Week In Review: October 7 - 11, 2013

Week In Review: October 7 - 11, 2013

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October 11, 2013

GE CEO Jeff Immelt's Analytics Lessons Learned

By Chris Murphy via Information Week Global CIO

Many IT leaders are setting up shop to use big data as a catalyst to pivot their business strategy. In this article Chris Murphy, Editor of InformationWeek, gives his take on Immelt's talk earlier this week. Instead of the expected top 10 list, Jeff outlined how having analytics in the enterprise can change expectations. Analytics can lead to awkward questions and necessary changes to staff skill sets. IT leaders will have to be practical about the value of analytics and humble enough to learn about changes they may have to make. http://www.informationweek.com/global-cio/interviews/ge-ceo-jeff-immelts-analytics-lessons-le/240162490

What CIOs Can Learn From U.S. Government Shutdown

By Eric Thomas via CIO Insight

This is a list of seven things every CIO in any industry can learn about the government shutdown. Unfortunately all businesses may experience a time when continuity, disaster recovery and other unexpected crisis situations may become an issue that affects their productivity. http://www.cioinsight.com/it-management/expert-voices/what-cios-can-learn-from-u.s.-government-shutdown.html/

Google CIO Ben Fried on How Google Works

By Liz Gannes via All Things D

In this article Liz Gannes talks to Ben Fried, who sets the policies for internal technology usage at Google, about the how to handle entrusting Google employees' communication and collaboration. On one hand he is driven by the potential of consumer technologies and recognizes the use for collaboration tools, but at the same time, “he can’t just let employees mess around with consumer-grade technology.” She goes on to explain that “Google employees themselves live in a bit of a cocoon of Google products, using mostly Android phones and tablets... with limited flexibility to try other companies’ productivity applications. It’s a privileged existence, and perhaps one that gives them less of an ability to relate to their customers and be exposed to new and exciting things.” http://allthingsd.com/20131010/google-cio-ben-fried-on-how-google-works/?mod=atdtwee

7 Top Wishes of IT Managers

By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff via cio.com

CIO.com asks IT managers if they could have three project management-related wishes, what would they be? Here you can read the seven most-wished-for items. http://www.cio.com/article/741249/7_Top_Wishes_of_IT_Project_Managers_?source=sflowtweet&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=sflow_tweet

Nano Serwich is Editor of The Enterprisers Project and Global Awareness Content Manager at Red Hat.

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