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11/2/2015
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Comic: Are CIOs Going Down With The IT Ship?

CIOs and children first! Is this generation of CIOs just being asked to go down with the IT ship? Or are its members plotting a new course?

CIOs keep taking broadsides from CFOs, the public cloud, consumerization, and more. Is IT sinking or floating?

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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Ariella
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11/4/2015 | 5:02:59 PM
Re: IT still not understood
<without IT there is no business and without business there is NO IT too.> @Gig3 very true. What Oliver Ratzesberger, Senior Vice President of Software at Teradata  said about big data applies to all of IT. "without business results [it] is just a science project."
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Gigi3,
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11/6/2015 | 12:19:53 AM
Re: IT still not understood
"very true. What Oliver Ratzesberger, Senior Vice President of Software at Teradata  said about big data applies to all of IT. "without business results [it] is just a science project."

Ariella, No doubt that big data can play a vital role in Business. The only thing is datas has to be analyzed properly and execute at right sense based on patterns. Otherwise big data is junk and have no use.
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Whoopty,
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11/9/2015 | 7:15:59 AM
Re: new reality of todays IT's
Philistines. It's all about the English Breakfast tea. 
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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11/30/2015 | 10:23:25 AM
Re: new reality of todays IT's
Ariella I am with you!

My first thought was "Dear Lord, someone save the coffee"!!!!!

We can withstand many things...even a vanishing CIO, if we have that wonderful nectar known as coffee!
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11/30/2015 | 10:28:51 AM
Re: IT still not understood
Hi Gigi3

I agree with you...without IT there is no business, and without business there is no IT.

This is exactly why when I earned my Master of Information Systems degree, I decided to continue on and also ean my Master of Business Administration (I actally just completed that on November 9!). I am now earning my project management certification to go with my MBA which will be done in about five months!
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StaceyE,
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11/30/2015 | 10:31:53 AM
Re: IT still not understood
Well said.

If data are not used properly it is just a bunch of useless information. It is very important to know which data is important and which isn't, then you have to know how to analyze the data to meet your needs as well as how to act on the results.
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StaceyE,
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11/30/2015 | 10:32:40 AM
Re: IT still not understood
Well said.

If data are not used properly it is just a bunch of useless information. It is very important to know which data is important and which isn't, then you have to know how to analyze the data to meet your needs as well as how to act on the results.
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StaceyE,
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11/30/2015 | 10:36:00 AM
Re: new reality of todays IT's
With some biscuits? ;)
Ariella
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Ariella,
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11/30/2015 | 1:59:58 PM
Re: IT still not understood
@StaceyE exactly so, it needs to be applied and contextualized if it is to bring value to a business.
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11/30/2015 | 8:09:59 PM
Re: IT still not understood
Yes. 

I used to manage a childrens book warehouse and at the end of the day, end of the week, and the end of the month I would run a series of "reports" to give to the lady in the office. Daily there were four reports, weekly had four reports, and monthly there were about ten. I would have to click through the process each time and print each report. Sometimes some of the reports were 10-15 pages long. One day I decided to take the reports into the office myself and when I handed them to the lady she took the top page off of one report and threw the rest of it directly into the trash. She proceeded to tell me that, that one page was all she needed for the daily reports, that she only needed one of the weekly reports, and the first page of three of the monthly reports.

I could not believe all the time and money that was being wasted to handle unnecessary data. Time was wasted creating the reports and the queries used to create them, it took my time daily to run and print all of this data, then money was wasted with the reems of paper that were just being discarded weekly because of the wasted data that was printed on them! I put a stop to that real fast, and it made my job so much easier to just run and print the necessary parts of the data reports (it literally freed up about five hours a week just for me!).
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