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Denise Dubie

Is Your IT Organization Staffed to Innovate?
By Denise Dubie, CA Technologies

IT leaders could face skills challenges when tackling disruptive trends such as mobile, cloud and DevOps.

Disruptive trends and emerging technologies often send IT leaders scrambling to deliver new services to the business, sometimes creating the perception that IT doesn’t want to embrace the latest and greatest innovations. But that isn’t necessarily the case. Often, IT leaders are equally excited about the benefits new technology promises, yet having hands-on experience with these fresh technologies isn’t always an option. That’s when IT organizations start noticing skills gaps in their staff -- gaps that could slow new service delivery to the business and gaps that could be difficult to fill with flat budgets, untrained IT personnel and limited resources to attract new talent.

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The UK government announced the fourth iteration of the G-Cloud framework which will make it easier for suppliers to apply to G-cloud, according to this Public Technology article.

Big Data

Is LinkedIn maximizing big data? Hiring today is still manual and laborious, but LinkedIn continues to use big data to grow, innovate and change the role of talent acquisition in today’s business environment. This Washington Post article addresses some of the challenges and visions of LinkedIn as it grows its user base.


How closely are DevOps and cloud linked? According to this NetworkWorld article, organizations are realizing benefits from linking DevOps and cloud computing in order to automate IT processes.


Companies wanting to harness bring your own device (BYOD) often run right into a dilemma with securing corporate applications on employee-owned devices. This ZDNet article discusses three approaches to avoid this problem, including delivering workloads to the remote device, creating a new web-based user interface, building an app and accessing VDI.


According to this Visual.ly Infographic, 8 out of 10 IT employees use their personal mobile devices for work- related reasons. It also states that organizations can improve productivity and cost by implementing BYOD.

Big Data

According to this Forbes article, 68% of start-ups will increase data-related spending in 2013. The article details a start-up that is using big data to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers and ultimately solve some of the problems related to selling sports sponsorships.

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