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December 4, 2013  4:11 PM

Put down the handheld devices and ‘be brave in the new world’



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, Leadership, social media

The world is technology obsessed. So much so that Carl Hammerschlag, a Yale-trained psychiatrist who specializes in psychoneuroimmunology, or mind-body-spirit medicine, believes we're beginning to experience cultural attention deficit disorder. "As a culture, we're having trouble paying...

November 26, 2013  6:23 PM

The human factor in data classification



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO

It's human nature to want to categorize the world around us. But is this desire  to classify becoming a bigger part of our nature at the expense of creativity because of … IT? Computers encourage us to classify and categorize, but following a corporate or coded script doesn't exactly lend...


November 25, 2013  8:52 PM

Study: Many SMBs uncertain of security strategy; risks abound



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

It's a dangerous cyberworld out there. The news carries weekly, sometimes daily, reminders of the potentially catastrophic impact a data breach can have on even the largest of enterprises. Besides the loss or corruption of information itself, there's the loss of trust from customers who may well...


November 20, 2013  6:51 PM

CIOs: Innovation starts with good ole-fashioned communication



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
Chief information officer, CIO, Gartner, IT culture, social media tools

Innovation is the term du jour for CIOs, but figuring out the best ways to foster creative, out-of-the box thinking isn't easy. Maybe that's why there was an entire session devoted to it at the recent 


November 5, 2013  3:07 PM

Open data, big money



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, Project Management

In a new research report, McKinsey Global Institute projects that open data can "help unlock" $3 trillion to...


October 31, 2013  6:13 PM

3-D printing will be a big deal for smaller businesses, too



Posted by: Karen Goulart
3-D printing, CIO, creative destruction, Green IT, IT business transformation

For midmarket and small-business CIOs, hearing about the latest technologies or IT strategy trends sometimes amounts to little more than cacophonous buzz. What's cutting edge in tech is often explained or measured...


October 15, 2013  8:40 PM

Eric Schmidt talks ‘incumbents’ vs. startups



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
Amazon, CIO, cloud computing strategy, IT, Midmarket CIO

From driverless cars to the new old age to the end of privacy, there doesn't seem to be a cultural hot button Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google Inc., can't opine on. He was one of a handful of "mastermind keynotes" at the


October 8, 2013  4:54 PM

Data crunching without context is dangerous (just look at the sacrifice hit)



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
BI, CIO, data analytics

The movie Moneyball turned statisticians into superheroes, but the baseball...


September 16, 2013  12:55 PM

What Apple’s iPhone 5c announcement means for SMB CIOs



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
BYOD, CIO, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone, iPhone 5, iPhone business apps, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, smartphone features, smartphones, Strategy for CIOs, tablet PCs

If it wasn't obvious before, it's definitely crystal-clear now: We're engulfed in a worldwide march towards mobile. For the previously uninitiated, this realization comes in the aftermath of the most recent iPhone unveiling at the Sept. 10, 2013, Apple Special Event where the tech giant announced a...


September 10, 2013  5:34 PM

Could the IT department be the next Airbnb?



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs, Web 2.0

If you missed Thomas Friedman's recent column on the "sharing economy," it’s worth going back and taking a look. Friedman documents how a spark...


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