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Top News in for CIOs this week: Security, Big Data Breakthroughs, and Disruption

Now, more than ever, the executive offices need to collaborate with technologists. In order to embrace trends and the New Style of IT, the CIO must consider all stakeholders: employees, partners, suppliers, and customers. The CIO is involved in every aspect—from the workplace to the marketing center and throughout the customer experience. In order to stay updated on what this means for your enterprise, take a look at the following articles posted this week.


Then start strategizing!


heartbleed virus.pngWhat the industry is saying:

We are all a Target – Operationalizing Enterprise Security 

ECIO Forum

This week’s news about the Heartbleed Virus has left enterprises (and customers!) shaking to their very cores. Security Expert Raf Los dives into the intricacies of an enterprise’s security structure and admonishes: “… the best tools in the world won’t stop the attacker, your organization must operationalize purposefully to let those stellar technologies help you.”


BVEX logo.jpgWant to disrupt your competition? Here’s one way.

Business Value Exchange 

Has it ever occurred to your CFO that the difference between announcing stunning and “no changes here” quarterly or annual results can be your IT backbone? Michael Donnellan discusses how financial transformation efforts can deliver huge reductions in the cost of IT—enabling companies to “… out-think and out-execute their competitors.” Read more here on how your enterprise can move financial organization beyond the basics of controlling and reporting.



Charlie Bess.pngWhat our thought leaders are saying:

Component skills of future roles?

The Next Big Thing

The rise of technology over the past several years generally brings a major concern: the elimination or automation of jobs. HP Fellow Charlie Bess points out, “The same automation that eliminates jobs also gives us significantly more capabilities – skills where humans excel.” Take a look at eleven component skills of the jobs of the future, such as “Transcendational Optimization” and “Strategic Futurists”. What components skills do you have?


InformationWeek3.jpgWhat analysts and publications are saying:

3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO’s View 


How can a large scale enterprise like the $28B unit of GE Water & Power up its game? CIO Jim Fowler shares three changes in recent years that have revolutionized their game, thanks to Big Data. The first example he shares? “The emergence of critical masses of data paired with an ability to blend big data set,” which led to an improvement in output and translated to a net $66B in savings over the next 15 years.


Finally, don’t forget to check out HP Discover Insider for the latest news on HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas, June 10 – 12 (Spoiler: the big pillars of Cloud, Security, Big Data, and Mobility will have a big presence on the show floor.) Click here for descriptions and videos.

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