The Department of Homeland Security implemented its Protected Critical Infrastructure Information Program last week. Its goal is to reduce the country's susceptibility to terrorist attacks by having companies that provide critical infrastructure services voluntarily submit confidential, proprietary, and business-sensitive information about their operations to the federal government. The information will be used to identify and address vulnerabilities. Homeland Security estimates that private-sector companies run 85% of the services required to ensure national security, public health and safety, and economic stability.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.