Beyond the Comfort Zone – The Digital CIO

I recently came across an article in the British CIO Magazine, titled ‘Beyond the Comfort Zone’ and describing an IDG survey among CIOs. Only two out of ten respondents felt fit to fulfil the role of a ‘digital CIO’. Wait, I thought, a CIO is a Head of IT – and isn’t IT by definition digital? No. According to the article, a ‘digital CIO’ is one who can help digitalise the entire business, not just hardware, software and network. Anyhow, the results seemed devastating: to date, only 16% regard themselves as ‘innovation partners’ within their company. No more than 44% think it is an important part of their job to create technical teams that understand the business. 48% consider developing a long term strategy as significant. And just 51% rate knowledge of their business as relevant. Read More

„Online- und Mobil-Angebote können den Menschen Zeit schenken.“

Interview mit Lena-Sophie Müller, Geschäftsführerin Initiative D21

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Open Source IAM Solutions – A Promising Trend

Open source software is nowadays widely used in enterprises of all sizes for a diversity of tasks including those critical for business. This has been found by multiple studies (e.g. Heise (German) and Gartner (English)). But is such software suitable for your security needs?

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Value-Driven Application Portfolio Management

Authors: Marc Lankhorst (Bizzdesign) and Danny Weinberger (CSC)


Many organizations with large legacy application landscapes can no longer postpone a major overhaul of their IT. But how do you avoid creating tomorrow’s legacy today all over again? And how do you spend your IT dollars/euros in the most sensible way? Next to appropriate design and development practices (e.g. enterprise architecture, agile and DevOps, as we addressed in our previous blog) you need to manage your application portfolio as a whole, to decide where it is most important to invest.

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The Value of Data in Big Data Architectures

A new “V” for Big Data

Big Data, an enabler for many next-generation use cases is defined with the 3 “V” s “Volume, Variety and Velocity” in the literature. These characteristics describe a new set of requirements for which every company has to develop a strategy. Read More

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