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    How to Guide for Cloud Process and Outsourcing meets all of an enterprise's security requirements

    October 13th, 2014

    Businesses must act quickly to get the most from cloud processing and outsourcing while protecting information and systems. The "How to Guide for Cloud Processing and Outsourcing addresses how IT can gain control and secure mobility without alienating users. Discover the must-have features of cloud processing and outsourcing management, protecting data at the application level and the key considerations when selecting an enterprise management solution.

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    How to Guide for Cloud Processing and Outsourcing

    ISO Compliant - Including ISO 31000

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    "How to Guide for Cloud Processing and Outsourcing provides EVERYTHING that is needed to select a vendor, enter into an agreement, and manage the relationship," says a CIO of a Fortune 100 company


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    Rapaid change is putting pressure on CIOs and IT Departments

    September 30th, 2014

    Great pressure is put on  CIOs and IT managers because of pervasive connectivity, advanced analytics, and increasing automation driving rapid changes in business.  While IT applications have always been digital, digital technologies have now reached a critical mass and a tipping point that is changing how we live and work. 

    Position Descriptions IT Salary Survey

    These changes are forcing CIOs to move beyond their traditional support role and operate on the forefront of business value delivery.  CIOs must now drive thier departments to function in two modes: operating more quickly than ever before to meet the demands for new business models and revenue acceleration while maintaining operational consistency and excellence in traditional workloads.

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    17% of all companies do not have specific policies in place for electronic communication

    September 15th, 2014

    In an interview by Janco Associates, Inc. (JAI) of a CIO in a Fortune 100 company, the CIO disclosed that his financial data is at risk because of the proliferation of devices. JAI verified that this CIO was not alone as in a recent survey of CFOs, only 1/3 said they have a formal enterprise-wide plan for controlling the electronic exchange of financial information.

    In that survey had the following major observations

    • 45%  did not have a formal enterprise-wide plan
    • 40%  a company wide directive had been issued
    • 17%  had not developed or communicated specifice policies 
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    Compliance to mandated security requirements is a critical focus of CIOs

    September 11th, 2014

    Compliance is ever changing, and it's getting harder to keep up. In a survey by Janco Assocaites, Inc. (JAI), a management consulting firm focused to helping CIOs meet policy and compliance goals, 70 percent of all respondents reported being subject to multiple regulatory compliance mandates, as well as contractual obligations and industry standards.

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    Meanwhile, IT budgets are getting leaner as organizations strive to increase cost efficiency in tough economic times, and the emergence of cloud-based services has increased the complexity of compliance management. Given these challenges and tight deadlines, many organizations are addressing compliance requirements in silos using a "checklist" approach.

    Compliance Process

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    CIO best practices readings

    August 22nd, 2014

    CIO best practices readings:

    CIO - CTO  Changing Role

    Chief Information Officer - Chief Technology Officer

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    • CIO Issues with workload, budgeting, and staffing CIO issues are made more complex as staffing levels and budgets remain flat As the 2014 budgeting cycle starts, CIOs clearly have their hands full...
    • 10 BYOD Best Practices for CIOs BYOD Best Practices for CIOs Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) is exploding all over corporations.  CIOs are in the cross hairs and need to follow...
    • IT Staffing 2015 IT staffing 2015 IT staffing companies and researchers released a flurry of information as the  first half of the year ended.  2015 is looking great...
    • Top 10 Backup Best Practices 10 Backup Best Practices – Rules of the Road for CIOs and DR/BC Managers Top 10 Backup Best Practices – Many CIOs want to improve...
    • Top 10 IT Professional Staff Issues for CIO Top 10 IT Professional Staff Issues for CIO As budgeting starts for 2015, the top 10 IT professional staff issues that CIOs and HR departments...
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