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IT pros should focus on largest public cloud providers

Forrester Research predicts large enterprises will shift their focus to public cloud vendors in 2016. It also warns that the market will consolidate around industry stalwarts and IT pros should reformulate their cloud decisions...

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Organizations sloppy about securing privileged accounts

While most companies have processes in place for managing administrative and other privileged accounts -- the sorts of credentials frequently used in high-profile data breaches for the past several years -- most do a poor job of...

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IT leaders plan to further embrace cloud in 2016

Momentum will continue to mount around cloud-based enterprise applications in 2016, according to a new survey of CIOs and other tech leaders, and though many security challenges remain, concerns over shadow IT are on the decline.

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How to succeed at digital transformation

Most companies are struggling to make digital a competitive advantage. According to a new report by Accenture Interactive and Forrester Consulting, digital transformation requires leadership that can align departmental stakeholders...

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Boards are getting more involved in cybersecurity, but is it enough?

Despite operating in a state of hyper vigilance regarding cybersecurity threats, board participation in such planning is at only 45 percent, according to 10,000 executives surveyed by PwC.

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CIOs must cultivate the next business technology leaders

Companies must orchestrate succession plans at the lower levels of their IT organizations, mitigating risk that they will fall behind in the event of managerial defections.

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A strong IT workforce starts with training

As CIOs lead the charge for developing technology acumen across the entire organization, their talent strategy must include training as a priority, in addition to recruiting new talent, writes Accenture’s Diana Bersohn.

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Millennials want to be leaders — but not without big salaries, perks

A new survey suggests millennial workers respect their bosses, look to them for motivation and want to become leaders themselves, but salary, workplace perks and high-end technology are more important to them than to older generations....

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Facebook drives increase in social media satisfaction

Improvements in mobile, privacy and content sparked an increase in satisfaction with social media sites, according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Facebook showed the biggest gain, but it doesn't hold...

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Big data projects gaining steam, but not due to the CIO

The number of big data projects businesses are kicking off is increasing, according to new data from Gartner. But other members of the C-suite – not the CIO – are initiating the plans.

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Best cities for tech workers ready to make a move

If you're an IT pro with a strong resume and a bit of wanderlust, check out the 10 metro regions that offer the best potential.

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C-suite executives at mid-market firms investing in analytics, cloud

Executives at mid-market companies are becoming actively involved in technology decisions and those businesses are prioritizing investments in analytics and cloud.

Is poor software development the biggest cyber threat?

Is the cyber industry over-focused on network security, while applications are the real weak spot?

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Millennials will move, take less money for IT jobs

A new survey suggests millennials seeking IT jobs are willing to accept less money and relocate in exchange for positions they're passionate about, but they also aren't afraid to quickly move on if they are dissatisfied with current...

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Think you're agile? You're probably wrong

A new study by Oracle and Opinium Research finds that businesses around the world overestimate their ability to flexibly manage workloads or rapidly develop, test and launch new applications.

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Security education on phishing can save companies millions

A new research report by Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can improve the phishing email click rate an average of 64 percent.

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Most Apple devices lack proper security for the enterprise

Apple's Macs, iPhones and iPads are common in the modern workplace, but relatively few of these devices comply with standard security requirements, according to a new survey.

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Messaging and niche social apps grow, market leaders plateau

As smartphone users flock to simple messaging apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage, growth of the larger, established social networks such as Facebook and Twitter has slowed, or in some cases, stalled out completely, according to a new...

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