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  • November 18, 2015 18 Nov'15

    Data-driven decisions win in blackjack -- and in business

    Still debating the merits of gut feel vs. data-driven decisions? Take a page from Jeff Ma's book, which tells how he used data to win millions at blackjack.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    Gartner predicts IoT surge in 2016; why APM should focus on UX

    The number of connected "things" in use will rise to 6.4 billion in 2016, Gartner predicted. That's a 30% rise from this year. The consultancy also said that this explosion will drive a surge in ...

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    Gartner: IoT services, connected 'things' to surge in 2016

    The IoT services boom is on, says Gartner. What does that mean for CIOs? Also in Searchlight: Four indicted in last year's JP Morgan hack; Google's self-driving car pulled over.

  • November 06, 2015 06 Nov'15

    Too much, too soon? CIOs sound off on IDC 2016 predictions

    IDC gazed into its crystal ball this week, predicting the rise of 'third-platform' tech. Also in Searchlight: Toyota drives toward autonomous autos; CIO Ralph Loura leaves HP.

  • November 05, 2015 05 Nov'15

    C-level execs should keep tabs on IBM-Weather Co. deal

    IBM’s plans to acquire The Weather Co. underscores the importance of IoT and predictive analytics.

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  • October 31, 2015 31 Oct'15

    Survey: SMBs will run half of their apps in the cloud by 2018

    Spending on cloud-based services make up only a small portion of the IT market, but, at least among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), investments in these offerings are expected to grow ...

  • October 31, 2015 31 Oct'15

    Six 3D printing myths dispelled

    CIOs who've taken a more conservative stance on 3D printing may want to think again, according to Pete Basiliere, an analyst at Gartner Inc. "It's imperative that the IT organization be prepared ...

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    CIOs' leadership skills help teams see greater vision

    The years and days leading up to the anticipated Y2K computer glitch were frenzied for anyone in IT. Rafael Mena, who was a software development project manager at Florida's Orange County ...

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    HP bows out of public cloud; bringing Agile concepts to change management

    For many technology providers, Amazon represents one of the biggest competitive threats. This is most recently evident with HP's decision to shut down its Helion Public Cloud, ceding to the likes ...

  • October 30, 2015 30 Oct'15

    HP shutters Helion Public Cloud, while Oracle takes on Amazon

    HP ditches Helion Public Cloud and refocuses on the data center. Meanwhile, Oracle's new cloud services take on Amazon. Also in SearchLight: IBM buys The Weather Co.'s digital assets; MasterCard wants to turn everything into a payment device.

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Cloud council: Pick PaaS to swiftly develop, deploy apps

    The need for speedy development and deployment of applications is a real one -- which is why organizations shouldn't pass on PaaS. That was the gist of a talk on platform as a service by Mike ...

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    SIM CIO survey results; Dell teams up with Microsoft on hybrid cloud

    The results of the Society of Information Management's annual CIO survey are out, revealing that senior IT executives are shifting their perspective when it comes to business and IT agility. Senior ...

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Dell World 2015: New hybrid cloud service and 'coopetition'

    Dell and Microsoft introduced a new hybrid cloud service. What does it mean for the enterprise? Also in Searchlight: IBM reports drop in profit; drone registration required.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    SIM CIO survey results: IT agility is up, so are IT budgets

    The Society for Information Management's annual CIO survey discovered that senior IT leaders are coming at business/IT agility from a new direction.

  • October 19, 2015 19 Oct'15

    The benefits of a CIO-CMO partnership; rise of the CMT

    At the FutureM conference, CMOs talked up the value of a strong CIO-CMO alliance and discussed the emerging role of the chief marketing technologist.

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