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CloudViews Unplugged: March 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: March 2013

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss migration to the cloud, IBM’s Watson helps oncologists develop cancer treatments, green cloud algorithms, and the zombie alert issued over the Emergency Alert System.

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CloudViews Unplugged: February 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: February 2013

Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss cloud security, rogue cloud, swarm-based computing, video production in the cloud & more! Read the show notes on Smart Enterprise

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CloudViews Unplugged: January 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: January 2013

In the latest episode of CloudViews Unplugged, George Watt and I discuss the Christmas Eve AWS outage, cloud computing standards, Google awarding 6 science projects with up to one billion core-computing hours and Netflix open-sources Janitor Monkey. You can read the show notes on Smart Enterprise and download the podcast from Sound Cloud

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CloudViews Unplugged: December 2012

CloudViews Unplugged: December 2012

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss cloud computing predictions for 2013, The Weather Channel scaling up their cloud during Hurricane Sandy, researchers using cloud for molecule-by-molecule printing for anti-cancer drugs & more!

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New CA Press Book “The Innovative CIO” Delivers Practical Tips for CIOs

New CA Press Book “The Innovative CIO” Delivers Practical Tips for CIOs

CIOs become the driving force for business innovation. The Innovative CIO ISLANDIA, N.Y., December 18, 2012 CA Technologies today announced the availability of “The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation,” the latest book published by CA Press. This pragmatic guide is designed to help Chief Information Officers (CIOs) become the leaders of innovation in their organizations and to meet innovation challenges head on. It provides valuable tips for identifying innovation sources and fostering an innovative spirit within the organization, as well as practical tools for evaluating, tracking and selling the value of innovation to the business. Co-authors Andi Mann, George Watt, and Peter Matthews quantify the benefits and risks of IT innovation, survey opportunities for innovation from existing and emerging technologies, and identify the organizational structures and processes that have proven to deliver ongoing innovation. “Today’s CIOs understand the need to innovate quickly to help create new…

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The One Thing You Can Do Today to Spur Innovation

The One Thing You Can Do Today to Spur Innovation

If our recent innovation survey made anything abundantly clear, it was that having a well-established and formal process for encouraging innovation is essential for driving improvement at all levels. In fact, the research found the more innovative the organization, the more analysis, planning, process and structure were emphasized. But among U.S organizations, only 28% said innovation is either widely practiced and encouraged, or established and formalized in their organizations. For the rest, 31% reported innovation as minimal or nonexistent, and 41% said their organization had only pockets of innovation. This means most people in the U.S. work in companies that could use a jump-start on innovation. While it may seem daunting, there are things you can do now to make your organization more innovative. First, you have to recognize that you are not going to change all things overnight. But you do need to get started innovating, and you need…

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New Research Explains What Really Makes a Successful Hybrid Cloud

New Research Explains What Really Makes a Successful Hybrid Cloud

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a sucker for excellent research and data. Well, my friend and co-author on Visible Ops – Private Cloud, Kurt Milne (@kurtmilne on Twitter), just sucked me in with some excellent new research on ‘Private and Hybrid Cloud IaaS Project Success Factors‘. It was published by the IT Process Institute, so I knew immediately that it would be both interesting and important, and that it would provide immediately actionable insight – because that is what ITPI does. Indeed it is all I expected – 31 pages of pure awesomesauce, to be exact! In it, ITPI looked at the success (or otherwise) of IaaS clouds from 143 different companies that have deployed a private or hybrid cloud. The report then evaluated a set of five key performance indicators – development agility, operational efficiency, service quality, business outcomes, and governance control – and identified the…

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Please Stop Citing Lack of Budget as a Roadblock to Innovation

Please Stop Citing Lack of Budget as a Roadblock to Innovation

It’s no surprise that “lack of available budget” was the barrier to innovation cited by 47% of U.S. respondents, and 29% of global respondents, in our Innovation Imperative study. But here’s a data point that’s both surprising and disturbing. Among IT executives worldwide, lack of budget was the number one innovation barrier cited. (For what it’s worth, business leaders said “no time to think” was their biggest barrier.) Certainly budget constraints are a vexing problem. But when it comes to the intersection of budget and innovation, I think it’s largely a problem of perspective. When I talk to business leaders about innovation, they tell me there’s always budget to make money. It’s all about the ROI. There’s always an opportunity to go to the CEO and CFO and pitch an idea that aligns with strategic corporate goals, is backed by solid projections, and offers strong payback in new revenue and more…

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CloudViews Unplugged: Special Edition – Caption Contest

CloudViews Unplugged: Special Edition – Caption Contest

In this special edition episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies reveal the winner of cloud caption cartoon contest! via CloudViews Unplugged: Caption Contest – YouTube.

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The Innovation Imperative – Join the conversation on Nov 13

The Innovation Imperative – Join the conversation on Nov 13

Among the CIOs I speak with, innovation is the new imperative. They’re eager to innovate, to capitalize on the business aspects of technology, and they really want to be business leaders. Often the way an IT organization defines innovation is a leading indicator of the size and risk of its innovation business gap. It can be amorphous, defined by popular consensus or defined by the CIO and expressed as a continually refined business process. Many in IT consider their work to be innovative by default. After all, we’re dealing with the latest technologies! We bring business value to new stuff like the cloud, smartphones, tablets, and social media. We take legacy systems and make them more relevant for mobile, touch, voice, biometrics, and more. We must be innovative to do this! But is that the definition of innovation? One theme that has been coming up again and again in my…

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CloudViews Unplugged: November 2012

CloudViews Unplugged: November 2012

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss the latest cloud computing news, what’s new & cool in cloud, and fire off questions in a quickfire round. This episode includes the following news items: – A recent survey that says 96% of CIOs see quantifiable benefits of cloud. – The gap between business and IT when it comes to planning for cloud adoption. – Amazon reports that government agencies and educational institution cloud adoption on the rise. – The cloud morphs healthcare in five ways. – High performance computing for small and medium sized businesses. You can read the show notes and get links to all the articles mentioned on Smart Enterprise.

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