Why Extracting Value From Data Will Get Tougher

In a world where almost everything is being transformed into a digital data point—and the volume, velocity and variety (3Vs) of data expand at a seemingly exponential rate—it’s apparent that the ability to govern big data increasingly separates winners and losers. A newly released study conducted by Pentaho, a Hitachi Services Company, in association with…

Innovation Isn’t Just a Buzzword

It’s not exactly a news flash that computer and electronics retailers face extraordinarily tough challenges. Their margins are typically thin, their overhead is high, and they face tough competition from online stores and outlets such as Amazon. Over the years, we’ve seen a long list of electronics superstores open and shutter, including Circuit City, CompUSA,…

Disruption Is the New Normal

While information technology introduces opportunities to achieve enormous efficiency and cost gains, it also creates a level of disruption that would have been unthinkable only a decade ago. Barcode readers built into smartphones are a perfect example. They, along with easily available information about products and pricing via the Internet, have introduced showrooming—which has fundamentally…

Who’s Responsible for Building a Digital Business?

By Larry Bonfante It’s impossible to not notice that the way we do business today has changed dramatically from how we conducted business just a few years ago. Whether your company directly engages consumers in a B2C model or whether you are engaged with other businesses on the value chain in a B2B model, much…

New-Gen IT Requiring CIOs to Think More Like CFOs

“It’s really incumbent upon CIOs to step it up a notch,” Gelsinger told the audience of fellow and former CIOs at the summit. “They really have to. IT systems are morphing into new entities that involve CMOs, in addition to CIOs and CTOs. The democratization of IT, thanks to the cloud and mobile devices, is…

New-Gen IT Requiring CIOs to Think More Like CFOs

By Chris Preimesberger DEL MAR, Calif. — Nobody likes to talk about the danger of their jobs evolving into something they do not like, least of all highly compensated enterprise C-suite executives. But a group of Fortune 500 CIOs did just that several days ago. The occasion was the second, and possibly annual, The Wall…

Are You Staffing for Failure?

By Samuel Greengard Once upon a time, we were told a wonderful tale about technology simplifying work. It makes sense because a word processor is far more efficient than a typewriter and a Website is much simpler and faster than managing millions of pieces of paper. However, the reality is that today’s technology simply creates…

How Will BYOD Impact Your Carrier Contract?

by Matt West, director of Telecom Services at NPI Bring-your-own-device has evolved from trend to the new normal and with that discussions around the risks of implementing a BYOD policy in the enterprise have become intense. How can enterprises enforce secure remote access to corporate assets? What happens when an employee stores sensitive info on…

Cloud Collaboration Required

by Tom Adams, managing director, Americas Region, HP Financial Services Cloud computing has the potential to dramatically change the IT and business landscape. However, the journey to the cloud is not an overnight trip. For most large organizations, the move to cloud will be an evolutionary process not a revolutionary phenomenon. This evolutionary journey requires…

You have to Manage Technology to Benefit from It

In 2004, Symantec, a powerhouse in the security software market, merged with Veritas, a leader in enterprise storage management software. The $13.5 billion deal (the largest in the IT industry to date) promised to unify data security with data storage, creating a series of holistic products that ensured the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data…