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11 Ways Data Analysis Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Companies recognize the need to analyze the data they amass, but the ROI is often unclear. Depending on the organization, industry and type of data at hand, analysis can either lead to lucrative insights or come up dry, according to Dev Patel, CEO and founder of BitYota, a data analytics company. Clearly, many companies also want to hire... Read More »

Why CIOs Select Public Clouds

Business and IT executives are increasingly turning to public clouds, not private ones, for greater agility and flexibility. The results include improved efficiency and lower costs.

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Nine Software-Defined Networking Facts & Benefits

It's been described as the "new cloud"—not only for its potential impact upon the enterprise, but because there's a general sense of mystery about what exactly it is. In this case, we're talking about software-defined networking (SDN). As defined on a purely technical level, SDN establishes a layer of software between bare network components and the IT admins who configure them,... Read More »

The Growing Impact of Autonomics

The autonomics market is in a state of flux, but 2015 stands to be a landmark year as enterprises increasingly realize significant benefits through the use of autonomic agents.

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Big Data = Big Challenges

To gain the most of big data analytics, CIOs must take the lead in building a big data framework focused on agility, flexibility and rapid decision-making.

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CFOs Taking Lead Role in IT Decisions

A significant share of CFOs say they are really in charge of making key, strategic tech decisions, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "The CFO as Architect of Business Value: Delivering Growth and Managing Complexity," covers a broad range of finance-related topics. But CIOs will want to skip right to the section about CFOs'... Read More »

Nine Top Enterprise Network Trends

If you take a step back to think about it, isn't it mind-boggling the wealth of organizational functions for which the IT network plays a critical, if not the critical, role? In fact, the network has emerged as such as given, that stakeholders and users—the marketing teams launching product campaigns, the HR managers assessing hundreds of job candidates, the... Read More »

How Mobility Transforms Enterprise Productivity

By now, nearly every CIO must appreciate how mobility and bring your own device adoption is ultimately good for their organizations, especially when it comes to increased employee productivity. For starters, employees in the field complete mission-critical tasks in real-time; they no longer gather information in one place, and then return to an office to transcribe what they learned on the... Read 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 analytics, business performance management, text mining and predictive analytics. And while BI presents virtually limitless potential with regard to transforming... Read More »

Chips and Tablets Don't Digest

Banks, hotels, retailers and other businesses are now discovering the downside of too much automation and too little customer interaction.

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