Today’s CIO Agenda

first_imgLast week, I attended Evanta’s CIO Executive Summit in New York, where I spent time with CIOs from some of the largest enterprises in business.This is an exciting time to be a CIO, and a risky one, too, because I’d say about a third of the customers I talk to have decided their current IT team is not the team that is going to lead their IT transformation in the coming years. To get around that, these firms are building new teams to address business disruption and opportunity head on.Yesterday’s CIO agenda was about building applications for a client/server model. Almost every new application is being written for mobile devices, smart phones and tablets. Just think of someone filing a property insurance claim, submitting video and images captured by their mobile device. Every single mobile user is generating a thousand times more data than before. And a mobile application can have a thousand times more users than a client/server era application. That means a million times more data than before, and all that data needs a new type of infrastructure to run upon.In the new paradigm upon us, do you have a strategy to enable your apps for mobile devices? Within EMC’s IT, we’re building a mobile environment that is safe and secure and more available to more of our employee base, especially our road warriors in the field. We’re even looking at ways to reduce travel expenses related to internal meetings, freeing up resources that we can invest in a more mobile-enabled workforce.Do you have the software development skills for agile application development and rapid deployment? Many enterprises gave up those talents for leaner organizations years ago and have lost that core DNA. But some, especially in financial services, kept those skills in-house for customized work. That extra cost used to be seen as a liability, but now bespoke applications are coming back into favor. Pivotal Labs has attracted the ninjas of agile app development who are helping organizations relearn those lost skills.Yesterday’s CIO agenda was about building data warehouses that feel static and limited today. Leading edge enterprises are now building data lakes, which can pool a lot more information about the business, in various data formats, that can be analyzed in real time, usually based on Hadoop or HDFS. Data lakes yield better predictive insights than the rear view mirror perspective of a data warehouse. At EMC, we’re using our own big data tools to analyze failure rates in real time, to predict and address potential problems before they occur. Predictive analytics is one area of IT today that really interests a CIO’s ultimate boss, the CEO.Most enterprises still need to run client/server platform applications, but in a way that enables consumption-based ITaaS in the cloud/mobile world. The term “Cloud” can mean all sorts of things to all sorts of people, so planning for cloud-enabled IT raises fundamental questions to answer: Which of these applications will live in your data center’s private cloud? Which ones will live in a public cloud, off-premise? Building a hybrid cloud at enterprise scale is an IT organization’s next ERP project. But few organizations can afford to wait two years for implementation. That’s why we just introduced our Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution that can help customers get their hybrid cloud up and running in 28 days or less.Finally, yesterday’s approach to IT security was all about perimeter defense, putting heavy locks on doors to keep the bad guys out. In a cloud/mobile world, the perimeter is more porous, so the bad guys are sneaking in undetected… but less so under the radar of forward-looking CIOs and CISOs who are deploying advanced security techniques: security analytics that monitor network traffic for anomalies in the flow of information, enabling an enterprise to catch bad actors in the act.For CIOs who lead large organizations and must manage the expectations of a business and its executive team, the change management challenge may be the greatest challenge of them all. There is no question that today’s IT platform is changing dramatically. The question for CIOs is, are you?last_img read more

Colin Bennie advances to NCAA Finals

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments On Thursday, just one SU runner qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships by placing well at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Tampa, Florida.Senior Colin Bennie (29:23.08) placed sixth in the men’s 10K race to advance to the NCAA Finals in the event.Iliass Aouani, Dominic Hockenbury, Joe Dragon and Kevin James also ran in the 10K but failed to qualify for the finals.In the women’s 100-meter dash, Imani Clark didn’t qualify for the NCAAs with a 11.78 time but will get another chance to advance in tomorrow’s 200-meter event.The Outdoor Track NCAA Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from June 6 to June 9.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on May 24, 2018 at 10:52 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmermanlast_img read more

England, Venezuela in U20 World Cup Final Showdown

first_imgAlso, the third place play off between Uruguay and Italy will come up at the same Suwon stadium before the closing ceremony and final match of the tournament.England which beat Italy in Thursday’s semi-final has now gone unbeaten in 12 matches, of which they’ve won ten.Earlier, England defeated Croatia 2-1 in round of 16 and pipped Mexico 1-0 to secure the semifinals. Venezuela on the other hand defeated Japan 1-0 in the round of 16 and sent USA packing with a 2-1 defeat in the quarter finals before sending Uruguay packing in the semifinal on Thursday.StarTimes has assured football viewers they can enjoy the best of the World Cup and other thrilling sporting actions on its ST World Football Channels 244 and 254.Speaking on these coming World Cup sporting actions, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes remains committed to delivering quality sporting contents to its subscribers.“Quality sporting content was the reason behind the exclusive acquisitions of sporting rights like the FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa and other sporting event such as the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, Eredivisie.He said StarTimes will be showcasing the best of these football actions live from the various match centres to the subscribers with the final matches involving the four countries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The stage is set today for the final showdown in the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea as South Americans Venezuela take on England in what is a clash of two continents.As usual, Pay TV Company, StarTimes, has concluded plans to beam live actions of these matches from Suwon World Cup Stadium to Nigerian subscribers.last_img read more