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  • January 30, 2015 30 Jan'15

    FTC sounds the alarm on IoT privacy

    There are almost 5 billion IoT devices in use -- and counting. To reap their rewards, says the FTC, focus on consumer privacy, not just security. Also in Searchlight: Apple's quarter earnings make history; Amazon breaks into business email with ...

  • January 23, 2015 23 Jan'15

    2015 outlook in information technology: Growth and more cloud services

    The 2015 outlook for information technology includes higher budgets and an emphasis on cloud, according to TechTarget's annual IT priorities survey.

  • January 09, 2015 09 Jan'15

    CES show 2015: The Internet of Everything and smart gadgets galore

    International CES 2015 pulls out all the stops on wearables, some of them marvelous and some that, well, seem a bit dumb. Plus, selfies and drones (and selfie drones) abound.

  • December 23, 2014 23 Dec'14

    Cloud 2015: Unrelenting disruption of traditional IT

    In this third of three blog posts on IDC's IT outlook for 2015, analysts tackled the topic of cloud. Here IDC's Robert Mahowald, program vice president of SaaS and cloud services; Mary Johnston ...

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    How the cloud fuels digital disruption

    Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research, sounded the alarm on digital disruption at the recent Oracle CloudWorld conference in Boston and explained how cloud can help companies go digital.

  • November 25, 2014 25 Nov'14

    Are you considering a hosted private cloud? Read this first

    When evaluating hosted private cloud providers, be ready for substantial variability in the offerings, a Forrester Wave report says. Vendors in this emerging and growing market tend to align with ...

  • November 25, 2014 25 Nov'14

    Companies still on the move to cloud, but security remains the No. 1 obstacle

    Overall, 2014 has been a positive year for cloud computing, according to a survey done by IDG Enterprise. Companies and IT executives continue to plan what they should put in the cloud in order to ...

  • November 07, 2014 07 Nov'14

    Microsoft bows to mobile with free Office apps

    Microsoft appeases mobile and cloud masses with free Office apps for iPhones and Androids, plus a Dropbox Office 365 deal. Also in Searchlight: Workday seeks big data insight on employees; Facebook tries to sway the election.

  • October 10, 2014 10 Oct'14

    HP waves goodbye to the age of the IT generalist

    Analysts and CIOs laud HP's split into two businesses as the market tips toward the nimble IT specialist. Also in Searchlight: Samsung's smartphone business plummets; Mozilla's bug tracker catches a bug.

  • October 07, 2014 07 Oct'14

    CIOs react to HP split: What took so long?

    Can the HP breakup deliver enterprise innovation and better service? CIOs say the Silicon Valley legend has nothing to lose by trying.

  • October 07, 2014 07 Oct'14

    IoT spurs interest in mesh networks

    The Internet of Things is spurring a new architecture for relaying data, referred to by some as mesh networking. But it may not be enterprise-ready yet.

  • October 03, 2014 03 Oct'14

    Cloud computing economics ezine; the NYT's messy apps mobile strategy

    There’s much for CIOs to to consider when it comes to cloud computing: your company’s specific needs, the financial benefits and data security, to name a few. Learn how to make the most of cloud ...

  • August 15, 2014 15 Aug'14

    How to develop a clear cloud contract with your provider

    Crafting a specific, clearly defined cloud contract with your provider is crucial to staving off security problems and SLA breaches. In this tweet jam recap, participants shared tips on how to best communicate needs to cloud providers.

  • August 12, 2014 12 Aug'14

    McGraw Hill Financial's hybrid cloud journey: Lessons learned

    I'm here at the Gartner Catalyst Conference in sunny San Diego, where people from all walks of business have gathered to discuss pertinent issues in business and technology today. With hundreds of ...

  • August 07, 2014 07 Aug'14

    How to manage traditional IT vs. cloud services providers

    As organizations change the way they consume technology resources, cloud services providers emerge as worthy challengers to traditional vendors. As such, they require a deft IT management touch, our tweet jammers say.

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