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Taking control with cloud inventory management
Business teams in countless enterprises are freely availing themselves of the perks of cloud applications, of which there are many, including improved productivity and more efficient business processes. However, the IT departments at many of these enterprises are kept totally out of the loop, exposing these organizations to security risks and wasteful spending. What's a CIO to do to get a grip on her enterprise's cloud inventory? In this issue of CIO Decisions, explore how CIOs are using cloud inventory management to reduce risks, target app consolidation needs and realize greater ROI.
Also in this issue, we take a look at how Hardee's leaves upselling to an algorithm and how Forbes, CBS and other big-name companies use partnerships to drive digital projects. In addition, we get a headhunter's take on how midmarket CIOs can cash in on private equity deals; investigate why taking ethics into account early in the design process should be part of the CIO's agenda; and look into how The New York Times' former CIO broke down the media company's digital barriers.
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Features in this issue
Cloud inventory management saves money, reduces security risk and helps the enterprise compete. But first, CIOs must build relationships with business decision makers.
Forbes, CBS and US Bank use social media marketing, mobile devices, Agile project development -- and strong IT-marketing partnerships -- to drive digital projects.
Marc Frons, who recently announced he will be leaving his post as CIO of The New York Times, believes a culture of experimentation is the fastest road to digital glory.
News in this issue
Private equity deals offer midmarket CIOs with the right stuff a lucrative new IT career path, says headhunter Shawn Banerji.
Columns in this issue
Cloud inventory management has more to do with CIO leadership and trust than covert tracking of rogue apps.