CIO Symmetry

Mar 21 2014   5:47PM GMT

Dell CIO on social, mobile, analytics, cloud; plus big data and BYOD

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“Talking smack” is often frowned upon, but talking “SMAC”? Completely acceptable. In a two part-interview with Andi Karaboutis, Executive Editor Linda Tucci got the Dell CIO to discuss SMAC — social, mobile, analytics and cloud — and the many enterprise uses of these technologies. Karaboutis also opened up about how IT can turn itself from an order taker into a business partner while driving efficiency and productivity.

SearchCIO expert contributor Harvey Koeppel brought his usual array of charts, humor and historical perspective to his latest column on big data. In the first part, Koeppel explains why enterprises can’t simply treat big data as little data writ large, but must understand that it changes everything. In part two, Koeppel points to the myriad ways in which CIOs can draw value from disruptive technologies such as social, wearables, the Internet of Things and robotics.

Can we give some of the “CIO vs. CMO” talk a rest, and focus instead on the synergies a partnership can create? Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski explains how a strong alliance between CIOs and their organization’s chief marketing officers can bring about a new era of data-drive marketing strategies.

In her weekly Data Mill column, Laskowski took an in-depth look at whether employees are circumventing the official company intranet in favor of the external social platforms they use in their non-work life. Got an opinion? Weigh in on the story page. Laskowski also shares this handy list of five questions CIOs should as in crafting an effective digital business strategy.

Our latest SearchCIO handbook, “Big Data in Motion,” is ready for your reading pleasure. It’s stuffed with some amazing case studies of healthcare of organizations that are using data proliferation to improve health outcomes, despite the sometimes-sticky matter of protecting data on the move.

In SMB coverage: We round up some of the best free IT templates from around the Web and share a webcast that lays out the benchmarks of a winning bring your own device program and shares the five W’s that every organization should consider as part of a BYOD acceptable use policy.

Last but not least: It’s almost #CIOChat time! Plan to join us Wednesday, March 26, at 3 p.m. EDT when we discuss rogue and shadow IT and all of its benefits and drawbacks.

On SearchCompliance…

Our latest FAQ looks at how Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement and development of rules will evolve in 2014, which has already been an active year, contributor Caron Carlson explains.

What are your organization’s biggest governance, risk and compliance (GRC) snafus and obstacles? In this video from the recent GRC Summit in Boston, Site Editor Ben Cole speaks with an expert about how a lack of collaboration and poor third-party management can doom a GRC program.

SearchCompliance will also be hosting its own tweet jam, #GRCchat, next week! Tune into Twitter Thursday, March 27, at noon EDT to talk with our editors and followers about the role of compliance in the cloud.

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