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Useful Virtualization Stats, Trends and Practices

We live in an "Everything as a Service" universe. That's because CIOs and other tech leaders are transitioning all forms of tech resources and support—from hardware to software to storage to platforms—to a virtualized environment. As a technology, virtualization is nothing new. The term dates back to the mid-1960s, when IBM developed the early incarnations of what would become... Read More »

Despite Gains, Companies Don't Budget for Mobile

Although mobile technology improves employee productivity, particularly in customer service, many small and medium-sized businesses do not budget for mobile devices, according to a new survey by Sage North America. Instead, they take an ad hoc approach, addressing employees' needs as they arise. "Slightly more than three... Read More »

Employees Overwhelmed by Workloads

It may seem ironic on the surface, but the reality remains that technology consumes our time—even though it's supposed to make us more efficient. This extends to the workplace, where employees are putting in increased hours, with the ubiquitous state of connectivity contributing to the situation, according to a new survey from PGi. The... Read More »

11 Great Things Companies Are Doing With Big Data

One company is using big data to improve the aviation industry's on-time performance. Another is turning to analytics to streamline the launch of complex marketing campaigns. A third is reducing its environment impact through these tools. By now, it's clear that the potential for data analytics is limited only by the human imagination. That's great news for businesses as they deploy these... Read More »

CIOs Should 'Own' Digital Business Technologies

CIOs should decide how to position their organization in relation to emerging digital business technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, wearable technology and robotics, according to a new Gartner report titled "How CIOs Need to Think About Business Digital Technologies." IT organizations are used to owning and supporting back-office technologies—in contrast to... Read More »

CIOs and CMOs Are Aligning on Tech Strategies

CIOs are increasingly working with CMOs to create better ways for technology to support customer-benefiting initiatives, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "Cutting Across the CMO-CIO Divide: Digital Drives a New Wave of Collaboration," reveals that nearly seven of 10 CIOs believe that IT is a... Read More »

Email Dominates Workers' Lives

The majority of U.S. employees feel compelled or obligated to check their office email accounts during their off-hours, according to a new survey conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters. While this may sound par for the course within tech department circles, CIOs who support work-life balance may want to know that a significant number of professionals check their accounts "in real... Read More »

How a Security Company Zapped Zombie Zero

A security company has discovered Chinese malware, called Zombie Zero, which attacks shipping companies through handheld scanners used to track shipped inventory. The malware has hit a large manufacturing company as well as seven customers that use handheld scanners. The security company that made the Zombie Zero discovery is TrapX, formerly... Read More »

How Experts are Made

It's one thing to emerge as a highly respected authority on technology and business within your own organization. To take this to the next level, however, a number of CIOs establish themselves as in-demand industry experts, thus expanding upon their professional profile and career opportunities. And the wealth of experts out there aren't blessed with some kind of special super power either;... Read More »

IT Hiring Forecast Heats Up

CIOs and other managers are planning on boosting overall staff size for the second half of 2014, with IT emerging as the hottest sector for increased headcount, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. In fact, the tech industry will expand hiring at a significantly higher rate than it did this time last year, outpacing financial... Read More »

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