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August 18, 2015  3:43 PM

Survey: SMB IT spending will reach $600B in 2015

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, It spending, SMB, Technology spending

IT spending for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide is set to reach $597 billion this year, according to Techaisle LLC, an SMB IT market research firm. In the U.S., Techaisle forecasts that SMB IT spend will reach $180 billion this year. Techaisle also predicts that 42% of SMB employees...

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...

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

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July 31, 2015  8:31 PM

Windows 10 Enterprise debuts; will the CDO upstage the CIO?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CDO, CIO, cloud, Compliance, Dodd-Frank, MIT, Mobile payments, SMB

Critics and analysts alike are raving over the new Windows 10 Enterprise OS, which Microsoft launched this week. In light of the glowing reviews -- improved user experience and security, a built-in personal assistant, and a default browser among them -- should enterprise CIOs jump on the bandwagon?...

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...

July 24, 2015  6:34 PM

The rise of Drones as a Service; the impact of big data on data integration

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
Big Data, CIO, Digital disruption, Digital platform, Drones, Platform integration

Is Drones as a Service (DaaS) about to take off? Sony jumped on the drone bandwagon this week with its announcement of the launch of a joint drone business subsidiary. In this week's Searchlight, site editor Fran Sales gets experts' take on the rise of DaaS and

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July 17, 2015  9:26 PM

Cloud inventory strategies for CIOs; Flash security flaws spur Mozilla to action

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Adobe, Adobe Flash, Chief Digital Officer, CIO, Cloud Applications, Compliance, Digital customer, Facebook, grc, Mozilla Firefox, Rogue IT

Enterprises of all stripes are seeing their workers and business teams launching cloud apps -- quickly and easily -- without IT ever being in the know. That's not a bad thing: These cloud apps create efficiencies in various business processes. But it further transforms the job of the CIO and how...

July 2, 2015  8:45 PM

Senior leadership success in 3 steps; the CIO’s role in a platform business strategy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, CIO, Compliance, cybersecurity, Digital business

A stellar CIO is only as good as his direct reports. To build a leadership team of that creates breakthroughs in its industry, leadership and agility expert Joseph Flahiff argues that CIOs need to build a supportive culture in which senior IT feels confident experimenting with new ideas.

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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

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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June 5, 2015  6:23 PM

Demand shaping in the digital age; Apple’s stance on consumer privacy

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
Mobile, privacy, Project management, Wireless network management

In the digital era, top-notch IT management is essential to business success. But how do IT and business teams bridge the divide? Experts at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium explain why CIOs should forget about managing IT demand and

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