Category: CIO

5 Risks of a Dated Business Intelligence Solution

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When it comes to business intelligence (BI), the struggle is classic: Centralized IT is concerned with data governance, whereas users want freedom to access data quickly. While keeping up with the breakneck pace of the modern business landscape requires on-demand intelligence, IT departments are hesitant to let go of the strong governance structures that legacy BI platforms boast.

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14 Weeks to Freedom: Migrating Away from Oracle Business Intelligence

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Over the last 18 months, I’ve seen how the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role is tracking with that of the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) – an important role in financial organizations, and on the rise in other industries. Virtually every aspect of today’s operations depends on data, and CIOs are on the front line of making data accessible across the global, agile enterprise. Data failure means revenue failure, the ultimate business risk.

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CIOs: The Path to Influence is Paved with Revenue

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From any angle, last week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando was crackling with excitement. Twitter was on fire as “masterminds” such as IBM’s Ginni Rometty and GE’s Jeff Immelt took the stage for keynotes in a cool interview format. But the keynote that resonated most with me was Gartner research VP Mary Mesaglio’s. She talked about how “CIOs should become trusted allies to move from a culture of control to one of influence.”

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The 2020 CIO: Make Your Mark with Platforms, Not Point Solutions

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As I blogged earlier this week, being a CIO in 2015 is no cakewalk. But today’s environment also presents a lot of opportunities for CIOs to own their destiny and make it a great one. You’ve just got take a classic page from the CIO playbook and use IT to transform the business.

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The CIO in 2020: Will You be a Power Player or Obsolete?

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I’ve been in the enterprise tech industry for a long time — long enough to see the CIO pendulum swing from “superstar” to “endangered species.” Looking forward to 2020, how will you evolve? As a CIO, will you be a power player or obsolete?

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CPG Leader Outmaneuvers the Competition with Global Governance and Local Data Insights

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“Digital transformation is coming to the CPG business,” says Darrell Stein, CIO of Reckitt Benckiser, a multinational consumer packaged goods company based in the UK with 2014 revenues of £8.8 billion. Focused on health, hygiene and home products, RB’s portfolio of brands includes Calgon, Clearasil, Lysol, French’s Mustard and Vanish. With operations in 60 countries and sales in almost 200 countries, RB is a top-five CPG company, going head-to-head against other global CPG giants in a brutally competitive market.

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“Networked BI” Puts an End to CIOs’ Data Battles

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It had to happen, and it’s a good thing. There’s a solution for the latest conflict that has pitted CIOs against departments: the battle over business intelligence (BI). The answer is called “Networked BI” and it empowers users to work freely with data while delivering trust, governance, and agility at scale.

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Oh! The Places You’ll Go –– When You’re a Data-driven CMO

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I’m normally not much of a Dr. Seuss guy. Frank Underwood, sometimes. I even have my Al Swearengen moments. But when I recently read that a new Dr. Seuss book had been discovered 24 years after his death, it reminded me: in the Golden Age of Data, CMOs are on a career journey that is epic. Fantastical. Even a little Seussical. Let me explain.

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