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IoT explosion a wake-up call for CIOs

This week, a new report from market analyst firm Gartner predicted that 2017 will be the year when the number of connected devices will surpass the world’s population. In Searchlight, Associate Site Editor Brian Holak talked with analysts and security experts to find out the reasons why enterprises are cautious about IoT adoption and what CIOs should be doing.

Senior Site Editor John Moore spoke with Ted Ross, general manager and CIO for the city of Los Angeles, to find out about the issues that an organization faces when introducing new versions of products like Windows Server. Listen to this podcast to find out the process of information technology adoption for CIOs.

Digital tech is fueling the Dunkin’ Brands Inc., according to chairman and chief executive Nigel Travis. Senior Executive Editor Linda Tucci writes about the brand’s push for digital initiatives and how the company has benefited from it.

Data is the new oil of the digital economy. In a webinar titled Data and Analytics Leadership and Vision 2017, Gartner’s Debra Logan talked about why more companies are investing in analytics and why data transparency is of utmost importance.

On Total CIO, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski talked with experts to find out who should be the boss of the chief digital officer — the CIO or the CEO? Laskowski also writes about the recent findings from Accenture’s Technology Vision 2017 report, which states that artificial intelligence is the new user interface.

Over on SearchCompliance, we have a webcast series on enterprise cybersecurity. Georgia Weidman, founder and CTO of Shevirah, Inc. and Bulb Security LLC, discussed how modern technology creates numerous cybersecurity threats for enterprises. Here, in part one of the webcast, Weidman discusses the expanding network perimeter. In part two of the webcast, she talks about the assumptions surrounding corporate networks and explains what the reality actually is. Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4 of the webcast.

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