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  • Enterprise IT Crosses the Chasm

    By Bernard Golden | 21 November, 2014 07:07

    One of the most -- perhaps the most -- influential books in Silicon Valley over the past two decades has been "Crossing the Chasm" by Geoffrey Moore. In it he posits the existence of a technology adoption bell curve (Figure 1) -- starting with innovators, who eagerly grasp new technologies to gain competitive advantage, through to laggards who typically wait for technology to be established as a service, thereby requiring no internal technical expertise.

  • A CIO fights to keep his tech options open

    By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 November, 2014 09:36

    In today's IT market, vendors tell users that engineered, converged and highly integrated systems deliver the greatest efficiency. But some users believe a heterogeneous environment is the best path to savings.

  • What's new with Java

    By Michael Horowitz | 02 November, 2014 06:25

    I'm sick of Java, as you probably are too. That said, there have been a number of changes to Java lately that may have flown under the radar. So, here is what you need to know about where things stand.

  • NoSQL takes the database market by storm

    By Brandon Butler | 28 October, 2014 05:50

    CARFAX, the online vehicle tracking and valuation website, built its first database in 1984 based on technology named OpenVMS. At the time, it was cutting edge for its ability to handle millions of records.

  • Is the CIO-CMO Transition of Power Becoming a Reality?

    By Tom Kaneshige | 14 October, 2014 23:27

    The Gartner report landed on the CIO's desk with a thud: In five years, Gartner predicted, marketers will spend more on technology than IT will. That report came out almost three years ago, and CMOs are well on their way to making good on Gartner's prediction. The transfer of power is nearly complete.