• 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 ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    Influence better decision making by becoming a 'choice architect'

    NEW YORK CITY -- Decisions are oftentimes colored by environment. Consider the humble cafeteria. "When you walk into a cafeteria, something comes first, something comes last," Katherine L. Milkman, ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    The road to hybrid cloud architecture is paved with mistakes

    IT projects of any kind can be calamitous -- and organizations mixing public and private cloud services with traditional IT have had a lot go wrong, said experts at the Hybrid Cloud Summit.

  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    Gartner: 'Widening gulf' between digital front-runners and everybody else

    By 2020, more than 7 billion people and businesses -- and close to 35 billion devices -- will be connected to the Internet. The prediction, from IT consultancy Gartner, helps make that current "It" ...

  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    No single path to building big data analytics platform

    Making IT an integral player in your company's big data analytics platform calls for out-of-the-box thinking about IT's role. Here's some advice on how to get there.

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  • September 28, 2015 28 Sep'15

    Process re-engineering underpins digital business at UPS

    United Parcel Service Inc.'s transformation from analog to digital business is well-known in the logistics industry. At the recent Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston, Jack Levis, director of ...

  • September 27, 2015 27 Sep'15

    Digital shift more hype than happening at most companies: McKinsey

    McKinsey & Co. published new data this month on how C-suite executives rate their progress on digital initiatives. Bottom line for CIOs: The shift to digital is a super-high priority for the ...

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    Making the most of DataOps; IoT privacy and security qualms

    Are you practicing DataOps at your company? In this week's Data Mill column, senior news writer Nicole Laskowski explores the emergence of DataOps and outlines three steps to building an Agile ...

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    Hybrid cloud environments, choice territory for CIOs

    Cloud computing watchers touted the hybrid approach as fast and fortified at the Hybrid Cloud Summit on Thursday. Also in Searchlight: China on cyberattacks; Apple sets target date for an electric car.

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    #CIOChat: Let's talk 2016 IT budgeting

    What are your 2016 IT budgeting expectations? How do they compare with last year's? Join #CIOChat on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. EST to discuss.

  • September 24, 2015 24 Sep'15

    Post-layoff, HP must tackle two cultural issues to stay relevant

    For last week's Searchlight column, I approached SearchCIO expert and former Citigroup CIO Harvey Koeppel to get his take on HP's layoff of 30,000 jobs in its Enterprise Services business as it ...

  • September 24, 2015 24 Sep'15

    KPMG: Death of BPO at the hands of RPA

    Bangalore, Delhi, Manila, Cebu City, Shanghai. CIOs have traveled far afield in search of cheap labor for business process outsourcing (BPO). But according to a recent report from Cliff Justice, ...

  • September 23, 2015 23 Sep'15

    Aging2.0: What do business users and senior citizens have in common? Good technology to survive

    Boston was selected to participate in a unique challenge known as 30in30in30: That's 30 pitch events in 30 cities in 30 days. Who's doing the pitching? Startups, many of them with a technology ...

  • September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    Emerging: DataOps and three tips for getting there

    A look at DataOps, Agile analytics and an IT leader who is striving to make Boston a data-driven city: The Data Mill reports.

  • September 18, 2015 18 Sep'15

    IoT initiatives 101; what HP's job cuts mean for the enterprise

    Thinking about starting an IoT initiative at your organization? Before you do, there are some things you should know. In this feature by senior news writer Nicole Laskowski, read up on IoT basics ...