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  • December 22, 2014 22 Dec'14

    Booz Allen Hamilton's innovation blueprint

    A peek at Booz Allen's innovation practice, what Etsy looks for in a data analyst and mathematical proof that vampires don't exist: The Data Mill reports.

  • December 19, 2014 19 Dec'14

    President says Sony made a mistake in pulling movie

    It's official: The FBI linked the Sony Pictures hack back to North Korea today, as Associate Editor Fran Sales reports in this week's Searchlight News Roundup. You can read the full FBI statement ...

  • December 19, 2014 19 Dec'14

    How to build an innovation team; 2015 IT predictions

    Innovation is on every CIO's mind, but it doesn't happen overnight, 7-Eleven's Senior Vice President of Innovation Rob Chumley explains. Read Chumley's eight tips on successfully jumpstarting your ...

  • December 19, 2014 19 Dec'14

    North Korea behind Sony attack -- what now?

    The FBI pointed to North Korea as the culprit behind the Sony Pictures security breach, and reports hint the foreign government may have gotten inside help. Also on Searchlight: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's flawed attempts to channel Steve Jobs; ...

  • December 17, 2014 17 Dec'14

    Saying you're a digital disruptor doesn't make it so

    It seems every business these days wants to be a digital disruptor but not many make the cut. Here are four tips from Oracle's Christina McKeon to help you figure out if your company is on its way to digital transformation.

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  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    The future of multichannel integration and customer engagement

    The future of multichannel integration and customer engagement is nigh -- is your company prepared? In this #CIOChat recap, read tweet chatters' tips and predictions.

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    The other side of the cognitive computing coin

    The International Institute for Analytics (IIA), a research firm based in Portland, Ore., recently discussed ten predictions for 2015. Some were conventional -- Prediction #7: Hadoop will go ...

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Get creative with your digital engagement strategy

    How do you make your digital engagement strategy stand out? In this #CIOChat recap, participants praise innovative customer engagement approaches and look ahead to the future of multichannel.

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Ensemble modeling, automated decision making loom large in 2015

    The International Institute for Analytics predicts storytelling, ensemble modeling and the 'Analytics of Things' will be hot in 2015, The Data Mill reports.

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    How the cloud fuels digital disruption

    Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research, sounded the alarm on digital disruption at the recent Oracle CloudWorld conference in Boston and explained how cloud can help companies go digital.

  • December 12, 2014 12 Dec'14

    Sony breach: The new front in corporate cyber warfare?

    Data breaches have unfortunately become the norm. But the now infamous Sony breach has opened the eyes of the IT world to the fact that we haven't seen the end of what cyber attacks have in store ...

  • December 12, 2014 12 Dec'14

    Communication key to CIO success; security and the Sony hack

    CIOs are expected to speak the language of both IT and business fluently, but does that make them expert communicators? According to CIOs from Johnson & Johnson, Starwood Hotels, Southern ...

  • December 12, 2014 12 Dec'14

    How is the Sony hack different from other attacks?

    The Sony data breach marks a new and scary frontier in corporate cyberwarfare. Also in Searchlight: Apple and IBM alliance bears fruit; the downfall of Pirate Bay.

  • December 10, 2014 10 Dec'14

    Walmart Asia CIO on finding your 'unique value'

    A fundamental piece of advice that CIO Fumbi Chima gives to anyone who asks for professional help: Learn how to take risks. "You have to come out of your comfort zone," she said during the recent ...

  • December 09, 2014 09 Dec'14

    Face the challenges of a multichannel engagement strategy head on

    The number of channels through which customers engage is growing. In this #CIOChat recap, participants sound off on the requirements of a multichannel engagement strategy, and how CIOs can prepare for the hurdles.

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