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    Smartphone Usage Expected to Skyrocket

    A new study by communications technology giant Ericsson forecasts that mobile phone subscriptions will reach 9.3 billion by 2019. Over 60 percent, or 5.6 billion subscriptions, will be for smartphones. Today, smartphones represent 25 to 30 more

    The Fallacy of IT Consumerization

    A global survey of 1,600 business and IT decision-makers conducted by Loudhouse Consultancy on behalf of Alfresco, a provider of open source enterprise content management (ECM) software, finds that when it comes to more

    10 Questions Every Good CIO Should Ask Himself

    Great leaders don't stick to their job descriptions. After all, such a mindset goes against the grain of every great achiever in the history of the workplace. However, CIOs may get so busy "minding the tech shop" that they could more

    Mobile Apps Need Better Security

    According to a new report by Forrester Research, mobile security risks are moving to apps, mimicking the traditional computing space in which security and risk professionals first targeted networks and devices and then progressed to more

    More C-Suite Support Needed for Analytics

    Most CIOs want to implement new analytics projects—and can demonstrate a track record of ROI to justify their proposals. And they're getting the required support from the business side. However, they're still facing more

    Digital Transformation Creates CIO Opportunities

    Most CIOs realize to one degree or another that business as we know it is being transformed by an array of digital technologies. What no one can seem to agree on is at what pace that transformation is occurring. In fact, a new survey more

    Gaining a Competitive Edge With Cloud Computing

    New ways to maximize the advantages of cloud computing seem to emerge every day, and it's clear that the organizations embracing the cloud are sprinting ahead of the competition with regard to key, ROI-boosting strategies, more

    Eight Ways to Lead During a Corporate Crisis

    It could be a sudden public scandal involving members of your organization's C-suite. Or perhaps it will be a fire, flood or other natural disaster. Or your company may bring to market a product that proves to be a recall-bound train more

    Six Outrageous Excuses for Calling in Sick

    As a positive and supportive CIO, you want to think the best of your IT staffers. You can see that they give 100 percent while in the office. You know most of them want to succeed and advance. And this is why it's difficult to more

    Mobile Access to ECMs Needs Improvement

    ECM (Enterprise Content Management) is one of the few IT areas that has maintained double-digit growth over the past few years and this is expected to continue, according to "ECM at the Crossroads," a survey by AIIM, a nonprofit association of more

    10 Ways to Present a Convincing Case for IT

    As a CIO, you know that determining a promising tech acquisition and deployment strategy is only part of the battle. The other part, of course, is getting key influencers and decision-makers to support your proposal. The new book, The more

    U.S. Companies Falling Behind on Innovation

    When it comes to innovation, U.S.-based companies have some catching up to do: More than eight of 10 of the "most aggressive" global organizations are based outside of the U.S., according to a recent survey from PwC. The topic remains more

    Outsourced Clouds Gaining Momentum

    In its fifth survey on outsourcing trends, Savvis, a CenturyLink company in the cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions space, projects a reversal in IT infrastructure. Today, 65 percent of IT infrastructure resides in in-house more

    10 Ways to Build Allies, Not Adversaries

    A very basic but essential rule of management breaks down as so: Allies are assets. Adversaries are liabilities. That said, ensuring you have the former and not the latter is easier said than done. Yes, you need to demonstrate a great more

    How to Go From CIO to CEO

    Does a glass ceiling exist for CIOs looking to rise to the position of CEO? Hardly, as many high-profile names have successfully made this transition. To cite just a few: Kirby Slunaker was CIO at Visa USA, ProCard, Pendum and other companies before being more

    Retention Issues Loom for CIOs

    You may think your IT staffers are happy campers with no intentions to leave. But an overwhelming majority of tech professionals either plan to explore opportunities with another company, or are on the fence, according to recent survey findings from more

    10 Ways to Lead Like Machiavelli

    Do you seek to lead like a lamb or a wolf? That question serves as a central focus in a new book from Gartner, The Wolf in CIO's Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership (Gartner eBooks). In the book, author Tina Nunno more

    Flex Programs Enhance Employee Engagement

    If you believe that highly engaged work teams are typically more motivated and productive than those which aren't—and countless scientific surveys support this premise—then you should seriously consider stepping up your more

    Big Data Experience Is Much Needed—and Wanted

    While there's no shortage of interest in big data, a new survey of 1,500 IT leaders and 2,000 IT professionals conducted by TEKsystems, a provider of IT services, finds that at this point only a small minority have any real big more

    CIOs and CMOs Duel to Control Mobile Web Strategy

    CMOs want to be more involved in determining mobile web strategy and direction because key performance metrics, like incremental sales, conversion and brand equity are directly influenced by an organization's ability to more
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