Consumerization of IT

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In shift, more homeowners are buying solar panels than leasing them

The solar market has flipped, from more people leasing rooftop panels to buying them outright as vendors such as Tesla’s SolarCity and Vivint Solar have increased their direct sales efforts in order to attain more cash upfront.

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Alibaba Singles Day sales skyrocket

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, sold $17.79 billion worth of goods in just 24-hours during its Single's Day sale on November 11th.

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Alibaba shatters its Singles Day sales record

Since 2009, e-commerce website Alibaba has held a Singles Day sale on 11/11 to encourage single Chinese people to buy gifts for themselves.

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Align intelligence, UX and data to power exceptional customer moments

Increasing investments in intelligent applications is just one step to creating incredible customer experiences.

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Review: Phantom 4 drone

Computerworld's Mike deAgonia takes a look at the new Phantom 4.

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The rise of the citizen data scientist

Empowering businesspeople to perform their own analyses can free up highly trained data scientists to focus on the things that require their expertise.

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Alexa voice commands can now be spoken into Amazon's smaller Echo Dot

Amazon on Thursday announced a sleek new hockey-puck shaped, Alexa voice-controlled device called Echo Dot, a smaller $89.99 version of the larger, more expensive Echo tower.

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VMware gives enterprises a BYOD boost with three new tools

Enterprise mobility is often a tug-of-war between freedom-seeking employees and security-minded IT departments, but VMware aims to make those differences go away.

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Does anyone really want the government deciding encryption policy?

If people spent half as much time protecting their data as they do trying to prevent the data being protected, we'd all be far better off.

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Google Apps for Work gets an SMB boost via Kronos integration

Small businesses that use Kronos workforce-management software will soon be able to tap familiar Google tools in their HR efforts thanks to a new integration project.

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Apple says the iPad Pro is built for business

CIO.com Senior Writer Matt Kapko visited Apple headquarters yesterday to talk about the iPad Pro and the company’s strategy for positioning it as a tool for business.

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Where and when to implement disruptive technology

With high demands on your IT group to implement disruptive technologies that will achieve game-changing value, what strategy do you as the IT leader use in determining where, when and how to implement disruptive technologies?

Healthcare consumerism is here – or is it really?

There is no doubt that we have entered the era of healthcare consumerism. What does consumerism look like and what could hold it back from reaching maturity anytime soon?

Toronto schools back BYOD (to class) with $14M Wi-Fi network

The largest school district in Canada is rolling out a $14 million Wi-Fi network that embraces a bring-your-own-device approach for students.

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Box CEO: ‘I’m the biggest anti-shadow IT person’

Aaron Levie explains why he is not a big fan of the shadow IT movement his collaboration tech startup helped kick start years ago.

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Who does IT really serve?

CIOs are grappling with the shift in IT that takes control away from them to the business consumers (end users) to set the agenda. What are the implications of this shift and how can CIOs and enterprise IT adapt?

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BYOD is as entrenched (and complicated) as ever

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been around for years now, and even though it's become a fixture at many companies, some IT shops are still grappling with how to make it work.

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Enterprise IT appears to be going insane

Business users are frustrated with the enterprise IT function because of its inability to meet their business needs in a timely fashion. This frustration is not new and has been around since organizations first centralized IT into a...

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