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IT uncertainty in wake of Brexit vote; healthcare company goes 100% cloud

The news of the “Brexit” vote rocked the world. What does the United Kingdom’s impending separation from the European Union mean for IT teams? One thing is certain — we’re in uncharted territory. In this week’s Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani explores the implications of Brexit and IT experts give advice for CIOs’ response to the news.

Creative Solutions in Healthcare Inc. is the first healthcare company in the U.S. to be 100% in the cloud. In this installment of CIO Innovators, Site Editor John Moore talked to Shawn Wiora, CIO at Creative Solutions, and other IT experts about end-to-end cloud strategies and how they could lead to better security, better performance and a cultural transformation.

The way today’s business applications are run is flawed, according to IT consultant Judith Hurwitz. Cognitive computing could change all of that, leading to a much needed data-led enterprise revolution, Hurwitz says. In part one of this two part Conference Notebook, Horwitz explains how the business applications of the future will be based on fast-moving, constantly-changing data. In part two she discusses how we can expect to see cognitive systems in the IT services marketplace.

Having CIOs on the board isn’t such a stretch anymore. In this article, SearchCIO Contributor Mary K. Pratt explores how interest in enlisting CIOs to corporate boards is rising, but actual board presence is still rare, partly due to a low CIO talent pool for these seats.

Over on the TotalCIO blog, read about how one health insurer is using crowdsourcing and innovation software to create a new business model. Also, find out how a long-term care provider turned to cloud computing to bolster security and application performance and get IT consultant Judith Hurwitz’s take on the tech revolution.

In this webcast presentation, Kurt Marko, analyst at MarkoInsights, discusses the priorities and strategies for each mode of bimodal IT and the role of cloud services.

On SearchCompliance, Joe Rodriguez, a lawyer from the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster, discusses a new proposed rule that is designed to protect consumers from unfair payday lending practices. Lastly, in this feature a panel of blockchain experts address important questions around blockchain security.

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