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Profiting from big data; highlights from CES 2015

Everybody’s talking about big data, but is your company actually profiting from it? IT leaders at two retail companies share their big data money-making secrets with SearchCIO Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski, stressing the importance of quality research and development and project management.

If you’re following the newest, coolest technologies and gadgets to hit the market, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was the place to be this week. As Associate Editor Francesca Sales discusses in the latest Searchlight, the Internet of Things (IoT) stole the show, while wearables, smart robots and drones also garnered a lot of attention.

More Searchlight: Everyone loves end-of-year (and start-of-year) lists! In the annual Searchlight List of Lists, Sales compiled some of the most notable IT lists from across the internet and highlighted the top technology predictions for 2015 as well as 2014 flops.

Speaking of top technology predictions, participants in our latest #CIOChat made their own IT predictions for 2015, ranging from the evolution of big data analytics to a boom in mobile payment apps. Then, over on SearchCompliance, #GRChat-ters looked back on 2014 and reflected on their biggest GRC regrets.

The repercussions of the Sony hack are still making waves. Now, more U.S. firms are considering turning to the hacking back approach to protect their data and ward off attackers. Also in cybersecurity news, North Korea slammed new U.S. sanctions in response to the Sony hack, and a new report says that last year’s JPMorgan Chase data breach was the result of a basic security flaw.

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

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