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April 10, 2013  4:38 PM

Data-crunching doesn’t always paint a full picture



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

What do Albert Pujols and Pablo Picasso have in common? Well, they both feature prominently in this week’s SearchCIO.com Searchlight which questions the idea of applying Moneyball –style analytics to non-ball-related occupations. Also this week: Amazon may may end Dropbox dominance,...

March 29, 2013  7:34 PM

Amazon expands empire to social networking



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

The old saying goes that you can't be all things to all people. But Amazon is sure as heck gonna try.  In this week's SearchCIO.com Searchlight, the king of digital disruption shows how it's done. With the acquisition of social networking site Goodreads Amazon is not only bolstering its tried and...


March 22, 2013  4:56 PM

Data-driven world may take us down a dangerous road



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Just about everyone who has a computer has, at one time or another, left a comment online. Be it a simple "congrats!" under a wedding snapshot or an angry mini-rant about poor restaurant service, for some this opinion sharing has become second nature. For the most part it's harmless -- sometimes...


March 15, 2013  8:15 PM

Don’t forget to count yourself among data analytics tools



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

When it comes to making big business decisions, data analytics tools are great to have in your arsenal. But as the lead item in this week's Searchlight reminds us there is one tool IT leaders shouldn't overlook amid the big data hype -- their own guts. There are many reasons one becomes a leader...


March 8, 2013  8:52 PM

As cybersecurity takes the spotlight, CIOs need to step up



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

From the breakout sessions to the lounges to the main stage, at this week's Fusion CEO/CIO Symposium in Madison, Wis., privacy and cybersecurity were on nearly everyone's mind. Recent high-profile hacks have brought some much-needed attention to the importance of securing our networked world. Top...


March 1, 2013  8:14 PM

The ballyhoo over Yahoo’s telecommuting ban



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

It's a business decision. That's all it is. Sure, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting touches on many other work/life issues, but the bottom line is that it was a business decision. It would be nice to think she would emerge as some kind of champion for working...


February 22, 2013  3:57 PM

Some extra compensation could prompt innovation



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Big tech companies like Apple and Facebook are accustomed to encouraging and fostering IT innovation among their employees and getting results. This week's SearchCIO.com Searchlight finds the leaders of some of those businesses are turning their attentions -- and their coffers -- to areas outside...


February 15, 2013  8:58 PM

It’s time to roll the dice with social networking



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Attention, businesses that aren't actively making use of social networking sites and tools: Go directly to obscurity, do not pass Go, do not collect market share. For you see, Monopoly game maker Hasbro has proved you you don't have to be particularly cool or cutting edge to win over the...


February 8, 2013  4:58 PM

BYOD has a long life ahead of it



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Cruising around the Web this week, I happened upon one of those stories that you just know can't be serious. I don't mean that in an Onion-y way, more of a...


February 1, 2013  9:05 PM

Information security breach turned into teachable moment



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Technically the public didn't need to know about the recent information security breach at "The New York Times." No customer information was compromised and no damage was done to affiliated entities. Yet the paper decided to do what newspapers do best and present an in-depth look at the incident...


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