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TotalCIO by Kristen Lee

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TotalCIO is a forum for enterprise CIOs and other readers of SearchCIO.com. This is a space to discuss IT and business management trends, emerging technologies and other news for IT leaders.


Is there a business workhorse behind the comely exterior of iPad Air?

October 17, 2014 - Not so long ago, SearchCIO cautioned CIOs to hold off on replacing PCs with tablets. Despite all the user-friendliness of tablets, there was not a whole lot of  heavy duty work that we business workhorses could do on them. Then Apple and IBM announced a partnership to provide enterprise software services for the iPad, offering...... READ MORE


  • NetSuite: An Overview

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    NetSuite had a substantial growth during 2013 with an overall increase in company revenue to the extent of 35%, i.e. USD 418 million. The main focus of NetSuite stays on financial accounting and ERP functionalities. NetSuite takes care of sales force automation to its core level comprising of oppo…READ MORE

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  • I see the future and the future is gold

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    The forty something company SAP has changed it’s branding logo and now it is all gold.

    Just the like the messages that are coming from CEO Bill McDermott and User Experience labs in the form of products like Fiori and Personas, everything is much simpler and changing the way the brand is presente…READ MORE

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  • Cloud and security top two CIO concerns for 2015. Makes sense.

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    It’s no secret that cloud is a big part of a CIO’s IT strategy, and results from TechTarget’s 2014 IT Salary Survey bear that out: the 333 senior IT executives polled in this year’s survey ranked cloud computing as one of their top priorities for 2015, tied for the No. 1 spot with security.

    Cloud…READ MORE

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  • EMC takes control of VCE, Tucci willing to delay retirement

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    EMC, under pressure to spin off assets or merge with another large company, today spun in one of its assets – its VCE joint venture with Cisco.
    EMC CEO and chairman Joe Tucci would not comment on any other possible M&A strategy during EMC’s earnings report call. Hewlett-Packard executives h…READ MORE

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  • Protecting Your Data in Any Storm

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    Luckily we still have power as I write today’s column. The winds have been gusting to about 55MPH and the rain is lashing the windows of my office. In some ways, it’s akin to being at sea without the added fear that we might capsize. Regardless, the power and Internet are still up and I’m typi…READ MORE

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  • And your SQL PASS Speaker Idol Judges Are...

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    If you are attending the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle, WA in November 2014 you’ve probably heard that the SQL PASS Summit is going to be having it’s first speaker idol with the winner of the competition winning a speaking slot at the SQL PASS Summit in 2015.

    In order to have a contest we need judge…READ MORE

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  • Run with PowerShell

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    Came across  something new today – Run with PowerShell.


    if you have PowerShell 3.0 or later installed – right click on your script and select “Run with PowerShell”


    A few rules though – The script can’t take parameters or output anything to the prompt. You can…READ MORE

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  • What is the internet of things

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    A new tech industry phrase, The Internet of Things, has been floating around the web for a few months now. The Internet of things is a loose term people are using to describe any number of devices that may or may not currently live in your house. It’s all so vague. Last week, I found myself reading …READ MORE

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  • Cisco's Klein on partner progress and feedback

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    In another six months, on April 27-30, the Cisco Partner Summit 2015 will kick off in Montreal. However, what’s important for partners is what happens between one global Summit and the next.

    Back in March at Cisco Partner Summit 2014 in Las Vegas, the vendor laid out its next-generation partner p…READ MORE

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  • The TOTAL Commoditization of Windows PCs

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    In the last week’s technology news, I’ve been struck by the recent confluence of several business and technology factors that either promise or threaten — I can’t yet really decide which — to remake the world of personal computing as it’s currently understood by those who come at it from the Windo…READ MORE

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  • Thoughts on achieving good MPLS costs

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    If your idea of obtaining good MPLS costs is to throw a spreadsheet of sites together and hope for the best, you might be disappointed. In this article I share some of my experience where projects have achieved some excellent results.

    Part of creating a WAN proposal is building a specific capabil…READ MORE

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  • Sometimes an Astute Eye Can Find Unexpected Bargains

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    My wife and I have a daughter, Tina, who (with aid from her husband, Chucky) helped us out during some dark months after I had two heart attacks in one week and couldn’t work. Now it was our turn. My wife and I are doing okay financially (in large part because we’re extremely frugal) so when Tina …READ MORE

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  • Executive Dashboard Must Have Add-in

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    If you have dreams of developing executive dashboards in Excel, you need this add-in.

    Drilldown PivotCharts
    Add double click drilldown to PivotCharts

    Drilldown Results Management
    Use just one worksheet for all drilldown requests to end drilldown clutter

    Embedded Chart Expand/Res…READ MORE

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  • Is there a business workhorse behind the comely exterior of iPad Air?

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    Not so long ago, SearchCIO cautioned CIOs to hold off on replacing PCs with tablets. Despite all the user-friendliness of tablets, there was not a whole lot of  heavy duty work that we business workhorses could do on them. Then Apple and IBM announced a partnership to provide enterprise software se…READ MORE

    Kristen Lee300 pointsBadges:
  • Finding the right cloud computing partner

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    It’s clear that cloud computing is no longer a do-it-yourself venture, especially in the enterprise. A lot of companies can roll their own applications on Amazon Web Services for one-off projects, or for prototyping and testing, but for many enterprise application rollouts, a cloud computing consult…READ MORE

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  • Do IT and business leaders need an attitude adjustment?

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    It’s not uncommon for IT and business leaders to want to reap the benefits of having employees collaborate amongst each other, but the same perspective isn’t always seen when it comes to sharing technology resources. Those decision-makers need an attitude adjustment when it comes to shared workloads…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (10/13 - 10/20)

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    Are Docker and Microsoft a match made in heaven? Find out in this week’s roundup?

    1. Microsoft tries Docker containers on for size – Ed Scannell (SearchWindowsServer)

    Continuing its commitment to not lock users into Windows-only products, Microsoft will…READ MORE

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  • Lunch time networking causes indigestion

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    The new email is a retrograde step and not an upgrade; life was so good with the older system. What is happening with our IT? The world is moving ahead and we are going backwards. How do you expect us to be effective when we cannot even communicate with our customers? I don’t know what to do, prob…READ MORE

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  • JPMorgan Chase hackers compromised 13 other finance companies

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    Online consumer security and privacy remains in the headlines as big-name companies continue to report cybersecurity breaches. Further investigations into the JPMorgan Chase cyberhack revealed that 13 other financial institutions’ computers were also breached, while Dairy Queen and Kmart’s in-store …READ MORE

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  • ITKE Twitter security chat (October 29th)

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    It’s back! That’s right…our security experts are coming back for our second #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on October 29th at 1 PM (EST). Just to remind you, our security experts include:

    Jeff Cutler (ITKE blogger – Security Corner)

    Ken Harthun (ITKE blogger…READ MORE

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