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Fine on AT&T marks a win for net neutrality; why C-level engagements are important

AT&T got slapped with a $100 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the mobile operator knowingly deceived its customers about its unlimited mobile data plans. Many are calling the FCC’s decision a victory for net neutrality. In this week’s Searchlight, Site Editor Fran Sales discusses the FCC’s fine and what it means for both net neutrality and CIOs.

A CIO’s engagement with his or her own peers can be critical not only to a CIO’s career, but also to the entire IT department, according to C-level executives at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. In this installment of Conference Notebook, hear from experts on why C-level relationships are so important.

More from the symposium: CIOs from State Street and DHL Express explore how digitization has changed the competitive landscape and how strategic partnerships are enabling innovation. Plus, CIOs discuss how they have digital disruption to thank for a boost in board acclaim for the CIO role, and how they should adapt to new business expectations.

Robotic process automation (RPA) is set to shake up business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing (BPO/ITO), according to expert Andy Wasser. In this Q&A, Wasser chats with Executive Editor Linda Tucci about RPA, its IT implications and how CIOs should respond.

Read our latest handbook to learn about the fate of the data center and get tips on how CIOs and IT executives can prepare for the data center of the future.

Could social media be the cure for better communication in medicine? Over on the Symmetry blog, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski details TrustNetMD’s mission to improve communication in medicine through social media.

How can you best take advantage of the growing “data as currency” movement? On SearchCompliance, expert Jeffery Ritter lists five steps to get the maximum value from digital assets. Also on SearchCompliance: is security no longer a major concern for the Internet of Things? Maybe not, according to a panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

Finally, does profiting from big data come at too much of a price to consumer privacy? Join SearchCIO’s #CIOChat Wednesday, June 24, at 3 p.m., to discuss how to balance data monetization and consumer privacy. See you there!

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