Enterprise data storage management
- August 02, 2019
In a quest to be the 'Amazon of state services,' Colorado's chief data officer is rolling out an API integration platform. Challenges abound. Here are the lessons learned.
- February 25, 2019
UNICEF's investment in blockchain startups extends its mission and also underscores the particularity of scenarios where blockchain promises to be the optimal solution.
- August 07, 2018
A storage vendor that bills itself as a software company is baking AI management into its all-flash arrays. Read why IT execs like Dan King sees the innovation as a game changer.
- June 07, 2018
Four IT practitioners at the 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium said edge computing, real-time analysis and Lambda architecture help them in managing large data sets.
- March 16, 2018
Data scientists offer insight into why the age-old problem of siloed data persists and some concrete advice to CIOs on how to break down the walls.
- October 13, 2015
Dell-EMC deal: In the wake of the largest technology acquisition ever, CIOs ponder their digital strategies, vendor relationships and the future of IT.
- July 07, 2015
IoT might be the next big thing, but the next big hurdle for CIOs will be figuring out ways to architect for it.
- February 02, 2015
Distributed storage doesn't have to be confusing. All you really need to do is think about a coffee shop. The Data Mill reports.
- July 07, 2014
Much of the appeal of cloud computing disaster recovery is the potential for automatic backup, but that doesn't mean CIOs can "set it and forget it." Get cloud DR advice from the pros in this #CIOChat recap.
- June 20, 2014
Who profits from a credit card data breach? It doesn't matter. It will cost CIOs and their companies big time. Also in this week's Searchlight: Amazon smartphone announcement, Netflix plea to FCC and more.
- May 09, 2014
Our #CIOChat-ters say that building effective data mining algorithms -- internally or externally -- gives companies a distinct competitive advantage.
- April 18, 2014
IT upgrades and social data mining better equip Boston Marathon organizers for their 118th year; plus, soft robotics and Microsoft's forced update.
- March 03, 2014
Businesses' abiding love of Excel, the struggle to integrate data, the rising role of data temps and big data royalties: The Data Mill reports.
- January 23, 2013
No stranger to 'big data' projects, Biogen Idec's Martin Leach talks strategy with SearchCIO.com on building a big data infrastructure.
- September 27, 2012
To understand "big data," engaging our visual sense is critical; but getting the art and science right in big data visualization is tough.
- September 19, 2012
PayPal's chief scientist dissects the value of big data and envisions a state he calls Analytics 3.0.
- September 19, 2012
PayPal's Mok Oh says big data analytics will have arrived when people like him aren't needed.
- September 14, 2012
In the coming data wars, many companies will be left out in the cold, and big data analytics won't be their only problem.
- September 12, 2012
Cost savings, security assurances, ease of use and consumerization all have a hand in growing popularity of cloud-based storage.
- September 12, 2012
New tools add all kinds of options for an enterprise storage strategy, but for CIOs, one constant holds fast: Do what's best of the business.
- August 13, 2012
In this week's roundup, as the title suggests, read three different ways of creating competitive advantage. Plus, why CIOs need to start questioning the green-ness of cloud.
- July 16, 2012
Virtualization calls for a shift in storage strategy. Here's a rundown of the pros and cons of three primary approaches for virtualized environments.
- June 28, 2012
State Street's chief scientist explains how semantic technology translates into smart data, and talks about the benefits of using it beyond the bank.
- June 28, 2012
Chief scientist David Saul pioneers semantic technology at State Street Corp. in a quest to manage risk and simplify big data management.
- June 18, 2012
In this week's roundup of interesting items from around the Web, we present a musical key to social CRM, Google's search for love and more.
- May 30, 2012
Companies will rise and fall on their ability to use big data and analytics, research suggests, but human foibles make success anything but certain.
- April 27, 2012
Soon after Google launched its Drive cloud storage service, data privacy and security worries arose.
- March 15, 2012
Storage technologies like SSD are an important part of constructing the virtual enterprise data center, or Data Center as a Service, of the future.
- February 22, 2012
"Big data" is a buzzword no more. CIOs are adapting their BI strategies to meet the challenges of big data analysis.
- February 02, 2012
Contrarian iRobot CIO Jay Leader explains why he has no use -- at the moment -- for enterprise cloud computing. It's all about the economics, stupid.
- July 06, 2011
Convinced that Big Data will give them a competitive edge, enterprises are looking to their CIOs to manage large data sets. That's a tough challenge.
- March 02, 2011
Cloud storage is drawing interest, but enterprises are steering clear of cloud disaster recovery as cloud reliability concerns linger.
- September 29, 2010
When it comes to virtual disaster recovery solutions, the question is, how fast do you want them? Experts say a mix of solutions may be the way for enterprises to go.
- August 25, 2010
See how one CIO is taking permanent document storage to the extreme, as in thousand-year-old record maintenance, as part of his IT strategic planning initiatives.
- February 25, 2010
An IT governance framework can help public agencies improve service levels and cut costs amid tight budgets. Read more about IT governance models in Massachusetts and California.
- February 09, 2010
Enterprises such as Chevron and Merck are working together to shape an emerging IT-management best practices framework.
- September 16, 2009
The goal of any ITSM program is not purchasing the tool or implementing the processes. Instead, it's about creating an organizational culture that will positively embrace these new best practices.
- May 28, 2009
In this recession, there are many ways to not only keep your IT job but also expand your career options by demonstrating strong leadership and a business focus. Here's our advice.
- April 08, 2009
Under pressure to improve RTO and minimize mainframe data loss, IT veterans at MetLife devised a strategy that put tape out to pasture.
- April 07, 2009
For the price of a SAN, Marian College is building a private cloud to create a flexible IT architecture and help transform the liberal arts school into a university.
- March 11, 2009
Transformative IT will enable companies to emerge from the recession ready to compete, gurus say. But big projects, it seems, are best taken in chunks these days.
- February 05, 2009
Vendor management offices and standards bodies can help large organizations save money on IT purchasing and better manage vendor relations, both critical during a recession.
- November 05, 2008
CIOs should look for smaller projects with faster paybacks in recession times, according to Forrester Research. Tight alignment with business strategy is more important. Don't play the Lone Ranger in cutting IT costs, or you just might find IT ...
- September 11, 2008
Tom Brady, CIO of a clinical network for administering chronic biologic drugs, explains how business event processing allows his firm to coordinate the distribution and administration of meds to patients in real time and at substantial cost savings.
- July 29, 2008
Data lifecycle management should include an overarching enterprisewide information architecture that integrates storage needs and costs with business applications and processes.
- May 15, 2008
Hewlett-Packard puts database archiving in the hands of the business, courtesy of a visual design tool that can model apps and apply business rules. Improved XML makes it look like archived apps are at the ready.
- May 07, 2008
Data center construction comes with a host of tough problems. Finding the right place is challenge No. 1. Here are tips to help you vet your location.
- April 30, 2008
After Hurricane Katrina another whirlwind began. A Mississippi bank, with expertise from SunGard, built a $16 million data center for the long haul.
- March 13, 2008
CIO leadership and technology capabilities move needle from IT as cost center to strategic partner.
- March 06, 2008
Fusion 2008 keynote: Companies can use IT to compete by creating differences that matter to their customers and market -- but only if they deliver distinctive, not generic, IT.
- December 12, 2007
Pressured by lobbyists, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appoints veteran IT exec Teresa Takai as the Golden State's first statewide CIO. Better haul out that suit of armor, say analysts.
- November 29, 2007
A data center energy efficiency expert offers 10 tips for reducing energy consumption in the data center at the 2007 Gartner Data Center Conference.
- October 26, 2007
CIOs in California's line of fire show the importance of a well-tested technology strategy in times of peril. Another insight? The move from centralized to distributed workplaces, like the Internet itself, helps ensure continuity because there is no...
- October 12, 2007
Gartner Inc. picks the technologies that are likely to have the biggest impact on your business in the next 18 to 36 months.
- September 25, 2007
At AFCOM's Data Center World, technical architect Doug Hall explains how capacity management and forecasting has enabled his company to grow at a rapid rate and earn executive support for data center construction.
- September 18, 2007
Waiting for vendors and government agencies to come in and solve your data center cooling and capacity issues is a big mistake, say experts speaking at a data center conference this week.
- August 10, 2007
Under some criticism that it isn't doing enough to get to the bottom of the data center efficiency problem, The Green Grid consortium laid out its three-pronged approach to tackling the issue.
- August 07, 2007
Initial reaction to a new EPA report calling for greater energy efficiency in the nation's data centers ranges from lukewarm to hostile. Some analysts say the Congress-mandated study doesn't go far enough, while others complain that it attacks the ...
- May 22, 2007
Forrester Research gives some conversation starters for your next coffee klatch with the CEO.
- March 22, 2007
Dow is training an elite workforce in China that it fully expects to rise to the uppermost ranks of the company. The starting point is an IT center in Shanghai. But does it make sense? One analyst, at least, is skeptical.
- October 12, 2006
Business process outsourcing is the fastest-growing segment of the outsourcing market -- and that spells trouble for CIOs.
- September 27, 2006
The speedy InfiniBand protocol has already gained popularity in some bleeding-edge storage systems; a new spec will now standardize connection to iSCSI storage.
- July 26, 2006
The hosted data center is an appealing alternative to building new. But experts warn you can't just hand over the reins and walk away: It requires hands-on management.
- June 29, 2006
Cisco has rolled out a way to manage InfiniBand and Ethernet networks under the same console, which it hopes will make InfiniBand more popular in the data center.
- June 27, 2006
Verari Systems' chief technology officer David Driggers spoke to SearchDataCenter.com about how the company keeps blades cool, even in the hot aisle.
- June 08, 2006
It's day two and our reporters are still sniffing out the good stuff. Here are a few items we thought were particularly poignant.
- June 07, 2006
IT needs to support and enhance business goals. Rich Hoffman, newly minted CEO of the North American IT operations at Hyundai Motor Co., took the mandate a step further, turning IT into a business.
- May 30, 2006
Following a time-honored principle in computer science, a storage startup has put intelligence into the physical device and introduced what one analyst says could be a game-changing event in how you manage data.
- April 13, 2006
Off the shelf might be just fine for IT services, but offshore contracts should be custom-made. Gartner offers tips for "contracting effectively in a globally sourced world."
- March 08, 2006
The state of Wisconsin walked away from a $2.6 million email integration project using Oracle Collaboration Suite. What went wrong? Some say the CIO.
- February 10, 2006
The world's largest casino bet the house on virtualization and Sepaton when it came time to upgrade its data management system.
- February 09, 2006
The Boston Celtics use data analytics to increase ticket sales and evaluate players. Better analytics ultimately means better basketball games, according to the team.
- February 08, 2006
The SEC requires public companies to store certain data, including some e-mail, on non-erasable and non-rewritable media. There are less expensive options than WORM drives.
- July 11, 2005
If you're disappointed with your data warehouse performance, find out whether your CEO is doing a good job integrating disparate business units.
- June 21, 2005
The credit card processing company's CEO told a newspaper the 40 million accounts now at risk should have been expunged. So why weren't they?
- May 12, 2005
CEOs who do their homework -- and study the benefits of IT -- are proving that technology can benefit the bottom line.
- March 23, 2005
Electronic records are risky business for any CIO, but there are ways to control these documents so they don't endanger your enterprise – or your job.
- December 06, 2004
MCI Inc. CIO Elizabeth Hackenson discusses the IT challenges of rebuilding what was once WorldCom.
- November 02, 2004
How does Bally Total Fitness CIO Gail Holmberg run geographically dispersed systems? She tells us in the first part of a CIO Conversation.
- July 07, 2004
Intel CIO Doug Busch shares initiatives his IT organization is implementing to improve productivity and transform the internal business processes.
- March 29, 2004
The Six Sigma methodology was developed in the 1980s by Motorola Inc. to reduce manufacturing defects and improve customer satisfaction. Today, many CIOs at non-manufacturing enterprises are turning to this successful process-improvement ...
- February 16, 2004
According to Meta Group research, offshore outsourcing is growing 20%-25% per annum, with little evidence of slowing. While most enterprises experience initial resistance, most technical issues are readily resolved and geopolitical risk is deemed ...
- June 11, 2003
Are we spending too much on technology? This provocative Harvard Business Review excerpt suggests that IT no longer conveys competitive advantage, so invest your capital elsewhere.
- April 16, 2003
Dell Computer, which everybody agrees has been on a phenomenal roll, added another chapter to its fairy tale success story with two key reinforced partnerships. Dell will manufacture the low-end EMC Clariion storage products that Dell has sold as ...