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IT spending expected to shift toward services, software in 2017

The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.

With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally predicted. In this week’s Searchlight, Assistant Editor Mekhala Roy explores Gartner’s IT spending forecast and what it means for CIOs.

Let’s talk Agile: In this tip, SearchCIO contributor Joseph Flahiff gives a breakdown of the current state of Agile, suggests improvements and advocates for a new methodology that goes beyond Agile. Plus, CEB’s Mark Tonsetic delves into three challenges of implementing Agile at scale and ways to address them.

Your mobile technology strategies may be missing something: compliance. In this tip, SearchCIO Contributor Jeffrey Ritter explains how to effectively bake compliance and legal considerations into your organization’s mobile technology development.

Cybersecurity threats are growing in number and sophistication. Is your organization prepared? Check out our IT security Essential Guide to learn best practices and get expert advice on developing an effective IT security strategy.

Over on SearchCompliance, CISO Kevin McDonald details how the private sector isn’t doing enough to further national cybersecurity strategy efforts and offers some next steps to address the problem.

Please follow @SearchCIO, @SearchCIOSMB and @ITCompliance for our new stories throughout the week.

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