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Nine Best Practices for DevOps Teams

It is a phrase that neatly combines the words "development" and "operations." And it holds much promise to overhaul the way IT teams produce software. In this case, we're referring to "DevOps," a concept which focuses on product features, tests and delivery in the interest of rapid turnaround time with greater quality and reliability. The new e-book from Rackspace, "The DevOps Mindset:... Read More »

11 Unusual Requests From Bosses

You've probably heard about bosses who ask support staff to pick up their dry cleaning, or set up restaurant reservations for them (and not for business-related occasions either). And perhaps you've occasionally felt guilty about asking these valued employees to do something that would be "beneath" your IT team members. If so, you may not feel so badly after reading the following list of 11... Read More »

IT Emerges as Key Business Player

CIOs and their IT teams are proving their worth to CEOs as leading strategic contributors to their organization's success, according to a new survey from Modis IT Staffing. After all, with IT demonstrating ROI-impacting results now with regard to cloud, mobile and big data analytics deployments, it would be difficult for CEOs to disregard how... Read More »

11 Ways IoT Affects Security (And What You Can Do)

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, a variety of seemingly innocent consumer devices are connecting to companies' networks. They have the potential to negatively affect corporations, including compromising enterprise security. When employees bring their devices to the workplace, they connect them to company Wi-Fi and networks, giving hackers and intruders a new way to get in. Even worse,... Read More »

Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

While companies talk the talk on big data analytics, mobile, social media and the cloud, few are actually ready to respond to these challenges, according to a new survey from IBM. The accompanying report, titled "The IT Infrastructure Conversation: New Content, New Participants, New Tone," indicates that senior tech executives recognize IT's role as a business and revenue driver. And most... Read More »

Employees Frequently Indulge in Tech Distractions

Constant connectivity is demolishing the wall which once stood firm between one's work time and "me time." With the dominance of bring your own device, professionals don't hesitate to use their gadgets in the office to call family and friends, check personal emails, post on their social networks or even play games, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Ricoh... Read More »

10 Key Factors of Cloud Migration

The cloud is radically changing business and how organizations interact with customers, partners, and employees. According to research by Oxford Economics, the cloud "is already central to strategic vision and operations—and its influence is growing rapidly." Oxford Economics' new survey, "Read More »

11 Ways to 'Game Plan' for Big Data

By now, CIOs realize that there's potentially endless value in big data. The road to analytics deployment, however, is lined with many pitfalls, as seven of 10 of these initiatives fail to achieve their anticipated value, research findings reveal. Clearly, any success here depends upon a number of variables—including many that have little to do with technology. It's safe to say, in... Read More »

Synchronoss Takes a Clear View of the Cloud

A provider of services for mobile providers and cellular carriers turns to a cloud-based price comparison tool to boost agility and deliver greater value.

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How to Work Well With Your CMO on Big Data

Who owns big data—the CIO or the CMO? We know what your answer would be. However, industry research reveals that CMOs view marketing as the natural leader of big data and analytics efforts. So, obviously, there's disagreement there, along with great potential for conflict. It doesn't have to be that way, as long as CIOs and CMOs agree to proceed... Read More »

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