• October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    CIOs sound off on Dell-EMC deal; why 'failing fast' is hard

    What does the Dell-EMC deal, the largest technology acquisition ever, mean for IT? We asked CIOs and IT pros to weigh in on the deal and its impact on digital strategies, vendor relationships and ...

  • October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    Planned Dell deal shines another light on changing role of the CIO

    Dell's designs on EMC are yet another indicator that CIOs need to focus on projects that make the business stand out. Also in Searchlight: Twitter layoffs, Intel Skylake chip and Arx Pax hoverboard.

  • October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    Frito-Lay: 'Omniculturals' at the intersection of IT and marketing

    Ram Krishnan has a big job in IT. He is the chief marketing officer (CMO) at Frito-Lay North America, a $14 billion division of PepsiCo. In addition to Fritos corn chips and Lay's "Betcha can't eat ...

  • October 13, 2015 13 Oct'15

    Dell-EMC deal strikes chord with CIOs

    Dell-EMC deal: In the wake of the largest technology acquisition ever, CIOs ponder their digital strategies, vendor relationships and the future of IT.

  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    Cloud contract essentials; notes from Gartner Symposium

    Migrating to the cloud is a big decision with a lot of moving parts. One of the most crucial pieces is the often-dreaded cloud contract. In this two-part feature, learn best practices for ...

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  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    IBM forms new cognitive business unit to promote Watson

    Can IBM bring cognitive computing to the masses? That's the mission for IBM's new Cognitive Business Solutions group. Also in Searchlight: Apple breaks up with VMware; Dell might buy EMC.

  • October 08, 2015 08 Oct'15

    Gartner Symposium: Why does a CIO need a CDO?

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- How can a chief data officer (CDO) help a CIO? Gartner analyst Debra Logan counted the ways at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo. As businesses go digital, many CIOs will need help, ...

  • October 07, 2015 07 Oct'15

    Gartner Symposium to CIOs: Vigilance, curiosity for better security

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- At an event where predictions of tomorrow's technology held center stage -- algorithms operating cars, smart machines helping call center agents do their jobs better, "robo-bosses" ...

  • October 05, 2015 05 Oct'15

    Breach-proof? Look for security experts with deep functional knowledge

    Security breaches occur so often now that it's a rare week when one doesn't make the headlines. Companies that hope to have a chance against these constantly evolving threats need to be hiring a ...

  • October 05, 2015 05 Oct'15

    Are CIOs ready for a hybrid cloud future?

    The fear of being out-competed by a born-digital upstart is so strong in today's business climate, it requires a new verb. Businesses will do anything to keep from getting "Ubered" -- that is, ...

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    The problem with focus groups

    Running a focus group is not unlike gathering requirements for an IT project: Both rely on collecting qualitative information to tap into the customer's perspective. As IT professionals know, what ...

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    The Achilles heel of biometrics; IT outsourcing mistakes to avoid

    The uniqueness of fingerprints, retinas and the other biological features that biometric authentication relies on is the security tool's greatest asset. But in light of the theft of 5.6 million ...

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Evaluating fingerprint biometrics in a post-OPM hack world

    The OPM breach called into question the safety of fingerprint biometrics. What can CIOs learn from it? Plus: Google unveils latest Nexus devices; Experian hack exposes 15 million T-Mobile customers.

  • October 01, 2015 01 Oct'15

    InfoSec leaders: Be the innovation

    Emily Mossburg, a principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP, provided information security leaders with some useful insight yesterday into why their jobs are so freaking hard. The occasion was the ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    SMB IT spending on software, IT services to keep rising through 2019

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are spending more on software and IT services, and these investments will continue to rise through 2019, according to IDC's Worldwide Small and Medium-Sized ...