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Are Your Virtual Servers Safe?

The odds of a virtual environment being inadequately unprotected are roughly fifty-fifty, as many organizations only partly implement a security solution.

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Seven Emerging Technologies You Should Know About

Last fall, the CTO Forum gathered leading scientists and technologists for a two-day conference on disruptive technologies that have the potential to transform business and society. Keynote speakers and panelists from industry and academia discussed the state-of-the-art and what the future holds for cognitive computing, materials science, manufacturing, biotechnology, robotics, indoor... Read More »

12 Obstacles to the Internet of Things

A new report outlines major obstacles to the Internet of Things (IoT) and what is being done about them, along with the possible business opportunities. According to IDTechEx, a British technology research firm that conducted the study, some analysts are hyping the IoT, there is a lot of "unquestioning enthusiasm in company publicity," and IoT figures are being boosted by renaming many... Read More »

ERP Implementations Exceed Budgets, Schedules

Organizations pursue enterprise resource planning (ERP) to boost their business management software capabilities. And while, overall, nearly two-thirds of organizations consider their ERP implementations a success, there are lingering pain points, according to a new survey from Panorama Consulting Solutions. Specifically, the vast... Read More »

How CIOs and CMOs Can Work Together Better

The CIO-CMO relationship is one of the worst in the C-suite, according to a new study by PwC. Its "6th Annual Digital IQ Survey" finds that only 51 percent of respondents say this critical C-level relationship is strong. These companies are at a marked disadvantage as those with strong C-suite partnerships are 2.4 times more likely to be top performers. "Many consumer-facing industries show... Read More »

Key Data Storage Trends That Every CIO Should Know

These days, CIOs and their organizations are getting consumed by all things data. This change is driven by ongoing innovations in analytics, of course, as these solutions are establishing profound new levels of data visibility, including lending insights to expand market share, improve customer and user engagement, and increase productivity, among other benefits. Given the stakes, CIOs need... Read More »

IT Leadership Salaries Remain Flat

Average annual salaries for CIOs and other top IT leadership positions have remained flat overall since 2008, according to new research from Janco Associates and eJobDescription.com. The accompanying report, the "Mid-Year 2014 IT Salary Survey," reveals that the number of IT jobs has increased within this period. And rank-and-file tech... Read More »

Are You a Micromanager?

The majority of U.S. employees say they have worked for a micromanager, according to a new survey from Accountemps. While such domineering practices were acceptable for prior generations, they're considered a major professional liability today. This is especially true for CIOs, given the independent nature of IT employees and... Read More »

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 »

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