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Embedded IT vs. central IT; Facebook's foray into mobile payments

Looking to deal with the issue of shadow IT? Then it’s time to rebuild the relationship between embedded IT and central IT. According to ITSM expert George Spalding, the key to solving problems both company-wide and between the two groups hinges on bringing them together and establishing a common language centered on services rather than technology components.

As Site Editor Fran Sales writes, you can now send instant messages and money transfers in the same Facebook conversation. Why does this matter to CIOs? In the latest Searchlight, Sales talks to an IT expert to find out whether this Facebook Messenger feature is the next possible mobile payments disruptor.

BYOD, IoT and mobile devices — how are these impacting wireless networks? In this Q&A, Editorial Director Sue Troy talks with networking expert Craig Mathias to find out how disruptive technologies and devices are shaking up wireless protocols and networks.

How familiar are you with Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Regulation SCI)? In this Q&A, SearchCompliance expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses how SEC oversight expands under Regulation SCI, and how the new rule could mean big changes for IT compliance.

In the latest TotalCIO blog post, Features Writer Kristen Lee explores Gartner’s recent statements about the need for IT departments to be open to and aware of startup-like entities — a trend known as bimodal IT — within your IT organization.

What does the FCC ruling mean for innovation and privacy? Read this #GRCChat recap to get SearchCompliance editors’ and followers’ take on the new net neutrality norm.

Are you properly managing renegade IT at your organization? Assess your IT management skills with this CIO quiz.

Speaking of shadow IT, join SearchCIO editors, fellow tweeters and guest expert Derek Lonsdale on Wednesday, March 25, at 3 p.m. EST for our #CIOChat to talk about dealing with shadow IT and effectively managing IT services. We’ll also be discussing the difference between healthy and unhealthy shadow IT.

But that’s not the only chat happening this week! On Thursday, March 26, at 12 p.m. EST, SearchCompliance editors and followers will be talking GRC management in the digital age in the next #GRCChat. Discussion may include how to avoid both regulatory and consumer risk, the risks created by customer-centric technology, and the lack of business incentives. See you there!

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