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June 12, 2015
This year's World BPO/ITO Forum will focus on how the cloud is shaking up IT outsourcing. Conference chairman Jim Noble talks to SearchCIO about why mega-deals are a losing proposition for CIOs.
May 11, 2015
Intel Security wants to offer a full set of security products, but believes highest value may come from being a bridge. Security Connected aims to integrate non-Intel products and place Intel at the center, although experts worry about complexity.
April 08, 2015
The news of Informatica going private might set off alarm bells for CIOs, but experts say the move could turn out to be a positive development for customers and company alike.
March 11, 2015
Through acquisitions Hewlett-Packard has built a formidable lineup of enterprise security offerings, but experts question whether a strong brand can overcome legacy technology and a lacking endpoint strategy.
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