IBM BLU Acceleration speaks to core business challenges with Cancun Release

  IBM’s BLU Acceleration is starting to make inroads in addressing common issues faced by enterprise IT organizations. BLU Acceleration is IBM’s in-memory database processing is based on DB2. In-memory processing provides significant performance advantages over traditional methods by eliminating…

CIOs ill equipped to manage the growing security threats

  Security, or Information Security (InfoSec) as the more formal term, is going through a period of massive change. In recent months, the public has become keenly aware of the risks from Information Security. Public security issues at Target, UPS,…

Three harmonious factors that change the CIO octave

  Wikipedia: The term harmony derives from the Greek ‘harmonia’, meaning “joint, agreement, concord”, from the verb ‘harmozo’, “to fit together, to join. The future of the CIO role comes down to this very issue. Many speak of the demise…

Seven Things the CIO should consider when adopting a holistic cloud strategy

  As conversations about cloud computing continues to focus on IT’s inability at holistic adoption, organizations outside of IT continue their cloud adoption trek outside the prevue of IT. While many of these efforts are considered Shadow IT efforts and…

Cloud is now a boardroom discussion and more are requesting CIO adoption

  Cloud computing and the board of directors may seem like an odd match. However, it is not the first time that executives and technology have met up. It may come as a surprise, but those magazines in the airplane…

The number of 9’s don’t matter but business metrics do

  Information Technology (IT) organizations across the globe use a number of metrics to measure their success, failure and standing. One of the more popular metrics is the ‘number of 9’s’ as a measure of system uptime. Why use 9’s?…

Transforming IT Requires a Three-Legged Race

For over 30 years, we have successfully run IT organizations. And things (generally) have worked well for IT organizations and the businesses they serve. Best practices were identified, shared and enhanced. Technology evolved and became increasingly more sophisticated. We built…

How to Leverage the Cloud for Disasters like Hurricane Sandy

Between natural disasters like Hurricanes Sandy and Irene or man-made disasters like the recent data center outages, disasters happen. The question isn’t whether they will happen. The question is: What can be done to avoid the next one? Cloud computing…

How Important are Ecosystems? Ecosystems are Everything

The IT industry is in a state of significant flux. Paradigms are changing and so are the underlying technologies. Along with these changes come the way we think about solutions. Over time, IT organizations have amassed a phenomenal number of…