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May 8, 2012  7:37 PM

Technology for competitive advantage is CIOs’ new Job One



Posted by: Scot Petersen
BI, big data, Business Intelligence, CIO Jobs, cloud computing, cloud computing strategy, Midmarket CIO, Outsourcing, outsourcing services, Strategy for CIOs

Competitive advantage is not that new a business term -- it was popularized by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter in the 1980s -- but it has never been more important as a...

April 2, 2012  5:04 PM

Where are the successful women in business leadership?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, big data, business continuity planning, data breach, data security, Facebook, Hacking, IBM, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, Millennials, social media, social media tools, Staffing, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest cuts of the blogosphere. This week, we're taking a look at the illusive Millennial-generation traits that lead to a quest for more "me time" while the generation's women are experiencing job burnout. Richard Branson asks why there aren't more...


March 6, 2012  5:07 PM

Big data in context is how real understanding begins



Posted by: Scot Petersen
big data, Business Intelligence, data deduplication, data storage, IBM, Leadership and Strategy, Managing data storage

Big data, big picture, big salad. It really doesn't matter, according to


February 29, 2012  8:22 PM

Chief scientist urges CIOs consider big data analytics



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, Business Intelligence, data privacy, Risk management

NEW ORLEANS -- The highlight of IBM PartnerWorld 2012 was not the sales updates nor the award winners, but a half-hour presentation by IBM's chief scientist, Jeff Jonas. The Las Vegas resident genius invigorated the 1,000-strong crowd of IBM's partners and guests, starting with the simple tale of a...


January 9, 2012  9:08 AM

Are your big data analytics ready for 2012?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, Business Intelligence, Hadoop, Linux, Open source, SharePoint and Web 2.0, Twitter

Welcome to Q1 and the year of big data. Now that you're back in the saddle after a rousing holiday season, we've primed the well with our weekly dose of news from around the blogosphere, including the scoop on new releases of Linux and Hadoop, who exactly is still using Internet Explorer 6.0, and...


January 3, 2012  9:55 PM

BYOD backlash leads 2012 technology trends



Posted by: Scot Petersen
big data, Bring your own device, Business Intelligence, BYOD, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology, technology trends

I got a kick out of SearchHealthIT.com's 2012 technology trends not to watch. Since the site launched in late 2009, it has written extensively about electronic medical records,...


April 28, 2011  1:33 PM

PlayStation Network breach is Sony’s shameful nadir



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, data breach

Another week, another major hack. It seems these things go in cycles. There was a major breach at email provider Epsilon earlier this month. But the


April 12, 2011  1:32 PM

What have we learned from the Epsilon security breach?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, data breach, data security, Epsilon

My wife and I started getting the emails April 4. Best Buy. Our bank. Other e-commerce sites we had shopped. The impact of the Epsilon security breach was far and...


September 28, 2010  4:39 PM

A smart business intelligence strategy



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business Intelligence, CIO

My campaign to forever rid my home of snail mail is coming along, except for two areas: Clothing catalogs and Sierra Club membership appeals. The clothing catalogs I can understand. They might be the last thing that disappears from U.S. Postal Service mail bags.


May 18, 2010  8:04 PM

Why using Microsoft Excel in SMB IT makes sense



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Business Intelligence, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Project Management

It's no surprise that many organizations are using Microsoft Excel. Evolving from more than just a simple spreadsheet application, Excel is used for everything from simple project management to


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