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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Just How Good Is Your Company At That IT Stuff?

You would think that since all of these computers, networks, and software things have been around for so long that most companies would be just about even in how they make use of them, right? A recent study reveals that this is not the case: some of us are using […]

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Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

Dr. Jim Anderson tackles the question that all CIO’s are asking: just exactly what is “cloud computing”? Dr. Anderson identifies the 4 different flavors of cloud computing that are available and points out how a CIO would go about using each one of them. Get a free subscription to The […]

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Planning For The Cloud: What Does A CIO Need To Know?

Let’s face facts shall we? Cloud computing appears to be the real deal. It can no longer be considered just yet another IT fad. It sure looks like every company will be using cloud based computing resources eventually. Since this appears to be inevitable, what should CIOs be thinking about […]

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Video: Wicked, Wicked IT Strategy Problems

    Dr. Jim Anderson explains why there are some problems that an IT department just can’t solve — because they are wicked problems. Dr. Anderson identifies why traditional IT problem solving techniques won’t work with wicked IT problems and how you can determine if a problem is really a […]

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3 Traps That Cause CIOs To Make Bad Decisions

How do you make decisions? We’d all like to think that we carefully weight the available evidence and then use our past experiences to make the right decision each time. However, the reality is actually quite different. As CIOs we are asked to make some very big “bet the company” […]

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Video: London Stock Exchange Needs Cloud Computing

Dr. Jim Anderson discusses an outage that happened at the London Stock Exchange. Dr. Anderson identifies what may have caused the London Stock Exchange outage and if cloud computing could possibly help prevent this from happening again. Get a free subscription to The Accidental Successful CIO newsletter by visiting the […]

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CIOs Need To Realize That Seeing Is NOT Always Believing

Let’s face it, CIOs just like everyone else are currently being overwhelmed with too much information on a daily basis. Things were bad a few years ago, but with the arrival of blogs, wikis, Internet video and smartphones, there just doesn’t seem to be any way for us to keep […]

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Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Problems With Clouds

  Dr. Jim Anderson explains the issues that CIOs need to be aware of when they are evaluating using cloud computing. Dr. Anderson identifies seven issues with moving a company’s applications and storage into the cloud. He explains how CIOs need to go about dealing with each of these issues. […]

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CIOs Need To Realize That Virtualization Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up To Be

To read the IT trade journals or speak with CIOs you’d think that we’ve all found the magic silver bullet that IT’s been looking for during the past few years: server virtualization. The ability to mash together a bunch of different expensive individual servers and shrink the company’s IT footprint […]

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