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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.


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.

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...

Social Media Rehab for CIOs

From CEOs on Twitter to companies crowdsourcing product innovations or rescuing their reputations, social media strategy is becoming a core competency for CIOs and C-suites everywhere, writes Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson. What...

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7 Ways to Resolve IT Outsourcing Disputes Before They Happen

Follow these steps when negotiating your IT services contract to reduce the impact of disagreements — and potential litigation — on your business.

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4 Tips to Help CIOs Land a Seat on the Board

Sitting on a corporate board is a great way for CIOs to gain exposure, new professional experience and some extra income. The good news is you don't need to serve on an S&P 500 or brand-name company boards in order to reap the...

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Smarter Algorithms Will Power Our Future Digital Lives

Researchers are working on deep-learning algorithms that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

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Internet of Things Prompts IT to Borrow Startup Strategy

Whirlpool staffs like a startup for big IoT projects, asking IT, R&D, marketing and engineering to collaborate.

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TED: Changing the World, One 15-Minute Presentation at a Time

If you get a chance to attend a TED event, do it, columnist Rob Enderle writes. The talks are specifically designed to be short, slide-free and inspiring. Even sponsored events are free of sales pitches and data-driven presentations.

Fuel Company Takes a Fresh Approach to IT Vendor Management

At Global Partners, IT teaches its vendors how to be strategic partners for the business, not just sell their shiny new boxes.

Intel investing $1.5 billion in two Chinese chip firms

Intel is targeting China's booming mobile market

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Cisco Names New Security Chief After Young Departs

14 year vet Goeckeler was instrumental in Sourcefire integration

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