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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...


February 20, 2015  5:35 PM

The CIO identity crisis; Apple car poised to shake up IoT conversation

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
application consolidation, CIO, CIO innovation, CIO leadership, Hadoop, iot, Mobility

CIOs are at a critical point in their evolution, and they need to find a way to stay relevant in a corporate culture, according to author Jill Dyché. In part one of one of her two-part feature story, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski chats with Dyché about

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February 13, 2015  8:25 PM

When to cut your legacy systems; the new innovation culture

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CIO, cloud, IT innovation, Legacy systems, SMAC

When it comes to legacy systems, deciding what stays and what goes is no easy task. Hear from enterprise CIOs on the importance of strategizing and finding the right balance between the costs and value of...

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February 6, 2015  7:20 PM

Distributed storage simplified; how to consolidate your apps

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
application consolidation, Big Data, CIO, cloud, Distributed storage, Distributed system, iot, Wearable devices

Does talk of distributed storage leave you feeling confused? Tired of the messy definitions and explanations out there? Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski has you covered. In this week's Data Mill, data expert Tim Berglund explains

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January 30, 2015  10:11 PM

Why SMBs should consider DR as a service

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Cloud Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, Server virtualization, SMB

Disaster recovery (DR) is expensive -- and not just because traditional disaster recovery services come at a very high price. Other factors contribute to the financial toll of DR: underfunded DR budgets, poor DR planning and testing procedures, and technological deficiencies, all of which...


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