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August 26, 2010  7:09 PM

IT service catalog planning stage tips



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, IT chargeback, IT service catalog

A large publishing company in the U.K. is introducing a new IT service catalog as part of its plan to turn the current IT chargeback model on its head. Until this...

August 25, 2010  3:57 PM

WikiLeaks: When IT security threats are leakers, not hackers



Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT security, WikiLeaks

Last month's release of the incendiary Afghan War Diary by WikiLeaks raised a lot of national security questions, not the least of which is how a large, complex enterprise anticipates the human element when it...


August 20, 2010  2:21 PM

The cloud hype cycle will take the industry for a ride



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing adoption, cloud hype, cloud market trends, cloud services adoption

If you think cloud computing is coming on strong, well, you ain't seen nothing yet. Analysts at Gartner Inc. predict that worldwide revenue from cloud services will balloon from $58.6 billion in 2009 to $148.8 billion in 2014. Both the speed and scale of enterprise deployments are accelerating,...


August 20, 2010  11:17 AM

Social media risks that will make your hair stand on end



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Enterprise 2.0, Social media, social media risks

We've all heard about the benefits of using social media in the enterprise: Brands are enhanced, customers engaged, employees connected. But as summer nears its end, let's gather around the blogfire to recount a few scary stories about


August 13, 2010  12:57 PM

The feds’ identity ecosystem will include national identity cards



Posted by: 4Laura
Add new tag, CIO, cybercrime, federated identities, identity management, national identity cards, single sign-on

The U.S. government is increasing its efforts to identify, authenticate and authorize people online. This month it's releasing a draft of a Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace proposal that includes promoting a "national identity...


August 12, 2010  5:46 PM

Gartner downgrades 2010 IT spending — what’s in your wallet?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT spending

Gartner Inc. downgraded its forecast for 2010 IT spending worldwide, and now pegs growth at 2.9% rather than the 4.1% growth it forecast earlier this year. Spending numbers for the U.S. market are even more modest: The...


August 6, 2010  11:56 AM

What’s data fungibility got to do with delivering business insight?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
BI, catalyst conference, data management, fungible assets

What's data fungibility have to do with delivering business insight? No, really, I'm asking. According to Burton Group analyst Lyn Robison, one reason CIOs are struggling to deliver business insight to the business -- as...


August 5, 2010  9:41 PM

Enterprise adoption of the public cloud hinges on liability policies



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Cloud computing, liability policies, public cloud, risk management

Of all the potential showstoppers to enterprise adoption of the public cloud -- including such well-touted concerns as security, interoperability and portability -- liability policies have emerged as the one most likely to derail progress. It doesn't take an actuarial degree to predict that at some...


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