Once upon a time the CIO job had very little to do with the company that you worked for. Instead of having to worry about what the company was up to, you could spend your time focused on building data centers, selecting servers, and installing more storage. What it was being used for really did … Read moreWhat CIOs Need To Know About Drilling For Oil
All CIOs have heard about big data by now: the Tsunami of data that is washing over every company and the struggle that they have to collect it, store it, and then process it in order to create actionable information. As a CIO, when we think about big data we are faced with a number … Read moreAre You Ready For Big Data?
It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing. We can’t pick up an industry magazine, attend a conference, or even talk with a vendor without being bombarded with cloud-related discussions talking about how it relates to the importance of information technology. However, moving your company’s IT infrastructure into the cloud is … Read moreCIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?
CIOs have discovered that they have a bit of a problem on their hands. The equipment that General Electric (GE) sells, power plant electrical gear, etc. to run factories is so big and so complex that nobody really understands how to use it correctly. The GE products can be tuned to run at a peak … Read moreCIOs Seek GE’s Help In Maximizing How Factory Equipment Is Used
By now I’m sure that because if the importance of information technology you’ve heard all about “the cloud”. This is the fantastic collection of servers and storage systems that are available to your company to use for a monthly subscription fee. All you have to do is pay your money, and then you can transfer … Read moreIs Moving To The Cloud Worth The Risk?
You would think that by now, with all that has been written about the importance of information technology and the advantages of moving your IT operations into the cloud, the decision to move a company’s applications and storage into the cloud would be a no-brainer for the person with the CIO job. However, we’ve all … Read moreThe Challenges Of Moving Old Applications Into A New Cloud
We’ve all heard the stories about IT shops with 100’s if not 1000’s of servers that are all being utilized at the 2% level. Shucks, we heard about this all the back in 2008 and that’s when the server virtualization vendors started showing up and knocking on our doors to remind us about the importance … Read moreCIOs Realize That Virtualization Is Not A Magic Cure
If there is one thing that I think that we can all agree on then it is that our data processing and storage needs continue to grow as the company comes to realize the importance of information technology. The person with the CIO job now has to find a way to deal with this explosive … Read more3 Options That CIOs Have To Consider: Build, Colocation, or Cloud
If you’ve taken the time to read any of the IT trade rags in the past year or so, you’ve seen a story that tells you how wonderful “the cloud” is and how it has become a key part of the importance of information technology. In fact, if you’ve read enough of these articles, you … Read moreWhy Moving To The Cloud Might Be A Bad Idea For A CIO
I like clouds, you like clouds, everyone likes clouds. CIOs everywhere are getting inundated with cloud requests, cloud proposals, and cloud projects. However, committing your company’s IT assets to the cloud is a big deal considering the importance of information technology to the company. This sure seems like the kind of thing that you don’t … Read moreQuestions About The Cloud That Every CIO Should Be Asking