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Integrated risk and strategy: what is the best that could happen?

Risks need to be identified, monitored and managed as an essential component of the strategic management process. The International Standards Organization under ISO 31000 defines risk as “the effect of uncertainty on objectives.” Yet, in my experience, risk is more often the afterthought of a plan and most often considered from the perspective of “what […]

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IBM InterConnect keynote: digital transformation in the era of hybrid cloud

The IBM InterConnect 2015 theme is “A New Way.” For many organizations “A New Way” means they will now have to provide omni-channel access to their applications (systems of record) in order to meet the new demands from clients, partners and employees. But how can you leverage the information stored in your systems of record if […]

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SaaS and the modern CIO

Last year, CISCO released a white paper titled CISCO Global Cloud Index. This paper, in essence, states that workload for software as a service (SaaS) is starting to outstrip workload for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and that it is predicted to increase even further. This is a reflection that IaaS is going the way of network […]

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Enterprise performance management: all we have to fear is…fear of ourselves

I’ve either been managing or helping others to manage their Enterprise Performance Management systems for well over a decade now, and whilst I’ve seen a lot of successful projects, I’ve seen an equal amount that gets mired in enterprise “hang ups.” The root of these issues stem from one key aspect of Enterprise Performance Management; […]

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3.. 2.. 1.. Liftoff!

Whoa! This is what it must feel like if you’re launched into space as an astronaut! I am writing this at Rocket.Build 2014, feeling like I am traveling at 17,500 mph right now! Rocket.Build is Rocket’s yearly hackathon, where 70 engineers get 36 hours to build and present the idea they have submitted. Today was […]

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New England zEnterprise Customer Council Highlights Mobile, Cloud, and Innovation

The NEzCC fall 2014 meeting was held on November 12th at the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. True to its legacy as a historic inn, the Publick House was a welcoming setting that provided a scenic backdrop of autumn in New England. But the true value of these customer council meetings is in hearing what’s […]

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Are you thankful for what your disaster recovery solution brings to the table?

Who really wants to be that DBA–sitting down to a Thanksgiving dinner with loved ones, wondering if the recovery plan you chose is a complete one? Here’s a brief story about a customer’s technical lead determined not to be that DBA. Just before the start of winter holidays, he decided to put his disaster recovery […]

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