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November 24, 2015
TechTarget's 2015 Annual Salary and Careers Survey results reveal how CIOs and senior IT leaders are coming to terms with shadow IT.
November 05, 2015
IBM’s plans to acquire The Weather Co. underscores the importance of IoT and predictive analytics.
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.
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Forrester's Andy Bartels spells out the reasons CIOs remain central to tech budgets, starting with the reality that CMOs don't want to go it alone. Continue Reading
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