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Dropbox tools strengthen enterprise bid; how to stop micromanaging

Dropbox is looking to brighten its enterprise allure with its new collaboration tools and partnerships. Can they help the file-sharing company solidify themselves as a force in enterprise collaboration? In this week’s Searchlight, Site Editor Fran Sales gets analysts’ takes on Dropbox’s strategy and what it means for the future of enterprise collaboration.

The recent Cloud Expo conference in New York brought consultants, workers and job seekers together to discuss all things cloud. In this Conference Notebook installment, Features Writer Jason Sparapani recaps the top cloud questions raised at the conference and key discussions on topics ranging from container storage to the internet of things.

“What kind of leader are you?” asks Joseph Flahiff, agility expert at Whitewater Projects Inc. In this tip Flahiff gives advice on how to become a successful delegator rather than a dreaded micromanager.

In our new CIO Minute series, SearchCIO gets CIOs’ and IT executives’ take on important topics. Check out our recent installments from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium:

•  CIO Minute with Craig Stephenson, managing director at executive search firm Korn Ferry, on how the CIO job description has changed over the past five years

•  Three CIO Minutes with David Neitz, CIO at CDM Smith Inc., on why thinking like a financial adviser is critical for attaining IT-business alignment, the three types of innovation his organization pursues and how cost transparency is critical IT portfolio management

Also from the MIT CIO event: How Neitz drives business value using advances in computing power and HoloLens technology. Plus, Allison Mnookin, CEO at QuickBase Inc., talks about the power of digital empowerment and the value of a decentralized IT department.

Did someone say e-handbooks? We’ve got your fix right here. In these comprehensive, hot-off-the-presses e-handbooks, explore hyper-converged infrastructures, IoT data ownership questions and blockchain GRC.

In parts one and two of this four-part webcast on bimodal IT with Kurt Marko, analyst at MarkoInsights, learn about two-speed IT in the era of digitization and best practices for implementation.

According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, human errors continue to be a top data security threat. In this Q&A with Bryan Sartin, managing director of the Verizon RISK Team and co-author of the report, Sartin details today’s biggest data security threats and why basic information protection processes can go a long way.

How should enterprises handle security and data governance amid the coming barrage of regulations aimed at IoT and big data? That’s what panelists at the MIT CIO event sought to address. This TotalCIO blog post explores the best bits from the “Big Data 2.0: Next-Gen Privacy, Security and Analytics” panel discussion. In another blog post from the MIT CIO event, Sparapani recaps CIO advice from expert panelists.

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