CIO-CMO Relationship: New BFFs?

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There’s been much discussion about “the rise of the Chief Marketing Officer” when it comes to IT spending. The articles below tend to downplay any sense of tension or power-play and instead focus on how successful leaders are forging ahead. Can’t we all just get along? Yes! Summary articles by David Weldon in FierceCIO; original by Nadia Cameron in CMO. …

Harvey Nash Survey: CIOs Happy, IT Budgets Rising

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Retention of top talent is one of the top concerns for IT leaders globally — but on balance, things haven’t been this good in quite a while. And words like “cloud” and “big data” don’t even appear in these articles. Watershed indeed. Summary article by David Weldon in FierceCIO based on a piece by Dennis McCafferty in CIO Insight covering …

In the Spotlight: Software Developer

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Now you know. Article by Rona Borre in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing —— IT’s hottest jobs: Software developer Job title: Software developer Key responsibilities for this individual: Software engineers work on the design, development, maintenance and evaluation of computer software and systems. Depending on the company and industry they’re developing for, software developers’ …

IPv6: AIS Has Got it Goin’ On

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In February 2010, the last batches of IPv4 addresses were handed out, which means the transition to IPv6 is underway. Moving from the old 32-bit IP address protocol (4.3 billion possible addresses) to the new 128-bit address protocol (which make for a vastly huge number of addresses) is a challenge – especially since one variety of IP address cannot talk …

Outsourcing IT? Read this Whitepaper (Part 3 of 3)

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AIS commissioned Joseph Kleinpeter, PhD — a highly experienced IT outsourcing expert — to write a 3-part whitepaper and deliver a webinar on what YOU should be thinking about when outsourcing IT infrastructure and services. The whitepaper is called, “Keys to Successful IT Outsourcing for the Intelligent CIO“ Dr. Kleinpeter has been an independent consultant doing business as SMART Infosys …

Should You Outsource IT? Read this Paper (Part 2 of 3)

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AIS commissioned Joseph Kleinpeter, PhD — a highly experienced IT outsourcing expert — to write a 3-part whitepaper and deliver a webinar on what YOU should be thinking about when you outsource IT infrastructure and services. The whitepaper is called, “Keys to Successful IT Outsourcing for the Intelligent CIO“ Dr. Kleinpeter has been an independent consultant doing business as SMART …

Why Outsource IT? Read this Whitepaper (Part 1 of 3)

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AIS commissioned Joseph Kleinpeter, PhD — a highly experienced IT outsourcing expert — to write a 3-part whitepaper and deliver a webinar on what YOU should be thinking about when you outsource IT infrastructure and services. The whitepaper is called, “Keys to Successful IT Outsourcing for the Intelligent CIO“ Dr. Kleinpeter has been an independent consultant doing business as SMART …

Supercomputer Evolution: Over 60 years Of History

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The U.S. Army’s ENIAC Supercomputer circa 1945 (computerhistory.org) The building of supercomputers began in earnest at the end of WWII. Starting out with the United States Army’s 1945 huge machine called ENIAC (Electronic Numerator, Integrator, Analyzer, and Computer), information was collected and processed like never before. The sheer size of ENIAC was quite impressive as well: it weighted 30 tons, …

Inside The World’s 10 Fastest Supercomputers

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OK, so we all know that the world runs on computers. Everyone uses them for virtually every purpose imaginable. Computers are in our phones, notebooks, laptops, and our desktop processors. However, some “supercomputers” (as they’re affectionately called) fill office rooms, entire floors of buildings, and some of them even fill up whole buildings. What are computers that big used for? …

InformationWeek Article: Internet of Things

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Below is a pretty good article on the state of affairs re: Internet of Things. We’ve all heard about consumer-level applications for IoT (e.g., smart refrigerators and thermostats) but the piece below goes into more about industrial uses. Article by Chris Murphy in InformationWeek. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——– Internet Of Things: What’s Holding …