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HP breakup and the effect on innovation; enterprise mobile apps guide

This week’s big breakup news didn’t involve any Hollywood stars — instead, it centered on HP, one of the largest IT corporations in the world. SearchCIO Executive Editor Linda Tucci reached out to CIOs to get their immediate take on the recent HP split; read whether they think the breakup will better equip HP to deliver innovation and services.

IT leaders looking for strategic management and decision-making advice on enterprise mobile application development should consult our latest Essential Guide, in which we delve into the world of business-ready mobile apps. From the initial planning stages to post-launch success, learn which tools and strategies will help your mobile applications rise to the top of the app heap.

Big data is an all-too-familiar term in the tech realm at this point, but in order for big data to become the new normal, IT professionals first must be able to distinguish big data fact from fiction. Live from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski explains which common big data misconceptions need to be myth-busted.

And speaking of big data, its value depends almost entirely on enterprises’ ability to accurately interpret the information that presents itself, and messy analysis could leave companies vulnerable to mistakes. In this week’s Data Mill, IBM and Pentaho make their case for big data refineries to help bridge the gap between raw data and usable information.

With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), IT professionals are looking for the next network structure capable of handling the inevitable surge of data. One approach gaining traction is mesh networking: cheaper and capable of unique flexibility and reach, it has potential for IT professionals, but can it find its place in the enterprise?

Over on the TotalCIO blog: more on the role mesh networking could play in the future of the IoT; Steve Wozniak’s five rules for building much-loved technology; and inside the mind of Box founder Aaron Levie.

On SearchCompliance

Bank of America made history in August when it agreed to a massive $16.5 billion settlement with the Department of Justice in which the DoJ put an end to investigations into the company’s fraudulent lending practices. Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, Bank of America skirted the law in several ways, the DOJ found, including deceiving automated underwriting systems. Learn all there is to know about Bank of America’s settlement and fraudulent practices in this recent FAQ.

With the prevalence of bring your own device (BYOD) and cloud computing in the IT landscape comes the potential for increased innovation, but also for completely unforeseen security threats. Read experts’ tips on how to navigate the risky BYOD and cloud landscapes.

It’s almost time for the next #GRCChat! Join SearchCompliance editors and fellow tweeters Thursday, Oct. 16, at 12 p.m. EDT, to talk PCI DSS compliance. We’ll be discussing the value of the PCI DSS, data security best practices and more. See you there!

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