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  • April 03, 2015 03 Apr'15

    Leveraging BPM to become a digital business

    The need to automate paper-based and manual workflows has never been more urgent. Can BPM help companies make the leap to digital business? Two experts weigh in.

  • April 03, 2015 03 Apr'15

    The rise of Apache Spark; signs your customer service strategy is broken

    Big data requires a big, effective data processing engine. According to Databricks, their new open source data processing engine, Apache Spark, is in a league of its own. In this week's Data Mill, ...

  • April 03, 2015 03 Apr'15

    The IoT is worth $3 billion to IBM. What's it worth to CIOs?

    IBM bets $3 billion on a dedicated IoT business group, but CIOs might want to hedge their bets on an IoT partner, says one analyst. Also in Searchlight: Silicon Valley execs rally against anti-LGBT laws; GitHub gets blasted by denial-of-service ...

  • April 03, 2015 03 Apr'15

    Wells Fargo continues massive data center consolidation

    Since merging with Wachovia in 2009, Wells Fargo has closed 100 data centers, decreasing its risk profile and reducing its carbon footprint.

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    IoT security tips from an IoT startup

    The benefits of IoT are just as well known as the risks that come with it. And, as happens with most new tech trends, CIOs are wary of jumping in at first, Tom Pincince, CEO of Digital Lumens, an ...

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  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    Six signs your customer service strategy is broken

    Consultant Rick Davidson urges CIOs to take the lead on improving customer service in the digital age -- and spells out the signs of a customer service strategy gone wrong.

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    In SMBs, the CFO role in IT decisions grows

    CFOs have long played a key role in making IT investments, and in recent years this influence has not only been maintained, but is growing, according to research from Gartner based on a survey of ...

  • March 30, 2015 30 Mar'15

    Is Apache Spark the next big thing in big data analytics?

    At Spark Summit East, Databricks talked up a storm about its new Spark cloud offering in an effort to distinguish the data processing engine from MapReduce and the Hadoop stack: The Data Mill reports.

  • March 30, 2015 30 Mar'15

    Integrating digital, physical touchpoints makes for better customer experience

    If businesses want a fresh and competitive mobile strategy, they'll need to break mobile out of the bubble it's been living in. "We're in a post-mobile world," said Kelly Manthey, vice president of ...

  • March 30, 2015 30 Mar'15

    Security, stability are keys to making Apache Spark enterprise-ready

    Apache Spark, an open source big data processing engine, is trying hard to become the new darling of big data. But is the technology enterprise-ready? The answer to that question is it's getting ...

  • March 27, 2015 27 Mar'15

    Graph analytics' renewed life; get friendly with CFOs to get ahead

    Graph analytics is not new, but it's taken on a new life in the enterprise—partly due to better, faster and cheaper technology. Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski explores the trend and lays out ...

  • March 27, 2015 27 Mar'15

    Google's Wall Street CFO hire underscores value of CIO-CFO alliance

    Google is the latest of the tech giants hiring Wall Street hotshots. The CIO lesson? Partner with your CFO if you want to get ahead. Also in Searchlight: Facebook turns Messenger into an ecosystem; Twitter faces a gender bias lawsuit.

  • March 24, 2015 24 Mar'15

    Goldman Sachs takes a DIY approach to graph analytics

    At Goldman Sachs, a homegrown graph analytics platform has become a tool for compliance and fraud detection. The use case is a good one because risky behavior is also social behavior, according to an expert.

  • March 24, 2015 24 Mar'15

    Speed of innovation and other top CIO challenges

    Keeping up with the speed of innovation is only one of many hurdles today's CIOs must clear. In this #CIOChat recap, take a look at the top CIO challenges in today's digital era.

  • March 23, 2015 23 Mar'15

    Forrester: CIOs will architect and operate the Internet of Things

    Although the IoT is being defined by the business right now, CIOs will end up running it, Frank Gillett, principal analyst serving CIOs at Forrester Research, wrote in a briefing. It's a pattern ...

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