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  • 6 essential steps for managing vendors

    By Lou Markstrom | 22 September, 2014 16:57

    Gartner once predicted that in the future, an IT career will not be about technology but rather managing a range of service providers.

  • Coming to terms with marketing technology

    By Brad Howarth | 22 September, 2014 09:32

    With marketers become ever-more reliant on technology and importantly, data integration, to deliver the customer experiences organisations need today, CIOs can no longer afford to ignore the many platforms and solutions at their disposal.

  • The security function needs SMART metrics

    By By Mathias Thurman | 17 September, 2014 21:07

    I've become a big fan of metrics. 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.

  • Apple Watch steals show from biggest iPhone ever

    By Gregg Keizer | 10 September, 2014 06:46

    Apple CEO Tim Cook and several other top executives today pulled the wraps off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and showed the company's long-awaited wearable, dubbed the Apple Watch, to a large audience in Cupertino, California.

  • Riverbed teases with free SteelStore offering

    By Jon Gold | 09 September, 2014 23:23

    Riverbed announced today that customers can now use the virtual edition of the company's SteelStore storage appliance for free, bundling the product with six months of Amazon S3 cloud storage (at 8TB per month of volume) on the house.

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  • How a CIO Can Save an Incompetent CEO

    By Rob Enderle | 19 April, 2013 13:28

    When a bad CEO goes down, the CIO often goes down with him. The way to save yourself, and your company, is to invest in the analytics technology that gives the CEO the data necessary to make smart business decisions. It doesn't hurt that it also shows why the CIO is more valuable to the CEO than other C-level executives.

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  • Debunking the top open source myths

    By Rob Howard | 06 September, 2014 06:44

    Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers. Open source increases security and privacy, encourages an engaged community and offers the ability to "look under the hood" to diagnose and resolve issues quickly.

  • Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

    By Nancy Gohring | 20 August, 2014 20:48

    Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

  • Deja vu all over again: Windows 7 will be the new XP

    By Gregg Keizer | 15 August, 2014 03:02

    Even as enterprises try to get rid of their last Windows XP machines, Gartner analysts are urging them to start planning for the end of Windows 7.

  • 9 Common BI Software Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

    By Jennifer Lonoff Schiff | 13 August, 2014 05:40

    According to Gartner, business Intelligence and analytics will remain a top focus for CIOs through 2017, with companies spending millions on traditional BI software, cloud BI services and now mobile apps and even social BI. However, as the type and number of BI solutions has grown, so too has the possibility of failure, of picking the wrong business intelligence software for your business problem or problems or of having end users not understand or properly use the solution.

  • VMware: We're aiming to be a top 3 Cloud provider

    By Brandon Butler | 25 June, 2014 04:18

    Gartner's annual Magic Quadrant is a sort of who's who of the cloud computing market. And while VMware made the company's most recent list, it didn't receive the highest of marks.

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