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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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December 29, 2015  4:09 PM

Project management best practices for SMBs

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, project, Project and portfolio management, Project management, SMB

Project management is commonly thought of as a practice suited mainly to larger businesses. But these days, small and medium-sized business owners and employees also need to...


December 18, 2015  5:13 PM

Global impact of EU data protection legislation; top analytics trends of 2016

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO

Three years in the making, EU officials have finally made public a draft of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU-wide legal framework data collection, sharing and privacy standards that are stricter and more comprehensive than its U.S. federal law counterpart. In

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December 11, 2015  5:36 PM

The struggle of innovation teams; should big tech help fight online terrorism?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CDO, CIO, cybersecurity, grc, IT innovation, Startup

The mass shooting in San Bernadino, Calif., and other recent horrific acts of terrorism have spurred politicians everywhere to call for a means to make it more difficult for terrorist...

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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...


October 23, 2015  3:09 PM

SIM CIO survey results; Dell teams up with Microsoft on hybrid cloud

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief marketing technologist, CIO, CMO, Configuration management, Dell, Digital platform, Gaming, Hybrid cloud, IT career, IT department, Marketing, Microsoft, Mobile Application Development, Surveys

The results of the Society of Information Management's annual CIO survey are out, revealing that senior IT executives are shifting their perspective when it comes to business and IT agility. Senior news writer Nicole Laskowski laid out some of the

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October 16, 2015  5:10 PM

CIOs sound off on Dell-EMC deal; why ‘failing fast’ is hard

Brian Holak Brian Holak Profile: Brian Holak
CIO, CMO, Compliance, Dell, EMC

What does the Dell-EMC deal, the largest technology acquisition ever, mean for IT? We asked CIOs and IT pros to weigh in on the deal and its impact on digital strategies, vendor relationships and the...


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...


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