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  • Serving on a customer advisory board brings significant insight and value—but it’s important to choose one that is a good fit.

  • Given the benefits to both employees and employers, there should be stratospheric adoption of BYOD across all industries—but this isn’t the case.

  • Technology has significant business value, but CIOs often struggle to show the value IT delivers to the entire organization. One CIO changed that.

  • More than 65% of enterprise IT organizations committed to hybrid cloud technologies by the end of 2015, vastly driving the rate and pace of change in IT organizations, according to IDC. The key business drivers for public cloud adoption include greater agility, faster time to market, disaster recovery, business continuity and other benefits with a low-cost, pay-as-you-go price tag. But those promises, while compelling, don't address the complexity that can result from deploying and managing a spectrum of disparate resource types, said Lynn LeBlanc, CEO of HotLink, which provides a platform that enables data centers of all sizes to streamline the integration and management of cross-platform IT resources. "Enterprises will need to streamline the techniques for integrating, managing and automating on- and off-premise workloads in a way that makes sense for corporate IT departments," she said. LeBlanc offered up eight best practices for reaching that goal.

  • By partnering with the business to improve print services, CIOs can significantly reduce enterprisewide costs per printed document.

  • Products are often developed simply because certain technologies have become available, without a lot of thought given to why users need them.