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Can Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest help marketers reach millennials?

Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest arrived on the social scene after Facebook and Twitter, but they quickly made their marks, especially among millennials. After reaching critical mass, the three companies are attempting to monetize their services by rolling out new features for advertisers. Select large, global brands, including McDonald's, are testing the new features and could be role models for other marketers interested in the apps. However, all three services are still relatively young, and it might be too early to tell if ad campaigns are worth the investment.

Written by Lauren Brousell25 June 15 23:41

How Apple's privacy stance could give Google an AI edge

"We at Apple reject the idea that our customers should have to make tradeoffs between privacy and security," said Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this month during an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) event where he was honored for corporate leadership. "We can and we must provide both in equal measure."

Written by Matt Kapko24 June 15 00:42

Network analysis is like turning over rocks

I just found out my company's employees have been finding ways to get around my Web filtering. And that came as a surprise, because I use a best-in-class product that employs a database to categorize and block website URLs, which I thought I could rely on. But as I found out, that product is not perfect.

Written by By J.F. Rice20 June 15 05:06

How to stop the security breach tsunami

It seems like almost every week there is a new security breach in either the government or in private business. The latest had nothing to do with China, instead it appeared to be more of a revenge attack by one baseball team on another.

Written by Rob Enderle20 June 15 01:43

How predictive analytics can help end slave labor

How many slaves work for you? If you own electronics, jewelry or sporting goods; drink coffee or tea; eat food or wear clothes, it's more than you think. It's probably a lot. If you dig deep enough into the supply chain of many of the products we use and consume every day, you'll find forced labor and child labor.

Written by Thor Olavsrud18 June 15 00:04

New CIO authorities only first step toward better federal IT

The most significant overhaul of the government technology apparatus in two decades grants federal CIOs dramatic new authorities, but a number of obstacles ranging from agency culture to legacy IT stand in the way of reform.

Written by Kenneth Corbin16 June 15 00:08

U.S. surveillance programs are killing the tech industry

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, ranked as the most authoritative science and technology think tank in the U.S. (second in the world behind Max Planck Institutes of Germany), has just released its latest report on the impact of the existence and disclosure of the broad NSA national and international spying programs.

Written by Rob Enderle13 June 15 00:22

Enterprise mobility slowed by security concerns

Mobility is marching forward in the enterprise in all sorts of ways, say some 430 companies at MobileIron's user conference in San Francisco this week. Yet they're facing the same stiff hurdle -- namely, security. These were the key highlights of the keynote session, which included a special guest appearance by an Uber executive.

Written by Tom Kaneshige11 June 15 23:21

Are retailers (and consumers) ready for EMV?

A few weeks ago, I got two fat envelopes in the mail. Each one held a new credit card inside along with instructions on how to use that card. Then, when I stopped at my local grocery store, at Nordstrom, even the corner liquor store, each had a new reader with a slot at the bottom into which I could slide those new cards.

Written by Jen A. Miller11 June 15 01:20

Planning is key to project management success

Pick any major event, trip or undertaking in your life and think about the time, energy and work put into making sure everything went off without a hitch. Then think about the stress and aggravation you experienced those times when things didn't go as planned.

Written by Moira Alexander11 June 15 00:25

MEDJACK: Hackers hijacking medical devices to create backdoors in hospital networks

After the Office of Personnel Management breach, medical data was labeled as the "holy grail" for cybercriminals intent on espionage. "Medical information can be worth 10 times as much as a credit card number," reported Reuters. And now to steal such information, hospital networks are getting pwned by malware-infected medical devices.

Written by Darlene Storm09 June 15 02:31

Your next digital security guard should be more like RoboCop

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

Written by By Mike Paquette, VP of Security Products, Prelert05 June 15 07:00

Are you ready for developers to be your new IT buyers?

Over the last few years, thanks to the cloud, technology buying within businesses has changed. If your business uses Salesforce, for instance, it's likely because the marketing team signed up without ever asking IT about it and the service spread inside the company until you had to formally evaluate and standardize on it. Your CFO might have been the reason you're now using NetSuite. Get used to the same thing happening with developers as well, and this time for services beyond what you might normally think as part of the IT department's purview.

Written by Mary Branscombe02 June 15 23:52

4 tips to help CEOs find their CIO soulmate

The role of a CIO involves more than overseeing the technological infrastructure of a company. A good CIO will demonstrate strong communication skills, flexibility and an ability to adapt and change. It can never be stated enough, but working in IT means you will be expected to keep up to date on changing and emerging trends in the industry.

Written by Sarah K. White02 June 15 23:40

How wearables will shape the future of mobile payments

Last week, at the Wearable World Congress in San Francisco, executives from Capital One, MasterCard and PayPal participated in an animated discussion about the future of mobile payments and explained why wearable technology is an important part of their companies' game plans.

Written by Al Sacco29 May 15 23:41

How your employees put your organization at risk

Security is, of course, a major concern for most companies, but it's often seen as an outside threat. But it turns out that employees are one of the biggest security threats, and apparently most acknowledge their behavior is risky, according to a Blue Coat study.

Written by Sarah K. White28 May 15 23:41

An insider's guide to the private IPv4 market

We've been hearing about the impending depletion of IPv4 addresses for years, but that day is finally upon us -- the free supply of IPv4 numbers in North America will be completely gone within a month or two.

Written by Marc Lindsey, Janine Goodman28 May 15 04:35

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