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County/municipal IT customer service and the RACI model

Do you assume that your managers and staff members will apply common sense to daily operational activities? If so, you may be in trouble. Let's look at how you can use the RACI model and other IT governance tools to address the...

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How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many...

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Information governance for counties and municipalities

Most county and municipal governments don't have formal information governance programs, but adoption of IG would reduce risks, lower costs and vastly improve quality of services in these organizations.

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HIPAA as an umbrella for county/municipal cybersecurity

Many county governments have departments or divisions that qualify as "covered entities" under HIPAA. For those organizations, it makes a great deal of sense to cover the entire enterprise under the umbrella of HIPAA rather than...

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series for municipal executives and managers on cybersecurity. Included is a discussion of information governance (IG) and a look at frameworks, standards and regulations, including NIST, HIPAA, ISO27000...

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on cybersecurity for county and municipal organizations. In Part 1, I define major issues and obstacles specific to municipal government. In Part 2, I will offer solutions. This article was...

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Is the business-IT gap intentional?

IT and business executives must decide whether to transform the way their organizations interact. Maintaining the status quo may feel safe, but it’s risky. To determine if the relationship has reached a tipping point, ask two...

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Law firm uses OKRs to drive astonishing results and get things done

In the corporate world, many decisions are made in meetings, but too often things fall between the cracks. Here's a look at how one law firm used new Workboard OKR (objectives and key results) software to solve the challenge of...

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5 mistakes to avoid when building the business case for IT

Projecting the ROI and payback of a technology project is an effort most project teams are tasked with - and it doesn't have to be painful one. Here are five key mistakes to avoid when building your business case. Whether it's CRM,...

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Story point normalization -- what's the point?

Story pointing, estimation, planning poker and velocity are all difficult concepts to grasp from a leadership level, so how can delivery help leadership better understand when a project with be done consistently across the entire...

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CIO travels new path to IT governance at native cloud company

cOkta’s Mark Settle will institute change management and data governance for a growing company. But at this startup, BYOD and shadow IT are the rule rather than the exception.

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Understanding data governance

This highlights the importance of data governance. Defined by The Data Governance Institute as “a system of decision rights and accountabilities for information-related processes, executed according to agreed-upon models which...

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Will Supreme Court settle network neutrality issue?

Critics of FCC's controversial open internet order file appeal for lower court to rehear the case, but see the Supreme Court as perhaps the best hope of reining in new online regulation.

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Who is watching after your agile money? Part II

Agile development, which is the linchpin of digital transformation, requires a different operating model -- the retrofit of the traditional governance and controls won’t work. Financial services organizations are carrying unnecessary...

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Hortonworks ups its security and data governance game with HDP 2.5

Hadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, announced HDP 2.5 at Hadoop Summit, along with an expansion to its Partnerworks program and a reseller agreement with self-service BI on Hadoop specialist AtScale.

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Beyond Acronyms: Humanizing big data and information governance through mindful storytelling

Six tips for effective data storytelling, as learned from work being done at the Navy.

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Is your IT ready for the digital age?

Technological advances in the digital age are profoundly impacting the business models, competitive forces, customer behaviors and regulatory environments. The ability to exploit the speed of business change has therefore become a key...

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Think you don’t have a social media governance problem? Neither did this football player

A CIO should take a long, hard look at the highly publicized and bizarre social media blunder during the 2016 NFL Draft by Laremy Tunsil, offensive tackle for Ole Miss. A strategic CIO, mindful of social media governance and the...

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