I can't tell you how excited I am about the launch of Enterprise Efficiency, unique new community where CIOs and other business technology leaders and executive decision makers can share peer guidance, news and analysis, and best practices on the strategic uses of technology in the enterprise.
I can't tell you how excited I am about the launch of Enterprise Efficiency, unique new community where CIOs and other business technology leaders and executive decision makers can share peer guidance, news and analysis, and best practices on the strategic uses of technology in the enterprise.Even though the site is a brand-new baby, we've already gathered an impressive collection of more than 20 bloggers, including CIOs, CEOs, analysts, consultants, journalists, and other leaders with a wide range of IT backgrounds and areas of expertise. Even more remarkable, in just its first few days of operation, Enterprise Efficiency has already attracted more than 150 comments!
So, what are all those smart folks writing about? It all comes down to the need to juggle the CIO's sometimes-conflicting roles as innovator and cost cutter. Some of the specific issues Enterprise Efficiency will be focusing on include:
Cloud Computing: Myths, Realities & Metrics
The Business Value of Tomorrow's Data Center
The Mobile Enterprise: Devices, Apps & Services
Corporate IT Politics: Making Them Dance in Your Favor
The Secure Enterprise: Frameworks That Enable Agile Access
Managing TCO While Driving Innovation
Virtualization: The Mandatory Ingredient
GRC (Governance, Risk Management, Compliance) in Practice
Outsourcing: End-to-End Collaboration
Automation: The Future of IT Management
Meaty stuff, to be sure. But we're also dipping our toes into the everyday technology topics that we all care about; the crazy, quirky, surprising technology developments that also influence our work in a variety of ways.
And we'll do it without the blind tech boosterism that colors so much of what you find on the Internet. While we love and appreciate the benefits of technology, Enterprise Efficiency is all about calling bluffs, seeing through the hype, popping bubbles, and challenging the conventional "wisdom" that so often is just the opposite. After all, if you want to use business technology and services to create competitive advantage your company, you can't just follow the herd.
Of course, no matter how thought provoking, the blogs are just the beginning at Enterprise Efficiency. The real heart of the site is our message boards, which use custom technology and cutting-edge design to make it easy and enticing for even first-time visitors to join in ongoing conversations about the topics raised in the blog posts. That's why we've arleady seen such a deluge of comments from a smart, connected, and experienced group of site participants.
And that's not all. Enterprise Efficiency's user-generated content will be reinforced with a regular calendar of deep-dive analyst reports written in conjunction with InformationWeek Analytics, plus a series of informative Webcasts, video reports, and more.
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