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April 3, 2015  5:58 PM

The rise of Apache Spark; signs your customer service strategy is broken

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
Big Data, CIO, Internet of Things, iot, Social networking

Big data requires a big, effective data processing engine. According to Databricks, their new open source data processing engine, Apache Spark, is in a league of its own. In this week's Data Mill, senior news writer Nicole Laskowski

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March 31, 2015  7:00 PM

IoT security tips from an IoT startup

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CIO

The benefits of IoT are just as well known as the risks that come with it. And, as happens with most new tech trends, CIOs are wary of jumping in at first,

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March 31, 2015  1:04 PM

In SMBs, the CFO role in IT decisions grows

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CFO, CIO, Gartner, IT decision-making, SMB, Surveys

CFOs have long played a key role in making IT investments, and in recent years this influence has not only been maintained, but is growing, according to

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March 27, 2015  7:39 PM

Graph analytics’ renewed life; get friendly with CFOs to get ahead

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
BPM, CFO, CIO, Compliance, Data Analytics

Graph analytics is not new, but it's taken on a new life in the enterprise—partly due to better, faster and cheaper technology. Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski explores the trend and lays out how

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March 20, 2015  8:29 PM

Embedded IT vs. central IT; Facebook’s foray into mobile payments

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
Central IT, GRC management, IT, Mobile payments, Mobility, Shadow IT

Looking to deal with the issue of shadow IT? Then it's time to rebuild the relationship between embedded IT and central IT. According to ITSM expert George Spalding, the key to solving problems both company-wide and between the two groups hinges on

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March 13, 2015  7:53 PM

Profiting from your digital strategy; PayPal boosts innovation via startup acquisition

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CIO, Cloud Computing, Cloud management, innovation, Mobile

Are CIOs being seduced by digital eye candy instead of thinking about profitability? In the latest Data Mill, Mark McDonald, managing director at Accenture, gives tips on how CIOs can maximize profit and

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March 6, 2015  6:45 PM

Automation vs. augmentation strategy; Mobile World Congress 2015

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
Automation, CEO, CIO, cybersecurity, iot, IT systems, Legacy systems

Knowledge workers might soon be competing with machines for jobs. In this week's Data Mill, analytics thought leader and author Tom Davenport explains the business benefits of computer augmentation and lays out

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February 27, 2015  8:28 PM

Combating social engineering, BYOD security woes with education

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, cybersecurity, Employee training, Phishing, Small and medium businesses, SMB, SMB security, Social engineering, Social engineering attacks

Think that because your business is not the size of a Target, JPMorgan Chase or Sony means that you're immune from today's breed of cyberthreats? Think again. Just because small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don't have the financial resources or the brand reputation many enterprises do doesn't...


February 24, 2015  8:16 PM

So you’ve migrated to the cloud. Now what?

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CIO

As explained in my previous post, "Tips for a smooth cloud migration," the first big hurdle in a cloud migration is figuring out how to get all your data over to the cloud safe and sound. "Those are...


February 23, 2015  10:37 PM

Tips for a smooth cloud migration

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CIO

Migrating to the cloud may be a top mandate for CIOs, but it is no easy feat. In fact, cloud migrations "are notoriously difficult" and about 80% of them fail, Mark...


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