CIO Symmetry:

October, 2015

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October 31, 2015  5:20 PM

Survey: SMBs will run half of their apps in the cloud by 2018

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Cloud Applications, Cloud Computing, Gartner, IT budget, PaaS, SaaS, SMB

Spending on cloud-based services make up only a small portion of the IT market, but, at least among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), investments in these offerings are...

October 30, 2015  3:57 PM

HP bows out of public cloud; bringing Agile concepts to change management

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
Agile, cloud, it management, PaaS, Public Cloud

For many technology providers, Amazon represents one of the biggest competitive threats. This is most recently evident with HP's decision to shut down its Helion Public Cloud, ceding to the likes of Amazon and Microsoft. Oracle, on the other hand, is still devoted to competing with Amazon's cloud...


October 23, 2015  3:09 PM

SIM CIO survey results; Dell teams up with Microsoft on hybrid cloud

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief marketing technologist, CIO, CMO, Configuration management, Dell, Digital platform, Gaming, Hybrid cloud, IT career, IT department, Marketing, Microsoft, Mobile Application Development, Surveys

The results of the Society of Information Management's annual CIO survey are out, revealing that senior IT executives are shifting their perspective when it comes to business and IT agility. Senior news writer Nicole Laskowski laid out some of the


October 16, 2015  5:10 PM

CIOs sound off on Dell-EMC deal; why ‘failing fast’ is hard

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CIO, CMO, Compliance, Dell, EMC

What does the Dell-EMC deal, the largest technology acquisition ever, mean for IT? We asked CIOs and IT pros to weigh in on the deal and its impact on digital strategies, vendor relationships and the...


October 9, 2015  5:19 PM

Cloud contract essentials; notes from Gartner Symposium

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
cloud, Cloud contract, cybersecurity, Gartner

Migrating to the cloud is a big decision with a lot of moving parts. One of the most crucial pieces is the often-dreaded cloud contract. In this two-part feature, learn best practices for negotiating a...

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October 2, 2015  4:24 PM

The problem with focus groups

Nicole Laskowski Nicole Laskowski Profile: Nicole Laskowski

Running a focus group is not unlike gathering requirements for an IT project: Both rely on collecting qualitative information to tap into the customer's...


October 2, 2015  3:04 PM

The Achilles heel of biometrics; IT outsourcing mistakes to avoid

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Big Data, Big Data analytics, Biometrics, CIO, corporate governance, cybersecurity, Data breach, Data governance, Digital business, Financial firms, Financial regulations, Gartner, HIPAA, Hybrid cloud, IT outsourcing, regulatory compliance, SMB

The uniqueness of fingerprints, retinas and the other biological features that biometric authentication relies on is the security tool's greatest asset. But in light of the theft of 5.6 million fingerprints in the recent Office of Personnel Management breach, this immutability is also the...


October 1, 2015  3:21 AM

Hybrid cloud: What’s in a name?

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani

Quick -- define hybrid cloud. OK, I will: It's a computing environment that relies on both a private cloud and public cloud services and can swap data between the two. Or is it? Maybe it's a data center, private cloud and public cloud. Or data center, private cloud, public cloud and an assortment...


October 1, 2015  2:36 AM

SMB IT spending on software, IT services to keep rising through 2019

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Cloud Services, IT services, It spending, SMB, Technology spending

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are spending more on software and IT services, and these investments will continue to rise through 2019, according to IDC's


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