Dark Data & The Data Disconnect

I ran across a blog the other data that used the term “dark data” when describing an organization’s data that is collected during standard business activities that never really gets used for any purpose other than its original purpose.  Dark Data is that data the gets created, collected, stored but rarely revisited for any purpose […]

Shadow IT and Enterprise Security – The boogeyman and the shadows

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. First off…if you aren’t familiar with the boogeyman, its the bad person in stories that are normally told to kids to keep them in line. The boogeyman is also used by adults to scare other adults to make them stay in line. IT Professionals use the boogeyman to […]

Data Disconnect and Shadow IT

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Yes Shadow IT again. But…rather than rehash the things I’ve talked about before, I wanted to take some time to walk through a few issues that aren’t always discussed when we talk about Shadow IT. The first is Data Disconnect, which I’ll talk about here. The 2nd is…well…you’ll […]

Clouds and Shadows – Managing Shadow IT with the Cloud

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Cloud computing is here to stay. Oh wait…I hate statements like that.  Sorry about that. Statements like the above are made by people trying to defend the ‘cloud’ or whatever new or important product/service they are trying to sell today (or one they want to sell tomorrow). That […]

A story of a CIO, IT and Marketing

I heard a pretty good story recently.  It goes something like this: A new CIO joins the company. He’s not completely new to the organization but he is new to the role and a new employee. Previously, he’d been running a couple of projects for an outsourced ‘partner’ within the organization and had ingratiated himself […]