The CIO P (Chief Information Security Protection) Factor
It's easy to invent additional C-suite job title designations. We might
conjure up Chief Data Analytics-Insight Officer (CDAIO - pronounced
"see-day-oh") for example.
Equally, we can see that the role of the CIO quickly gained additional layers
some time ago - and we now see the CSO (Chief Security Officer) quite
commonly being ranked as the CIO's right hand man or woman.
IT facilitator & IT protector
With this expansion of the CIO role itself in mind (some companies won't be
able to afford a dedicated CSO or will fail to formally create the role for
other reasons), we should perhaps offer greater empathy, deference and
respect to the new CIO who has to serve as both IT facilitator and IT
Why is this? Because, quite simply, security today is definitely a business
issue - and managing risk is growing... (more)
5th International Cloud Expo New York
Last week's post explored federation in the cloud, allowing enterprises to
move workloads seamlessly across internal and external clouds according to
business and application requirements. Advances in federation are good news
for companies considering a move to the cloud since deployments no longer
need to be custom projects and applications no longer have to be tightly
coupled to a particular cloud.
To follow up, there's been lots of discussion recently about the concept of
the "Intercloud," a direction for cloud computing that is closely rel... (more)
Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not
Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption
London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company
offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control,
today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which
examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565
respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and
budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009.
Data from the recently complet... (more)
The record of Facebook so far is impressive … in fact it is unprecedented.
Facebook with $40 billion valuation & 500 million users – Mark Elliot
Zuckerberg, the youngest billionaire & Time “person of the year” … the
list goes on. So, where does Facebook go from here? Are we looking at the tip
of the iceberg or are we standing at the top of Mt Everest?
Here is a 2007 May Fast Company article – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg:
Hacker. Dropout. CEO. It makes interesting reading. The article goes on to
says “…TechCrunch posted documents said to be a part of an internal
valuation of Faceb... (more)
Richard Taggart, CTO of SHI, will share in his upcoming breakout session at
12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York a collection of best Information
Technology Practices and Innovation Programs that have been proven to work in
real life situations.
These practices are some of the best ideas taken from SHI’s database of
customer submissions. These programs include those designed to solve business
to technology alignment issues, technology effectiveness, and new ways to
stimulate true innovation in IT. Taggart is the former SVP and Corporate CIO
of the Walt Disney Company.
Speaker B... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)