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This week, Microsoft announced a Windows 10 “Creators Update,” among other immersive computing features. “Windows 10 is the most ambitious upgrade to an operating system that Microsoft has ever developed,” the company said. In Searchlight, Associate Site Editor Brian Holak asks analysts what this update — and the company’s renewed focus on AR and VR — signify and what it means for CIOs.

Site Editor John Moore interviews IT leaders and organizational experts to find out how CIOs are working toward keeping pace with the changing work culture and how they are collaborating with the business side of their organization.

Best practice insight and technology company CEB recently collected IT budget data from about 150 companies worldwide. Here, CEB’s Andrew Horne highlights the five different trends in IT spending that the company unearthed from analyzing the data.

At the recent EmTech conference in Cambridge, Mass., AI was the talk of the town. Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski reports on the “AI at work” session, where Tom Davenport of Babson College and Vikram Mahidhar, senior vice president of AI solutions at RAGE Frameworks, shared their thoughts on artificial intelligence and how the enterprise should prepare for getting “serious about the application of AI.”

“We are in a war for talent, we want to get the best people we can and we can’t wait forever,” Joel Jacobs CIO at The MITRE Corp. said at the recent SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit in Newton, Mass. Jacobs was on a panel discussing “The Fight for Talent: How to Mentor, Groom and Grow your Team”. Over on TotalCIO, Executive Editor Linda Tucci gives an overview of what panelists had to say about IT talent management systems.

Tech-talk was not all that was happening at the Gartner Symposium last week. Features Writer Jason Sparapani writes about all the exciting things happening in-between session. Read to find out what “special event” attendees got to enjoy during the conference this year and look at the photos that Sparapani took at the event.

The EU-US Privacy Shield framework, which replaced the Safe Harbor law, went into effect on July 12 this year. Over on our SearchCompliance site, Contributor Caron Carlson details how it differs from the Safe Harbor law, how companies can self-certify, penalties for companies that do not comply by the framework principles and how the Privacy Shield principles strive toward raising consumer privacy standards.

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