Do You Know How To Do Strategic Planning CIO?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to know how to go about creating a strategic plan for their company Image Credit: Kyle Van Horn. If you ask any CIO to participate in creating a strategic plan for his or her company, you’ll probably see their eyes light up.

Finding The Time To Be Strategic

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that they need to be strategic, but where is the time? Pick up any IT trade journal and you’ll probably find an article that is telling CIOs that because of the importance of information technology they need to get a seat at the company’s planning table.

The Basic Tenets of Objective and Key Results Implementation

Luis Goncalves

Your mission statement is where you plan how your products or services will take you to realise your company vision. How to Strategically Plan for Your OKRs. Strategic Alignment

OKR History for the Leadership and Management Nerds

Luis Goncalves

Setting milestones were very relevant in Intel that time because theirs was a large company and has a need to translate strategic planning into actionable goals and milestones. Strategic Alignment

Finding The Time To Be Strategic

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs know that they need to be strategic, but where is the time? Pick up any IT trade journal and you’ll probably find an article that is telling CIOs that because of the importance of information technology they need to get a seat at the company’s planning table.

OKRs: The Ultimate Guide That Explains Everything You Need To Know

Luis Goncalves

It happens often that employees feel discouraged and have a lack of purpose just because the company goals and strategic plans are too high-level and abstract. Serve as a strategic theme that oversees your accomplishment. Strategic Alignment

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Latest CTOvision Assessments on Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity

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This approach enables a degree of certainty supportive of most strategic planning efforts, even if it does not provide precision around timing or exact manifestation of solutions. Bob Gourley. One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are always moving fast.

The Future of Design and Manufacturing: Watch Elon Musk leverage Leap Motion, OculusVR and laser 3D printing

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I should let you watch this without any more commentary, you will know how best to apply this to your strategic planning: The only commentary I’ll add: Elon is right when he says we are on the verge of a major breakthrough that will revolutionize design and manufacturing.

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Meet Cognitio’s Bob Flores In Australia at Connect Expo April 19-20, 2016

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Bob's background includes strategic planning, big data, cybersecurity and leveraging those for business outcomes. Katie Kennedy.

3 emerging trends tech leaders should watch

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The growth we’ve seen on our online learning platform in cloud topics, in orchestration and container-related terms such as Kubernetes and Docker, and in microservices is part of a larger trend in how organizations plan, code, test, and deploy applications that we call the Next Architecture.

Updating CTOvision Assessments on Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity

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Megatrends do not change fast, and the predictions we make there can be made with a degree of certainty supportive of most strategic planning efforts. Bob Gourley. One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are moving incredibly fast.

How Communities of Practice Help Companies Have Learning and Growth-Driven Employees

Luis Goncalves

Some CoPs are highly organized, with codes of conducts, standard roles and responsibilities, strategic plans, even budgets. How Communities of Practice Help Companies Have Learning and Growth-Driven Employees.

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We also feel for the many companies that leveraged GigaOm research to help fuel their strategic plans and operational decisions. By Bob Gourley. By now you must have heard the very bad news about GigaOm and their financial troubles. We feel for the many good people working for GigaOm, many of which we had the chance to serve with over the years. GigaOm will be missed. For many technology executives this will be an opportunity to discover new resources.

3 Bear Essential Digital Risk Vulnerabilities in the Cyber War of Influence

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Organizations that have a strategic response plan and train their workforce to guard against spear phishing attacks will be better postured against this threat. Crystal Lister.

Cognitio Corp enters into a strategic alliance with Indian River Advisors, LLC

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Cognitio Corp and Indian River Advisors LLC have just announced a strategic alliance. enters into a strategic alliance with Indian River Advisors, LLC. We are pleased to announce that Cognitio has entered into a strategic alliance with Indian River Advisors. Cognitio is a strategic consulting and engineering firm established and managed by a team of former senior technology executives from the U.S.

Who’s In The Driver’s Seat When It Comes To Analytics Projects

The Accidental Successful CIO

If you ask any CIO to participate in creating a strategic plan for his or her company, you’ll probably see their eyes light up. When it comes to analytics projects, somebody has to be driving Image Credit: Leslie Wong.

Top LinkedIn Groups in 2014 for Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science

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Big Data / Analytics / Strategy / FP&A / S&OP / Strategic Planning / Predictive & Business Analytics Group: 95,638 ( 82% growth). Big Data / Analytics / Strategy / FP&A / S&OP / Strategic Planning / Predictive & Business Analytics Group: 82%.

The Value Stream: Providing A Common Language Between Business Leaders and IT Professionals

CollabNet VersionOne

Tools like CollabNet’s VersionOne enable business leaders across IT and operations to look at the entire scope of their development pipeline, optimizing value not only in the development stages, but going much further in mapping value through strategic planning, budgeting, road mapping, release and iteration planning, all the way to release automation and deployment.

The Keys to the Future of AI Democratization

The New Stack

In fact, according to a survey , 81 percent of IT leaders are currently investing in or plan to invest in AI, as CIOs have mandated that AI needs to be integrated into their entire technology stack. A well-planned data governance framework covers strategic, tactical, and operational roles and responsibilities. For businesses, data governance initiatives seek to build a strong foundation for business intelligence and can be a pillar for strategic planning.

CIOs Need To Learn How To Manage Digital Cowboys

The Accidental Successful CIO

Pick up any IT trade journal and you’ll probably find an article that is telling CIOs that because of the importance of information technology they need to get a seat at the company’s planning table. In order to do this, they need to become more strategic.

Technology Context From the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)

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For a decade now the cyber security community has been treated to important strategic context coordinated by Verizon in their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). This can provide helpful inputs to prioritize strategic efforts to enhance your defensive posture. By Bob Gourley.

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Catch CollabNet VersionOne at these Fall Events: SAFe Summit and DOES18

CollabNet VersionOne

Stay tuned in October as we make some exciting announcements around both of these events and of course if you plan to attend either one, we’d love to connect. Longtime partner and friend of CollabNet VersionOne, Dean Leffingwell, the creator of SAFe says, “VersionOne helps organizations apply agile at scale with particular focus on portfolio planning, program execution and team level support.” PI and Portfolio Planning, & SAFe Metrics.

Mobility in DoD – Let’s get this SHOW ON THE ROAD!

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Included in this management plan they will have an Application Store, negotiate good carrier rates, and manage security features (like tamper detection and device integrity). Defense Information Systems Agency Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (ctovision.com). Pentagon Smartphone Plan Off to a Slow Start (defenseone.com). By ChrisScott. Ever since I discovered that I could be productive AWAY from my desk, I have been addicted to mobility! I guess you probably are too.

The Tip of the Spear II: Connecting Big Data Project Management with Enterprise Data Strategy

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Making the data analysis process – the tip of the Big Data spear -- effective and efficient is where good project planning and management come in. Ideally a portfolio of projects will support an organization’s strategic plan and the goals or missions the organization is charged with pursuing.

The Toll of Ransomware is Growing

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Ransomware can be debilitating to businesses large and small, but with a strategic plan and a strong backup solution, much of the risk can be contained. Rick Delgado. Opening an unknown email, clicking a new link, or accessing a malicious document: it doesn’t take much to fall victim to a cyber attack.

How Many Data Scientists are out there?

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Big Data / Analytics / Strategy / FP&A / S&OP / Strategic Planning / Predictive & Business Analytics , with 92,888 members. By Gregory Piatetsky. Editor’s note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at KDnuggets.com.

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Strategic Cyber Intelligence: White Paper from INSA Provides Important Context For Enterprise Cyber Defense

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The latest work of the council is a paper: Strategic Cyber Intelligence. Strategic Cyber Intelligence is Essential to Business Security. By Bob Gourley. The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is a virtuous firm I have personally volunteered with for almost a decade.

What CIOs Need To Know About Software Defined Networking

The Accidental Successful CIO

Pick up any IT trade journal and you’ll probably find an article that is telling CIOs that because of the importance of information technology they need to get a seat at the company’s planning table. In order to do this, they need to become more strategic.

Should CIOs Use Contests To Get The Job Done?

The Accidental Successful CIO

This means that there is a risk that you could expose either sensitive information or the company’s strategic plans if you aren’t careful. CIOs know that everyone likes a good contest Image Credit.

DISA’s CIO Dave Bennett on Achieving Efficiencies

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Defense Information Systems Agency Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (ctovision.com). By Katie Kennedy. The Defense Information Systems Agency’s chief information officer and director for Enterprise Information Services Dave Bennett opened for FedScoop’s “Lowering the Cost of Government with Information Technology (IT) Summit” on August 21. Bennett’s opening discussion began with the focus on infrastructure and capacity services contracts.

Leaping Ahead; A Federal Bridge to Transition Cyber-related Products at the Department of Homeland Security

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TTP was created as a result of the White House’s Federal Cybersecurity R & D Strategic Plan as well as the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). By Charles Brooks Editor’s note: This post by Charles Brooks focuses on an area of importance to not just the federal enterprise but to the larger cyber security community. -bg.

Cloud/SaaS will do for websites what PCI-DSS has not

Jeremiah Grossman

Apparently a checklist approach is most common where strategic planning is generally not an incentive. These are serious considerations to be made before outsourcing sales force automation, enterprise resource planning, email hosting, and so on. If so, Cloud/SaaS vendors who view security as a strategic way to differentiate could find themselves as the new market leaders. Make them measurably more secure.

Agility Recovery To Enhance Disaster Recovery Program With Globally Recognized Certification Standard From the MSPAlliance

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Business continuity is an important aspect of any organization’s strategic planning. By Bob Gourley Unified Certification Standard for Cloud & Managed Service Providers Will Serve as Framework for Agility Recovery Partners and Clients.

The Push and Pull of Software Delivery: The Case for Kanban

CollabNet VersionOne

So, if you take the entire value stream, which is from concept or strategic planning all the way through to delivery, and you try to divide it into planning, development, and delivery, conflicts develop because of unaligned goals and the prevailing mindset of each one of those parts of the value stream. For example, in planning, we want to be very predictable, we want to transfer the risk downstream to the development team.

Seeking a Modern Foundation for the Digital Workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

Take a few minutes and try to imagine the workplace of the near future. What does it look like? Some of the likely items to consider are these: Are mobile, cloud-based productivity and collaboration apps the center of the next-generation digital workplace ?

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CIO's Know That Finding The Right Way To Be Innovative Is The Hard Part (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Sure they all had CIOs, but unless the company was part of the IT sector then the CIO was mostly relegated to making sure that the corporate email system was working, he or she was not really a part of the company’s strategic planning team. Image Credit.

The Power Industry Discovers The Importance Of CIOs (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Sure they all had CIOs, but unless the company was part of the IT sector then the CIO was mostly relegated to making sure that the corporate email system was working, he or she was not really a part of the company’s strategic planning team.

Successful CIOs Know What The CFO Really Wants (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

When it comes to helping your CFO become more integrated in the company’s strategic planning process, the CIO can easily play a bigger role. CFOs are desperately looking for ways to play a more strategic role within the company.

12 Adoption Strategies for Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in 2010

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

is much more focused on enterprise social computing to the exclusion of broader digital business models like strategic data control, market size segmentation (The Long Tail), or innovation in assembly.