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  • Half-baked mergers

    It can take years after a merger has been declared "complete" for the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2564041/it-management/methodical-merger.html">IT processes and systems to be truly merged</a>. Over the years, we've all seen stories in the business press about this sort of thing, and yet it keeps happening, despite what can be dire consequences.

  • IT Outsourcing Market Far From Stable

    The demand for global IT and business process services remained steady in the second quarter of 2014, according to a recently released report from outsourcing consultancy Everest Group. A total of 416 outsourcing deals were signed during the period, almost unchanged from the 415 signed in the first quarter of this year.

  • SAP buying Concur for $8.3 billion to boost cloud portfolio

    SAP is buying business-travel and expense software vendor Concur for about US$8.3 billion, in a bid to continue growing out its portfolio of cloud-based applications.

  • Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

    Microsoft is poised to release a major update to its Dynamics CRM and marketing applications in a bid to gain market share against rivals such as Salesforce.com.

  • Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

    Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

  • 10 things we want from our vendors

    Do you have favorite vendors, ones you would gladly work with again and again? What is it that sets them apart?

  • Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

    Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

  • Why Your Company Needs Both a CIO and a CISO

    It's past time for all major companies – certainly in the Fortune 500, but the advice carries on down into even medium-sized organizations – to carve out a C-level role focusing solely on security.

  • The security function needs SMART metrics

    I've become a <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2554061/security0/measuring-the-value-of-metrics.html">big fan of metrics</a>. I wasn't always, but throughout my career in information security, I've had bosses who have challenged me on metrics, and I have honed my skills so that now I feel the metrics I collect meet the "SMART" test: specific, meaningful, actionable, repeatable and time-dependent.

  • MapR Aims to Take SQL-on-Hadoop to Next Level

    Aiming to eliminate a number of onerous data engineering tasks, MapR today updated its distribution of Hadoop to include Apache Drill 0.5.

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