• August 15, 2014 15 Aug'14

    How to develop a clear cloud contract with your provider

    Crafting a specific, clearly defined cloud contract with your provider is crucial to staving off security problems and SLA breaches. In this tweet jam recap, participants shared tips on how to best communicate needs to cloud providers.

  • August 15, 2014 15 Aug'14

    While SpiderOak canary defies NSA, CIOs ponder their privacy bind

    CIOs battle their own privacy demons as SpiderOak and other vendors attempt to protect customer data from NSA snooping. Also in Searchlight: Cisco cuts 6,000 jobs and the Internet could grow too large for its gear.

  • August 13, 2014 13 Aug'14

    Two-speed IT marries agile and waterfall development approaches

    At John Deere, two-speed IT enables agile and waterfall development approaches to live side by side.

  • August 11, 2014 11 Aug'14

    Chief digital officer vs. chief data officer: Who will win the day?

    Will the chief digital officer outlive the chief data officer? Where should data experts draw the line in the sand on data quality? The Data Mill reports.

  • August 08, 2014 08 Aug'14

    Use Russian hackers to demand better security

    The hijack of 1.2 billion passwords got the world's attention this week. CIOs struggling to enforce security should take advantage of it, says one expert. Also in Searchlight: Walgreens CFO is replaced and its CIO takes on two IT shops.

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      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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  • August 07, 2014 07 Aug'14

    How to manage traditional IT vs. cloud services providers

    As organizations change the way they consume technology resources, cloud services providers emerge as worthy challengers to traditional vendors. As such, they require a deft IT management touch, our tweet jammers say.

  • August 05, 2014 05 Aug'14

    AT&T CIO says customer relations will be 80% digital by 2020

    Thaddeus Arroyo, AT&T CIO and winner of the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award, outlines a 'bold' digital-first strategy for internal employees and the company's external customers.

  • August 04, 2014 04 Aug'14

    Dig into cloud provider management for competitive gain

    As the cloud evolves, so do cloud providers' ability to meet enterprise IT demands. In this tweet jam recap, find out how you can turn your provider management strategy into a competitive advantage.

  • August 01, 2014 01 Aug'14

    Are CIOs standing in the way of a proactive security strategy?

    A new report shows that hackers can get past even the most up-to-date security tools. Could CIO insecurity be partly to blame? Plus, download Facebook's Messenger app or bust, and glasses might soon become moot -- all in this week's Searchlight.

  • July 28, 2014 28 Jul'14

    Mobile personalization is coming to an app near you

    This app's for you: The future of mobile personalization goes way beyond a recommendation for the next movie to watch or the closest pizza joint. But, the wonder of super-targeted apps has its creepy side too.