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Adopting ETM for Robust Inventory Control and Compliance

In an era of stringent regulatory demands, compliance frameworks like NIST, HIPAA, SOC 2, and ISO 27001 have become pivotal in dictating an organization’s approach to data security and regulatory adherence. These frameworks outline the necessary compliance standards and business processes, emphasizing the critical role of accurate inventory control. Accurate inventory control is integral to …

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Two Lessons Learn One Year Since Publishing Amazon Bestseller The Next CIO

It has been a year since I first published my Amazon bestselling book “The Next CIO,” and I’d like to share two foundational lessons I’ve learned promoting the new ETM application category, along with invite you to see a demo on a production ETM application for yourself. Powering autonomous IT vision continues But first, let …

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Improve CMDB Accuracy with Enterprise Technology Management

In the world of IT, one glaring reality is that most organizations harbor doubts about the accuracy of their Configuration Management Database (CMDB). The consequences of inaccuracies in technology asset inventory control are far-reaching, encompassing security vulnerabilities, audit failures, compliance shortcomings, and wasteful capital expenditure when replacing unrecovered employee laptops. Despite our desire for the …

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An Introduction to The Next CIO

Today’s CIO faces three enormous challenges: Complex technology landscape For one, technology is a critical resource in today’s enterprise. But the sheer number of different technologies businesses rely on – spanning endpoints like mobile phones and laptops to on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure to custom-built and third-party delivered SaaS applications – can overwhelm the CIO and …

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Introducing the ETM Vision: Powering Autonomous IT

Across industries, we’re experiencing a wave of automation, from smart factories to self-driving cars. With so many industries moving to autonomous operations, the modern CIO should also think about moving IT to an autonomous, self-driving operation as well. Why? Every CIO – especially now with a possible recession on the horizon – is being challenged …

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Three Options for CIOs to Fund Digital Transformation

As a CIO, your team is no doubt constantly barraged with the “what abouts.”  What about Web 3.0? What about cryptocurrency? What about security? Why aren’t we doing more in artificial intelligence and machine learning? What about IOT? What is our cloud migration strategy?  And what about digital transformation — something that every CIO has …

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Three Barriers to Enterprise Technology (ET) Process Maturity

In the Five Levels of Enterprise Technology (ET) Process Maturity, I discussed how IT’s enterprise technology processes – the processes that touch the entire technology portfolio deployed by a company – can operate at one of five levels: Level 1: No Process – The process is undefined. Level 2: Described – The process is described …

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The ETM Framework

ET processes need to manage an organization’s technology portfolio throughout the entire technology lifecycle, from technology planning to procurement through EOL (Plan-to-EOL). For instance, an accurate budget requires accurate demand forecasting. The required input is not only planned new technology purchases, but also procurement of replacements for broken technology and upgrades to technology reaching end …

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The Five Levels of Enterprise Technology (ET) Process Maturity

In  Three Options to Help CIOs Fund Digital Transformation, I discuss how CIOs and their staffs can improve IT productivity and find budget to fund transformational initiatives like digital transformation by digitally transforming their enterprise technology (ET) management processes — those process that touch the entire technology portfolio deployed by the overall company. Today, these …

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