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  • OODA loop

    An OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) is a four-step approach to decision-making that focuses on filtering available information, putting it in context and quickly making the most appropriate decision while also understanding that changes can be made as more data becomes available.

  • executive dashboard

    An executive dashboard is a computer interface that displays the key performance indicators (KPIs) that corporate officers need to effectively run an enterprise.

  • proof of concept (POC)

    A proof of concept (POC) is an exercise in which work is focused on determining whether an idea can be turned into a reality.

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CIO mission

The CIO mission continues to expand as IT strategy is increasingly vital to enterprises' overall objectives and goals. Find the latest resources to help those in the CIO role adapt to these changing responsibilities, including best practices to educate executive management on the business value and risk that IT systems create for the enterprise.

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  • Search Inside Yourself

    Search Inside Yourself is a mindfulness program originally created by Google for its employees in 2012.

  • Dunning-Kruger effect

    The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias that leads incompetent people to overestimate their own intelligence and capability.

  • OODA loop

    An OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) is a four-step approach to decision-making that focuses on filtering available information, putting it in context and quickly making the most appropriate decision while also understanding that changes can be made as more data becomes available.

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Cloud computing

As companies' data volumes continue to grow in the digital age, they are increasingly turning to cloud computing for business process consolidation and to save IT resources. Read news and tips to help with enterprise cloud computing strategy, including advice to decide between developing cloud resources in-house or turning to third parties for cloud computing services.

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  • bimodal IT (bimodal information technology)

    Bimodal IT is a two-tiered IT operations model that allows for the creation of IT systems and processes that are stable and predictable as well as agile and fast.

  • cloud bursting

    Cloud bursting is an application deployment model in which an application normally runs in a private cloud or local data center but can also run in a public cloud when the demand for computing capacity spikes.

  • bring your own cloud (BYOC)

    BYOC is a movement whereby employees and departments use their cloud computing service of choice in the workplace. Allowing employees to use a public cloud storage service to share very large files may be more cost-effective than rolling out a shared storage system internally.

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Cybersecurity

An enterprise cybersecurity strategy is a vital component of successful businesses in the digital age as companies struggle with constantly evolving data threats. Read news and tips to assist with implementing cybersecurity policy and IT security strategy, including advice to streamline data loss protection efforts to help ensure comprehensive information security.

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  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is a federal law that established sweeping auditing and financial regulations for public companies.

  • black swan event

    A black swan event is an incident that occurs randomly and unexpectedly, and has a major effect on operations. The phrase illustrates the frailty of inductive reasoning and the danger of making sweeping generalizations from limited observations.

  • cognitive security

    Cognitive security is the application of AI technologies patterned on human thought processes to detect threats and protect physical and digital systems.

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Digital business transformation

Digital business transformation and innovation strategies are essential to corporate success as digital innovation increasingly brings a competitive advantage. Read news, tips and opinion to help your company implement digital business transformation best practices to adapt to -- and profit from – new technologies and processes influencing IT.

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  • OODA loop

    An OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) is a four-step approach to decision-making that focuses on filtering available information, putting it in context and quickly making the most appropriate decision while also understanding that changes can be made as more data becomes available.

  • proof of concept (POC)

    A proof of concept (POC) is an exercise in which work is focused on determining whether an idea can be turned into a reality.

  • organizational goals

    Organizational goals are strategic objectives that a company's management establishes to outline expected outcomes and guide employees' efforts.

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BI and big data

Enterprise business intelligence software and big data can open a window into the soul of your IT operation. Business and IT goals can be better analyzed and aligned thanks to BI and big data tools and techniques such as data mining and predictive analytics. Find the latest on enterprise BI software and big data with news, tips and other resources in this section.

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  • big data

    Big data is an evolving term that describes a large volume of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that has the potential to be mined for information and used in machine learning projects and other advanced analytics applications.

  • data management platform (DMP)

    A data management platform (DMP), also referred to as a unified data management platform (UDMP), is a centralized system for collecting and analyzing large sets of data originating from disparate sources.

  • smart machines

    A smart machine is a device embedded with machine-to-machine (M2M) and/or cognitive computing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning or deep learning, all of which it uses to reason, problem-solve, make decisions and even, ultimately, take action.

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Mobile strategy

A thorough enterprise mobile strategy is essential to digitized companies' success as more employees use cell phones and cloud services to work outside of the office. Find the latest news, tips and opinion about implementing an enterprise mobility strategy, including advice on how to secure mobile data in the enterprise and institute mobile app development best practices.

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  • mPOS (mobile point of sale)

    An mPOS (mobile point-of-sale) is a smartphone, tablet or dedicated wireless device that performs the functions of a cash register or electronic point-of-sale terminal (POS terminal) wirelessly.

  • rapid mobile app development (RMAD)

    Rapid mobile application development (RMAD) uses low-code/no-code programming tools to speed the process of application creation for mobile platforms.

  • omnichannel

    Omnichannel -- also spelled omni-channel -- is a multichannel approach to sales that seeks to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience, whether they're shopping online from a desktop or mobile device, by telephone, or in a brick-and-mortar store.

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Apps, infrastructure and operations

In the information age, good IT infrastructure and operations management practices have become essential to maintain quality control over technology-related policies, processes and equipment. Read news and tips to assist modern IT operations and infrastructure management, including strategies to ensure the proper flow of data throughout enterprise applications and other information systems.

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  • executive dashboard

    An executive dashboard is a computer interface that displays the key performance indicators (KPIs) that corporate officers need to effectively run an enterprise.

  • computer-aided software engineering (CASE)

    Computer-aided software engineering (CASE) describes a broad set of labor-saving tools used in software development.

  • SAP Business Suite

    SAP Business Suite is a bundle of end-to-end enterprise software applications that integrate data, processes and functions for important areas such as finance, sales and HR, as well as industry-focused features.

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  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

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  • RSA algorithm (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman)

    The RSA algorithm is the basis of a cryptosystem -- a suite of cryptographic algorithms that are used for specific security ...

  • remote access

    Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection.

  • IP Spoofing

    IP spoofing is the crafting of Internet Protocol (IP) packets with a source IP address that has been modified to impersonate ...

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  • network disaster recovery plan

    A network disaster recovery plan is a set of procedures designed to prepare an organization to respond to an interruption of ...

  • virtual disaster recovery

    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

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  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, ...

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