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    Big Data’s Biggest Challenges

    While the vast majority of organizations are headed in the right direction in leveraging big data effectively, a number of challenges are keeping them from maximizing this resource, according to a recent survey from Attivio. On the positive side, most more

    The 11 Top Threats That Organizations Face Today

    IT and business leaders have plenty to worry about in this new digital age. Changing federal, state or local compliance mandates are handed down every week. A company's reputation can suffer with one click of an unsatisfied more

    Why Unclear Directives Hinder App Development

    The majority of application development and delivery professionals deal with problems related to missed requirements on a regular basis, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of more

    Why IT Must Pursue an Information Governance Plan

    The majority of IT executives said their organization is either implementing a formal information governance (IG) program or is planning to do so, according to a recent survey from Veritas. The resulting "State of Information more

    How to Break Through Big Data Roadblocks

    The majority of organizations are pursuing big data projects, yet a number of barriers prevent these initiatives from reaching their full potential, according to a recent survey from 2nd Watch. Companies are often willing to invest more

    Why Security Pros Are Always Under Pressure

    A shortage of security expertise is now the third biggest pressure security professionals face, up from eighth last year, according to a new report. Advanced security threats and the adoption of emerging technologies are the two concerns ahead of the more

    How Missing Emails Can Cost Companies Millions

    Enterprises that fail to properly manage email for information governance purposes can face catastrophic consequences, according to a new survey. Two recent examples: Scottrade was fined $2.6 million in 2015 because it more

    When Executives Ignore Security Policies

    A new study finds that a surprisingly high percentage of IT executives—45 percent—knowingly circumvent organizational security policies, and many have even successfully hacked their own or another organization. IT decision-makers between the more

    How Digital Innovation Hones Competitive Advantage

    A minority of executives describe their companies as "highly advanced" in their digital pursuits, according to a recent survey from KPMG. The resulting report, titled "Crossing the Enterprise Digital Divide: How Digital more

    Why Bad Data Quality Is Bad for Business

    With big data only expected to get bigger, IT professionals and other organizational leaders admit that they lack complete confidence in their company's data quality management (DQM) practices, according to a recent survey from Blazent. The more

    Shedding Light on the Problem of Dark Data

    For enterprises to keep up with the impending surge of data—most of which will be unstructured—they must first understand what dark data is and how it will affect their operations. Gaining that knowledge is the first step toward more

    Why IT Pros Need Better Soft Skills

    A significant share of CIOs say today's tech pros need to improve upon their communications interactions and other soft skills, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. After all, in the modern era of cross-departmental more

    How Custom Software Drives Digital Transformations

    The vast majority of executives said their company has either already completed or is expecting to complete a digital business transformation within the next five years—and many said the deployment of custom software more

    How Security Laws Inhibit Information Sharing

    A new report finds that although there is a need for actionable threat intelligence and information-sharing worldwide, significant obstacles exist because of data privacy and protection and national security laws. The result is a chilling effect on more

    Setting the Right Tone for Risk Management

    Without one person in an organization responsible for managing third-party risk, companies face a serious barrier to achieving effective third-party risk management, according to a new study. The study, "Tone at the Top and Third-Party Risk," was more

    Top Challenges of Managing a Virtual Team

    The majority of employees today work on global virtual teams, according to a recent survey from RW³ CultureWizard. In fact, the accompanying "2016 Trends in Global Virtual Teams" report reveals that a notable share of professionals more

    How Data Drives Better Customer Experiences

    Most organizations are now using analytics and metrics in a broad range of ways to measure the impact of customer engagement, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and SAS. The resulting report, titled "Data Elevates the more

    Best Practices for Social Media Archiving

    Organizations that do not archive content from social media platforms face significant and growing risks from their inaction, according to a white paper by Osterman Research. Twenty-six percent of organizations have had to produce content-free discovery more

    Approaching Cloud Security From the Inside-Out

    It's important to have a plan in place to protect against the most common threats to your cloud infrastructure. Understanding your vulnerabilities by thinking like an attacker and mapping your defenses to the cyber kill more

    The Essential Requirements of a Digital CIO

    What's the difference between "yesterday's CIO" and the modern-day digital one? Digital CIOs maintain a higher profile in the corporate board room, where board members have raised their expectations of IT performance and the delivery of more
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