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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...

October 9, 2015  5:19 PM

Cloud contract essentials; notes from Gartner Symposium

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
cloud, Cloud contract, cybersecurity, Gartner

Migrating to the cloud is a big decision with a lot of moving parts. One of the most crucial pieces is the often-dreaded cloud contract. In this two-part feature, learn best practices for negotiating a...

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October 2, 2015  3:04 PM

The Achilles heel of biometrics; IT outsourcing mistakes to avoid

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Big Data, Big Data analytics, Biometrics, CIO, corporate governance, cybersecurity, Data breach, Data governance, Digital business, Financial firms, Financial regulations, Gartner, HIPAA, Hybrid cloud, IT outsourcing, it startegy, regulatory compliance, SMB

The uniqueness of fingerprints, retinas and the other biological features that biometric authentication relies on is the security tool's greatest asset. But in light of the theft of 5.6 million fingerprints in the recent Office of Personnel Management breach, this immutability is also the...

August 14, 2015  8:56 PM

News from Gartner Catalyst; Google’s Alphabet puts innovation first

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, CIO innovation, Customer engagement, cybersecurity, Digital initiatives, Gartner, Google, Information security, Regulation SCI

Gartner research vice president Paul DeBeasi kicked off its annual Gartner Catalyst conference this week with a subversive idea: that while the technology foundation of "mobile and cloud-first, predictive and self-conductive" remains crucial, organizations are also going to need a personality...

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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November 26, 2014  5:30 PM

Social collaboration can engage SMB employees, unlock opportunities

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Disruption, Employee advocacy, Employee engagement, Employee performance, Gartner, innovation, Online branding, Small businesses, SMB, social, Social collaboration, social media, Social networking, Social platform, Team Collaboration

Small businesses and startups are known for a culture of innovation and a willingness to take risks in order to stand out. Just take a gander at Scratch Wireless, the latest headliner in SearchCIO's...

August 22, 2014  6:44 PM

Three digital intelligence tactics for IoT; Heartbleed hack reemerges

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief Data Officer, CIO, Collaboration, cybersecurity, Digital intelligence, E-discovery, Gartner, Heartbleed, Internet of Things, Mobile data, Mobile security

With the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the resultant growth in streaming data, CIOs are facing new duties and challenges. To fully take advantage of IoT, CIOs must build a "

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August 15, 2014  7:58 PM

Two-speed IT at Gartner Catalyst, and which CDO role will prevail?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Agile, Big Data, Chief Data Officer, Chief Digital Officer, CIO, CIO Decisions, CISO, Compliance, cybersecurity, Data Mining, Data privacy, Digital strategy, E-discovery, Gartner, Hybrid cloud, Mobile Application Development, NSA, Target data breach, Vendor management, Waterfall development

John Deere's director of enterprise architecture Mano Mannoochahr kicked off the big data discussion at this week's Gartner Catalyst Conference in San Diego, and his keynote sparked some discussion on the benefits of both waterfall and agile. Read Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski's take on how...

July 25, 2014  7:09 PM

Nordstrom dives into text analytics; Uber sets enterprise mobile pace

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Analytics, Big Data, CIO, Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, CTO, Dark data, Enterprise, Gartner, Governance, grc, Hadoop, Information security, Mobile strategy, SaaS, social, Text analytics

SearchCIO's CIO Innovator Essential Guide is out! Make sure to take a look through the collection of CIO profiles to meet the IT execs, your peers, who are using IT enable...


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