Our curated list of great online presentations continues with thoughts on the role of CIOs in M&As, enterprise apps and more

Sometimes people apologize in conferences or meetings and say, “Don’t worry, I’m not going to go through all these slides.” In this case, you’ll want to see the entire thing.

This second instalment of my series of SlideShare continues to showcase what I think might be a good introduction for IT executives who have yet to dive into the service, which contains not merely PowerPoint decks but infographics and more. For Part 1 of The Best of SlideShare for CIOs, click here. And please offer your own suggestions in the comments below.

Ease the pain of an M&A

When one firm buys another, there are all kinds of questions, and usually one of the first ones is, “Who will be sticking around, and who won’t?” It’s no different for CIOs than for other staff, which is what makes this deck from managed service provider Peak10 rather intriguing. It’s aimed directly at CIOs who may find themselves on the wrong end of a corporate takeover, and provides some guidance on how to ensure they not only survive the transition, but leave with a clean conscience if they decide it’s just not going to work out.

Solve your smartphone problems before they start

Leave it to an actual app developer to create a knockout walk-through of an enterprise app strategy. Tony Lenzi is primarily focused on iOS here, but much of his presentation goes over the most likley concerns CIOs raise when employees demand BYOD polices. He delves deep into data vs. device separation, how mobile device management (MDM) should be deployed and, perhaps most significantly, how consumer app experiences are changing what corporate users are expecting from the mobile software tools they’re given to use in their everyday jobs. Make this your own to show you have an MDM and apps strategy already underway.

Reduce the big data burden

Taken from a recent Webinar, CIOs could use these slides to help nearly any member of the senior management team understand what the fuss around unstructured information is all about and why integrating such data may be an important priority. Lots of great, accessible examples here about how big data is used in other organizations and the three “Vs” of big data — volume, variety and velocity. For Canadian firms that are wondering if they’re actually working with enough transactions or records to truly talk about “big data,” this presentation may be a way to steer the discussion towards the right answer.

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