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June 07, 2016
At online and mobile platform startup TaskRabbit, the TechOps team is as jazzed about the next new thing as the product engineers and data scientists.
May 20, 2016
"Digital ecosystem" was the catchphrase at this year's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. To vie as competitors, companies need to play by a new directive: Share or be left out.
May 12, 2016
A U.K. hotel chain realized it had to get closer to customers who booked their stays through online travel sites. The answer was to cut out the middleman and adopt an API strategy.
March 22, 2016
Thumbtack, an online marketplace for home and other professional services, faces down a major conundrum of a fledgling platform company: how to build a customer base -- fast.
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Hyper-converged infrastructures, which combine computing, storage, networking and virtualization in the same box, promise hardware cost savings and IT efficiency. Or at least that's what hyper-convergence product vendors tout. But does the ... Continue Reading
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IoT data security and privacy is racing to the forefront of CIO agendas. Just ask employees whose companies have doled out fitness wearables, says Niel Nickolaisen. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged infrastructure may or may not cut hardware costs, but some CIOs and other industry executives suggest an emphasis on sticker price misses the point. Continue Reading
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SearchCIO's Hyper-converged infrastructure infographic provides an at-a-glance look at the technology's benefits, drawbacks and key enterprise applications. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged architectures: CTO and SearchCIO columnist Niel Nickolaisen lays out the five critical questions he asked before taking the plunge. Continue Reading
Simplicity and cost savings are among the benefits of hyper-converged architectures, but the biggest draw for CIOs may be how these systems make IT teams more business-ready. Continue Reading
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