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July 30, 2013  8:32 PM

Security, privacy and ethics: Three big data mistakes



Posted by: Guest Author
BI, Big Data, big data security, risk management, security concerns

By Nicole Laskowski, Senior News Writer SAN DIEGO – Security, ethics and privacy hover on the outskirts of the big data discussion; they are not ignored, but they don't often appear in the spotlight, either. That's why it was surprising to see an entire session devoted to all three at...

August 4, 2012  4:44 PM

CIO lights up Olympics with green tech innovation



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, CIO careers, CIo job, CIO job; CIO leadership; CIO careers, CIO leadership, CIO role, CIOs, customized technology, cybercrime, data breach, Green IT, innovation, IT risk, IT security, IT skills, IT staffing, layoffs, risk management, risks, Security, security concerns, social collaboration, Social media, social media platforms, software, Staffing, Tech layoffs, technology staffing, the future of IT

Every four years, it's the same thing. We sit and watch the summer Olympics in awe of human physical potential and our minds begin to wander. What if we'd kept up those swimming lessons? If only we didn't dump track for the school newspaper. Then we come back to reality, pop open another soda and...


May 18, 2012  12:17 AM

Even a minor lapse in security protocol can lead to major costs



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Compliance, data breach, data leakage, Data privacy, information security strategy, risk management

Very bad things happen when security protocols are neglected. Just ask Stephen Fletcher, the now-former CIO for the state of Utah. Fletcher was fired by Gov. Gary...


May 16, 2012  3:29 PM

Disaster recovery documentation falling short



Posted by: Christina Torode
business continuity, CIO, Disaster recovery, disaster recovery documentation, disaster recovery plan, risk management

I spoke with a CIO years ago who went around his data center and randomly shut down servers. He did this for two reasons. For starters, if no one noticed that the server was off for a week, it obviously wasn’t needed. The other, more important reason? He wanted to see how his IT staff...


November 23, 2011  3:50 PM

GM strategy for innovation and lowering risk should ring bell for CIOs



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Budgeting and cost-cutting, CFO, CFO and CIO relationship, innovation, risk management

It's a short week. I'll get straight to the punch. I heard General Motors Co. CFO Dan Ammann being interviewed last week about GM's strategy for running the business, one year after the carmaker's initial public offering. CIOs should pay attention to what he said about lowering risk and


September 23, 2010  5:23 PM

CIOs’ list of demands for public cloud providers



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud services, cloud uptime, Disaster recovery, public cloud, risk management, Security

Transferring data outside your four walls, particularly over the Internet, is not an appealing prospect to many CIOs. But cloud uptime? Now that is an even larger trust issue...


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...


May 27, 2010  7:44 PM

BP’s risk management strategy put planet in peril



Posted by: Linda Tucci
BP, risk management

A story in this morning's New York Times on BP's risk management strategy will no doubt send chills down the spine of many a corporate risk and compliance officer. The story reports on an internal BP document showing that for financial reasons and expediency, the oil company chose to...


April 16, 2010  3:13 PM

Don’t be a horror story! Why social media policies matter to the CIO



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Compliance, risk management, Security, Web 2.0

Although social media technologies aren't generally a focus for SearchCIO.com, two stories this week highlighted some reasons why CIOs need to establish strong social media policies to monitor their...


April 16, 2010  2:09 PM

CIO careers: Seeking legal experts



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, CIO careers, risk management

Of all the conversations I had with attendees this week at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las Vegas, it was actually one with Gartner analyst Debra Logan about CIO careers that surprised me the most. Logan is finding that more...


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