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The Enterprise Is a Target

A new Kaspersky Lab survey finds that the enterprise is a favorite target of cybercriminals, with the average cost of a security breach now totaling $720,000 for a large company.

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Brits, Data Analytics and Big Decision-Making

Senior business leaders in the United Kingdom are using their intuition, experience, and the advice and experience of others, as opposed to data and analytics, when it comes to making an important decision, according to a new survey by PwC. Asked to rank the most important factors in their decision-making process, 41 percent of the U.K.... Read More »

The Big Data Disconnect Between IT and Business

A disconnect between the business and IT sides of enterprise may cause big data not live up to expectations, according to a new survey by Wikibon. Besides the IT department's focus on installing and maintaining systems to crunch Big Data, there should be a business conversation about how it can provide actionable solutions, the survey says. The... Read More »

How CIOs Can Improve Digital Marketing Strategies

Marketing departments are planning to spend considerably to enhance their digital capabilities, according to a new survey from Teradata Marketing Applications. The accompanying report, "Enterprise Priorities in Digital Marketing," reveals that CIOs and their tech teams must work closely with marketing to deploy tech that improves customer service and retention. These deployments must fully... Read More »

Nine Software-Defined Networking Facts & Benefits

It's been described as the "new cloud"—not only for its potential impact upon the enterprise, but because there's a general sense of mystery about what exactly it is. In this case, we're talking about software-defined networking (SDN). As defined on a purely technical level, SDN establishes a layer of software between bare network components and the IT admins who configure them,... Read More »

CFOs Taking Lead Role in IT Decisions

A significant share of CFOs say they are really in charge of making key, strategic tech decisions, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "The CFO as Architect of Business Value: Delivering Growth and Managing Complexity," covers a broad range of finance-related topics. But CIOs will want to skip right to the section about CFOs'... Read More »

CIOs Seek Storage Solutions for Data Initiatives

An overwhelming majority of CIOs and other IT decision-makers believe that all data has the potential for business value, especially if it can be stored and analyzed. But most organizations aren't doing this, according to a new survey from HGST. Focusing on these efforts would likely improve business performance, reduce costs and increase... Read More »

Nine Best Practices for Cloud Implementation

More than four of five organizations now use some form of cloud computing, according to industry research, and a great number of companies are exploring new options for cloud deployment. The advantages are clear: 84 percent of CIOs say they've cut costs by moving applications to the cloud, and these applications deliver an average of 70 percent more ROI than on-premise ones. Organizations... Read More »

Top Technologies for Business Transformation

If you had to pick just one IT niche that will most transform business over the next several years, which would it be? The cloud? The Internet of Things? Mobility? All three of these rank high on a survey-supported list recently published by KPMG. And other included technologies may surprise you. Findings focus on a variety of enterprise and... Read More »

Big Data Emerges as Leading Game Changer

An overwhelming majority of CIOs and other top technology and data executives feel that big data will translate into a make-or-break proposition with respect to their organization's survival, according to a new survey from Accenture. The resulting report, titled "Big Success With Big Data," reveals that analytics solutions are proving... Read More »

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