Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase by almost a factor of 11 during the next four years, according to the "Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2013-2018" report. It is forecast to reach an annual run rate of 190 exabytes (EBs) by 2018, 57 times the total amount of mobile data traffic in 2010. The projected increase is due in part to growth... Read More »
In prior slideshows, we've extensively illustrated the rising role of big data in the enterprise, especially with respect to how it's driving business decision-making. To perform up to the expectations of the C-suite, your data-analytics IT team must deliver on a wide range of technology needs while still demonstrating a command of critical soft skills. The latter skillset will help your... Read More »
A new report from McKinsey & Company provides a glimpse as to what's ahead in 2014—and beyond—for IT infrastructure management. Overall, there will be a push to expand beyond merely technology capabilities and add to business-enhancing value. Infrastructure operations will take advantage of pricing strategies that closely resemble those from a traditional commercial... Read More »
Remember when we sent and received invoices in the mail? Or that we paid employees with printed checks that they'd take to the bank? Fortunately, these and other traditional methods of doing business are going the way of VHS tapes. CIOs and their tech teams are helping their organization reduce costs and improve efficiencies through increased investment in business process automation (BPA)... Read More »
Retail CIOs must step out of the back office and embrace social media, mobility and big data to drive innovation and create a complete in-store experience for customers, according to "The Global Agenda of Retail CIOs" study commissioned by Tata Consultancy Services. Forester Consulting conducted in-depth surveys and interviews... Read More »
While CIOs want to devote more of IT's time to business-driving strategies and less on day-to-day fixes, they're faced with an uphill struggle: Six of 10 tech professionals say they spend too much time is tracking and compiling IT expenses as opposed to performing IT analysis, according to a recent survey from Logicalis US. The majority... Read More »
Bigtincan's Content Intelligent report for the last half of 2013 finds that enterprise users increasingly need to manage, control, or simply oversee how much their users share content both inside and outside the organization. The biannual BIgtincan survey is conducted to highlight mobile users' interactions with content and emerging trends. The latest (and third) Content Intelligent report... Read More »
Even though automated processes, called machine-to-machine (M2M) transactions, are overtaking human-to-computer transactions, M2M security is often overlooked, according to a new report by Forrester Consulting. M2M is used in applications such as billing, customer service and support, building automation, and digital signage.