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  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    Duolingo cofounder explains crowdsourcing to the MIT crowd

    When Luis von Ahn was 12, he dreamed of becoming a "gazillionaire" by building a chain of free gyms where the kinetic energy people expended on exercise equipment would be captured and sold to ...

  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    Windows 10 Enterprise debuts; will the CDO upstage the CIO?

    Critics and analysts alike are raving over the new Windows 10 Enterprise OS, which Microsoft launched this week. In light of the glowing reviews -- improved user experience and security, a built-in ...

  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    Windows 10 Enterprise: No apologies necessary

    Microsoft's Windows 10 Enterprise makes Windows 8 seem like a distant memory. But should CIOs wait or take the bait? Also in Searchlight, Google uses sensors to fight pollution; Intel's new memory chip breakthrough.

  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    5 ways to think like a data scientist without becoming one

    CIO Symmetry occasionally posts expert advice we think will be of use to our small business readers. Bill Stripp, director of IT for NxtTeam, a managed service provider specializing in business ...

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    Loura-isms: How to do IT leadership right from HP's CIO

    Ralph Loura, CIO of the enterprise group at Hewlett-Packard, participated on a panel at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium where he served up plenty of food for thought for IT leaders. Here are ...

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  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    Survey: Small businesses move to cloud systems for functionality, not cost savings

    A growing number of small businesses are switching over to cloud systems, particularly for data storage, file sharing and email, a recent survey of 300 small-business owners found. Their top ...

  • July 28, 2015 28 Jul'15

    Mobile payment methods come of age

    Cattle, grain, shells, metal coins, paper bills, plastic cards. Don't see a pattern? Look again: All of them were or are forms of payment, and all of them are mobile. Mobile device technology-enabled payments are simply the latest, natural ...

  • July 27, 2015 27 Jul'15

    Will the role of the chief data officer eclipse that of the CIO?

    Chief data officers make the case why organizations need them; watch out CIOs: The Data Mill reports from the MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium.

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    The rise of Drones as a Service; the impact of big data on data integration

    Is Drones as a Service (DaaS) about to take off? Sony jumped on the drone bandwagon this week with its announcement of the launch of a joint drone business subsidiary. In this week's Searchlight, ...

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    Open source, adaptable infrastructure key to Etsy platform business model

    How does Etsy keep its platform business model in tune? Deploying up to 60 code changes a day is par for the course.

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    The platform business model: An introduction

    Airbnb does it; Uber does it. What about your organization? Sangeet Paul Choudary lays out the fundamentals of the platform business model.

  • July 24, 2015 24 Jul'15

    Sony bets on Drones as a Service

    Sony is launching a new Drones as a Service business unit that uses its image sensor technology. CIOs should prepare themselves for this growing market, experts say. Also in Searchlight: Hackers disable Jeep on highway; adultery website gets hacked.

  • July 23, 2015 23 Jul'15

    #CIOChat: Thriving in the age of digital disruption

    The digital revolution is in full swing. Who's winning and who's losing? Join #CIOChat on July 29 at 3 p.m. EST to discuss digital disruption and how to prosper in the information age.

  • July 23, 2015 23 Jul'15

    How big data broke the back of ETL and the rise of data curation

    In this Q&A, Michael Stonebraker explains why big data and ETL don't play well together and why CIOs should start thinking data curation rather than data integration.

  • July 20, 2015 20 Jul'15

    Five 'platform dichotomies': Challenges of a platform strategy

    A successful platform strategy can make or break a company in today's digital era, said Accenture's CTO at the MIT Platform Strategy Summit. He listed the five big challenges companies face as they shift to a platform business model.

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