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Warning: CDOs can be hazardous to your CIO's health

Hiring a CDO can prove disruptive to businesses, creating competition and conflict between the anointed digital leaders and CIOs and potentially CMOs, says PwC. But there is some good news.

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Social networks continue to eat news publishers' lunch

Social sites have helped spawn many new industries, but they're also a real threat to online news publishers, who are increasingly squeezed out by algorithms, ad blockers and audiences that don't care where their news come from,...

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Android owners losing interest in social media apps

Android users aren't as fond of Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter as they used to be, according to a new report.

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B2B marketers start to see value in social media

Business-facing marketers haven't warmed to social media as quickly as their consumer counterparts, but B2B marketing pros appear to have finally realized the potential of social.

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6 ways to be a better project manager

Project management is a complex -- and critical -- function. Here are six pieces of advice to help project managers improve their craft.

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Nearly a third of all Facebook users share content every day

Facebook has always been a place where people share personal content, and though the company faces an overall decline in user contributions, a new survey found that 28 percent of Facebook users still share posts, photos or video at...

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From IT vendor management to strategic partnerships

According to the 2016 Strategic Partner Index Survey (produced by the CIO Executive Council and IDC), IT buyers and vendors need to forge relationships of trust and collaboration. Failure to partner puts both groups in peril.

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Your open source security problem is worse than you think

Sixty-seven percent of applications reviewed by Black Duck Software contained known open source security vulnerabilities.

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Shadow IT 101: Beyond convenience vs. security

Shadow IT may be IT's fault, but it's security's problem. Here's what you need to know.

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Financial services firms struggling with ecommunications

In its sixth annual survey of electronic communications compliance, compliance and ediscovery specialist Smarsh reports that financial services firms are struggling to retain and supervise the growing volume and variety of...

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Most marketers miss mark with mobile messaging

Consumers are inundated with notifications from all types of mobile messaging services, and though many will engage with businesses that use relevant alerts, most organizations don't capitalize on the opportunity.

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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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