Discover PerformanceHP Software's community for IT leaders // January 2014
HP’s Steven Bandrowczak, the CIO who helped turn DHL around (and also ran IT for Nortel, Lenovo, Avnet, and more) talks about what it takes to be a CIO in 2014.Master class
The CIO’s 2014 cheat sheet
Experts on mobility, security, cloud, Big Data, and IT leadership tell us what should be top-of-mind in the coming year.Starting point
What a Chief Data Officer does—and why you need one
Consultant and author Peter Aiken explains why enterprises need top-level data strategists—and why it shouldn’t be the CIO’s job.Data driven
The battle over Big Data pits CIOs against CMOs
Can CIOs and CMOs agree on who should drive Big Data—and who should read the road map?Bridge the gap
Develop IT security from the very start
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Projected worldwide mobile advertising revenue in 2013 (up from $9.6 billion in 2012).1
Percentage of social business efforts (through 2015) that will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and an overemphasis on technology.2
Projected worldwide IT spending in 2013 (up 4.2 percent from 2012’s $3.6 trillion).3
2 Gartner Press Release: “Gartner Says 80 Percent of Social Business Efforts Will Not Achieve Intended Benefits Through 2015,” Gartner Inc., January 2013
3 Gartner Press Release: “Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2013,” Gartner Inc., January 2013
Q: What’s driving CMOs to exclude IT from their enterprises’ Big Data plans? A: I’ve personally been in situations where you have a frank discussion with your CIO and say, “I know I’m not the cutest kid in the room here, but I’ve got to move. If you can’t help me, I’m going to go someplace where I can get some help.” Consequently, that means outsourcing. It might ruffle some feathers, but … [if Big Data] is a top priority and IT is overloaded, as they often are, you do have to outsource.
—Marlene Williamson, CMO of BigMachines, on the Discover Performance blog