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What You Need Know About the Apple-IBM Partnership

Apple and IBM announced a global partnership last week that has the potential to re-invent the mobile enterprise. The exclusive partnership builds on the strengths of each company with the goal of transforming enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps that will bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to Apple's market-leading iPhones and iPads. Together, the... Read More »

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 percent two years ago, findings reveal. Another 45 percent are checking out possible fits by... Read More »

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 between industries. For instance, banking and finance spending heavily ($2,500 median per employee) while others, like retail and consumer products... Read More »

Germany's Secret World Cup Weapon: Big Data

If you're looking for inspiration when it comes to the use of big data analytics, look no further than Germany's national soccer team, winner of the 2014 World Cup.

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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 patient care rely on antiquated pagers and are hampered by them and the absence of secure text messaging, among other communications problems, such as a lack of Wi-Fi, according... Read More »

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 building a buzz among your employees. After all, not only will you earn techie points for recognizing the assortment of emerging lingo referencing IT approaches and... Read More »

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 large number do not test private cloud availability, findings show, and the majority do not have a... Read More »

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 Forecast and Local Trend Report" report reveals that more CIOs plan to increase staffing... Read More »

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 informally be described as a state-of-the-network update. Findings reveal that the majority of... Read More »

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 their present company. A new study, "Hello, I Must Be Going: Hard Facts on Soft Skills," by Read More »

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