Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 | Page 7


Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent

CIO magazine for the North America region . This month ’ s cover features Amir Arooni , Executive Vice President and CIO , Discover Financial Services .
He explains how the digital bank is embarking on its own technology renaissance through its Discover-run Runway program .
“ Through Runway , we are providing consumers what they want , faster and growing our capacity to offer even more ,” he told us .
“ It ’ s important to routinely take a step back and really look at where we ’ re currently at , where we were and where we ’ re heading . There is no one-size-fitsall technology roadmap to follow . For me , it ’ s an unprecedented and exciting time to be a part of a leading digital bank .” You can find out more details about the project by turning to p56 . does . It was a home run .” There ’ s much more to discover about this story on p61 .
In this month ’ s Editor ’ s Question , experts from StorCentric , Retrospect and DH2i tell us how companies can improve their cloud security .
“ Organizations need tools to defend themselves , both to protect their data and to detect early signs of intrusion ,” says Brian Dunagan , Vice President of Engineering , Retrospect .
“ And , they need to be able to recover quickly and affordably , should they experience a successful attack . And the truth is that today , it is not really a question of if an organization will be successfully breached , but more realistically simply a question of when .” For more on this turn to p32 .
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Elsewhere , we take a look at how Texas Rangers , a professional Major League Baseball team with a new 40k-seat stadium , is benefiting from an Infoblox network that is reliable , resilient and fast .
I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
Chris Hedrick , Director of IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity with the Rangers , said : “ There are not a lot of core network vendors that can do what Infoblox
Mark Bowen Editor
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