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January 24, 2014  7:24 PM

Hadoop 2.0, 2014 IT master plan, NSA data collection and more



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

This week, SearchCIO and SearchCompliance shared a slew of content covering a wide variety of IT hot-button issues. On Monday, the Data Mill was all about Hadoop – Hadoop 2.0, to be specific. In her weekly column, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski talked to Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, both...

January 20, 2014  3:41 PM

Fraudulent activity at major retailers: Credit card scams abound



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, Strategy for CIOs

In light of the recent data breaches at a major retailer (cough, cough, Target), credit card anti-fraud efforts are taking the data-privacy spotlight. Fraud...


January 13, 2014  6:46 PM

CIO news from CES 2014, cloud news from Cloud Pulse and more



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, cloud computing, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, Strategy for CIOs

Alongside our New Year's coverage of TechTarget's 2013 IT Salary and Careers Survey, SearchCIO, SearchCIO-Midmarket and SearchCompliance have been pouncing on the hot...


January 9, 2014  4:11 PM

IT professional salary info and career aspirations: An executive view



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, IT salaries, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

Every fall, TechTarget polls the IT masses to find out which technology professionals have enough dough in which to roll. In addition to learning who the high earners are, TechTarget's 2013 Annual Salary and Careers Survey asked participants (1,711 IT professionals in North America) about bonuses,...


September 16, 2013  12:55 PM

What Apple’s iPhone 5c announcement means for SMB CIOs



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
BYOD, CIO, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone, iPhone 5, iPhone business apps, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, smartphone features, smartphones, Strategy for CIOs, tablet PCs

If it wasn't obvious before, it's definitely crystal-clear now: We're engulfed in a worldwide march towards mobile. For the previously uninitiated, this realization comes in the aftermath of the most recent iPhone unveiling at the Sept. 10, 2013, Apple Special Event where the tech giant announced a...


September 10, 2013  5:34 PM

Could the IT department be the next Airbnb?



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs, Web 2.0

If you missed Thomas Friedman's recent column on the "sharing economy," it’s worth going back and taking a look. Friedman documents how a spark...


August 20, 2013  6:49 PM

Small business trends: mPOS driven by consumerism



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
Android, BI, Bring your own device, Business, Business performance management, Business process, business process management, business services management, BYOD, CIO, integration, Internet, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone business apps, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, midmarket businesses, Midmarket CIO, Mobile, mobile applications, mobile development, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools, mobile workforce, mobility, smartphone features, smartphones, Strategy for CIOs

Want to know how mobility is influencing small business trends with regard to customer payments? The answer is at your fingertips -- literally. Arriving in email inboxes last week was an announcement from PayPal: "Your mobile card reader is Here." PayPal's new mobile card reader, PayPal Here,...


August 3, 2012  1:36 PM

London summer games CIO deploys piezoelectricity



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
employee perceptions, Green IT, IT culture, IT workers of the future, Midmarket CIO, modernization, Strategy for CIOs, technology trends, workplace culture

TechTarget is a believer in fostering new talent in journalism. Welcome Miki Onwudinjo to the SearchCIO-Midmarket.com family as our new editorial assistant.  CIOs are leaders in determining the direction of a business. When the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (


July 2, 2012  4:44 PM

Leap second creates havoc for cloud computing services



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, cloud computing, cloud services, disaster recovery, IT staff development and retention, IT/Business Leadership, Linux, Midmarket CIO, Operating systems, Strategy for CIOs

Did the "leap second" get you down this weekend? Did the Amazon cloud computing services outage prevent you from watching old episodes of Louie on your iPad’s Netflix app? Us too. Between all of the service outages this weekend, you might have missed some prime Internet surfing time....


June 12, 2012  8:02 PM

The role of the CIO is changing: What is your company doing about it?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, role of the CIO, Strategy for CIOs

I am going through the data from the second annual SearchCIO.com Role of the CIO survey. So far, the data suggests more skewing toward


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