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The CIO identity crisis; Apple car poised to shake up IoT conversation

CIOs are at a critical point in their evolution, and they need to find a way to stay relevant in a corporate culture, according to author Jill Dyché. In part one of one of her two-part feature story, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski chats with Dyché about how to cure the CIO identity crisis. In part two, Dyché explains the key factors that kill innovation.

Is the connected car the next big step toward an IoT-dominated future? In her latest Searchlight entry, Associate Editor Fran Sales highlights the buzz around a possible Apple car and discusses how it can help CIOs drive the conversation around IoT security. Also in Searchlight: U.S. spyware in foreign networks and Snapchat’s big funding proposal.

Speaking of IoT security, check out this #CIOChat recap to hear what SearchCIO followers and guest expert Harvey Koeppel have to say about mitigating IoT security risks amid a notable lack of precedent.

Hadoop is a powerful technology, but is it secure? In the latest Data Mill, read why Hadoop security is a different beast from traditional security, see a list of current Hadoop security projects, and get the latest 2015 budget expectations.

Mobility’s disruptive forces are at it again! SearchCIO expert Niel Nickolaisen explains how mobile technology is shaking up next-generation information security and how CIOs can make the most of it.

Our new handbook has everything you need to know about application consolidation in one place. Learn from experts’ success stories and discover the best ways to consolidate your applications and maximize their business benefit.

Think you know what the future holds for mobile networking? Take our quiz to assess your knowledge and review recent mobility and networking content.

It’s almost time for the next #CIOChat! Join SearchCIO editors and fellow tweeters Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. EST to talk about the death of the CIO as we know it. We’ll be discussing the challenges of modern CIOs and how CIOs can stay relevant in a digital enterprise. See you there!

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