The 2019 CIO strategy analysed: Leaders needed combining CIO knowledge and CEO flair

The role of the CIO in 2019 remains a fascinating one. Where do companies invest in their technology initiatives? What position does the CIO hold? What emerging technologies need to be explored?

According to the 2019 CIO survey from Harvey Nash and KPMG, which polled more than 3,600 IT leaders, almost two thirds (63%) of organisations are now allowing technology to be managed outside the IT department.

By James Bourne, 14 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

The seven mistakes CIOs can make with blockchain – and how to overcome them

Gartner appears to really have it in for blockchain – or at least, wants to make sure organisations don’t dive in head first and make a serious mistake.

The analyst firm has put together a list of seven mistakes to avoid in blockchain projects as part of its latest research, including misunderstanding use cases, wrongly assuming key standards, and ignoring governance issues.

By James Bourne, 12 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, CIO, Research.

MobileIron aims to kill off the password completely with further move to Zero Trust

Enterprise mobile software provider MobileIron has announced an update to its Access mobile security and identity platform with a zero sign-on solution which aims to finally replace the password as a security authenticator.

The company’s vision is to enable enterprises to use their mobile devices as their digital identity to access enterprise services and data, built on its unified endpoint management (UEM) platform and powered by...

By James Bourne, 08 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, Security.

Why CIOs need to question 5G and the 'need for speed'

Who doesn’t want a bit of extra speed in their life – especially when it comes to mobile data? Well, quite a few people, as it turns out.

The advent of 5G services promises much faster mobile communications, with ten times the speeds of existing 4G services (and remember what a transformation that was). According to received wisdom, everyone stands to benefit – from consumers who will be able to download an HD film in seconds, to urban planners who can use 5G to provision the services that...

By Harry Chima, 02 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, CIO, Data & Analytics, Development.

Building a foundation for innovation: A guide for the CIO

Innovation is of central importance in almost any vertical sector you can think of. It dominates the thinking of most C-level executives, is a staple of discussion at conferences and trade events, and is regularly aired as a topic in speeches, blogs and articles.

In order to find out more about what C-levels are doing to keep their companies ahead of the pack in the drive to innovate, TIBCO commissioned its CXO Innovation Survey. Not only does it examine C-level strategy on innovation, but it also looks...

By Shawn Rogers, 01 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

How AI can support and elevate the role of the CIO

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be the most impactful technology to affect businesses since ground-breaking inventions like the telephone, the personal computer, and the Internet.

With AI innovation, there is a very symbiotic relationship between data and AI: the more data that AI has, the better it tends to perform. While there are numerous ways of applying AI within your business, for many CIOs the question remains: how can AI...

By Ricky Thomas, 30 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

CIOs in Central Europe looking to make digital connection as rise of Industry 4.0 takes hold

One in three CIOs in Germany, Austria and Sweden (DACH) say digital initiatives are their top business priority, according to the latest note from analyst firm Gartner.

The study, which polled more than 3,000 CIO respondents across 89 countries, found an interesting correlation in central Europe. Of the 118 DACH CIOs, more than half (51%) said insufficient IT business resources were their most significant barrier to achieving...

By James Bourne, 16 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

It’s not me, but it is probably you: How IT still views employees with contempt on cybersecurity

A new report from software as a service (SaaS) operations management and security platform BetterCloud begins with a blunt message. “While cybercriminals, hacktivists and ransomware often make a big splash in the news headlines, the reality is that the biggest security threat is often right in front of you.”

According to the study, which featured survey data from 500 IT professionals, the ‘well-meaning but...

By James Bourne, 03 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

CXOs increasingly suspicious of employees when it comes to data breaches

When a data breach occurs – and unfortunately today it is a question of when rather than if – then looking for the responsible party and safeguarding against future events is a matter of course. Yet according to new data from security provider Egress, the C-suite differs from their employees in terms of who is to blame.

The study, which polled more than 250 CXO executives and 2000 employees across the UK and US,...

By James Bourne, 25 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

How enterprise innovation is being stifled by lack of skills, support – and a fear of failure

Organisations want – or need – to innovate. Yet it’s not as simple as we’d all hope. According to a new report from IT services provider KCOM, multiple issues are leaving businesses scratching their heads when it comes to digital transformation.

The study, which polled 250 business leaders and C-suite decision makers, found a lack of support from senior stakeholders was the greatest inhibitor of change,...

By James Bourne, 12 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Productivity.

The top 10 ways IoT and blockchain will strengthen enterprise supply chains

  • The majority of enterprises are prioritising their blockchain pilots that concentrate on supply chains improvements (53%) and the Internet of Things (51%) according to Deloitte’s latest blockchain survey.
  • By 2023, blockchain will support the global movement and tracking of $2tn of goods and services annually based on a recent 

By Louis Columbus, 05 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Organisations struggle with digital transformation strategy amid changing employee expectations

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a new study from SoftwareONE has found that the majority of organisations are willing to adopt and integrate digital workspace technology, but don’t have a defined strategy in place.

The report, which was put together alongside Vanson Bourne and polling 250 IT and business decision makers, found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that almost all (99%)...

By James Bourne, 04 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Four things every CEO needs to know about ransomware

It’s hard to read the news at the moment without ransomware being mentioned. For example, I typed “ransomware” into Google News recently and got more than one million hits in 0.23 seconds. Even when I limited my search to the past 24 hours it returned more than six pages of links. Therefore, with so many experts writing things that are sufficiently interesting or important to feature as “news” — why has the problem not yet been...

By Dr. Sandra Bell, 21 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Malware, Security.

How CEOs are applying digital reinvention to fuel growth

Now more than ever, CEOs and their leadership teams must counter the threat of digital disruption. Within the evolving global economy, debate and analysis about business technology adoption must result in purposeful action. Even the trailing organisations are prepared to learn something actionable from their trailblazer peers.

The following statistics and insights are excerpts from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) Global...

By David H Deans, 16 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity.

Operationalise innovation: How insurance CIOs can outsmart the disruptors

For a long time, big insurers held all the aces. Decades of brand history, the protective effect of stringent regulation and large balance sheets kept competition at bay. This is now rapidly changing. The new players on the block hold the cards of agility, innovation and freedom from the millstone of legacy technology. They can use AI, cloud and IoT technology to meet escalating customer demand for highly personalised, seamless mobile digital services.

By Garry Larner, 14 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Productivity, RMAD.

Enterprise IT infrastructure spend was strong in 2018 – with future outlook steady

Enterprise IT infrastructure had a more than solid year with spending jumping 13% in 2018, according to the latest note from Synergy Research.

Aggregate revenues for the last four quarters hit $125 billion, with data centre servers being both the most lucrative market and the highest growing, at almost 26% year over year.

As ever, the cloudy side of the house saw greater gains, with...

By James Bourne, 09 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Productivity, Research.

New guidelines aim to help healthcare CIOs with cybersecurity initiatives

CIOs in healthcare will without exception have cybersecurity as one of their primary focus areas for 2019 – if not their biggest priority. To help in this quest, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a checklist of security best practices to help ensure a ‘holistic view of the intersection between cybersecurity and healthcare’, in the organisation’s own words.

The

By James Bourne, 07 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Security.

Bringing together blockchain, IoT and AI: Turning Skynet into reality?

The events of annus horribilis 2008 changed the world forever. The change was dubbed the "New Normal" and in turn gave rise to shifts in economic and political power which would have been considered the stuff of fantasy fiction as 2008 came to a close.

Fast forward 10 years. Shifts in the financial tectonic plates apart, we have seen the rise and rise of social media as the facilitator of both social and political...

By Keith Bedell-Pearce, 04 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, IoT.