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There’s much for CIOs to to consider when it comes to cloud computing: your company’s specific needs, the financial benefits and data security, to name a few. Learn how to make the most of cloud computing in the latest edition of CIO Decisions ezine. Flip through the issue to find out how to get a return on your cloud investment; get the facts about chief data officers; check in with a startup using cloud analytics for its e-commerce data; and hear from a Fidelity Investments’ CTO how he built his IT career.

With the recent shutdown of two news apps, The New York Times admitted that its mobile strategy is still a work in progress. With this recent admission, it’s clear that mobile initiatives are still in their experimental phase. Find out what strategy changes The New York Times needs to make to move forward in the latest CIO Searchlight.

Given the recent JPMorgan and Home Depot breaches, finding the right tools to combat credit card fraud is as important as ever — especially for small businesses with fewer resources available to protect themselves. Read how one Visa risk manager rescued a small retailer from an ongoing credit card fraud nightmare, and get some tips on how CIOs can secure their data.

Big data problems are changing faster than we are, according to experts. In order to keep up, we need to start asking better questions and considering new prospects, such as local data concierges, to discover data connections. Read Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski’s coverage of the Big Data Innovation conference and learn what big data questions you should be asking. Plus, hear from data scientists on the legal downsides of big data.

Digital technologies are remaking world economies — what implications will this have on the future state of employment? What characteristics make a digital technology profitable and worthwhile? Find answers to these questions and delve into the mind of famed MIT researcher Erik Brynjolfsson as he discussed technomics in Executive Editor Linda Tucci’s Future State column from the recent EmTech conference.

The number of big data technologies ripe for the picking continues to grow, forcing CIOs into some tough decisions. In SearchCIO’s #CIOChat recap on tackling business problems with big data technologies, hear from participants and experts on the art of choosing the right big data architecture for your enterprise needs, then learn how they recommend making a winning big data investment.

Mobile devices have become an everyday part of employees’ and customers’ lives, underscoring the importance of a mobile applications development strategy to your company’s success. Review our recent SearchCIO coverage and take our quiz on mobile applications development to get guidance on app development done right.

In a controversial move, Facebook has unveiled a new ad platform that gives marketers deeper insight into the data of billions of its users. In the latest IT Compliance Advisor roundup, read about the platform and the attendant  privacy concerns, as well as other data privacy headlines on Apple’s and Google’s new mobile encryption policy, demands that Google change its search practices, and mobile startups’ search for updated health data guidelines.

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