in the field of master data management Andy Hayler shares his research and insight.

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Mastering retail data at Harrods

Exclusive retailer Harrods offers an excellent example of master data management in practice, and helps explain why more and more companies are adopting it

Given that master data management (MDM) is perhaps the fastest growing enterprise software segment at the moment, it is interesting to have a look at why this might be: what are companies actually doing with it? read more

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How a leading American CIO dances with vendors

How Sam Lamonica juggles being CIO of Rosedin Electric and non-executive director for four technology companies in Silicon Valley

The view from an American CIO who also serves as a non-executive director for a number of technology companies. read more

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Britain's canals offer CIOs & vendors a cloud lesson

Summer reflections of a former CIO

Strategic thinking with fuzzy boundaries are required of CIOs and their board level peers as Cloud computing sets to disrupt your business the way Richard Trevithick's first locomotive did to the once dominant canal market. read more

CEB

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CEB

The CEB looks into the trends shaping board level and business and the CIO’s role at the boardroom table.

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Why IT needs a climate change

Getting the most out of IT talent may be the single most important responsibility for IT leaders

IT teams face rapid change. Digitisation, innovation, and Big Data may be buzzwords, but they point to real upheavals in the way IT teams work. read more

BCS CIO blog

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BCS CIO blog

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, director of professionalism Adam Thilthorpe raises awareness of the changes in the profession; its challenges and the opportunities.

Adam has taken over the BCS CIO blog from David Clarke, who transformed BCS into the customer-service oriented professional body for the IT and Communications profession. The Institute has grown its membership to over 70,000, and is one of the world's largest IT examination institutes, running more than 30,000 examinations a month around the world.

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The Internet of Things and data collection

We should be working to not only develop the technology, but also tackle the subsequent questions of data privacy

According the Gartner Hype Cycle for 2014, the Internet of Things is at the height of the peak of inflated expectations and is estimated to take 5-10 years to reach its plateau. Five to ten years may seem like a long time but many organisations are already laying the ground work for their products and services to be competitive in the environment of the Internet of Things (IoT). What does this mean for the CIO, what are the priorities today in developing technologies that are interconnected? read more

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Customer privacy is a European CIO priority

Navigating the privacy challenge means that firms must elevate privacy conversations to the board level and embed privacy in their business process planning

Customers value tailored offerings. And consumers are increasingly aware of what Forrester calls the "privacy-personalisation paradox" - that is, the paradox between their desire for personalisation and their desire to keep their data private. read more

Digital webs

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Digital webs

Head of IT at a London-based leader in the digital gift card and voucher industry, Chaida Kapfunde writes about web technology, digital trends and the implications of IT policy and regulatory reforms.

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The paradox of abandoning net neutrality

New columnist Chaida Kapfunde will be among those commending the EU for committing to the Open Internet if net neutrality laws are approved

March 12, 2014 marked the 25th birthday of the internet. If you were fortunate enough to miss its pre-teenage years of dial-up, you may well fail to appreciate how the up-shift in speed and continuous availability of the internet has changed how we all communicate, interact and exchange multi-media on demand. read more

Security Trends

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Security Trends

Vice president of security research at Trend Micro Rik Ferguson discusses and questions modern attitudes and strategies to information security and the technology that provides it.

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Top tips for investigating cyber risk insurance

Given the EU Data Protection Directive and its forthcoming translation into national laws, the increasing interest in insurance should perhaps come as no surprise

A Marsh Risk Management Report entitled "Benchmarking Trends: Interest in Cyber Insurance Continues to Climb", shows that the market for cyber insurance continues to grow apace. According to Marsh, demand for Cyber Risk Insurance grew by 21% across all industries compared to 2013 and early indications for 2014 appear to confirm continued growth. read more

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Mike Lynch's open letter to the HP shareholders

On November 20th 2012, HP made a series of serious and damaging allegations about the management team of Autonomy.

As you are aware, Hewlett Packard remains locked in dispute with a group of its own shareholders and with the former management team of Autonomy over its purchase of Autonomy. I write to you today to raise serious concerns about the way HP has conducted this affair, and to put forward a number of questions that HP management should answer. read more

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Global CIO trends - embracing disruption and social

And is a 'Digital Ceiling' holding back female professionals in the technology industry?

As the Harvey Nash CIO Survey enters its 16th year, Jonathan Mitchell asks whether there is a 'Digital Ceiling' for female professionals entering the technology industry. read more

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Creating a customer-focused IT environment

Making the business more focused on what matters to the customer may be the most important thing that today’s CIO can do for their organisation

These days it seems that everybody is focused on becoming more ‘customer-centric’. But how many have taken a customer-centric view of their technology environment? read more

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Big Data, all hype or an opportunity?

Insights from former Betfair CTO and now heading up Team CXO.com

The Big Data hype is growing exponentially. If you believe the hype in the time it took write this three gazillion petabytes of big data marketing collateral has been created. Big data sounds cool and is trendy, but what is big data? Should CIOs be implementing big data strateies and if so how? read more

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