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    How Office Romances Can Disrupt Work

    As a CIO, you're probably so focused on serving as the strategic bridge between tech and business that you have little time to think about, well, who in your IT department is dating whom. But, as with any topic related to interpersonal relations, more

    Panning for Data: Turning Information Into Gold

    The majority of CIOs and IT decision-makers say they can't keep up with storage demands for all of the data required for business, according to a recent survey from Western Digital Corporation and HGST. While they recognize that data more

    How to Excel Using Contract Workers

    Contingent workers make up nearly 35% of today's workforce, and 70 percent of surveyed companies expect to increase the number of contract workers, according to a recent study. The rub? Only 51% of external labor and services spend is formally more

    How Bad Data Undermines Business Results

    While most tech and business execs feel that data plays an essential role in their strategic initiatives, the majority of those surveyed believe that the presence of inaccurate data is hurting their ability to provide optimal customer more

    Why IT Spending Is All About the Business

    While most CIOs, IT execs and senior managers agree that it's important to link tech investments to key business outcomes, relatively few feel their organization does a very good job of doing so, according to a recent survey from more

    Is Sharing Data With the Government a Good Idea?

    When assessing the most foreboding of cyber-threats for 2016, CIOs and other tech professionals and managers rank social engineering and insider threats at the very top, according to a recent survey from ISACA, the global IT and more

    Why Formal Performance Reviews Won’t Disappear

    Be honest with us: Are there times when you'd rather go to the dentist than give another performance review? It's never easy, after all, to come up with a comprehensive summary of an employee's valued contributions, outstanding work more

    What’s Worse Than Stolen Data? Altered Data

    Attacks that previously were considered advanced threats are commodities today, with sophisticated malware and exploits available for the price of a movie ticket, according to Amit Yoran, president of RSA, the security division of EMC. And yet, more

    11 Best Practices for Business Intelligence

    Interest in business intelligence (BI) is surging, as big data is expected to explode into a $50 billion market in 2015—nearly doubling its current size. Why not, when BI supports so many business-critical functions, such as more

    How to Embrace Rogue IT

    You might as well embrace rogue IT, or shadow IT, which will continue to grow in importance, and its impact will be felt globally, according to Tim Kelleher, vice president of IT Security Services at Century Link. Rogue IT might just lead to innovation and competitive more

    Aligning Agile Practices With Quality Assurance

    While the adoption of agile software development for Web apps is nearly ubiquitous among organizations today, the change isn't leading to much notable advancement in quality assurance and testing, according to a recent more

    2016 Has the Markings of a Perfect Storm for Fraud

    This year, cyber-criminals are expected to continue to outsmart traditional security defenses. They will leverage the latest mobile hacker tools to impersonate legitimate users and take control of consumer accounts en masse, according to a blog more

    Why Good Data Goes Bad

    A minority of top execs express high confidence in their organization's data quality management (DQM), according to a recent survey from Blazent. The resulting report, titled "The State of Enterprise Data Quality: 2016 Perception, Reality and the Future of DQM, more

    A Hire Calling: How to Assemble an IT Dream Team

    When interviewing IT job candidates, why simply fill vacancies when you can bring on a dream team of well-rounded players? By assessing candidates for strengths that extend far beyond a simple command of job description-based tech more

    Six Customer Experience Game-Changers

    Nearly nine out of 10 execs view the customer experience as the primary basis for competition this year, according to Gartner. By 2017, half of consumer product investments will be directed toward customer experience innovations. With this in mind, more

    The Five Cloud Concerns Faced by All Industries

    Of all industries, the financial services industry is the most exposed to risk in the cloud, according to a new report. Not surprisingly, security awareness is higher in technology firms, with most saying excessive sharing more

    How Spear Phishing Puts Businesses on the Hook

    These days, cyber-attacks seem to arrive from almost every direction and tap increasingly sophisticated methods. Yet, spear phishing—which serves up realistic-looking e-mails and messages directed to a specific person, usually in an attempt more

    How Real-Time Data Boosts the Bottom Line

    While the majority of CIOs and other IT professionals recognize the importance of analyzing data in real time, tech leaders and developers disagree over how capable their organizations are at doing it, according to a recent survey from more

    Which CFO Personality Is Right for IT?

    When it comes to getting approval for IT purchases, the buck often stops with the CFO. And, in many cases, there's a specific CFO personality type that can make such decisions easier (or harder) for CIOs and their teams, according to a more

    How Digital Dexterity Gives Businesses an Upper Hand

    Are all of your company's core operational processes automated and digitized? Can you access customer data in real-time? Do you and your colleagues base decisions on data and analytics—instead of best guesses" If so, more
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