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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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5 characteristics of exceptional internal audit leaders

Internal audit functions with highly effective leadership perform better and add greater value to their businesses. The most effective internal audit leaders exhibit these five characteristics.

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Businesses spending more on tech, worrying more about IT disruption

IT budgets are on the rise in 2016 as tech leaders struggle with existing IT infrastructure that is proving a hindrance to adopting new technology.

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Risky business? Online dating fraud dips during Valentine's Day

Good news, online daters, according to research conducted by device intelligence and fraud prevention company iovation, fraud on online dating sites is lower leading up to Valentine's Day.

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Survey: The state of encryption is strong, but mind the gaps

Companies lag in protecting employee information, mobile devices.

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Disconnect between CIOs and LOB managers weakens data quality

Despite the promise of big data, most analytics projects suffer from bad data syndrome, the result of tension between CIOs and line of business managers.

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Big data projects on the rise (but data use could be better)

Companies putting big data initiatives in place report positive results, but most also say their business could improve by making better use of that data.

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Study: Untamed analytics will take your business on a wild ride

The potential business benefits of data analytics are great, but the predictive models can also “go awry” and produce unintended consequences if underlying assumptions are faulty or outdated. Companies need a governance strategy to...

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6 analytics trends that will shape business in 2016

Deloitte identifies six major trends and market disruptions that will drive C-suite technology investments in 2016.

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