Why the transformation of the CIO must start today

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The role of the CIO is increasingly under scrutiny. Yet a new survey from Insight reveals that, among 200 CIOs and line of business directors, 44% polled say that the CIO carries less importance compared to two years ago.

While the CIO’s traditional role has been around technology efficiency, the report reveals security (70% of respondents) as the primary role of the CIO today, ahead of cost-effective spending (57%) and innovation (52%). In a similar vein, respondents argue the only...

By James Bourne, 26 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees.

Nubo seals $7m funding round amid a warning for the enterprise mobility market

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Israel-based enterprise mobile software provider Nubo has snaffled $7 million (£4.9m) in series A funding and aims to expand its marketing, sales, and support operations – as well as grow the reputation of enterprise mobility solutions as a whole.

The venture round was led by Magma Venture Partners alongside Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, and can be considered a shot in the arm for Nubo’s virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) technology.

Nubo CEO Israel Lifshitz...

By James Bourne, 26 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

How CIOs are working a smarter 9-5 to beat the 5:1 backlog

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Industry analysts warn that mobile app demand will soon outstrip internal IT departments' capacity to develop them. According to Gartner, “By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organisations' capacity to deliver them."

To counter this, I anticipate that CIOs will continue to guide their organisations in the adoption of new working practices and...

By Cathal McGloin, 18 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Post-Globo: Is it time to have a rethink over the enterprise mobile industry?

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The unfortunate story of Globo, the Greek enterprise mobile software provider, is one which has the potential to raise serious alarms over the enterprise mobile industry. Yet if you glanced through the regular industry press, it barely caused a ripple.

The full saga makes for sorry reading. From the accusations by the US hedge fund Quintessential Capital Group of impropriety, to...

By James Bourne, 25 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Feature.

Research reveals CIOs relying on intuition than data for big decisions

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The role of the CIO has always been a high pressured one. But the majority of execs don’t help themselves by all too often relying on intuition and gut feel rather than data.

That’s the latest finding from research conducted by Colt. Of the 301 European senior technology decision makers questioned, more than two thirds (68%) of CIOs say they base high pressure decisions on instinct and experience more than any other factor. Despite that, three quarters (76%) admitted their...

By James Bourne, 23 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility.

CIOs under more pressure due to increasingly strategic role of IT

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More than three quarters (76%) of CIOs and senior IT leaders in the UK, France and Germany feel greater personal risk when making big decisions as IT becomes more strategic to the business, according to new research from Colt.

As regular readers of this publication will recognise, the business transformation projects C-level executives have to undertake are of increasing significance, as organisations strive to use mobility for greater efficiency and competitive advantage.

Yet while CIOs...

By James Bourne, 02 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

Why businesses adopting big data, cloud and mobility grow 53% faster than peers

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  • Orchestrating big data, cloud and mobility strategies leads to 53% greater growth than peers not adopting these technologies.
  • 73% of midmarket companies say the complexity of their stored data requires big data analytics apps and tools to better gain insights from.
  • 41% of midmarket companies are using big data to better target marketing efforts.
  • 54% of midmarket companies’ security budgets are invested in security plans versus reacting to threats.

These and many other insights are from Dell’s second annual

By Louis Columbus, 26 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

DevOps pain points for CIOs: More speed but less haste required

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An effective DevOps strategy, as well as addressing unified testing issues, remains major concerns for the majority of CIOs and decision makers, according to research from Appvance.

The study, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne and polled 200 enterprise IT decision makers in the US, found 91% of CIOs agreed that executing a DevOps strategy is a top priority for their organisation, while the same number agreed addressing integrated unified testing is similarly critical.

In terms of...

By James Bourne, 21 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development.

How companies buy mobility products: Broad changes taking place

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Astonishing changes are happening within businesses as mobile technology becomes more and more central to their IT, business operations and digital transformation initiatives. Results from our recent Decision-Maker Mobile Technology Survey, 2015 show us these changes are broad-ranging.

They encompass new buyers and spending levels, new priorities and challenges, as well as shifts in distribution channels and brand affinities.

In August 2015, we surveyed 589 mobile technology decision-makers in...

By Nicholas McQuire, 06 October 2015, 2 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

CIOs ignoring expertise of corporate IT in enterprise service delivery

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A survey of UK CIOs has revealed that business are ignoring the service management expertise of IT as they seek to overhaul other standard corporate functions.

The research, undertaken by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Fruition Partners, found businesses are investing an average of £750,000 to streamline service delivery via technological improvement. As enterprises will spend approximately £150,000 to boost non-IT functions with technology, this would result in...

By Enterprise CIO, 01 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility.