CIO Forum

 Cio Forum is for Global Information Technology Industry

  1. IT organizations face a growing demand for faster, more agile service delivery, with changes in traditional lines of control and associated risks. Technology has become more innovative, but implementing it has become more challenging — from managing a complex hybrid cloud environment to greater scrutiny of value from technology. To meet those challenges, it must expand beyond traditional IT service management (ITSM) in order to focus resources on strategies that truly advance the full business of IT, such as intelligent automation, predictive analytics,  service portfolio management, cyber security, governance and compliance.

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  2. Some antitrust advocates seem to think that business size is a sign of wrongdoing, or a source of it. Franklin Foer, for example, wants to return to Louis Brandeis’s view that bigness is a “curse” and to take steps to avoid corporate “gigantism.”  He rejects the framework of consumer welfare developed by Franklin Roosevelt’s antitrust chief Thurman Arnold, who thought the debate over business size “is like arguing whether tall buildings are better than low ones.”

    The reality is that small firms are not necessarily good and big firms are not necessarily bad. Acting Federal Trade Commission Chair Maureen Ohlhausen said it best at the recent International Consumer Electronics Show: “You can’t say big is bad, and small is good across the board. You have to look at why is it big? Is it innovating? Is it providing products that consumers want at a good price point?”

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  3. IDG’s Tom Schmidt continues his conversation with Constellation Research’s Ray Wang about creating a mechanism that allows people to innovate and disrupt themselves while keeping the existing business running efficiently.

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  4. Last year, the average total cost of a data breach was $3.62 million – or $141 per lost or stolen record, according to Ponemon Institute. Many companies often focus their concern on potential fines. However, the largest financial impact comes from the cost of cleaning up after a data breach and the loss of customer confidence that results in reduced revenue. 

    IDC forecasts that the global datasphere will grow ten-fold to 163 zettabytes (or a trillion gigabytes) by 2025. Our use of storage is growing exponentially, and with it, so are the risks and potential financial losses.

    Data security is always among the highest priorities for any company. However, what happens to technology assets at the end of its life is rarely at the top of the list. Often customers’ specifications for large-scale refresh projects contain literally hundreds of pages of requirements around new equipment and then, at the very end, a single statement saying, “All legacy equipment being replaced must be disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly manner.”

    At the other end of the scale are companies obsessed with data security that have very strict IT asset disposition (ITAD) policies. They demand services where the security level is appropriate for the handling of highly sensitive government data when, in reality, the data could at worst disclose information readily available on the internet.

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  5. Why would a bank acquire an AI software company?  Last week, TDBank announced the acquisition of Layer 6, an AI startup. [Full disclosure: TDBank uses our software to manage and provision its enterprise data.]  The rapid emergence of finserv startups is putting pressure on established institutions, leveraging the speed, scale, and cost of an all-digital infrastructure. Most important, these startups are replacing human-intensive processes with a fully-automated data and analytics ecosystem that delivers the competitive products and on-demand services that millennials want.

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