September 22, 2012

How to build a Roadmap – Define Current State
This post will provide a little more exposition and insight into one method, which if done well, can provide an honest and objective look in the mirror to successfully understand where we truly are as an organization and face the uncomfortable truth in some cases where we need to improve.


40 Percent of Insurers Suffered Security Breaches in Past Year
25 percent of financial institutions suffered a breach in 2011—within insurance, that percentage is even higher—making security is a top priority for the financial services industry, according to Deloitte’s “2012 Global Financial Services Industry Security Study.”


Cloud Computing - Governance Challenges
In today’s world, with increasing cloud adoption and outsourcing activities, we could see business organizations are in almost in the same state as it is described of DoD, i.e. System-of-Systems


Oracle's engineered systems focus: A cloud distraction?
Wall Street was expecting Oracle to deliver first quarter hardware revenue of $899 billion and got $779 million. In other words, the rate of decline in Oracle's hardware business is accelerating.


Small Business Strategies: How to handle that adrenaline
No wonder so many entrepreneurs suffer adrenaline addiction. We thrive on risk-taking and love challenges. We juggle many tasks at once. Heck, when things are really bad, we're able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.


6 steps to embedding organizational culture
Changing a company's culture is a slow and difficult business, writes Mary Jo Asmus. It's important to start by thinking clearly about what sort of culture you want, and to communicate that vision clearly before starting to make big changes.


Meet the young boss with a digital & global mindset
"Born-digital, new-age leaders bring a global mindset and have an innate desire and ability to collaborate," says Lakshmi Narayanan, vice-chairman, Cognizant.

Why culture is more important than strategy
The most important thing about culture is that it's the only sustainable point of difference for any organisation. Anyone can copy your strategy, but nobody can copy your culture. So why would you leave it


PayPal chief scientist on cracking the code for big data analytics
In a wide-ranging SearchCIO.com Trailblazer interview, Oh talks about the state of big data analytics. He actually is trying to fathom the human subconscious by looking at who buys what, when and why.


Google Spans Entire Planet With GPS-Powered Database
According to Google, it’s the first database that can quickly store and retrieve information across a worldwide network of data centers while keeping that information “consistent” — meaning all users see the same collection of information at all times — and it’s been driving the company’s ad system and various other web services for years.



Quote for the day:

"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers." - Brian Tracy