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September 19, 2014  9:50 PM

Predictive modeling’s uses in finance, retail; what is a cloud architect?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Analytics, Apple, CIO, Compliance, Governance

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, finance departments have been skeptical of the value of predictive modeling. Still, they're finding that current models are more advanced, and that

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September 19, 2014  9:17 PM

Tableau Software eyes BI-minded SMBs with tablet app

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Analytics, Business Intelligence, data visualization, Small and medium businesses, Small businesses

Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are leery of jumping on the business intelligence bandwagon because of the costliness and complexity of large-scale BI deployments. These deployments have long been the domain of enterprises, not only because they have massive volumes of customer and...


September 12, 2014  11:50 PM

Adidas’ iterative approach a winner; Apple shakes up mobile landscape

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, Big Data analytics, CFO, CIO, Cloud Computing, E-discovery, grc, iPhone, Iterative Development Methodologies, Mobile applications, Open data, Smartwatch, Social networking, Wearable devices

Germany won this summer's World Cup thanks, in part, to Adidas' miCoach Elite Team System, a suite of technologies that includes a smart shirt, heart-rate monitor, GPS and...


September 5, 2014  7:09 PM

CIOs can take advantage of Apple iCloud hack; cloud BI in e-commerce

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, Big Data, CIO, Cloud analytics, cybersecurity, Data Leakage, Data privacy, E-discovery, Governance, icloud, IT talent, Mobile, Paypal, Startup, Talent acquisition

Security experts, the media and Hollywood were thrown into a tizzy in response to the leak of celebrity nude photos in Apple's iCloud breach. For CIOs, however, the big news offers a hidden opportunity to

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August 29, 2014  5:53 PM

Wearable tech and IT consumerization rattle the enterprise

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Dell, E-discovery, Facebook, Mobile Application Development, Mobile applications, Mobile Computing, Wearable devices

Facebook's $19 billion purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp turned heads not just for the price tag, but also for its signal to CIOs of the reality of IT consumerization. In this week's Data Mill, SearchCIO Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski outlines takeaways from the Gartner Catalyst...


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...


August 8, 2014  7:42 PM

Big data architecture dilemma; Russian hackers’ theft as CIO advantage

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
AT&T, Automation, Big Data, CIO, Compliance, Data breach, Data privacy, Hackers, Paypal, Security compliance

Tesla's decision to build an ERP system from scratch rather than upgrade its SAP software has IT circles abuzz. It highlights a longstanding quandary for CIOs as they architect for big data: To build or to buy? In part one of senior news writer Nicole Laskowski's two-part series, get expert advice...


July 31, 2014  1:41 PM

Is a mobile-optimized website or app right for your small business?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Digital disruption, Mobile, Mobile Application Development, Small businesses

Check out part one of this blog post to learn an easy trick for developing a mobile strategy for your small business. Arguably the...


July 31, 2014  1:39 PM

To build or not to build a mobile app? Think like a digital customer

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Digital disruption, Mobile, Mobile Application Development, Mobile technology, Small businesses

If you’re the owner of a small company and are looking to maintain or even ramp up your business, odds are you’ve thought about developing some sort of mobile presence, either in the form of a mobile-optimized website or the creation of your own mobile app. You’ve also likely heard from...


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