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  • September 06, 2016 06 Sep'16

    Starting smart city initiatives? Reach out to everyone

    What do smart city initiatives look like? Turning streetlamps on and off with Wi-Fi? Analyzing reams of traffic data to reroute how cars flow through city streets? Using video sensors to watch for ...

  • September 02, 2016 02 Sep'16

    Time to bid adieu to traditional authentication methods

    This week, the news of the four-year-old Dropbox hack resurfaced. We now know that over 68 million users' data were compromised. "What's interesting about this hack is that it highlights how long ...

  • September 02, 2016 02 Sep'16

    Dropbox hack and the password security conundrum

    The Dropbox hack is the latest reminder that the end is near for traditional authentication methods. Also in Searchlight: VMware comes at cloud from a new direction.

  • September 01, 2016 01 Sep'16

    Cloud office productivity suites: Cultural divide

    In this month's CIO Decisions, we explore the cultural divide in the cloud office-productivity-apps space, in which Google and Microsoft are battling for market share.

  • September 01, 2016 01 Sep'16

    Google Apps for Work vs. Office 365

    For this issue of CIO Decisions, Features Writer Jason Sparapani talked to CIOs whose companies have adopted cloud office productivity suites to learn about the factors they weighed in their decisions. He learned that while Google Apps was ...

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  • August 29, 2016 29 Aug'16

    What does the WhatsApp privacy policy update signify?

    Last week, the news of WhatsApp updating its privacy policy hit the stands. In Searchlight, executive editor Linda Tucci spoke with industry experts to find out how businesses can use mobile ...

  • August 26, 2016 26 Aug'16

    WhatsApp messaging app comes of age with user privacy shift -- mazel tov?

    WhatsApp's new privacy policy may dismay some users. For businesses, it signals the popular mobile messaging app has come of age. Also: VMworld 2016 and self-assembling cell phones.

  • August 25, 2016 25 Aug'16

    Three platform business model challenges CIOs will have to cope with

    Platform business models will bring old and new challenges to IT, according to expert Sangeet Paul Choudary.

  • August 19, 2016 19 Aug'16

    Gartner Catalyst 2016: Cloud enables a connected future

    Gartner has a message for IT: To thrive, get into the cloud. Also in Searchlight: Cisco layoffs, Eddie Bauer malware hack, Google's rumored new OS, China's quantum satellite.

  • August 18, 2016 18 Aug'16

    For students, startups, the best work applications are Google's

    Apps for Work: Google's work applications win over young companies and students, but the business suite does have its drawbacks.

  • August 16, 2016 16 Aug'16

    Latest Gartner ranking: Who's winning the cloud wars

    AWS, Azure and Google score big in the latest Gartner ranking. But don't just go by good grades when choosing an IaaS cloud platform.

  • August 12, 2016 12 Aug'16

    Delta outage sparks disaster recovery concerns

    This week, the news of Delta Air Lines' computer outage soared high, while Delta flights remained grounded. Over 2000 flights were cancelled and delays still continue. In Searchlight, associate ...

  • August 05, 2016 05 Aug'16

    Intel CIO hire puts spotlight on IT gender gap

    This week, Intel's executive IT ranks saw a shift from one woman CIO to another. But that doesn't mean the gender gap has closed -- far from it, in fact. In this week's Searchlight, Executive ...

  • August 05, 2016 05 Aug'16

    Intel CIO is a woman. So what?

    The appointment of a woman to replace another woman for the Intel CIO job might suggest the IT gender gap has closed. Not so. Also in Searchlight: Bitcoin gets robbed.

  • August 03, 2016 03 Aug'16

    Unlimited vacation time cropping up at startups, GE, but policy rare

    Is unlimited vacation time the new flextime for companies eager to attract and hold on to talent?

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