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NoSQL and Big Data Analytics: 10 Things Every CIO Should KnowFebruary 3, 2014http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/slideshows/nosql-and-big-data-analytics-10-things-every-cio-should-know.html/#sthash.ZMrHqCZD.dpufCIOs of Fortune 1000 companies already understand the competitive edge IT ...
New research report from EPiServer reveals disconnect between perceived value of marketing and IT partnershipLONDON, 31 January 2014: The majority of UK marketing and IT professionals (70%) are working together on digital strategies, but there is a clear disconnect between marketing an...
2014 will likely be a year of dual business goals for forward-thinking senior executives. Responding to ongoing needs for business efficiency and growth, but also adapting to exploit a fundamentally different digital commerce paradigm. Commercial digitalization, based upon the latest ...
Next month Networking Field Day 7 will take place in San Jose, CA from February 19 – 21. As always, Plexxi is excited to engage in candid discussions with fellow networking enthusiasts. Matt Oswalt recently posted to his blog about NFD 7 and described Plexxi as “taking the flamethrower...
In the very near future, your client’s criteria for finding a Microsoft Partner for their organization is going to change. Instead of  looking for a firm that has an in-house base of expertise across all […]Source: Microsoft Partner Teams Coming Soon Forceworks
In the very near future, your client’s criteria for finding a Microsoft Partner for their organization is going to change. Instead of  looking for a firm that has an in-house base of expertise across all […]Source: Microsoft Partner Teams Coming Soon Forceworks
TechViews: The Tesla Model S can power your house, Macy’s and Khol’s love Big Data, keyless hotel check-in with your phone; and more! Featured Article Gett...
People in this business get quite worked up about the conflicts of interest faced by ‘influencers’; analysts, prominent bloggers, and the rest. That concern is understandable and reasonable. We do need to know when the advice, guidance and opinion we’re being given is...
For the last couple of years I have been working extensively with different standards groups to find a way to help accelerate the intersection of open standards work and the definition of Cloud Best Practices. To this end two main groups are being developed: The Kantara Cloud ID Securi...
By Bob GourleyIf you are a tech CEO building an awesome new capability there is a very high likelihood that government technologists will have an interest. The challenge is in finding which technologists will have an interest. Mission needs drive the actions of government technologists...
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As the Dutch market embraces Pure for its all-flash storage technology, company achieves new distribution, channel, and support infrastructure milestones to support customer and partner demandAmsterdam, Netherlands - Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage array company, today a...
Open letter suggests improvements to benefit UK public sector buyers, suppliers and, ultimately, tax payersLondon - January 21st, 2014 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company, today announced that ahead of G-Cloud 5 goi...
Adopting Cloud computing services can be a simple, tactical exercise to meet some immediate infrastructure needs, or it can be the catalyst to embracing an entirely new strategy for IT as a whole. This can drive an entire transformation of how the organization works thanks to how it de...
By Bob GourleyEditor’s note: I’m very proud to be serving on the Haystax Technology advisory board. This firm is absolutely one to watch. For more see their website at http://HayStax.com – bg Haystax Technology Names Advisory Board Members Six Advisors with Defense, I...
I wrote previously that the networking industry was evolving from CapEx to OpEx to AppEx (Application Experience). There is certainly enough market buzz around applications if you listen to the major vendor positions. Cisco includes applications in its overarching moniker (Application-...
To lower IT operational costs and/or to become more agile, the business must simplify the processes to deliver and manage infrastructure and the applications running on that infrastructure. Focusing on one without the other is simply applying yet another band-aid to an already hampered...
TechViews: Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion, 4 considerations for choosing the right Cloud solution; Big Data goes mainstream and more! Featured Article P...
Microsoft recently announced a strategic partnership with InsideView to provide “Social Insights” capability to Dynamics CRM. This alone, is not news, there are many third-party features available for Dynamics CRM. What is news is that […]Source: Taking InsideView aka...
Microsoft recently announced a strategic partnership with InsideView to provide “Social Insights” capability to Dynamics CRM. This alone, is not news, there are many third-party features available for Dynamics CRM. What is news is that […]Source: Taking InsideView aka...
Purchasing decisions in networking have long been dominated, especially on the non-provider side, by CapEx. At one point, Cisco had commissioned a study from IDC that indicated just under two-thirds of the purchasing decision was based on capital costs. And if you look at the rise of m...
There was a time when CES was essentially only a toy store. That may sound absurd, but it’s true. The TVs, phones, video game systems, and computers were for tech-heads who had to have the latest devices…in their homes. But with the rampant rise of consumerization, and the compl...
We don’t like to get too into the habit of patting ourselves on the back, so it’s always nice when someone else does it for you. The Puget Sound Business Journal recently named Skytap CTO and VP of Engineering Brad Schick as the winner of their 2013 Startup Technology Leadership St...
By Bob GourleyIt has been a while since I’ve written about ForgeRock and after getting an update from them to day I’m embarrassed to say I should have been keeping you all more informed. If you are a program manager, systems architect, software engineers or CIO/CTO/CISO you...
Roles in big data analytics, ecommerce and IT security will attract annual salary rises of 4% or moreLooking at senior leadership roles, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) experienced the highest salary percent increase at 3.5% Top CIOs in London will earn as much as £297,...
The CIO (Chief Information Officer) and CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) roles are in a state of flux and starting to evolve pretty significantly. In the past year, the role of CDO or Chief Data Officer started picking up steam. 2014 … Continue reading →
2013 was a stellar year for the Appery.io platform! The biggest event happened in April when we launched the Appery.io platform a (pronounced “Appery dot io”), as we transitioned from the Tiggzi app UI builder to a completely cloud-based mobile app platform for creating ent...
Atlanta, GA, January 06, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Georgia CIO Leadership Association is now accepting nominations for the sixteenth annual Georgia CIO of the Year® Awards being held on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Established in 1998 and considered the prem...
This year, I thought I would shift the focus from cloud-specific to the broader agenda for CIOs. But before I jump into my predictions for 2014, let’s take a trip down memory lane and review how I did on Cloud … Continue reading →
Be on the lookout for 2014 trends. Cloud computing pricing can be confusing, but some expert guidance makes more sense of it while startups using cloud technologies know how to keep cloud costs down. And mobility is hot for 2014; check out the forecasted
By Jeremy KingNote: This post was authored by Jeremy King, Managing Partner of Benchmark Executive Search. We asked Jeremy for his views on the top ten considerations a CEO should give when considering penetrating the federal space or scaling up a federal organization – bg. Top 10 appr...
TechViews: Enterprise mobility 2014 trend watch, Dr. Big Data, 4 issues for the CIO in 2014, Big price range from cloud providers and more! Featured Article ...
Automic forecasts 2014 technology predictionsParis/London/Frankfurt (December 12, 2013) - In 2014, enterprise strategies will be shaped by the improved ability to make business decisions and execute based on real-time data, according to Automic, the world's most comprehensive platform ...
By Bob GourleyDC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done.  How do you pick the right events? My recommendation is to look for events that have a good mix of thought leade...
Aims to cut monthly operating costs for each workstation across Europe to less than £10Reading, UK 10th December 2013 - IGEL Technology thin clients are being used by Swissport International, the world's largest provider of ground handling services for the aviation sector, as a fa...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016.Also read M2M News...
By Bob GourleyFebruary 19-21, 2014 Washington, DC www.CloudComputingEvent.com Download the Cloud Brochure      Register Today 20% Off Special Offer for CTO Vision Readers! Over 20+ Distinguished Speakers - Including CTO’s and CIO’s Download the 2014 Agenda Today Frank Konie...
My friend and colleague, Carlos Hidalgo's blog post, Why Buyer Personas are a Potential Obstacle to Demand Generation Success, got me going this morning. He makes some excellent points and I'd like to add a few of my own. I agree quite a bit with his assertion: "The Product Marketing t...
AuraPortal awarded "Best BPM Vendor" during the event.