The Morning Download comes from the editors of CIO Journal and cues up the most important news in business technology every weekday morning. Send us your tips, compliments and complaints. You can get The Morning Download emailed to you each weekday morning by clicking here.Good morning. They couldn’t pry the BlackBerry away from President-elect Barack Obama in January 2009. The next U.S. president will be forgiven if he never had one to begin with. The same holds true for many of your employees. About three years ago, some 2,500 employees at Land O’ Lakes Inc. used company-issued BlackBerrys. Today, that number is down to 12. Despite this week’
While information technology is synonymous with change, it seems change never happened so quickly. Over the last few years, cloud computing and mobility have become widespread, while social networks and analytics have penetrated all corners of the enterprise.The explosion of data will remain among the biggest concerns for the IT industry as the Big Data begins to become more prominent. The exabytes requiring management and analysis will be a factor in planning discussions, and petabytes will become the new standard for data centers. Much attention will focus on secondary data generated from copies and backups, and obsolete data that are not
Words and phrases are fundamental building blocks of language and culture, much as genes and cells are to the biology of life. And words are how we express ideas, so tracing their origin, development and spread is not merely an academic pursuit but a window into a society’s intellectual evolution.Digital technology is changing both how words and ideas are created and proliferate, and how they are studied. Just last month, for example, the Library of Congress said its archive of public Twitter messages has reached 170 billion tweets and rising, by about 500 million tweets a day. The Library of Congress archive, resulting from a deal struck with
Summary: Long gone are the days when CIOs had to talk up the size of their datacentres and redundant resources to be taken seriously. Now, their future hangs on three key drivers.Of the many CIOs I have either met or for whom I have had the pleasure of working, all share the common concern of job longevity. When average time in post for a CIO is between only four and five years — and with trends showing that figure is likely to fall — it's no surprise that the role of a CIO requires instant success in minimal time and typically with minimal budget. Nearly every CEO's mandate for a CIO is for IT to be better, faster and cheaper.Of course, these
Perhaps no C-level position has undergone as many changes in expectations, approaches, and philosophies during the past few decades as that of the Chief Information Officer.And the turbulent forces shaping businesses in today’s always-on global marketplace promise to accelerate that ongoing evolution. In that context, I’ve put together a list of what I believe will be the top priorities for strategic CIOs in the coming year.As you’ll see, each of these 10 is rooted in change, and calls for the CIO to be a leader instead of a follower; a disrupter instead of a go-alonger; and a business-driven executive instead of a tech-focused manager.Several
U.S. Technology salaries rose more than they have in a decade, with the average tech professional earning a 5 percent increase, from $81,327 to $85,619, according to an annual salary survey by Dice.The increase comes at a time when more than two thirds of tech professionals – 64 percent — are confident that they can find a better job. Supporting their notion is the fact that employers are stepping up their efforts to retain staff, using more interesting or challenging assignments, increased compensation and telecommuting options. (Some 19 percent of the survey’s respondents changed jobs during 2012.)Indeed, the technology job market remains tight.
Summary: Gartner survey of 2,000 CIOs finds less emphasis on systems, more on digital business initiatives.Gartner recently conducted a survey of 2,053 CIOs, asking what's going to be important over the coming year. If you look at the lists below -- for technology and business priorities -- there probably aren't too many surprises. Analytics/BI tops the list, followed by mobile, followed by cloud, and so on.The piece of bad news is the economics. Gartner says average CIO IT budgets are down 0.5 percent from a year ago. However, everyone should be used to it -- CIO IT budgets "have been flat to negative ever since the dot-com bust of 2002." The
Of all the questions asked at a recent event, this particular one was the most difficult toÂ answer. Earlier this week I wasÂ at the New Jersey Institute of Technology as the host of CloudCamp, a Ã¢ÂÂun-conferenceÃ¢ÂÂ created to inform and educate on various cloud computing topics. Since the launch of the unconventional series of events more than four years ago, it has grown to more than 300 cities
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