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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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Why 'Design Thinking' is becoming a game changer for many enterprises

This article introduces Design Thinking and it's repeatable processes for eliminating confusion around scope and direction, and improving benefit realization and shows how it can be used to deliver or procure better systems, that make...

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CIOs: It’s OK to always believe you're right, just don’t believe you're ALWAYS right

Five ways to improve your odds of being right and mitigating the risk of being wrong.

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What the board needs to know about cybersecurity compliance

Board members are now facing lawsuits after large-scale cybersecurity breaches because the security breakdowns are considered a failure to uphold fiduciary duties.

The top 6 Governance, Risk and Compliance certifications

CEOs are always on the lookout for dependable folks who can identify potential exposures and quantify the impacts of risk on an organization while protecting the interests of employees, shareholders, other organizations and the...

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Report: Infosec women make progress in governance, risk and compliance

Women account for just 10 percent of the information security workforce, a new report shows, but are making progress in governance, risk and compliance jobs.

The twin engines that power business

Every organization has the power to shape their own normal, but it requires the development and nurturing of the development and production engines to prepare for the next normal and thrive once it arrives.

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Policy engine aims to provide security for big data infrastructure

The BlueTalon Policy Engine, now certified for Cloudera, provides authorization, fine-grained access control, dynamic data masking, stealthy analytics and auditing across applications and enterprise data stores.

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5 principles for great vendor relationships

Many companies track and report vendor performance metrics. But few metrics provide a concrete plan for driving vendor performance. Should we fire the vendor or demand improvements? If the latter, how do we ask for them...

Oracle's new 'PULA' license promises unlimited database use in perpetuity

'We have seen them in the wild,' one consultant confirms

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Software audits: Drag on innovation

Every CIO has had to deal with a software audit. They're painful to manage, costly to resolve and, at the end of the day, add no value. Even worse, they take the vendor's eyes off their core mission: innovating to improve your...

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