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February, 2012


February 27, 2012  8:37 PM

Data loss statistics: Emerging culprits



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, data leakage, data loss, data loss prevention, mobile device management, security concerns

Many of the technologies businesses rely on to create new services, make workers more productive and serve customers better are the ones most likely to lead to data loss, according to data loss statistics gathered by

February 24, 2012  10:08 PM

No need to search, they know what you want



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Business Intelligence, CIO, CIO leadership, data analytics, mobile devices

It was a short week for some, but there was no shortage of intriguing news and opinions to sort through. We've rounded up a handful of items to share with you on this Friday, including one of many takes on Target's "maternal instincts," websites that don't need searching and a forthcoming...


February 24, 2012  7:50 PM

Silence on business analytics speaks volumes



Posted by: Linda Tucci
business analytics, business intelligence tools, CIO, CIO careers

I can think of two reasons people don’t talk about something. One is that the subject has no importance at all. The other reason is that it is so important people don’t want to share what they know. In the case of advanced business analytics, I can assure you, the latter reason is in play....


February 21, 2012  5:07 PM

Mission-critical systems taking on dual roles



Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, business management systems, CIO, CIO role, data management, mission critical systems

Leadership training -- in particular, the shaping of future CIOs -- was the topic, but as with many conversations about the


February 17, 2012  9:10 PM

Shaping data in ways both scary and sweet



Posted by: Karen Goulart

The week is drawing to a close, and for some of you there's a long weekend ahead. Why not use a bit of your extra leisure time to peruse some interesting news from around the Internet that you might have missed this week? Today's offerings include uses of data ranging from the somewhat shocking...


February 15, 2012  7:53 PM

Is technology leadership training lacking?



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO position, IT careers, technology leadership, technology leadership training

Marcia Nizzari, director of informatics at Good Start Genetics Inc. in Boston, compares becoming a CIO to the school of hard knocks: When it comes to technology leadership training, CIO newbies are pretty much on their own. What she has seen in her


February 13, 2012  10:55 PM

No honor-student bumper stickers for Steve Jobs



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud security concerns, Compliance, Data privacy, IT and business alignment, IT spending, Oracle, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Top o’ the week to you. We're as laden with interesting Web tidbits as Adele is with Grammy awards today. Without further fanfare, here are six stories from around the Internet, the leadoff one a reminder that rising to the top doesn't always have to start with being at the head of the...


February 9, 2012  10:07 PM

No more time for hesitation on Windows 7 migration



Posted by: Karen Goulart
cost, Microsoft, Windows 7

Forget about that 12/21/12 Mayan calendar thing. If you're planning to make the move to Windows 7 but haven't made any actual moves, the scariest date in your future is 4/8/14. OK, maybe it's a bit much to compare the speculated end of days to the date Microsoft will cease to support your...


February 7, 2012  7:41 PM

Big data is dead (maybe)! Long live analytics apps!



Posted by: Linda Tucci
BI, Big Data, Business Intelligence, CIO, data analytics

Is big data dead already? I guess that depends on how you define it. If you're analyst Mark McDonald, a VP and fellow at Gartner Inc., and you equate big data...


February 2, 2012  7:47 PM

Is SaaS BI in your ‘best interest’?



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, SaaS BI

In writing for the Web, as in movies, sometimes there are choice bits that don't make the final cut. (That's why DVDs include extras, and blogs are, well, blogs.) Here is some food for thought from Gartner analyst James Richardson that didn't make it into a recent story about the growing interest...


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