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    Hirers Increase Social Media Scrutiny of Recruits

    CIOs and other managers are increasingly turning to social media to screen job candidates, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. In fact, 43 percent of employers use social networking sites to research potential hires, up from 36 ...read more
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    Eight Ways to Improve Your Cyber-Security Spending

    Organizations are concerned about cyber-threats, but many of them have neither invested strategically in security nor aligned that spending with their business strategies, according to a new report. One result is a major gap in security spending...read more
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    The Cost of Inefficient Health-Care Communications

    American hospitals are wasting $11.2 billion each year because of inefficient communications technologies, according to a new report from Imprivata. Physicians, nurses and other providers who coordinate and deliver pat...read more
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    10 Emerging IT Techniques, Tools and Platforms

    As a CIO, you're likely more focused on the proverbial big picture with respect to how IT can best support business strategies. Still, you need to stay abreast of the wealth of new tech tools, techniques and platforms which are bui...read more
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    Potential Problems Lurking in Private Clouds

    Companies are increasingly turning to private clouds to run their mission-critical applications. But many are leaving their cloud performance subject to chance, according to a new survey from Continuity Software. A surprisingly...read more
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    CIOs Focused on Filling Key IT Positions

    While they're not experiencing the boom times of the 1990s, CIOs are generally upbeat about hiring prospects for the rest of the year, according to a new survey from Robert Half Technology. The accompanying "Robert Half Technology IT Hiring...read more
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    IT Networks Keep Getting Older

    Today's IT networks are as old as they have been in six years, according to new research from Dimension Data. The accompanying paper, titled the "2014 Network Barometer Report," presents a wide range of tech operations trends, in what can informal...read more
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    IT Pros: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    As IT has become integrated into businesses and is no longer considered a department of antisocial nerds, IT professionals are seeking ways to learn business skills. But many IT pros think that to get them, or to advance their career, they must leave...read more
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    Digital Projects Face Critical Tipping Point

    CIOs and other top executives are transitioning their digital strategies from revving up mode to active enterprise deployment, according to a new survey from McKinsey & Company. The report, titled "The Digital Tipping Point," indic...read more
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    The Black Hats Keep Striking

    Cybercriminals are expanding their targets and their means of attack, according to Trend Micro's Q1 report, "Cybercrime Hits the Unexpected." Among the developments: New and modified online banking malware continues to thrive, striking different targets in Q1 2014. L...read more
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    Employees Link Productivity to Flexible Schedules

    A generation ago, flexible schedules were perceived as exceptions in the workplace. Today, they've emerged as mainstream. And most Americans say that flexible schedules boost productivity, as opposed to hindering it, according...read more
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    Employees Losing Faith in Organizational Leaders

    While the majority of employees still trust their organizational leaders to make good decisions, this sentiment is clearly on the decline, according to a recent survey from Randstad U.S. It doesn't help that most professionals do no...read more
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    10 Ways to Lead a Virtual Team

    A new Unify study finds that highly successful virtual teams engage more often on a personal level, with team members speaking their minds and contributing openly regardless of their location. The report says team member location is not a significant...read more
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    Nine Things Digital Leaders Do

    The age of experimentation with digital is over, according to two recent reports from McKinsey & Company. Organizations must move beyond any existing baby steps or trial mindsets and transform themselves into digital companies. The CIO, of course, stands ...read more
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    10 Classic Project Management Mistakes

    Organizations frequently struggle with project management, and tech initiatives are no exception. Research reveals that 45 percent of large IT projects go over budget, while delivering 56 percent less value than promised. Meanwhile, ...read more
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    Eight Classic Big Data Mistakes

    Demand for big data analytics will only continue to soar as the overall market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 27% through 2017, amounting to a $32.4 billion market, according to industry research. Yet, with all of the investmen...read more
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    10 Bizarre Requests From Bosses

    A new survey from CareerBuilder brings good news for CIOs and other managers: Most employees are satisfied with their supervisor's performance, as more than six in 10 workers would give their bosses an "A" or "B" grade. But about one in seven would ...read more
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    Why Some Industries Are Better at Security

    A new study says the finance and utilities industries are the most secure, and that retail and health care lag in security effectiveness. The report, "Will Healthcare be the Next Retail?' by BitSights Technologies, analyzed security ratings for S&P ...read more
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    Businesses Need Help With Data Analytics Tools

    A clear majority of organizations want to move forward with data analytics initiatives. But they're stumbling out of the gate to do so. Here's why: The majority of analysts and a great deal of data scientists say they don't have access t...read more
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    Digital, Mobile to Dominate Marketing Efforts

    Before the decade's end, you may find your IT department merging with marketing, according to a recent survey from Accenture. The vast majority of global marketing executives say that the next five years represents a critical period...read more
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