CIO Briefings:

Briefings

  • Regulatory compliance for the enterprise

    A company's regulatory compliance plan touches all levels of IT, not just the executive suite. The regulatory compliance for the enterprise All-in-One-Guide offer resources from various TechTarget sites for all levels of IT employees -- from the CIO to DBAs -- and from multiple angles -- from information security to data storage. Use this guide as an important regulatory compliance resource for you and the rest of your IT department.

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  • Data center energy efficiency strategies for CIOs

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers will require almost twice as much power by 2011 if current trends continue. What changes can you and your organization make to try to avoid such an outcome? How can virtualization and green IT efforts help? Find out the answers to these and other pressing energy efficiency questions with this Executive Guide.

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  • Collaboration strategies: Look who's talking

    Enterprise CIOs are just realizing the many benefits of investing in collaboration tools and platforms, which include improving productivity, workflow and communications. This month's CIO Briefing offers CIOs expert advice and resources for weighing the various collaboration options. Within the guide, you'll find enterprise case studies, product overviews and trend articles on the adoption and success rates of enterprise use collaboration tools and platforms.

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  • ITIL best practices for enterprise CIOs

    As IT infrastructures evolve, IT professionals are seeing the value in adopting IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices. This month's CIO Briefing offers CIOs' expert advice and resources on ITIL. Within the guide, you'll find ITIL case studies, product overviews and trend articles on the strategies, execution, and tools and technologies behind successful ITIL utilization.

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  • Outsourcing: A complete guide for CIOs

    U.S. companies are increasingly outsourcing portions of their business functions, both domestically and overseas, usually in an effort to save money or increase operational capabilities. Within this month's CIO Briefing, you'll find outsourcing case studies, news and trend articles on the strategies, execution and tools and technologies behind successful outsourcing.

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  • Data lifecycle management tips for CIOs

    Data lifecycle management is a policy-based approach to managing the flow of an information system's data throughout its lifecycle: from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted. This CIO Briefing provides case studies, news articles and trend pieces related to the strategies, execution and tools and technologies of data lifecycle management.

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  • Risk management for enterprise CIOs

    Enterprise risk management (ERM) encompasses the methods by which organizations predict, identify and mitigate circumstances that could be detrimental to the enterprise. Using the case studies, news and trend articles in this month's CIO Briefing, learn to recognize and proactively address risks in your organization.

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  • Business process management strategies for enterprise CIOs

    Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to improving an organization's business processes. It ideally helps large companies better understand the complex interaction between employees and computer systems and automates mechanical business processes so employees can use their skills in more value-added ways. But establishing a BPM strategy is no easy task, particularly for enterprise companies. The following CIO Briefing contains articles on best practices, case studies and tools that will help CIOs of large organizations deploy BPM strategies.

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  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning guide for CIOs

    Disaster recovery planning and business continuity (DR/BC) management require CIOs to anticipate the unanticipated -- hurricanes, floods, insider threats and other catastrophes -- then hope it never happens. This guide provides news stories, case studies and tips for enterprise CIOs looking to avert disaster and keep their businesses on track under the worst of circumstances.

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  • Data center and desktop virtualization guide for CIOs

    Data center virtualization has become fairly widespread, but now focus is shifting to the desktop. Desktop virtualization claims to bring users access to corporate data securely and efficiently. In addition to general data center and virtualization trends, execution strategies and tools and technologies, this guide will address decision criteria for extending virtualization to the desktop; hardware and software options; best practices in deployment; cost analysis and network considerations.

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  • Business intelligence strategies for enterprise CIOs

    Business intelligence (BI) is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions. As BI adoption grows in larger companies, many CIOs are investing in BI Competency Centers to manage the various aspects of BI initiatives. This month's CIO Briefing includes news, resources and advice on how to create or update a strategic BI roadmap and make the right choices for your BI and data architecture, including whether you should consider an on-demand BI solution.

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  • Data protection services and strategies for enterprise CIOs

    Data protection services encompass a host of technologies, business processes and best practices. Noncompliance with government regulations can lead to dire consequences for organizations, and compromised data can create public relations disasters and a loss of customer confidence. So how do you address data protection? This month's data protection guide for enterprise CIOs contains case studies on network access control (NAC), information on securing data for government compliance, data protection strategies, tools, technologies and more.

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  • A guide to IT sustainability practices for enterprise CIOs

    Enterprise CIOs are turning to IT sustainability practices to better serve their business strategies -- and the environment. According to today's professionals, sustainability is a top-down effort that can be worked into all verticals of the enterprise. IT sustainability practices can be as easy as going paperless, speaking with facilities managers about repurposing heat generated by data centers, optimizing server and storage virtualization and leveraging cloud services.

    In this guide to sustainable IT practices for CIOs, learn how to make your company greener through a number of technology innovations and business operations modifications.

    This guide to IT sustainability practices is part of SearchCIO.com's CIO Briefings series, which is designed to give IT leaders strategic management and decision-making advice on timely topics.

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  • Enterprise analytics strategy and management guide for CIOs

    Organizations committed to improving their data-driven decision-making processes are increasingly formulating an enterprise analytics strategy to guide their efforts in finding new patterns and relationships in data, understanding why certain results occurred, and forecasting future results. Using business intelligence (BI) tools and strategies, organizations can tackle enterprise analytics in an IT setting, mining data and applying insights to inform better business decisions.

    In this CIO guide to enterprise analytics strategy, learn how organizations can use analysis methodologies from various industries, BI tools and the availability of big data to its utmost potential.

    This enterprise analytics strategy guide is part of SearchCIO.com's CIO Briefings series, which is designed to give IT leaders strategic management and decision-making advice on timely topics.

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