December 15, 2015  1:48 PM

CIO role in terror fight plausible — but not yet likely

Jason Sparapani Jason Sparapani Profile: Jason Sparapani
CIO, cybersecurity, IT executives, Whistleblower

Last week, I asked cybersecurity experts about their reactions to calls from President Barack Obama, Congress and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Silicon Valley...

October 5, 2015  12:42 PM

Breach-proof? Look for security experts with deep functional knowledge

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Application security, Chief Security Officer, CIO, CISSP, cybersecurity, DevOps, Information security, Security breaches, Security certifications

Security breaches occur so often now that it's a rare week when one doesn't make the headlines. Companies that hope to have a chance against these constantly evolving threats...

September 24, 2015  7:59 PM

Post-layoff, HP must tackle two cultural issues to stay relevant

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Corporate culture, Customer strategy, Digital business, Employee morale, HP, IT culture, IT Strategy

For last week's Searchlight column, I approached SearchCIO expert and former Citigroup CIO Harvey Koeppel to get his take on HP's layoff of 30,000 jobs in its Enterprise Services...

September 8, 2015  8:45 PM

CIOs take to Twitter to crow about Apple-Cisco deal

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, Apple iOS, CIO, Cisco, Cisco TelePresence, Enterprise IT, Enterprise mobility, enterprise networking, Forrester, Spark, WebEx

Last week, the Apple-Cisco deal barely got a rise out of the analysts I spoke to. This is the partnership between Apple and Cisco aimed at assuring enterprise IT professionals that both companies are serious about making sure employees using iOS devices for work purposes will be fully supported on...

August 13, 2015  1:56 PM

Dissenting views on Windows 10 privacy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Data collection policies, Data privacy, Forrester, Gartner, Microsoft, OS, Windows 10

When I talked to two analysts about whether recent criticism of Microsoft’s new privacy policy for its Windows 10...

July 2, 2015  1:02 PM

Experts: Data privacy and security status quo as consumer apathy prevails

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, breaches, CIO, Consumer data, Data privacy, Data security breaches, Hackers, Information security, Phishing, Social engineering

Last month, Apple chief exec Tim Cook gave an impassioned speech chiding tech companies such as Facebook and Google about their data collection and

June 29, 2015  8:37 PM

Will Generation M usher in wearables in the workplace?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Mobile, mobile application management, mobile device management, Wearable devices

In part one of this blog post, Gartner analyst and mobile expert Ken Dulaney discussed why the label Generation Mobile is unnecessary and whether he believes U.S....

June 29, 2015  8:30 PM

Generation Mobile: A new breed of workers or unnecessary label?

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
CIO, Mobile, mobile application management, Mobile Device Policy

Perhaps more than how seemingly clueless they are toward politics and economics, Millennials are often characterized by how much they

May 28, 2015  12:54 AM

What will the cybersecurity battlefield look like in 10 years? Experts weigh in

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief Security Officer, CIO, cyberdefense, cybersecurity, MIT, Security breaches

At MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, cybersecurity experts painted a grim picture of the state of cybersecurity today. As positive as the speed of technology change is for the next Ubers and Netflixes of the world, cybercriminals are moving even faster to use advanced...

May 7, 2015  5:10 PM

Three questions with TechTarget’s new chief data officer

Nicole Laskowski Nicole Laskowski Profile: Nicole Laskowski

Chief data officers, a relatively recent breed of executives, are often associated with highly regulated and data-heavy industries like insurance, government, health care and...

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