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  • Retail CIOs must balance security with innovation

    When Home Depot and Target experienced large-scale security breaches on payment systems in 2014, it hit those top retailers hard: Criminals stole millions of consumers' debit and credit card data; the companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and lost sales; and their brand reputations suffered.

    Written by Sharon Goldman06 Aug. 15 00:24
  • Java at 20: The programming juggernaut rolls on

    What began as an experiment in consumer electronics in the early 1990s celebrates its 20th anniversary as a staple of enterprise computing this week. Java has become a dominant platform, able to run wherever the Java Virtual Machine is supported, forging ahead despite the rise of rival languages and recent tribulations with security.

    Written by Paul Krill19 May 15 00:47
  • Cisco's Chambers: A retrospective

    You don't become one of the most admired and successful CEOs in Silicon Valley and in all of business by doing many things wrong.

    Written by Jim Duffy07 May 15 04:36
  • Are digital marketers headed for a wipeout?

    As marketers ride the digital wave to higher salaries, greater roles and bigger budgets, will it all come crashing down? Do marketers really understand the technology that has upended their profession? If they don't improve their digital IQ in a hurry, they're risking a wipeout.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige16 April 15 05:26
  • Mobile Apps Require Customer-First Thinking

    CIOs who want to create beloved mobile apps will need to do things that are highly unusual in IT: Go on sales calls, ride along in the service trucks and watch consumers talk in focus groups about what they hate about your business.

    Written by By Mitch Betts21 Aug. 14 00:42
  • Google Plus Outperforms Twitter (Really)

    Marketers who ignore Google Plus are missing a worthwhile opportunity, according to a new report from Forrester. Googles social platform delivers nearly double the engagement rate of Twitter, and yet some large brands continue to be lackadaisical with their effort.

    Written by Matt Kapko04 April 14 04:20
  • 4 reasons companies say yes to open source

    Open source is free and widely available, but its benefits don't stop there. Enterprises are embracing it for its agility, a quality they value above all in these times of marketplace upheaval.

    Written by Howard Baldwin06 Jan. 14 12:03
  • Google's Chromecast menaces Apple TV

    Google's new stream-to-TV Chromecast threatens rival Apple's efforts to gain a foothold in the living room, analysts said Wednesday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer25 July 13 19:28
  • 5 secrets to corporate social media success

    You don't need a big budget to be successful with social media, according to Walmart's director of social strategy. Here are five steps your business can follow to reap the benefits.

    Written by Kristin Burnham01 July 13 17:40
  • How to build a private cloud

    A private Cloud looks and acts like a public Cloud, giving your corporation all the speed, agility and cost savings promised by Cloud technology, only it's single-tenant, and that tenant is you, right? Well, that's the goal, but it's not quite the reality yet for most enterprises.

    Written by Christine Burns03 June 13 11:17
  • Smacking SharePoint into shape

    More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing.

    Written by Todd R. Weiss29 May 13 11:23
  • How to prepare for Windows 8 even though it's not coming to enterprises

    Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.

    Written by Shane O'Neill20 May 13 20:08
  • Windows Blue and Microsoft's continuous upgrade strategy

    Microsoft yesterday confirmed Windows "Blue," an upgrade to Windows 8, but analysts remained uneasy about how the faster release cadence that Blue represents will be digested by businesses.

    Written by Gregg Keizer27 March 13 16:06
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