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June 19, 2015  8:05 PM

Fine on AT&T marks a win for net neutrality; why C-level engagements are important

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CIO

AT&T got slapped with a $100 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the mobile operator knowingly deceived its customers about its unlimited mobile data plans. Many are calling the FCC’s decision a victory for net neutrality.

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May 8, 2015  6:43 PM

The key to mastering a digital transformation; systems integration now a core IT service

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CDO, CIO, Data Encryption, Hybrid computing, IT service, SaaS

The journey to digital transformation isn't easy, but it won't even get off the ground without collaboration between IT and the business. In the latest Data Mill, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski reports from the CDO Summit on

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April 30, 2015  2:36 PM

For SMBs, mobility strategy spells business value, higher productivity

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, IDC, Mobile app, Mobile applications, Mobile deployment, Mobile strategy, Mobility, Small and medium businesses, SMB, Tablets

Is there a correlation between how much small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) use mobile applications for work and their productivity or business growth?

IDC surveyed 744 U.S. SMBs (the number of respondents was split evenly between the two groups that make up that sector) to get to...


April 17, 2015  8:20 PM

The value of a CIO-CMO union; IBM Watson brings personalization to healthcare

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
BPM, BYOD, CIO, CMO, Data Analytics, Mobility

What's the state of C-level relationships within your company? IT experts from Organic Valley and IBM explain how strong C-level bonds -- especially that of the CIO-CMO -- are...

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April 10, 2015  6:53 PM

Informatica goes private; reasons to craft a bimodal IT strategy

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
BPM, Data analysis, GRC management, IT, Mobile

It was announced this week that software company Informatica Corp. is going private. Is this a good move? Laskowski details the potential benefits and drawbacks of the decision,...


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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