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SDN Vital to IoT

Two major emerging network trends, Software-defined networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT), are destined to intersect, with one perhaps dependent on the other.

Debunking the Top Open Source Myths

Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers, but some organizations remain skeptical.

Encrypted Data in the Cloud? Be Sure to Control Your Own Keys

Data encryption in the cloud is an absolute requirement these days. When you talk to your service providers about encryption, be sure to specify that you want to control your own keys.

Key Factors to Consider When Evaluating Video Conferencing

Simplicity, reliability, scalability and security are core considerations, but when it comes to questions about cost, take into account what you'll miss if you decide not to deploy.

Top Things to Consider as You Prepare for the Transition to 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi

Overlay or rip and replace? Site survey or wing it? Need to upgrade the links to the APs? What about monitoring and management?


Top CIOs Get Deeply Involved in Merger Deals

Leading-edge CIOs don’t just investigate the IT risks in mergers and acquisitions. They also uncover digital opportunities.

CIOs Share Their Secrets to Project Success

How to balance traditional and unconventional approaches to keep IT projects on track and deliver on their promises.

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5 Things CIOs Should Know About Digital Signage

Here are five things you need to know about digital signs, which will soon feature bandwidth-hogging video files that need to be linked to back-end systems and consumer smartphones.

IT and Marketing Mix Well for Beverage Maker

The CIO at Brown-Forman, a wine and sprits maker, says that IT and marketing find they have lots to learn from each other. 


Nasdaq Mobile App Makes the Investor Road Show Smoother

On-the-go investor relations professionals get a more informative mobile app so they’re better prepared for meetings with investors.

Calling a Truce in CIO-CMO Budget Battles

Although tech spending power is expanding for CMOs, CIO magazine’s publisher, Adam Dennison, sees the major influence over IT budgets staying in the hands of CIOs.

CIOs: Expand Your Skills With M&A

Having CIOs involved the M&A process helps them gain business skills and helps the business identify a deal's risks and rewards, says CIO magazine Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson.

IT Gets a Bigger Role in the Conventions Business

Wherever people convene, IT is essential, says James E. Rooney, executive director at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

Git Legit in the Enterprise

Originally created as a distributed code management system for open source development, Git’s popularity has skyrocketed as independent developers have adopted the tool for its speed, flexibility and powerful branch and merge...

SAP's Simplicity Push Is Not So Simple

SAP’s challenge is to make good on its promise to reduce the complexity of its software and customer relations.

How Sensors Can Add Zing to Your Apps

The addition of sensor data can turn boring applications into exciting ones that impress your customers, a Forrester analyst says.

The C in CIO Isn’t for Celebrity

The best IT leaders have a powerful but rarely discussed trait: humility.

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The Internet of Things Brings Legal Gotchas to CIOs

CIOs must think through privacy, compliance and other legal issues before unleashing armies of sensors

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