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Weekly IT Highlights on CIOs, 2013 Predictions, IT Operations Analytics, trends for Cloud and More

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Weekly IT Highlights on CIOs, 2013 Predictions, IT Operations Analytics, trends for Cloud and More


 

As Friday comes around, we want to recap some of the best stuff we read this week on CIOs, 2013 Predictions, IT Operations Analytics and trends for cloud. Enjoy!

CIOs Need to Become Chief Innovation Officers in 2013

By Michael Vizard

Not every CIO will obviously be able to make that transition. But those who do will probably find their new role not only more personally rewarding, but also rewarding from a compensation perspective as well. 

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Hybrid Cloud Adoption To Increase

By CRN

Adoption of hybrid cloud is expected to gain momentum as enterprises will use a hybrid delivery model consisting of traditional IT, managed cloud, private and public cloud offerings. According to a study commissioned by HP and conducted by Coleman Parkes Research, 69 percent of the surveyed organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan said that they intend to pursue a hybrid cloud delivery model.

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More CIOs Are Gaining Stature As Business Strategists

By Kim S. Nash

CIOs are earning business credibility, sharpening customer focus and raising IT's strategic profile, according to our 2013 State of the CIO survey. 

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Gartner Says IT Operations Analytics To Supplement APM

By Sasha Gilenson, Evolven

A recent Gartner report raises questions about the future of the APM market, the enterprises commitment to application-centric IT operations management, as a new enthusiasm grows for IT Operations Analytics technologies. What will IT Operations Analytics have to offer APM?

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IQ? EQ? OQ! What's your IT Operations Quotient (OQ)?

By Sasha Gilenson, Evolven

With a significant amount of IT spending going to operations, when I&O organizations can clearly demonstrate business value, this can really impact budgets and improve how IT operations is perceived. So how can the value of operations and its impact on the top line be demonstrated? IT needs an IT operations analytics solution to measure critical performance in IT operations.

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The 4 cloud computing resolutions you should make for 2013

By David Linthicum

2012 was another year of cloud everything. Virtually all products had some cloud spin, no matter what it was or the type of problem it solved. The truth is that cloud computing should be a specific type of technology that includes attributes such as on-demand, self-provisioned, elastic, and metered by use. By calling everything "cloud," the vendors look silly -- and they sow confusion. 

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A Year in Review: 7 Major Outages from 2012

By Sasha Gilenson, Evolven

Looking back at 2012, some big names in technology not only felt the pain of downtime and outage, but also faced the struggle of returning confidence to their service and returning vitality to their reputation. Here are 7 very public events that took place due to failures stemming from infrastructure or application issues that either weren't prevented or weren't caught before they had spiralled out of control. 

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The Future Belongs to the Hybrid Cloud

By Charlotte Erdmann

In the near future, we'll only be talking about hybrid IT. The private cloud will serve as a bridging technology in order to integrate different types of clouds more smoothly. In practice, just a few clicks will decide whether services come from a private, public, or hybrid cloud. For providers, it's just a question of security -- and for companies, a question of data sovereignty. 

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11 predictions for enterprise software in 2013

By Chris Kanaracus

With no shortage of choices now and upcoming for cloud ERP, the real question seems to be whether customers will vote en masse with their wallets. 

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IT Industry Survived 2012, but Don't Expect an Innovation Boom in 2013

By Wayne Rash

Looking back, the year 2012 wasn't as bad for the IT industry as it seemed it would be. The predicted Mayan Apocalypse proved to be a chimera for corporate IT as for the rest of the world. But what might be lying in wait for 2013? 

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Your 2013 Predictions

By Sasha Gilenson, Evolven

With 2013 upon us, we turned to our peers in IT and asked them for their insights and opinions for what they think 2013 has in store for the IT industry?

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7 tech trends that will help your business in 2013

By John Brandon

Biometric security has been around for the past decade or more, but it has never taken root-yet when a hacker steals your password, he often gains access to all your secure portals. 

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2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions

By Bernd Harzog

Cloud providers will continue to be opaque with respect to governance and compliance and will struggle to expose very little about their internal security measures. 

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Accidental Change at Amazon Takes Netflix Offline

By Sasha Gilenson, Evolven

Netflix went offline on of all days...Christmas Eve. Netflix went out due to a change made to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Did Amazon become the Grinch that literally stole Christmas cheer and long-awaited family time, or was this a legitimate hiccup in cloud services? 

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Solving Difficult System Problems with a DevOps Culture

By Aslan Brooke

DevOps was about using technology to solve problems. Using automation, showing results with numbers, and having heavy collaboration. 

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This year in cloud: Amazon-almost-all-the-time and the other 5 top stories of 2012

ByBarb Darrow

Last year, AWS saw big success and big snafus; Superstorm Sandy prompted worry about data center location; legacy IT giants bought their way into SaaS; VMware regroups; the OpenStack crowd got their clouds off the ground; and Europe starts to buy into cloud. 

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Agile Developers Needed, Demand Outpaces Supply: Study

By Darryl K. Taft

The number of available agile jobs outnumbered qualified candidates by nearly 5 to 1 over the last two years, according to a study by Yoh Services. 

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