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Eight Top Challenges of Virtualization Management

Virtualization now accounts for one-half of all server workloads—and it should reach more than 85 percent by 2016, according to Gartner. The benefits are many: Virtualization can reduce server incidents by 27 percent, system downtime by 26 percent and app-to-market time by 22 percent, according to research from VMware. It allows IT to better respond to customer and stakeholder... Read More »

11 Outstanding State CIO Projects

One effort has vastly upgraded the communication tools of police officers and other public safety crews as they respond to highway accidents. Another project has dramatically reduced unemployment insurance fraud. And a third has established a central resource for an entire state's university curriculum offerings, serving hundreds of thousands of students. Together, they represent three of 11... Read More »

Debunking Five Myths of Enterprise App Development

Many businesses harbor mistaken beliefs about building mobile apps, according to FeedHenry, which makes open standard-based mobile platforms for enterprise. The Burlington, Mass., firm has formulated five myths about enterprise app development and debunked them with five solutions. FeedHenry analyzed internal customer data and industry RFPs of organizations with more than 1,000 employees in... Read More »

Northgate Markets Heads to the Cloud

A fast-growing independent grocery store chain turns to an integration PaaS solution to tie together a diverse array of IT and business systems.

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12 Amazing Impacts of the Digital Economy

As Ferris Bueller once put it, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." For CIOs, these words convey special relevance: They make decisions every day which go beyond steering their companies toward new levels of profitability—they're often changing the world of commerce with their choices. And, sometimes, if you don't "stop and... Read More »

Brits, Data Analytics and Big Decision-Making

Senior business leaders in the United Kingdom are using their intuition, experience, and the advice and experience of others, as opposed to data and analytics, when it comes to making an important decision, according to a new survey by PwC. Asked to rank the most important factors in their decision-making process, 41 percent of the U.K.... Read More »

The Sorry State of Cybersecurity

Globally, nearly 120,000 security incidents occur each day. However, information security budgets have shrunk for the fifth straight year—and most enterprises lack a cross-organizational team to deal with security issues.

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The Big Data Disconnect Between IT and Business

A disconnect between the business and IT sides of enterprise may cause big data not live up to expectations, according to a new survey by Wikibon. Besides the IT department's focus on installing and maintaining systems to crunch Big Data, there should be a business conversation about how it can provide actionable solutions, the survey says. The... Read More »

How CIOs Can Improve Digital Marketing Strategies

Marketing departments are planning to spend considerably to enhance their digital capabilities, according to a new survey from Teradata Marketing Applications. The accompanying report, "Enterprise Priorities in Digital Marketing," reveals that CIOs and their tech teams must work closely with marketing to deploy tech that improves customer service and retention. These deployments must fully... Read More »

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 »

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