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Technology for People, by People

Digital tools are adapting to us by interacting in more human ways, using elements such as touch displays, mixed reality and natural-language processing. Read More >

IT and Business Units Share Tech Responsibilities

The line between IT organizations and line-of-business units is getting increasingly blurry, according to "Building Digital Organizations," a new report from CompTIA. By the end of this year, seven out of 10 Global 500 companies will have dedicated teams focused on digital transformation and... Read More >

Many Security Operations Centers Are Falling Short

Organizations are investing heavily in cyber-defense to protect their assets, but the maturity of security operations vary greatly, according to a 2017 study, "State of Security Operations," by Hewlett Packard Enterprise ... Read More >

How a Lack of Data Quality Hurts Business

Only a minority of IT and business professionals said they trust their organization's data to make key business decisions, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The accompanying "2017 Global Data Management Benchmark Report" reveals that most... Read More >

How Internet Disruptions Cripple Organizations

The vast majority of organizations have experienced a significant internet disruption within the last 12 months, according to a recent survey from Dyn. The accompanying report, the "Internet Disruption Study," indicates that the most common causes for these... Read More >

Digital Transformation, Innovation and Security

Digital transformation and innovation are forcing changes to organizations' cyber-security strategies, according to new research. Respondents to the survey also indicated that financial and customer information, brand reputation, intellectual property and employee information are critical assets they must protect against breaches. The report, "Read More >

Lone Star College Gets Smart About IT Automation

The fastest-growing community college system in the nation automates IT management and boosts customer satisfaction, while trimming service resolution times. Read More >

How Agile and DevOps Create Business Value

The vast majority of organizations are now adopting both agile and DevOps processes, two IT-driven approaches that now considered critical for a successful digital transformation, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The resulting report, "Read More >

Quest Diagnostics' CIO Drives Business Value

Lidia Fonseca, CIO of Quest Diagnostics, is responsible for many of the client-facing systems, connectivity products, and analytics and informatics solutions. Read More >

Understanding the New Rules of Risk

Trying to keep up with today's risk landscape is a task that ranks somewhere between difficult and impossible. New and emerging technologies, along with a complex array of digital tools and systems, are ratcheting up the stakes. Yet, it's critical for CIOs and other IT and business leaders to keep up with rapidly unfolding security events and trends. A recent research report from Deloitte, "Read More >

Why Agile Teams Need Automated Software Testing

While organizations view automated software testing as a key component of agile tech deployment, many aren't capable of implementing this capability, according to a recent survey from Zephyr. The resulting report, "How the World Tests 2016," indicates that a notable share of IT teams struggle with a lack of... Read More >

How Employees Would Design a Performance Culture

While the majority of professionals feel that it's important for companies to integrate quality assurance, process management and other key support functions to achieve strategic goals, relatively few said that their organization is actually doing that, according to a recent survey from APQC. The accompanying "Read More >

Companies Must Get Ready for Gen Z Workers

As Generation Z enters the workforce, its work priorities will differ substantially from its predecessors, the Millennials. The workforce shifted dramatically to accommodate Millennials, also called Generation Y, (born 1977-1994), who have wholeheartedly embraced technology. The pendulum may swing back in the direction of Generation X (born 1966-1976) and their children, Generation Z (born 1995... Read More >

How IT Can Get the Most Out of Big Data

The majority of companies worldwide view big data as a strategic—even game-changing—technology development, and they're looking for new ways to maximize the value of those efforts, according to a recent survey from AtScale. The accompanying "2016 Big Data Maturity Survey" report states that... Read More >

Firms Must View Digital as a Never-Ending Effort

Executives must understand that the digital game never ends because the evolution of both digital tools and technologies is not going to stop. Read More >

Capital Power's CIO Helps the Firm's Bottom Line

Darryl Vleeming, Capital Power's CIO, talks about the strategic use of technology, his IT road map, attracting tech talent, analytics, the cloud and the IoT. Read More >

10 Ways to Harness the Power of Data Analytics

The digital universe—which incorporates the data we create, copy, distribute and store—is growing approximately 40 percent a year, and that growth rate is expected to continue into the next decade, as the internet of things (IoT) creates an enormous volume of traffic. The explosive growth of business data has created an urgent need for organizations of all sizes and industries to... Read More >

Digital Transformation Is More Than a Buzzword

Even with all the technologies in place to support digital business, there's another major problem: getting everyone on board and pointed in the same direction. Read More >

Digital Transformation Is About More Than Tech

While the completion of a digital transformation has emerged as a top strategic priority for many organizations, continuing dependencies on legacy technologies create barriers to such efforts, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and Hitachi. However, the accompanying report, "How to Win at Digital... Read More >

How Decentralized IT Can Lead to Chaos

The ongoing decentralization of IT management—fueled by increasingly empowered business departments that are taking ownership of some tech areas—is putting a strain on CIOs and their teams, according to a recent survey from VMware. The resulting "Read More >

10 Reasons Why Social Media Compliance Matters

Companies are challenged every day to figure out how to balance the risks versus rewards in allowing social media communications and permitting the use of personal networks to promote the business. Preapproval of social communications can mitigate risk, but that impacts the timeliness of the communications. Social networks fight continual battles to keep their own sites secure, and the problem... Read More >

Tapping Into the Power of the Digital Workplace

Tech has reimagined the workplace with the use of unified communications, mobile devices, cloud apps and collaboration. Here's how to become a digital business. Read More >

Focus on 5 Strategic Issues in 2017

As the pace of technological change accelerates and the level of digital disruption grows, IT and business leaders must focus on five essential factors in 2017. Read More >

Positive Momentum for IT Will Build in 2017

It's a good time to be a CIO: Top organizational influencers are increasingly viewing IT leaders as essential contributors to critical business strategies. The potential for innovation seems limitless, and tech budgets are on the rise for the year ahead, according to a recent survey and 2017... Read More >

IT Execs Are Challenged by Digital Transformation

IT leaders are grappling with how to cost-effectively transform their organization into a digital enterprise even though they are being limited by traditional enterprise thinking. Many struggle to achieve the transformation while simultaneously delivering measurable operational and business improvements and staying strategically relevant, according to a meta-study of 352 surveys analyzed by... Read More >

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