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African countries move to require inclusion of local suppliers in big telecom projects

Foreign companies, mainly from China, have been winning huge contracts and cutting out local competition, sometimes via bribery


12 CIOs Who Are Earning Millions

Taking into account both base salaries and 'other' compensation, these 12 CIOs are raking in millions.

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

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Private Health Insurance Exchanges Poised for 'Hypergrowth'

Public health insurance exchanges removed nearly 10 million American adults from the ranks of the uninsured. However, the sites were plagued with problems -- and the second year of sign-ups may bring additional headaches. That leads...

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Flywheels, Crowdsourcing, and a New Office of the CTO

John Marcante, CIO and Managing Director of Vanguard, on communication IT strategy and driving innovation

6 Key Attributes of a Chief Analytics Officer

Organizations need leaders who can turn big data into a strategic asset, but not everyone is cut out for the job. Do you have the skills and temperament to become a CAO?

European Commission details grounds for Apple tax probe

The tax probe focuses on use of transfer pricing arrangements by two Apple subsidiaries

Slideshow: 6 Key Attributes of CAOs [Chief Analytics Officers]

Chief Analytics Officer: The Ultimate Big Data Job?

As organizations seek to not simply corral data, but apply it strategically across the business, analytics experts are making their way into the C-suite.

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Inside the Secret Clash of CIOs and CMOs

Publicly, CIOs and CMOs say they get along, but in the dark recesses of the enterprise, tensions abound. Here’s why (warning: the 'why' comes from a decidedly CMO perspective).

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the cloud

Hurd has something to sell customers at all levels of the cloud stack

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Microsoft Wants You to Help Predict the Future, and Bet on it

The team that helped Microsoft's Bing predict the outcome of the Scottish election, World Cup games, and NFL matches wants you to "bet" on future outcomes -- and tell Microsoft loads of other personal details, too.

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Pharma CIO Taps Into the Silicon Valley Talent Pool

AstraZeneca's global talent network includes a new center designed to recruit 'tech brains' from the Bay Area.

Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services

Its Exalytics in-memory appliance also gets an upgrade

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An Immature Security Program is an Exciting Challenge

After four years of building one company’s security program, our manager feels the need to take on a new challenge.

Apple tax probe details to be published by European Commission on Tuesday

Apple could have received significant tax reductions from Irish authorities

New Role for CIOs: Governance for Data Analytics

There's a new Wild West to be tamed: all those (uncoordinated) data analytics projects sprouting throughout your organization.

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Outgoing Commerce Department CIO Pushed to Shake Up the Federated Model

When Simon Szykman was named CIO of the U.S. Department of Commerce, he inherited a federated IT organization that needed to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, so he applied his strategic vision and consensus-building skills in...

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Data Breaches Rise as Cybercriminals Continue to Outwit IT

Security breaches rise again this year, costing an average of $415,000, as security pros fail to keep pace with cybercrime innovation.

How to Balance IT Onshoring and Offshoring

Three CIOs share their strategies for striking a balance between onshore and offshore IT resources to meet business needs.

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