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jmullinax480
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jmullinax480,
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11/4/2011 | 10:01:24 PM
re: Top 10 CIO Priorities
Good review. A few observations: similar to @JerryJohnson, I see cloud and the 80/20 trap as tightly related, and I'd add IT agility to that, too. We're long pat the time when 4 months to provision servers is acceptable, and the ability for the cloud to get developers to work right away on prototyping new solutions is one of the great advantages of cloud computing - even in cases when constraints prevent a cloud deployment in production.
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11/4/2011 | 7:00:17 PM
re: Top 10 CIO Priorities
Rob, I enjoy this time of year as it rains Top 10 lists. I believe you have hit squarely on the IT best practices we are driving as part of our IT strategic plan at Intel - touching on today's initiatives like cloud, consumerization, security transformation and efficiency along with the some emerging focus areas like business velocity, business intelligence (BI) and workforce transformation.

Each year we publish an Intel IT Performance Report that outlines our CIO prioities and how the organization is responding to create business value. If you are curious, you can find the 2010-2011 report below --> the 2011-12 report will published in January on intel.com/IT

Intel IT Performance Report: http://www.intel.com/content/w...

Chris, IT@IntelSME
Tony Wessels
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Tony Wessels,
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10/25/2011 | 5:28:39 PM
re: Top 10 CIO Priorities
G«£Thanks for this article, Rob. You give some good insight into what CIOs top priorities should be, and I latched on to your point about aligning IT and business in particular. I think that one important step CIOs need to take in aligning IT with the business is to closely monitor technology adoption among employees. Companies invest millions of dollars in technology, but only achieve maximum benefits and ROI if employees actually use it. In your point about consumerization, you make the argument that the most productive employees are the ones that use the technology they are comfortable with. ShouldnG«÷t this same mindset be applied to enterprise software? CIOs need to take into consideration the comfort employees feel using consumer apps like Amazon and Facebook, and apply it when vetting enterprise software. That way, employees will actually want to use the technology, and the businessG«÷ bottom line will benefit as a whole.G«•
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10/24/2011 | 11:15:00 AM
re: Top 10 CIO Priorities
Good to see that the adoption of cloud computing is one of the top ten priorities for IT decision makers, cloud provides cost effectiveness and increased operational efficiencies just viewed an excellent video, Adoption Roadmap , a guide to the cloud @http://bit.ly/pY4d6k
RobPreston
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10/21/2011 | 9:24:51 PM
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Thanks, Jerry. Indeed, I mention mobile as the uber-trend with regard to post-PC era developments, and mobility certainly is also a big part of the consumerization trend. I think there are several priorities that pervade many trends--information security and system reliability among them--and I would put mobility in that category.
JerryJohnson
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10/20/2011 | 8:21:06 PM
re: Top 10 CIO Priorities
What? Mobile didn't make the top ten? Surely it is foundational to collaboration, but possibly implied by consumerization and a post-PC era. My opinion is "cloud" is so overused as to be meaningless now...and it, too, is just one of many means to breaking the 80-20 headlock. So, here's my list, cloud and application rationalization added as sub-bullets to the 80-20, and add mobile with location awareness and imaging as sub-bullets to that.


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