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The art of measurement in enterprise and business architecture

The need for strategic and tactical measurements, how to have effective measurements in place that aren't limited to IT architecture and, three sources of KPIs lists for various industries.

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Should you trust those agile charts?

As long as they follow the CASH principle, the answer is...perhaps.

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4 ways to avoid leaks in project profit margin

With a deeper level of insight into every single project, your team can make informed decisions and adjustments on the fly that lead to predictable and profitable project delivery—the true foundation of business success and growth.

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Executives are vastly underspending on measuring competitive health

No company is insulated from industry trends, advances in technology, and encroaching competitors. To stay on top, executives must look beyond their walls and use external information to help them map the course to sustained success.

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You’re probably focused on the wrong metrics. Here’s how to fix that.

Too often, IT firms are not focused on measuring what actually matters, leading to missed opportunities. Companies need to follow three key steps to hone in on the metrics that sill steer the business to success.

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Why ASC 606 is the biggest leadership challenge for CIOs in 2018

IT budgets tied to corporate revenue must account for a fundamental change in revenue recognition. For CIOs to be true business leaders, they must guide their organizations through this change that affects budgets, forecasting, and...

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Your data accessibility problem is costing you $65 million

According to Forrester, less than 0.5% of all data is ever analyzed and used. Yet, just a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income for a typical Fortune 1000 company. For all the...

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10 ways CSOs can achieve ROI on a network solution

Setting up and protecting the network infrastructure is a major challenge and needs to be even more sophisticated and dynamic than ever before. Here are 10 points that need to be considered to achieve ROI and deliver payback

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Enterprises misaligning security budget, priorities

Those on staff who are doing the budgeting might blindly write the same amount into the security line every year. Or the C-suite might handcuff the security personnel with a tight budget that doesn’t allow for expansion into new...

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

After several high-profile breaches over the past couple of years, the healthcare industry plans to increase its spending on IT security more than other sectors.

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Compliance focus, too much security expertise hurts awareness programs

Security awareness teams aren't getting the support they need to be successful, according to the SANS Institute. But some unexpected factors can cause programs to fail as well, including a focus on compliance -- and too much security...

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How to get more from your security budget

Here’s how to get more from your stretched security budget.

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SIEMs-as-a-service addresses needs of small, midsize enterprises

Traditional security information and event management systems are expensive, require dedicated security staff, and are difficult to set up and manage -- but managed security service providers are stepping in to make SIEMs practical...

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Yahoo shows that breach impacts can go far beyond remediation expenses

Several studies have come out recently trying to get a handle on the total costs of a data breach, with a large variation in costs - from less than $1 million on average, to $6 million - based on the data sets and types of included...

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