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Hadoop 2.0, 2014 IT master plan, NSA data collection and more

This week, SearchCIO and SearchCompliance shared a slew of content covering a wide variety of IT hot-button issues. On Monday, the Data Mill was all about Hadoop – Hadoop 2.0, to be specific. In her weekly column, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski talked to Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, both analysts at Gartner Inc., to get the skinny on how Hadoop 2.0 will impact big data and big data technologies.

Our longtime expert contributor Niel Nickolaisen has taken on a new role as chief technology officer at O.C. Tanner Co., a Salt Lake City-based human resource consulting company focused on designing and implementing employee recognition programs. Lucky for us, his new role hasn’t slowed him down. In this week’s CIO Matters column, Nickolaisen examined how ITSM principles boost service levels and free up IT resource capacity in a fast-paced IT environment.

TechTarget’s senior VP of editorial Mark Schlack tackled a two-part overview of TechTarget’s annual survey of IT priorities, which drew 5,241 worldwide respondents, including 1,368 in the U.S. and Canada. In his first recap, Schlack observed that the IT master plan for 2014 includes a lot of business intelligence, mobility and Windows 8. In the second part, Schlack analyzed 2014’s enterprise IT blueprint. Looking to read more about IT salaries in the year ahead? Check out our IT Salary Survey guide.

In a CIO Snapshot feature by Karen Goulart, four executive-level IT leaders share what they see as the biggest CIO challenges today and in the immediate future. Leaders spotlighted include University of Miami Deputy CIO Brad Rohrer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers CIO Alexander Pasik, TopGolf International Inc. CIO Tom LaPlante and Boston Celtics Vice President of Technology Jay Wessel. Learn why keeping up to speed and embracing the cloud top their lists.

In Goulart’s weekly SearchCIO Searchlight column (fresh off the press today!), she looked at how the NSA surveillance fallout could result in a data collection policy for all. Read on to learn some not-so-good news for HP and BlackBerry.

In Compliance news…

On Jan. 16, SearchCompliance hosted its inaugural #GRCchat tweet jam. Participants logged on to Twitter to answer a series of questions following an information governance theme. In our first recap, tweet jammers highlighted the importance of streamline management. Other #GRCchat recaps reviewed how to craft a complete info governance structure, who and when to train staff in info governance, and which departments or roles should be responsible for championing risk management.

Our next #GRCchat will take place Feb. 20 at 12 p.m. EST. In the meantime, join SearchCIO’s #CIOChat Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. EST, where the topic du jour is wearable technology.

Stay tuned for our next weekly roundup here on CIO Symmetry and follow @SearchCIO, @SearchCIOSMB and @ITCompliance to read stories as they’re posted during the week.

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