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    Value of Big Data Remains Untapped

    The vast majority of companies aren't able to access or make use of all of their big data, according to a new survey from VoltDB. Many of the challenges are linked to database performance issues, which include a lack of application-response speed more

    10 Leadership Blind Spots to Avoid

    It's all too common for CIOs and other leaders to lose sight of all the essentials which are needed to succeed. This could happen due to the wealth of never-ending little jobs that come with the territory, but get in the way of the accomplishment of more

    10 Ways to Improve Your Critical Thinking

    CIOs are generally considered bright people. But are they critical thinkers? Not necessarily. Yet, the latter defines a major difference between CIOs who spend all of their time putting out various fires in the workplace and those who emerge as more

    When Remote Access Equals No Access

    Outdated, under-performing network hardware and the rise in extreme weather-related disruptions are causing IT organizations to struggle to meet employees' expectations about working remotely, according to a new survey by Pertino. The more

    IT Workers Confident About Job Prospects

    While certain confidence factors are dipping slightly, tech professionals express overall confidence in both their current job stability and prospects for landing a new position, according to a recent survey from Randstad Technologies. A more

    Health Care, Retailers Are 'Sitting Ducks'

    An analysis of 1 trillion e-mails by security solutions firm Agari finds large corporations are the most vulnerable, in comparison to e-tailers and digital startups, which more often prevail in the face of cyber-threats, according to its analysis of more

    Millennials Unprepared for Workplace Challenges

    CIOs and other managers realize they're highly dependent upon the present and future performance of Millennials to remain competitive. But this younger generation of workers is falling short when it comes to the soft skills required more

    10 Ways to Better Align With Your CMO

    How tech-minded are CMOs and their teams getting? So much that, by 2017, the CMO is projected to spend more on IT than the CIO, according to Gartner. Some marketers are carrying out these purchases solo, but ideally these purchases would be made more

    CIOs Challenged by Big Data Costs

    Big data is emerging as a big budget headache for tech departments, according to a recent survey from Storiant (formerly known as SageCloud). The majority of CIOs are responsible for the storage of at least 500,000 gigabytes of data. What's more, the more

    Employees Leaving Vacation Time on the Table

    If you suspect that your IT teams aren't using all of their earned time off, you'll probably right. The vast majority of U.S. employees don't take all of their vacation time, and a stunningly high percentage are leaving at least more

    IT Administrators Reeling From Stress Overload

    If your IT administrators seem on edge these days, you really can't blame them. Their stress levels are significantly higher than this time last year, according to a recent survey from GFI Software. As a result, a surprisingly large more

    Digital Universe Expands at an Alarming Rate

    While the size of the digital universe, in terms of the amount of data being generated, is forecast by IDC to grow to a staggering 44 zettabytes by 2020, only a small percent of that data is of value to businesses. Even so, a small percent more

    How to Talk Tech Without Sounding Like a Techie

    To gain buy-in for your IT proposals, you need to present them to people who have a wide range of backgrounds, interests and objectives. Which means you'll advance your cause far, far more readily if you don't come across as some tech guy more

    Organizations Taking Outage Risks in the Cloud

    When it comes to establishing a customer-facing presence in the cloud, how much downtime is too much? An hour? Two hours? An entire working day? If those times seem long, then you may be surprised to learn that one-quarter more

    Free and Paid Apps Pose Risks for the Enterprise

    Paid apps exhibit less risky behavior than free ones, but downloading only paid apps is not sure-fire protection for users, according to "Appthority Winter 2014 Reputation Report," a new study by Appthority. The report finds more

    When an Employee Loses a Work Phone

    Absolute Software's "2013 U.K. Mobile Enterprise Risk Survey Summary Report" focuses on the state of work phone policies and workers' views about their responsibilities regarding corporate data on mobile devices. The poll finds an "obvious disconnect" more

    How to Win Over Hot Job Candidates

    In the recent past, we've reported on how intense the talent wars are getting for top IT professionals: Nearly one-third of companies plan to increase their tech department's staffing this year, compared to one-fifth of organizations which more

    CIOs Face Challenges in Managing Remote Teams

    Business legend Richard Branson has said that offices one day will be "a thing of the past." While that may amount to a bit of hyperbole, it's projected that 43 percent of U.S. workers will work remotely by 2016, according to industry more

    IT Workers Lead U.S. in Weight Gain on the Job

    Americans' ongoing struggles with weight issues remain a well-documented fact: More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimated annual medical cost for those more

    Mobile Malware, Ransomware Increases in 2014

    CYREN Ltd., a provider of Internet security solutions, released its first annual "Security Yearbook," which documents last year's Internet security trends. The report noted the continued increase in mobile malware, ransomware and targeted attacks, as more
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