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How Tech Megatrends Put More Pressure on IT

Tech "megatrends" such as the cloud, mobility, big data and social media are creating a perfect storm for IT departments, launching an era in which CIOs must step up as strategic leaders–or risk failure. The majority of global IT decision makers, in fact, view tech as a prime catalyst for business growth, according to a Read More »

Getting Serious About Mobile Fingerprint Apps

Thanks to Apple, the fingerprint ID reader revolution has been both launched and delayed. 

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Adjusting to Expanding Data Center Demand

To accommodate the staggering growth of big data, CIOs and other IT decision makers anticipate a significant increase in data center demand, according to a recent survey from Mortenson. The accompanying report, titled "Insights into Executive Challenges: Data Center Decisions," indicates... Read More »

Mobile Fraud Expected to Explode by 2017

Over the next few years, e-commerce conducted on mobile devices and apps is expected to surpass purchases through browsers on personal computers, rendering companies that have not secured their mobile transactions vulnerable to rampant fraud. This is according to a new study by J. Gold Associates, a market research firm that surveyed 250 organizations for its Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Putting Apps in the Cloud

It's clear that the cloud is profoundly changing the way organizations approach business and IT. It's ushering in huge efficiency and cost gains–and enabling a more agile and flexible framework that taps into the opportunities of the digital age. Yet, many organizations continue to struggle with the question of how to use Software as a Service (SaaS) to maximum advantage, and how to... Read More »

CIOs Are Emerging as Vital Business Influencers

CIOs face a greater variety of challenges than ever, thanks to an ever-proliferating number of impactful tech developments. The digital universe is expected to grow to 40 zettabytes by 2020, due to a 50-fold increase in enterprise data. In two years, workloads made possible by virtual servers and private clouds will double those supported by physical servers. And with a surge of Baby Boomer... Read More »

Five Key Takeaways About Cloud ROI

Clouds represent a fundamentally different way to conduct business. Traditional ROI measures may not apply.

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Mobile Strategists Seek Greater Input From CIOs

The majority of organizations have created new positions to designate a specific mobile leader, according to a recent survey from Kinvey. However, many of these senior-level professionals are less than impressed with their organization's approach to mobile initiatives –with a notable share blaming their CIO for strategic shortcomings. The Read More »

Why Schools Fail at IT Disaster Recovery Efforts

Educational institutions lag behind commercial businesses in preparedness for major IT disasters, according to a new study. Only 26 percent of IT professionals surveyed said they feel very prepared for such an event. One-third of IT professionals said their organization suffered a major incident requiring disaster recovery procedures, according to the report. Of those, 11 percent had... Read More »

Why Some Big Data Efforts Come Up Short

A new report from consulting firm Capgemini examines critical success factors in big data and why many organizations aren't hitting the mark.

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