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March 7, 2014  10:11 PM

Get your digital strategy out of the 1800s



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

This week's Searchlight -- live from the Fusion 2014 CEO-CIO Symposium in Madison, Wis. -- asks the question: How can you expect to move your company forward when your methods are stuck in the days of the Industrial Revolution? Businesses follow strategies for decades upon decades because they...

February 28, 2014  10:21 PM

Dark days for data privacy, protecting data gets hands-on



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Another week, another disturbing government data surveillance initiative revealed. This time: The Brit's GCHQ peeping Yahoo web cam chats. The mission was to collect and store facial images -- indiscriminately -- to be used later when looking for bad guys. Sometimes they got faces, sometimes they...


February 21, 2014  6:29 PM

Wearable technology another way CIOs can help drive the business



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

If possible, we're both over thinking and under thinking this whole wearable technology thing. Especially when it comes to the role CIOs are playing, and will play, in the trend. We're over thinking, it seems, the troubles these devices will bring upon IT organizations in the form of another BYOD...


February 19, 2014  6:30 PM

Partners HealthCare CIO on revamping the performance appraisal



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, Health care, IT leadership, teamwork

Finding the right talent can be a challenge. Another? How to keep good talent once you've got it. For Jim Noga and Partners HealthCare


February 7, 2014  7:55 PM

Bill Gates could bring fresh ideas in advisory role



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

As Satya Nadella settles in at the helm of Microsoft, all eyes are on the "new" guy (as new as a 22-year veteran employee can be). And rightly so. It's a pivotal time for the company that seems to be lagging behind in today's all-important areas of personal devices and mobility. But as Microsoft...


February 5, 2014  8:23 PM

Dropbox CEO: Company culture should grow with the business



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, CIO leadership

Last week, MIT alum Andrew "Drew" Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox Inc., returned to his alma mater to talk about "The War for...

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January 31, 2014  9:48 PM

Foursquare taps into omnichannel



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

When Foursquare partnered with GrubHub-Seamless this week, it was more than just a boon for lazy burrito lovers. It provided a useful illustration of what omnichannel is intended to be today, and it's part of the lead story in this week's Searchlight. Back in the day (a few years ago), if you...


January 29, 2014  10:32 PM

Digitization, the role of a lifetime for CIOs, or curtains?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO

Digitization makes information so easy to access and disseminate that it comes in waves and piles up like mountains -- and the volume can make a day spent in proximity to a computing device, in other words just about every day, seem like a month's worth of experience. It's still January but already...


January 24, 2014  8:45 PM

NSA surveillance could lead to data collection policy



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

In case anyone wasn't aware by now, private and public entities are collecting our data. This tidbit of not-quite-news was included in President Obama's address last week on NSA surveillance reform. If upon hearing this, you thought to yourself "Aaaand ...?" it's pretty likely you're not alone....


January 17, 2014  10:15 PM

CIOs must keep up on new ways to thwart cyberthreats



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

When it comes to defending against cyberthreats, the traditional method of update, patch, repeat is no longer cutting it. The security market is responding. Are you? This week's lead Searchlight item looks at the burgeoning field of cybersecurity start-ups. Unlike their well-established...


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