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Deloitte Debates

This series examines today’s most pressing business issues from many angles. The Debates offer a healthy discussion of options, immediate impacts and long-term consequences. The following Debates address some of your technology-related concerns.

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  • Public Cloud Adoption: Are Integration Concerns Valid?
    Potential cost savings and increased agility are leading to an increase in the rate of public cloud adoption. Yet, some CIOs are resisting this trend, citing concerns over integration and security. Should these concerns be a barrier to adoption?
  • The Balancing Act: Applying Analytics to Gain a Scale Advantage
    Does analytics offer an advantage based on company size and the ability to scale, or is it just a new juggling act?
  • ERP for IT: Ready for Primetime?
    With no truly integrated suite of applications to integrate the ad-hoc processes, workarounds, and siloes that define many IT environments today, how can CIOs achieve uniformity, scale, and efficiency?
  • ERP Reconsidered: Is Public Cloud the Only Option?
    Recent technological improvements have revved up computing power and driven down operating costs. Is it time to take a second look at in-house ERP?
  • IPv6: Is it finally time to migrate?
    CIOs have been hearing about the importance of adopting IPv6 for so long that some have become desensitized to the issue. Yet, with some parts of the world already running out of available IP addresses, can they continue to put off the migration to IPv6?
  • The Mobile Revolution: Is Your IT Department up to the Challenge?
    As increasingly advanced mobile technologies, sophisticated user expectations, and innovative usages continue to emerge, could utilizing traditional IT approaches – and skill sets – cause companies to miss out on the mobile revolution?
  • Hitting Back at Hackers: Do Two Wrongs Make a Right?
    If your organization is hit by a cyber-attack, turning the matter over to the authorities is the appropriate course of action. But, if you’re able to stop the attack yourself by taking out the hacker’s servers, should you hit back at the hackers?
  • When Crafting Corporate Strategy, Should Social Business be Bolted On or Baked In?
    Many companies recognize that social business offers new tools and rules for competing in the marketplace. But should social strategy be integrated into the overall corporate strategy? Or should it stand alone?
  • Next in Line: Can Mobile Technologies Transform the In-store Checkout Process?
    Smartphones and other mobile technologies are already transforming many aspects of the in-store shopping experience. Is mobile-enabled checkout an idea whose time has come?
  • People or Strategy: When Designing a New Organization, Which is the Best Place to Start?
    When designing an organization structure, you can focus on the people you already have, and then figure out how to organize them; or you can design the organization around your business strategy. Both approaches have their supporters and detractors.

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