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February 16, 2016  3:18 PM

Cloud computing options minus security not an option

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
Cloud Computing

For Todd Miller, IT director at Millar Inc., 2015 was "the year of security." The year of spectacular hacks at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and infidelity...

January 29, 2016  5:00 PM

Big data success needs a data-driven culture; renowned AI visionary dies

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Big Data, Big Data analytics, Blockchain, CIO, Cloud Computing, Cognitive computing, Disaster recovery and business continuity, Information security, Public Cloud, Robotics

Successfully reaping the benefits of big data remains a huge challenge for many companies. Big data projects involve not just identifying the right data analyze, but also finding the right people to implement the right technology. But as big data experts and IT leaders tell Senior News Writer...


January 28, 2016  12:51 PM

Public cloud security, other drivers of SMB cloud migration

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Cloud Applications, Cloud Computing, Cloud service providers, Cloud Services, Public Cloud, SMB

In part one of this two-part blog post on public cloud adoption by small and medium-sized businesses, delve into how worldwide spending on public cloud is set to...


January 28, 2016  12:47 PM

IDC: SMBs will contribute to 40% of worldwide public cloud spending by 2019

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Cloud Applications, Cloud Computing, Cloud service providers, Cloud Services, Midmarket, Public Cloud, SMB

Global spending on public cloud services will grow six times faster than overall IT spending in the next four years, according to recent research by IDC. Small and medium-sized...

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November 13, 2015  8:11 PM

Gartner predicts IoT surge in 2016; why APM should focus on UX

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
APM, CIO, Cloud Computing, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, iot, mobile app security, Mobile Application Development

The number of connected "things" in use will rise to 6.4 billion in 2016, Gartner predicted. That's a 30% rise from this year. The consultancy also said that this explosion will drive a...

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October 31, 2015  5:20 PM

Survey: SMBs will run half of their apps in the cloud by 2018

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Cloud Applications, Cloud Computing, Gartner, IT budget, PaaS, SaaS, SMB

Spending on cloud-based services make up only a small portion of the IT market, but, at least among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), investments in these offerings are...


August 7, 2015  5:03 PM

Why platforms enable transformation; experts talk Windows 10 privacy

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CIO, CIO leadership, Cloud Computing, Digital platform

There are many factors to consider when undergoing a digital transformation: Having a platform to support that transformation is one of them. Senior news writer Nicole Laskowski sat down with MIT's Jeanne Ross to discuss


July 30, 2015  2:11 PM

Survey: Small businesses move to cloud systems for functionality, not cost savings

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud migration, Small businesses, SMB, SMBs

A growing number of small businesses are switching over to cloud systems, particularly for data storage, file sharing and email, a recent survey of 300 small-business owners found. Their top reasons for migration: a more mobile and productive workforce and easier data access. The survey also found...


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


December 24, 2014  5:02 PM

How to disrupt old-school IT; a CIO cheat sheet for 2015

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing, Data, digital, IT, IT modeling, Security

The traditional model of IT is going the way of the dinosaurs, according to former CIO and author Ian Cox, who recently chatted with Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski and laid out a blueprint for how...

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