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CIO news from CES 2014, cloud news from Cloud Pulse and more



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
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Strategy for CIOs

Alongside our New Year’s coverage of TechTarget’s 2013 IT Salary and Careers Survey, SearchCIO, SearchCIO-Midmarket and SearchCompliance have been pouncing on the hot topics of 2014: IT transformation, customer engagement and what’s next in tech — i.e. wearables, cloud computing and big data tools.

If you’re following consumer technology news, odds are you’ve heard a lot about the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Techies and leaders in information technology flocked to Las Vegas last week (Jan. 7-10) to preview the year’s new gadgets and talk topics like the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology.

Senior Features Writer Karen Goulart ended the week, per usual, with her SearchCIO Searchlight column, and the main topic of her weekly recap was CES and wearable technology. There was a similar theme in Goulart’s first Searchlight of 2014, a list of lists that predicted what’s next in technology.

Other news from SearchCIO

Among the 830 IT leaders who responded to the biannual TechTarget Cloud Pulse survey, 45% indicated “business needs” as their top reason for adopting public cloud technologies. Karen Goulart talked to Laura Patterson, CIO for the University of Michigan in Dearborn, Mich., about the results. Goulart delivered a whole slate of recent cloud computing reportage: check out how CIOs are using cloud toward an end-to-end implementation strategy and the importance of security in new cloud computing arrangements.

Since the calendar year turned, SearchCIO experts have shared important news and advice for CIOs and IT leaders. Peter Burris, vice president and research director in the CIO practice at Forrester Research Inc., highlighted three fronts where companies must engage with their customers in an expert tip. In addition, CIO Niel Nickolaisen outlined 10 steps guiding the CIO’s trek toward IT transformation in this column.

As the year wound down, SearchCIO hosted a tweet jam with an “IT resolutions and regrets” theme. In recaps from the #CIOChat, participants shared their project focus regrets and how to resolve IT issues in 2014. And speaking of IT resolutions, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski looks at big data/semantic analysis and other data-related IT resolutions in The Data Mill. In her latest Data Mill, Laskowski looks at how big data takes a big bite out of credit card fraud.

Finally, in a fun tip Jenny Laurello shares how the collaborative skills of Quincy Jones, longevity of the Rolling Stones and tenacity of Tina Turner are the makings of a potent digital strategy.

Coverage from SearchCIO-Midmarket

SearchCIO wasn’t the only site to report on CES 2014 and cloud trends. In this recap, take a look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables have enterprise CIOs envisioning a consumerized-tech future. Goulart talked to two in-the-know CIOS about advice for cloud computing novices in a CIO Symmetry blog post. Managing Editor Rachel Lebeaux also took to the blog to discuss Boston’s technology wish list.

There’s more: A panel of experts at the ASAE’s Technology Conference detailed how to create an enterprise MDM policy and ensure mobile device security, reported our community manager Jenny Laurello attended the event. And finally, readers can test their knowledge pertaining to project management practices by taking our quiz.

Updates from SearchCompliance

Looking to give compliance a boost in 2014? In this Q&A with Derek Gascon, executive director of the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, we look at how effective data management strategy can transform IT organizations.

Attention CCOs: What is Rule 38a-1(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and how is it lowering liabilities for CCOs? Get answers in this FAQ by Caron Carlson, part of SearchCompliance’s IT Compliance FAQ series.

Site Editor Ben Cole took a trip to ARMA’s international conference and came back with a plethora of info for security and compliance professionals. To start, watch this video interview with Barry Murphy, principal analyst and co-founder of eDJ Group Inc., about profiling data as part of an information management strategy. Next, watch how certain unique business needs force information governance to adapt in this video Q&A with ARMA International Executive Director of Content Diane Carlisle.

Top stories across sites

Didn’t have time to read it all this year? We’ve collected and list-ified some of our most popular SearchCIO, SearchCIO-Midmarket and SearchCompliance articles to make your life a little easier.

Stay tuned for our next weekly roundup here on CIO Symmetry and follow @SearchCIO, @SearchCIOSMB and @ITCompliance to read stories the moment they’re posted.

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