Tag: Critical Initiative Leadership

Guided Autonomy

Guided Autonomy Governance Model [White Paper]

Over the past several years, the tension has grown between corporate IT and the departments it serves throughout the organization. This tension exists for many reasons, but is escalating as departments are increasingly acquiring their own technology to meet their specific business needs. Corporate IT departments often refer to this as “Shadow IT.” While the…

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Shadow IT

There Is Light in Shadow IT

When you hear the phrase, “shadow IT”, what comes to mind? Visions of ominous, dark, or secretive information technology pockets operating outside of the CIO’s control or visibility? Worries that the software purchased or developed by these rogue IT groups will end up in the CIO’s lap when support becomes a challenge? For many CIO’s,…

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Cloud Security

Cloud Security – Extending Your Cyber Fortress to the Cloud [White Paper]

Is your organization considering a move from on-premise systems to the cloud, but concerned about information security? Are you already using the cloud, but uncertain about how well your networks and data are protected? The transition to cloud computing is transforming businesses and IT departments worldwide, yet all too often, security is an afterthought. It…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of IT

Is IT a function, an organization or a vocation? Going forward, the answer is yes to all three. As a function, the selection, deployment and use of information technology will become the responsibility of the lines of business (Customer Service, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain) and support functions (Finance, HR, Legal, Sales, Marketing). Information technology will…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of CIOs

Companies, divisions and departments alike have created a boom in cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications provisioned through providers such as Salesforce.com, Workday, Marketo and many others. The attraction of SaaS vs. the traditional on-premise model of provisioning applications is compelling for almost any size organization or team that wants to deploy new business…

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Software-as-a-Service: Suggestions for Mid-Market CIOs

Senior IT leaders and CIOs considering integrating new SaaS applications with on-premise systems will have to solve thousands of problems along the way. But don’t let that be a showstopper. Even though SaaS is relatively new, most of the implementation issues have been solved before and now include best practices for repeating successes. Experienced third-party…

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Software-as-a-Service: Challenges for Mid-Market Companies

Are you a midsize company ready to start or expand your software-as-a- service (SaaS) implementation? Here are the main challenges that lay ahead, and ways to prepare and overcome them.

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