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Bots are the new generation of apps

Bots are becoming one of the most fascinating technology trends of modern software applications. In some perspectives, Bots are starting to be considered a new generation of apps after websites and mobile apps. If Bots are the new...

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CIO banks on bots to bolster customer experience

USAA, the financial services firm for military veterans, will create messaging bots to automate financial services for its 11.4 million customers.

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The necessary evil: Enterprise IoT needs a new middleware

IoT is rapidly becoming a foundational element of the next generation of enterprise software solutions. As IoT evolves in the enterprise organizations are encountering new challenges integrating data between sensors, smart devices...

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Savvy CIOs poised to snap up talent cast off by struggling unicorns

CIOs have a great opportunity to hire technology workers jettisoned from startups forced to curb expenses.

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CIOs must ‘go way outside’ their comfort zone

In this free report from the CIO Executive Council, three IT executives discuss the new challenges of the CIO role – such as fostering business innovation and agility – that go way beyond the traditional set of responsibilities.

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Why bimodal IT kills your culture and adds complexity

Bimodal IT is gaining acceptance at some multi-billion-dollar corporations but Forrester Research says it’s the wrong approach at a time when customer preferences for digital technologies are forcing companies to move faster.

What makes a vendor relationship work?

In this free report from the CIO Executive Council, IT leaders identify the most important characteristics of a strategic vendor and reveal how they handle vendor management to produce the best results.

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Timeline: Microsoft’s major open source announcements so far

Lately Microsoft has received a lot of attention for its embracing of Linux and open source, but it may surprise you to know that Microsoft has been doing open source since 2004, the same year Facebook and Ubuntu were launched.

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Game of stacks: Mirantis vs. Red Hat

Is Mirantis taking customers away from one-time partner Red Hat?

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GDPR explained: What you need to know about the EU's data protection rules

What the regulation says, what it means for you, and how to achieve compliance.

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What do chatbots mean for the enterprise?

Chatbots are an exciting new trend in the technology ecosystem and they are starting to become relevant in the enterprise. Chatbots can be considered the apps of voice interfaces. In the near future, we should expect enterprises to...

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Report: CIOs neglect BPM in favor of trendier software

With the rush into data analytics and other hot technologies, business process management (BPM) systems don’t get much attention these days. That’s a missed opportunity, according to a Technology Evaluation Centers report.

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J.Crew hires new CIO in bid to revitalize fading brand

J.Crew hires Michelle Garvey from Ann Inc. as its new CIO as the struggling apparel retailers attempts to jumpstart sluggish sales and declining profits.

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The outsourcing industry has a new set of usual (and small) suspects

More and more large enterprises are outsourcing with small IT services providers because they are agile and because they aim to please. Competition is good for the industry and good for customers.

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You don’t need a degree to be a programmer in Silicon Valley

The Wall Street Journal says most programming jobs in Silicon Valley now require a college degree. Don’t believe it.

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Pitney Bowes bets on digital logistics and APIs to move beyond meters

Like many companies of a certain age, Pitney Bowes is banking on software to bolster lagging sales in a world where ecommerce is gaining steam.

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Microsoft embraces Linux -- way too late

As usual, Microsoft is late to the party. But this isn't like all the other times that came before

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Former NSA deputy director says Edward Snowden lacks courage

Thoughts from Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director of NSA, about whistleblower Edward Snowden’s reasons for leaking classified NSA documents

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