Small business IT strategy
- October 30, 2014
For years, CIOs have talked about aligning technology with business strategies. That is still happening, but more often now; business strategies are formed based on technology trends.
- October 22, 2014
IT executives said 2015 will be the year of security, cloud computing and business intelligence/big data projects, according to TechTarget's IT Salary and Careers Survey. A lesser priority? Mobile technology.
- October 08, 2014
Find out which tech positions make the most, which IT pros plan to jump ship and where 2015 information technology salary expectations and project focus areas stand in TechTarget's IT Salary Survey 2014.
- October 07, 2014
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.
- September 30, 2014
Big data needs better questions; local data concierges might be the next information governance trend; and the downside of data: The Data Mill reports.
- August 13, 2014
At John Deere, two-speed IT enables agile and waterfall development approaches to live side by side.
- August 11, 2014
Will the chief digital officer outlive the chief data officer? Where should data experts draw the line in the sand on data quality? The Data Mill reports.
- July 25, 2014
Sharing your content is no longer about writing letters, sending emails or placing advertising. SearchCIO expert Harvey Koeppel analyzes how social media technologies have transformed business communications along with mobile, analytics and cloud.
- July 24, 2014
What should go into your organization's after-action review following a disaster recovery test? #CIOChat participants suggest what to include in the report and why.
- July 18, 2014
Digital overload and extreme multitasking are doing a number on employee engagement and efficiency -- and the U.S. economy, SearchCIO senior news writer Nicole Laskowski reports. A few employees at ...
- June 30, 2014
SearchCIO's tweet jam participants debated and deliberated on a well-considered IT disaster recovery plan test schedule. Read their conclusions in this #CIOChat recap.
- June 23, 2014
The buzz is on for sensor data but extracting value, as always, will hinge on mastering the data fundamentals: The Data Mill reports.
- June 06, 2014
What are your IT organization's biggest IT service management pain points? Tweet jam participants dish on ITSM problem management.
- May 29, 2014
CFOs peppered a panel of security experts on how to establish security in a software as a service (SaaS) world.
- May 27, 2014
The diverging big data market, Google's new 'search,' Spark versus MapReduce: The Data Mill reports from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
- May 23, 2014
At MIT, CIO Symposium attendees share transformative digital initiatives. Plus, change eBay passwords, ditch solo social and more in Searchlight.
- May 22, 2014
This year's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium focused on the digital enterprise and how the line between internal and external customers is blurring.
- May 20, 2014
Like many IT execs, O.C. Tanner CTO Niel Nickolaisen is seeking a balance between digital footprint data mining and the privacy risks it entails.
- May 05, 2014
Say hello to open data; the agricultural industry gets "smarter"; and UNICEF innovates: The Data Mill reports.
- April 18, 2014
IT upgrades and social data mining better equip Boston Marathon organizers for their 118th year; plus, soft robotics and Microsoft's forced update.
- April 14, 2014
BI and analytics will experience rapid adoption in 2014 as BI vendors face a changing market.
- March 20, 2014
Dell CIO Andi Karaboutis talks about the demand for SMAC -- social, mobile, analytics and cloud -- and Dell IT's progress on self-service analytics.
- March 03, 2014
Businesses' abiding love of Excel, the struggle to integrate data, the rising role of data temps and big data royalties: The Data Mill reports.
- January 20, 2014
Hadoop 2.0, big data security, and the future of work: The Data Mill reports
- January 16, 2014
In this SearchCIO interview, Walgreens CFO Wade Miquelon talks about IT strategy and the difference between a good idea and capturing business value.
- January 08, 2014
TechTarget's latest Cloud Pulse survey shows business needs trump cost savings for cloud use. IT leaders and analysts say it's about time.
- December 31, 2013
TechTarget's Annual Salary and Careers Survey polled 1,771 professionals on their current earnings, the mood in IT and salary expectations for 2014.
- December 23, 2013
Big data and semantic analysis, virtual personal assistants for everyone and IT resolutions: The Data Mill reports.
- December 09, 2013
Analytics 3.0, the 'data as a corporate asset' quiz and 'hellabytes': The Data Mill reports.
- December 06, 2013
In Searchlight, smart machines are all over the news and eyeballing human jobs. Plus: Apple gets social, a lot of passwords get stolen, and more.
- December 02, 2013
Predictive analytics and crunchy questions, data visualizations and good design: The Data Mill reports.
- November 26, 2013
It's human nature to want to categorize the world around us. But is this desire to classify becoming a bigger part of our nature at the expense of creativity because of … IT? Computers encourage ...
- November 15, 2013
In Searchlight: Stack ranking? Yahoo could learn from CIOs about valuing employees. Plus: IBM will share Watson, Facebook's $3 billion bid and more.
- November 11, 2013
Uncomfortable conversations about the ethics of big data and the virtues of transparency: The Data Mill reports.
- November 04, 2013
Facebook and relational databases, social television, and open data: The Data Mill reports from Strata Conference + Hadoop World.
- October 28, 2013
What are companies such as Macy's, Tesco, American Express and Wal-Mart Stores doing with big data? The Data Mill reports.
- October 07, 2013
When to call it quits with data, the power of a name and performing surgical marketing: The Data Mill reports from Predictive Analytics World.
- September 30, 2013
Combatting cookie stuffing, smoking out dubious URLs, designing for behavior change and selling the company culture: The Data Mill reports.
- September 23, 2013
Leadership, maturity models and core value streams: How Bose IT has blended Lean Six Sigma and Agile in its SAP environment.
- September 03, 2013
LinkedIn's semi-structured data shines, CVS responds to social media finger wagging, and Microsoft does the shuffle, The Data Mill reports.
- August 09, 2013
In this week's Searchlight: Jeff Bezos's purchase of The Washington Post turns a page in the digital age; a unique spin on data collection and more.
- August 05, 2013
OODA loops, the death of the IT department and personal privacy. The Data Mill brings news from the Gartner Catalyst conference.
- May 15, 2013
The rise of the chief procurement officer raises questions about the role of IT.
- May 10, 2013
Are you using gamification in business? In SearchCIO-Midmarket's recent tweet jam, we ran down reasons that a gamification incentive plan might fail.
- May 03, 2013
This week, Searchlight considers whether an Amazon-ruled enterprise cloud services space could be good. Also: handling big data, VDI benefits and more.
- March 29, 2013
In this week's Searchlight: Amazon plays disruptor once again with its buy of social networking site Goodreads, cyberattacks get scarier and more.
- March 01, 2013
A look back at the history of business intelligence and analytics reveals where data analytics has been, where it stands, and where it’s going.
- February 19, 2013
Companies have long considered metadata secondary to analytics and data management programs, but with the advent of 'big data,' that's changing.
- January 28, 2013
Why do some CIOs have a big impact on their companies and others don't? A recent study lays out the leadership qualities that make all the difference.
- January 18, 2013
Once a standard desktop, Windows OS and Microsoft office productivity software were easy choices for IT. Why things have gotten much more complicated.
- September 20, 2012
Winning awards often comes down to writing a captivating nomination. Here's what the judges are looking for in our sites' 2013 IT Leadership Awards.
- August 30, 2012
Use these free PICK chart templates as a resource to help IT and the business organize ideas and prioritize IT projects.
- June 08, 2012
After the LinkedIn hack, here's what you need to do to ensure you and your users are safe from password-hacking programs.
- May 03, 2012
When it comes to retaining your IT talent, it's about more than benefits and job security -- workplace culture matters too. It's the intangible (and sometimes tangible) practical lessons in keeping ...
- January 31, 2012
Last week I wrote about the transformation of banking services into products. This week I want to discuss different types of services--shared services. One of the first technology news stories I ...
- December 15, 2011
Mark Twain is attributed with the saying, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Any CIO faced with a meaningless key performance indicator (KPI) scorecard ...
- December 12, 2011
Shadow IT should be a serious concern for all CIOs in an age of self-service technology. Here's how to get a grip on it.
- November 04, 2011
We have been exploring how CIOs need to approach millennials in the workplace -- especially how members of that generation interact with technology. Indeed, millennials get the credit for cutting ...
- June 15, 2011
IT's status quo will be toppled by the need for speed and tech-savvy employees. Here's what's vital for operating the IT organization of the future.
- December 10, 2010
When one of Mark Bowker’s clients went to do an IT asset inventory, they couldn’t count how many virtual machines they had … because they couldn’t see them. Bowker, an analyst with Enterprise ...
- October 06, 2010
Explosives maker Austin Powder played with virtualization, and an idea for its business continuity and disaster recovery planning ignited: Make HQ a hot site for remote offices.
- August 11, 2010
Learn how other organizations tackle gap analysis, from software projects to IT portfolio assessments, in this list of sample gap analysis templates.
- May 13, 2010
Before the dust settles from an erupting volcano in Iceland, business continuity managers need to take a close look at their business continuity plans, starting with their supply chain.
- April 14, 2010
How well do you know your IT project stakeholders? A better relationship with your stakeholders can vastly improve project success rates and overall IT/business communications.
- March 03, 2010
The open source community has a new addition: an enterprise-level, ITIL-aligned change management tool. Recently unveiled at the Pink Elephant IT Service Management Conference & Expo, ...
- February 24, 2010
Performing an IT gap analysis can help your IT shop pinpoint gaps in its service delivery as a starting point in using the ITIL framework. Learn the eight questions to ask.
- December 08, 2009
The vendor evaluation process can be very complex and time consuming. Get the latest resources for making informed decisions during your vendor evaluation process.
- November 10, 2009
Do you know the difference between BPA and BPM? Learn the importance of business process management and business process automation in our comparison.
- November 06, 2009
Verizon's first Android phones, the Droid Eris by HTC and Motorola Droid, are being released today. The commercials highlight a string of new features not currently available on some other ...
- October 06, 2009
Need a hand in evaluating prospective vendors or managing your current crop? Here's a sampling of software vendor scorecards and requirements to help you create your own.
- September 29, 2009
An accurate risk management assessment can save you millions. Learn how to create, upgrade or review a risk management process using our list of tools, calculators and resources.
- September 03, 2009
Servers are still prime virtualization candidates, but CIOs are also looking at desktop and storage virtualization and tweaking virtualization technologies for project testing.
- July 01, 2009
Now that information security has the attention of the business, Gartner says, security needs to speak about risk in language the business can relate to. Here's how.
- May 14, 2009
Spend management software and cost transparency tools are being used by CIOs in enterprise organizations to identify savings in new areas. Learn how to use these tools here.
- May 05, 2009
Are your disaster recovery and business continuity plans up to snuff for a swine flu pandemic? Find out what measures other CIOs are taking and what you can do today.
- March 03, 2009
Many companies are implementing ITIL without considering the importance of an IT communications plan. Get expert advice on ways to target your IT communications for ITIL success.
- April 09, 2008
As operational technology and information technology converge in the workplace, should CIOs be controlling the whole shebang?
- January 01, 2007
Companies implementing a configuration management process should review the general guidelines and best practices put together by ITIL consulting firm Pink Elephant.
- July 28, 2006
As Linux grows, choosing a version that fixes flaws quickly is critical. However, as Edmund X. DeJesus learned, some Linux distributions publish security fixes faster than others.
- February 09, 2006
Ethics officers can help CIOs navigate the rising tide of compliance regulations. Find out how to make your case for one.
- November 02, 2005
The head of SAP's product management for small businesses said there are questions to ask before deciding between SAP Business One and All-in-One software.
- July 12, 2005
Learn three key things that must happen for your business and its outsourcing capabilities to be successful.
- August 09, 2004
There's good news for business users who have been waiting patiently to upgrade their PCs. PC shipments to businesses this year are expected increase by 12% from 2003, according to a recent study by Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corp.