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November 21, 2012  5:38 PM

Privacy policy shortcuts are something to be thankful for

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Thanksgiving is here and, in accordance with tradition, this week’s SearchCIO.com Searchlight seeks to stuff you full of tasty bits and give you a few things to be thankful for. On the menu is a hearty helping of insight about fostering innovation, as well as an example of innovation in action. If you’ve ever tried to read a website privacy policy (or scrolled feverishly through it looking for the “Accept” button), we’ve got some folks who are definitely worthy of thanks. So pull up a chair, pour some hot apple cider and join us for this early holiday edition of the Searchlight.

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Who else feels like pizza? I’ll go pick it up.

November 16, 2012  5:49 PM

Importance of data security is no secret

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Unless you’ve taken a post-election sabbatical from the news, chances are you’re suffering from CIA-FBI scandal fatigue. We at SearchCIO.com Searchlight know how exhausting the 24-hour news cycle can be, but we implore you to give just a smidgen more of your attention to the topic before we head into the holiday week. Why? Because among the unsavory details lies an important reminder: mind your data security. For more on that plus a refreshing look at the CIO-CMO relationship, why data gluttony is good and even more items of interest, dig in. Gobble, gobble.

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That’s probably not going to cut it.


November 9, 2012  9:52 PM

STEM is the star of Election Day 2012

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

This just might go down as the year they really put the “science” in political science. From geophysicists to data scientists, nerds ruled Election Day 2012 with dead-on outcome predictions and astoundingly (and a little startlingly) effective voter mobilizations methods. And not a lick of it had to do with punditry, gut feelings or intuition. Nope, it was all about STEM – science, technology, engineering and math; and as one blogger pointed out, “Math don’t lie.” (But grammar is still important, kids!)  This week’s SearchCIO.com Searchlight points its beam behind the scenes, past the political posturing, beyond the blustering to the cool stats, analysis and tech that drove the election.

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math

…carry the one… aaand… Obama wins


November 2, 2012  2:45 PM

Agile technology a beacon in Hurricane Sandy

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

It’s easy to feel a little jaded about the prevalence of technology these days. The capacity for constant connection means we’re never really alone. Sometimes it’s too much, but then something like Hurricane Sandy happens and it seems just right. Technology in general and social media specifically have changed everything including, we now see, how people are informed about and deal with disasters. In this week’s SearchCIO.com Searchlight we take a look at some of the ways agile technology helped folks weather the storm.

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Hang in there.


October 26, 2012  6:25 PM

Time to scare up a mobility strategy

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

If you’re an East Coast dweller, Halloween probably isn’t the scariest thing headed your way next week. (Which reminds us, CIOs, is your DR/BC plan “Billion-dollar storm” proof?) But we at SearchCIO.com Searchlight decided an All Hallows Eve themed roundup would be better received than one based on potentially destructive weather. That said, join us, won’t you, as we look at the frightening lack of successful mobility strategies, learn why the massive clutches of “big data” are inescapable, marvel at attempts to re-animate businesses doomed by digital, check out a conversation about business process that won’t make you want to scream bloody murder and nevermore! Sorry, make that “more.” We got carried away with the Halloween thing.  Follow the link… if you dare!

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The Raven

Could someone get him out of here? He’s very distracting.


October 19, 2012  1:59 PM

Newsweek is dead, long live digital disruption!

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

This week’s SearchCIO.com Searchlight comes to you from Forrester’s Digital Disruption Forum in Orlando, which in turn inspired our findings around the web this week. From the sleepy South, comes an urgent message for CIOs: there is not a minute to lose in this age of digital disruption. From Microsoft’s new tablet to Newsweek’s call to literally stop the presses — you know what? Just click the link and find out. Hurry!

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             Very few rabbits make it as CIOs


October 12, 2012  4:14 PM

Europe’s public cloud problem is everyone’s problem

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Blame it on the rain. Sorry if we just put that Milli Vanilli song in your head, but it’s the best way we can explain how this week’s SearchCIO.com Searchlight wound up so cloud-focused. The weather’s been bleaker than Morrissey on a Sunday so perhaps it stands to reason we have cloud on the brain. Included in this weeks’ roundup:  an item about how Europe’s lagging public cloud adoption is a problem for all global enterprises; the question of when to go with the devil you know; a seasonally-themed (and informative) infographic on open source cloud and more.  Head on over before we make yet another 80s musical reference. So what are you waiting for?

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Morrissey Viva Hate

Seriously, it’s like we’ve been living inside this album.


October 5, 2012  3:23 PM

Every little byte helps – teaching tech matters

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

What if you had skills so powerful they could change the course of the U.S. economy? You’d try to pass that awesomeness along, right? Well, great news SearchCIO.com Searchlight readers – you happen to possess such skills! As you’ll see when you go to this week’s roundup, volunteer IT professionals are changing kids’ lives by teaching tech in public high schools. The hope is these  tech savvy high schoolers are more likely to become tech savvy college grads, who then fill some much-needed skills gaps in our economy. Check out the item, as well as bits about a project aimed at finding “The Human Face of Big Data,” a look at Windows 8 from someone “in the know” and more.

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Data

“The Human Face of Big Data.” Oops, sorry, way off — this is the android face of regular-size Data.

 


September 28, 2012  6:04 PM

Data center energy questions spark heated debate

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Ladies and gentlemen! Are you ready to rumble?! It’s time for Data Center Energy Use Smackdown 2012! OK, so things have been a little more dignified than that, but the start of  The New York Times’ series “The Cloud Factories” certainly ruffled some IT industry feathers. In this week’s CIO Searchlight, we gathered up some of the more dignified entries in the counterstrike. Also: if that verbal pugilism gets too ugly, we soften things up with yet another tablet release timed for holiday shopping convenience and RIM offering up one of the most uncomfortable “romantic” pleas this side of a public marriage proposal diss. If Tim Cook releases a version of “Lovin’ You” to follow up his apology for Apple Maps, we’re outta here.

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Lovin' You

Even if he could hit the high notes, there’s no way he’d pull off the overalls.


September 21, 2012  5:25 PM

Big demand for big data analytics pros

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

In this week’s SearchCIO.com Searchlight we have  a bevvy, a big ol’ bonanza – ok – a bunch of interesting bits you may have missed in your own web travels.  Read about why being brainy is beautiful when it comes to big data analytics; learn about a media project that puts the “big” in big data; enjoy a beautiful infografic depicting the role of the CIO in 2012 and more. Brilliant!

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                   Both brains and beauty!

 


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