Firefighters See Problems, CIOs Must See Opportunities
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9/12/2012 | 1:37:04 AM
re: Firefighters See Problems, CIOs Must See Opportunities
As I see Innovation as a business-centric process, driving innovation should depend less on whether we are squeezing the RTB budget (which we should do anyway), but rather be an integral part of the strategic planning and execution.

Ofir Shalev @ofirdi
Andrew Hornback
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9/11/2012 | 2:02:18 AM
re: Firefighters See Problems, CIOs Must See Opportunities
With regards to your security point - I think one thing that needs to be addressed is the valuation of the informational assets that the organization possesses. Sure, it's possible to build a Fort Knox to protect your data, but does it make sense to spend millions of dollars pursuing that dream when your informational assets don't match that value? Every dollar spent gets scrutinized these days, since dollars are in short supply.

When it comes to innovation - until there is zero possibility of any form of threat out there and every system is built with zero single points of failure, there will always be the need for a react and defend group in any organization's IT department. They key is to reduce the time spent on reacting and defending in order to improve the organization.

I also see the Social Media point playing into the security point by way of social engineering.

Andrew Hornback
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9/10/2012 | 5:58:36 PM
re: Firefighters See Problems, CIOs Must See Opportunities
These are struggles for major industries today globally. Each one requires focus for the year. If you are going to provide virtualization then you must understand other items will be delayed in the year. You must realize which business problem you will be solving? Set the priority and then move out on the plan? Realizing you maybe faced with fixing something while deploying virtualization since you will not know what ugliness you find in the process.

You may have to change your approach and train users in the new process. This takes time and money to execute. And then plan the next insertion. Review the lessons learned and this will aid you on other insertions within the business environment.

Planning is 80% and 20% execution of the plan. dp

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