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5 cures for what ails IT
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IT groups often struggle to stay efficient as a business grows and evolves. Here are five tips for CIOs needing to improve budgeting and vendor relationships and align IT and business priorities. First step: Go to lunch. More

Implementing knowledge management: Concepts and approach
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A winning knowledge management program, one that increases staff productivity, product and service quality, and deliverable consistency by capitalizing upon codified intellectual and knowledge-based assets, cannot subsist on technology solutions alone. It must also consider people, processes, structure and culture. More



How to conquer software's rising costs
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Software is playing an increasingly important role at every company. Today it's ERP, databases, and desktop applications; tomorrow it will be embedded systems and ever-more mobile apps. CEO after CEO touts the strategic advantage and cost savings that technology imparts, all of it powered ultimately by software. Yet, peel back a layer and you'll find CIOs and their IT managers frustrated with the state of software licensing. They view it as having to climb an insurmountable summit imposed by vendors. More

Age bias in IT: The reality behind the rumors
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Age bias: Some consider it IT's dirty little secret, or even IT's big open secret. Most high-tech employers would likely deny that age discrimination is an issue at their company. But many IT workers over 50 beg to differ, saying they have experienced age bias or know someone who has. More



Beware the bait and switch in the public cloud
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Even with all the great new product and vision announcements at the VMworld and Dreamforce vendor conferences, two announcements will make it more difficult for developers and CIOs to leap into their next cloud investment with confidence. Google, EMC VMware and Salesforce.com, three vendors vying for cloud leadership status, share the blame for that lowered confidence. More

8 reasons why workers hate the CIO — and how to win them back
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Tension between end users and the IT department is not a new phenomenon and, thanks to growing consumerization of technology coupled with increased pressure for IT staff to do more with less, it's not one that shows signs of lessening any time soon. As the head of the IT department, the CIO can find a lot of staff negativity directed at them. However, the situation is not irreparable. More



How to avoid SLA 'gotchas' in the cloud
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Much ado is made about the cost savings, profits and agility to be found in the cloud. But whether that is so depends heavily on how service level agreements are written. A clause can reach out and seize the savings. A phrase can rob you of anything beyond the faintest resemblance of agility and versatility. A sentence can make retrieving your company's own data a virtual nightmare. A word not said can leave you trapped and without legal recourse ... Heck, the whole document can leave you on the wrong side of a defense table in court. More

Are costly SSDs worth the money? Enterprise users say absolutely
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According to the market research firm IDC, the global outlook for client-side SSDs — those used in consumer products such as laptops and tablets — is expected to grow 10-fold, from 11 million units in 2011 to 100 million units in 2015. The use of NAND in 256GB SSDs is forecast to more than double from 19 percent of all NAND used in SSDs in 2011 to 42 percent in 2015. Further, demand for 512GB SSDs is expected to grow from a 0.3 percent portion in 2011 to 8 percent in 2015, also underscoring the growing interest in higher density SSDs. More
 
 
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