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IT wants (but struggles) to operationalize big data

Big data leaders at large companies are bullish on the capabilities of big data analytics, but are struggling to break down data silos and make data accessible.

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More CIOs report to the CEO, underscoring IT’s rising importance

With digital strategies increasingly taking center stage in many businesses, more CIOs are reporting to the CEO. However, the tech talent dearth threatens CIOs ability to conduct their work.

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By the numbers: Cyberattack costs compared

Not all cyber attacks are created equal. Here's an at-a-glance look at what are the most expensive cyber attacks, how costs are distributed, and where organizations are putting their money.

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Big data and analytics spending to hit $187 billion

In its new "Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide," research firm IDC forecasts revenues in the market will increase more than 50 percent over its five-year forecast period.

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Social media a missed opportunity for customer service

A new report suggests most companies simply don't understand how effective social media can be for customer service, and majority of brand feedback people leave on social sites is ignored.

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State of EMV report: Fraud rises before a fall

Counterfeit fraud losses for retailers will hit $4.5 billion in 2016; fall to $1 billion by 2020.

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How to use advanced analytics to mitigate EHR data risks

Consulting firm PwC says healthcare organizations should leverage advanced analytics to mitigate the risks associated with electronic health record data.

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Cloud Chronicles: Why Care.com cares about the cloud

In the latest edition of Cloud Chronicles, Network World's Brandon Butler visits the offices of Care.com, which runs almost its entire business via the cloud.

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IDC’s guide to avoiding vendor lock-in

Download a free IDC report that’s full of advice to help enterprise IT customers recognize “vendor control points,” gain leverage in negotiations, and retain the option to switch vendors if necessary.

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How to pick the best requirements management tool

Inaccurate requirements management accounts for almost half of project failures. Aimed at helping IT and business leaders improve their odds for success, Seilevel, a business analysis and consulting company, has compiled a report...

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Security vs. IT: Your 2016 career outlook compared

Annual IT Salary Survey shines a light on hiring and compensation trends.

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Salary Survey 2016: How does your compensation stack up?

Computerworld’s annual IT Salary Survey results are in. Find out what your peers said about their career outlook and how your salary compares.

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Consumers still think wearables are expensive, confusing — but also 'nerdy cool'

New research suggests consumers think wearable technology is still too pricey, but they're intrigued by the cool factor and less worried about security and privacy issues.

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IT leaders must move fast (and decisively) to land tech talent

IT leaders say recruiting and retaining tech talent is of high importance. However, the vast majority are ill-prepared to fill open positions, according to the CIO Executive Council’s 2016 IT Talent Assessment Survey.

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Snapchat's oldest feature still its most popular

A new survey of young Snapchat users found that the app's messaging and story-sharing features are still the most popular — and nearly a third of all respondents said the best thing about Snapchat is that their parents don't use it.

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Corporate file systems have 'staggering level of exposure'

A year of anonymous data from risk assessments of corporate file systems reveals that many companies are failing to use permissions to limit access to sensitive data.

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Fun infographic depicts evolution of marketing automation tools

Marketing automation technologies evolved from clunky old robots 'to the next generation sales and marketing assistants [SMBs] have always dreamed of,' according to an infographic from Agile CRM.

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Employers get creative with compensation

Savvy companies are coming up with new ways to recognize their best employees, according to PayScale's 2016 Compensation Best Practices report.

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