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How Can CIOs Take Control of App Sprawl?

Managing and maintaining the growing array of enterprise, cloud and mobile apps is taxing organizations of all shapes and sizes—and giving CIOs nightmares. Read More >

What Companies Seek From the Industrial IoT

A clear majority of organizations have a growing or high interest in the industrial internet of things (IIoT), according to a recent survey from the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. The resulting report, "The Impact of Connectedness on Competitiveness," indicates that these manufacturing-based... Read More >

IT Transformations Revamp Operations, Create Jobs

For CIOs and business leaders, digital transformation is about far more than "new tech toys." It's about overhauling the way organizations execute their core operational strategies and create jobs, according to "Digital Transformation Expected to Fuel–Not Curb–Job Creation," a recent survey from Appian. The... Read More >

The 7 Keys to IT Success in 2017—and Beyond

As IT journeys from the backroom to the boardroom, an IT leader’s success will increasingly depend on the ability to work as a true partner with the business. Read More >

IT Modernizations Are Delayed by Security Issues

While the vast majority of IT decision-makers believe that modernized technology systems have become critical, what are considered conventional or legacy technologies account for most of today's apps, infrastructure and workplace tools, according to a recent survey from Avanade. The resulting report, "Read More >

Prepare for Disruption, Distortion, Deterioration

A recent report predicts that traditional business models will be disrupted over the next two years, and it advocates "unprecedented levels of collaboration" within enterprises and among external partners, manufacturers, vendors and regulators to safeguard security. Disruption results from an over-reliance on fragile connectivity, which includes two other themes—distortion and... Read More >

How ITSM Can Fast-Forward the Tech Transformation

Challenged by the fast pace of digital transformation, many companies are increasing their investment in IT service management (ITSM) as a potential solution, according to a recent survey from BMC. The resulting report, "Read More >

Why Companies Can't Keep Up With Digital Changes

While most business and technology executives feel that their company has a high "digital IQ," their confidence in their organization's tech acumen is slipping, according to a recent survey from PwC. The resulting report, "A Decade of Digital: Keeping Pace With Transformation," reveals that most of the... Read More >

Innovation Thrives as CIOs Choose Collaboration

A new survey says that technological innovation is crucial to modern enterprises' ability to solve business challenges, pursue innovation and drive higher revenues. Almost half of CIOs must follow the board's vision, but one-third said they have "wide scope to pursue innovations, whether they receive a free hand on IT or the directors' backing for their work colleagues' new ideas," the report... Read More >

Unleashing the Power of Data and Analytics

In the past, traditional process-driven organizations generally viewed data as a secondary byproduct. Now, however, many of these enterprises are using data strategically to help them become more competitive, increase revenue and profits, reduce risk and begin new initiatives, according to a new report. Some are even building entire business models in order to deliver exceptional products and... Read More >

Amtrak's CIO Is on a Technology Fast Track

CIO Jason Molfetas modernized the technology at Amtrak, ushered in a digital transformation and deployed analytics to create a competitive edge for the company. Read More >

Why Data Storage Issues Keep CIOs Up at Night

With storage capabilities struggling to keep up with the growth of data, the majority of CIOs and other organizational leaders are reassessing their data storage approaches and strategies, according to a recent survey from SUSE. The resulting report, "Numbers Tell Stories," indicates that most IT... Read More >

Machine Learning Audits in the 'Big Data Age'

How can companies be confident that the algorithms they are employing are providing the service intended but are not reinforcing policies they did not intend? Read More >

10 Ways to Build a Business-Tech Ecosystem

Memo to CIOs: You're going to need a bigger boat for IT. Why? Because ever-shifting technology and business innovations are redefining tech departments: They are increasingly morphing into broad technology ecosystems that expand via internal and external tech integration, as opposed to sitting still as standalone units, according to a recent article from McKinsey and Company. The article, "Read More >

Despite the Cloud's Value, Funds Are Often Wasted

With its days as an emerging technology behind us, the cloud is now firmly established in the fabric of modern companies: Nearly all organizations are investing in the cloud in some way, according to a recent survey report, "State of the Cloud," from RightScale. The hybrid cloud has emerged as... Read More >

Why Digital Transformation Is a Work in Progress

The vast majority of global CEOs feel that a failure to embrace digital transformation will prove damaging to their organization. However, relatively few strongly agree that their company understands what it means to be digitally transformed, according to a recent survey from the Conference Board. The report, "Read More >

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 >

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