• July 22, 2014 22 Jul'14

    Use cloud-based technology for IT competitive advantage

    Can building better relationships with cloud-based technology providers boost your IT competitive advantage? Discuss with SearchCIO Wednesday, July 30, at 3 p.m. EDT on Twitter.

  • July 21, 2014 21 Jul'14

    CIOs: Hadoop ecosystem cries out for security and governance

    The Hadoop ecosystem is bristling with new developments, but security and governance are lacking, warn Gartner analysts Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker. Plus notes on Apache Giraph, HaaS and the Hadoop appliance -- The Data Mill reports.

  • July 18, 2014 18 Jul'14

    Four obstacles that hold startups back and big businesses could help solve

    The challenges startups face range from securing office space to finding affordable housing for the team when salaries are low or non-existent. Here's how PayPal is lending a helping hand with its Start Tank incubator.

  • July 18, 2014 18 Jul'14

    Culture shock: Apple, IBM, Microsoft disrupt themselves

    IBM and Apple's pact to usher in analytics-enabled mobile apps to enterprises could be the start of a powerful friendship -- and spell doom for rivals. Plus, Google Q2 earnings and Oracle tackles Hadoop, all in this week's Searchlight.

  • July 11, 2014 11 Jul'14

    Win the tech talent race, go back to high school

    CIOs chasing top tech talent might want to look past age on a resume. Silicon Valley firms are turning to high schools to edge out the competition; plus millenials could automate their own demise and high-tech veggies in Searchlight.

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    • May 28, 2014 28 May'14

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    • May 28, 2014 28 May'14

      The Role of Flash Storage in the Private Cloud

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    • May 28, 2014 28 May'14

      Delivering Solutions to Address the User Experience

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    • May 02, 2014 02 May'14

      Five Things to Know About Hadoop for Managing Unstructured Data

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  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    Apache Spark in-memory prowess ignites interest in big data circles

    Data scientists look to Apache Spark to ask the really big data questions and get answers faster.

  • July 07, 2014 07 Jul'14

    Cloud computing disaster recovery: Don't set it and forget it

    Much of the appeal of cloud computing disaster recovery is the potential for automatic backup, but that doesn't mean CIOs can "set it and forget it." Get cloud DR advice from the pros in this #CIOChat recap.

  • July 03, 2014 03 Jul'14

    Tablets for work still the province of C-suite

    Enterprise CIOs might want to put a hold on issuing tablets for work until productivity on these devices improves. Read about the tablet gap in Forrester's report, plus how to take fireworks photos and Facebook's psych study in this Searchlight.

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    IT disaster recovery plan: What's your testing timetable?

    SearchCIO's tweet jam participants debated and deliberated on a well-considered IT disaster recovery plan test schedule. Read their conclusions in this #CIOChat recap.

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    Security in the world of Internet of Things

    Will the Internet of Things bring Cybergeddon upon us? Let's hope not, but the IoT age has arrived and CIOs should be thinking about how to protect it, say security experts from IBM and Intel.