Creating Your Digital Strategy

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Photo credit: Shutterstock For many corporations, welcoming the New Year also heralds the season of strategy development and budget distribution. Business strategy experts around the world have categorically stated that data is now a strategic asset that can be sold and exchanged.

What is Your 2017 Business Strategy?

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock End of year predictions in December are as predictable as tomorrow’s sunrise, but a recent video on 2017 Technology Trends helped me really understand how important a digital transformation strategy is to just about any business executive.

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Why a Reactive Security Strategy Costs Companies Millions Each Year


The problem with a reactionary strategy is that there is no guarantee threats and breaches will be detected immediately. Trends Cybersecurity security strategyCarol M. Evenson. The Internet is both a blessing and a curse for businesses.

Why I Love The Oracle Cloud Strategy

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In recent blog post, I shared that I had come to Oracle based on the strength of their cloud strategy. A few snarky individuals tweeted " what strategy? ". I can list off all the different technologies and strategies I've been smitten by.

We Need A National Cybersecurity Strategy That Everyone Can Implement


The quick answer is that we don’t have a national cybersecurity strategy that everyone can implement. Click on any cybersecurity initiative you desire and you’ll find comprehensive strategies developed by smart security experts. While well intentioned the writers make the common mistake of laying out cybersecurity strategies that are too complex for most organizations. A workable national cybersecurity strategy needs to be built using simple tasks the 99.9%

Inform your federal growth strategy with Opptiv


For example, the cartoon below: This struck me as particularly funny since I have seen so many companies approach their new growth strategy this way. For more see: Rethink Your Growth Strategy. By Bob Gourley. Opptiv is a sponsor of Cognitio''s 30 April 2015 Synergy Forum.

New LinkedIn Data Center Strategy Similar to Microsoft’s

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Data Center Strategies Deals LinkedIn MicrosoftSocial network recently shifted to hyperscale data center approach Read More.

Your Drunk History of Mobile Strategy

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Everybody can name their favorite apps. But can you name even two mobile websites you love? We can't. So we decided to stare into the awful maw of the mobile web and learn how to fix it. 65 companies signed up to help.

Federal Strategies for the Startup CEO


One of our more popular white papers (with over 2000 downloads) is titled " Advice for the Tech Startup CEO Considering a Federal Strategy." Download “Federal Strategies for the Startup CEO” Advice-for-the-tech-startup-CEO.pdf – Downloaded 2226 times – 788 kB.

How CIOs Find Time for Digital Strategy


This is good for most CIOs, as they consistently report that if they had complete control over how they spend their time, they would devote more time to these enterprise strategy and revenue generating activities.

Why IT Chiefs of Staff are Shaping Business Strategy


Nearly half of all IT chiefs of staff say they want to get more involved in helping to set business strategy, but only 28% say they are currently involved in this process, according to CEB data.

Ex-eBay Infrastructure Chief Takes Over Uber Data Center Strategy

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Data Center Strategies Executive Staffing UberDean Nelson is the new Head of Uber Compute, where Read More.

Cloud by the Megawatt: Inside IBM’s Cloud Data Center Strategy

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Cloud Computing Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Featured IBM Site SelectionAll major US hardware vendors have tried and failed to become formidable rivals to Amazon in the cutthroat cloud infrastructure market; all except IBM. Read More.

A survival strategy for the digital transformation

All Things Distributed

SKF keeps the strategy of its clients in mind at all times and tries to think along with them. This article titled " Überlebensstrategie für die digitale Transformation " appeared in German last week in the "Die Zukunft beginnt heute (the future starts today)" section of Wirtschaftwoche.

Build or Lease? Creating the Best Data Center Strategy

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Colocation Data Center Strategies FeaturedHere’s what infrastructure pros need to know when making the most important decisions of their career Read More.

Aligning Business & Technology Strategies

Data Center Knowledge

We talk with Derek Odegard, president and founder of CentricsIT, about aligning business and technology strategies to deliver value and ROI. Read More. Events

3 Strategies to Decrease IT Costs and Increase Business Impact

CIO Dashboard

Successful CIOs have to find new strategies to bridge this growing “Digital Divide.”. Business StrategyGuest post by Suheb Siddiqui and Chetan Shetty. A veteran CIO recently told me, “The last few months felt like I time traveled back to the 1980s.

Simplicity is a strategy that works.

Forrester IT

This last week I was fortunate enough to be invited out to Hollywood to participate in a large exercise for the entertainment industry focusing on cyber security planning and threat management.

Cloud Acquisition Strategy, Customized to the Right Cloud Model

Cloud Musings

It is also the most discussed topic in agency strategy, cyber security forums and mission / program reviews. An enhanced view of cloud acquisition involves the mapping of the right acquisition strategy with the right cloud deployment model.

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CEO: Level 3 Deal Doesn’t Affect CenturyLink Data Center Strategy Review

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CenturyLink Colocation Connectivity Data Center Strategies Deals Level 3Expects CenturyLink to complete review process by year end as planned Read More.

The Right Questions to Ask About Data Center Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

Data center customers often don’t ask some of the most important questions. Here's what they are. Read More. Data Center World Featured How to

DEC's Networking Strategies

IT Toolbox

An important deviation from past DEC policies was extensive support for interconnection to networks and facilities outside DNA, including, in particular, support for IBM's SNA and Novell's NetWare

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Writing A Good Strategy Doc

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  You''re in a meeting, discussing issues, contributing way more than your fair share -- and, all of the sudden , the person in charge looks at you and asks you to pull together a strategy document on the behalf of the team.    So do good strategy documents. 

Here’s IBM’s Data Center Strategy for Bluemix PaaS

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured IBM Regulation Site SelectionGiving customers maximum control over location of their data is key in addressing Europe's new data sovereignty issues Read More.

DCK Exclusive: Infomart President John Sheputis Talks Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

In an interview with Data Center Knowledge, Infomart President John Sheputis talks strategy and discusses plans for 35 megawatts of development slated for 2017.

The Tip of the Spear II: Connecting Big Data Project Management with Enterprise Data Strategy


Department of Transportation's CIO, describes four components for what I call an “enterprise data strategy”: Data governance. He also mentions additional factors relevant to DOT’s data strategy: The volume of data is increasing and we need to be ready for it. Communication Strategy.

Defining Your Agile Release Management Strategy

Social, Agile and Transformation

I recommended in an earlier post that release management strategies are important to agile. In my last post, I asked whether continuous deployment is right for all businesses and suggested a number of business criteria and technology capabilities to help determine whether organizations should go beyond continuous integration and continuous delivery to a full continuous deployment operation.

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How ERP Supports Your Business Growth Strategy

IT Toolbox

Companies look to various business growth strategies to aid them as they move forward. In addition, companies will turn to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to support the business growth strategy that’s best for their needs. Common strategies for business growth include: &bull As a business grows and expands, so do challenges to its continued success.

What Senior Execs Must Know about Enterprise Data Center Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Strategies Data Center World EnterpriseThere are more IT infrastructure options today than ever; know the right question to ask Read More.

Where Video Analytics Falls Into Your Big Data Strategy: 5 Use Cases


Consider the following use cases when planning out your big data strategy. Rick Delgado. Any business hoping to enjoy success now and well into the future knows that big data is the way to go. With big data analytics, companies have become more versatile, adopting new technological solutions to enhance their capabilities, efficiently run their organizations, and increase revenue.

Strategies for Evaluating Data Center Aisle Containment

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Data Center Aisle Containment has emerged as an effective strategy for increasing an existing data center’s capacity to support higher density rack loads, writes Todd Boucher of Leading Edge Design Group.

Data Security to Drive More and More Data Center Strategy Decisions

Data Center Knowledge

Hear about 16 elements of sound data center strategy at Data Center World Fall Read More. Data Center Strategies Data Center World

Other Dead LAN Strategies

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Companies such as Bridge Communications, Ungermann-Bass, AT&T, and Wang were major players, or at least they were attempting to be

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