New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-03-2013

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

The Cloud Is Key The cloud is becoming a key component in company success. In fact, a recent study from management-consulting firm Navint found that 80% of enterprise cloud users believe it gives their organization a “competitive advantage.” Keep that in mind as you consider cloud adoption or expansion in 2013.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Embrace BYOD Chances are your competitors are rolling out BYOD in their offices. A Spiceworks study from last year found that 70% of companies support the BYOD trend. If those attitudes continue into 2013–and they are expected to–you might have little choice but to embrace BYOD in your office.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Consider iOS The enterprise is becoming the next frontier for Apple’s iOS platform. Why? It turns out that iOS is actually a fine enterprise tool, and its enterprise-focused features, like remote device management, appeal to CIOs. Consider iOS in 2013.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

The iPad as Enterprise Tool According to Apple, nearly every Fortune 500  company is testing or using the iPad for work. What’s more, Box said last year that at least 60% of its enterprise customers are operating primarily in iOS environments. Remember: The future of mobile computing rests with the iPad.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Get Ready for Big Data If you haven’t already embraced big data, it might be the time. In a recent study from app virtualization company GigaSpaces, 80% of companies said big data is important to their business operations. Over four in 10 companies said it’s “mission critical.” Yes, you should prepare for big data sooner rather than later.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Social Media Policies The impact of social media on your operations in 2013 cannot be understated. If you haven’t already developed a social-media policy so employees know what they can and cannot do on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other sites, now is the time to do it.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Show IT’s Value  It’s your job to show the value of IT to the business side, and one way to do that is to use data. According to the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, improving the manageability of corporate data by 10% each year increases total sales per employee by $55,900. Not bad, huh?

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Increasing Productivity Increasing productivity is arguably the most important aspect of your job. So, think seriously about productivity this year, ensuring that all of your company’s networks, PCs, software and other important tools are centered on improving overall efficiency across your entire employee base.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Analyze Security Applications Is your security where it needs to be? According to VanDyke Software, just 45% of companies employ outside security audits. In 2013, make it a priority to audit your security to better ensure your company is a secure company.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs

Android Malware Android is making its way to the enterprise, but that might not be such a good thing. During the third quarter of 2012, over 51,000 malware samples were discovered in Android, according to F-Secure. Yes, hackers are gunning for your corporate data, so think twice about using Google’s mobile phone OS.

New Year's Resolutions For CIOs