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Thu, December 05, 2013 - At a conference as big and boisterous as Dreamforce, you hear a relentless stream of ideas. Some are good, but most are bad. At Dreamforce 2013, there was only one idea that really mattered: Whether smartphones are the future client for enterprise apps.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - Many enterprises use and like SharePoint. Microsoft likes it, too, because it's one of the company's fastest-growing product lines. But making enterprises support separate cloud and on-premises versions and telling SharePoint app developers not to work in C# and ASP.NET may make for a rocky relationship as time goes by.
Wed, November 27, 2013 - A recent report from Cisco Systems suggests that global cloud traffic will reach 5.3 zettabytes in 2017. That's more than four times the traffic seen in 2012. Analysts and vendors say this will have far-reaching implications for enterprise IT.
Tue, November 26, 2013 - Amazon Web Services often gets criticized as a platform that doesn't necessarily scale for the enterprise. So at re:Invent, the second annual AWS conference, Amazon made a series of announcements aimed squarely at dispelling these concerns.
Tue, November 26, 2013 - BYOD (Bring You Own Device) promises many benefits such as greater innovation, better work-life balance and improved productivity, but it also increases pressure on IT to manage and secure devices and data. How to do BYOD successfully is a challenge. CIO.com's BYOD guide offers a variety of resources and strategies to help you navigate the many pros and cons, security issues, costs and more.
Mon, November 25, 2013 - TradeMonster uses a hybrid HTML5 approach to develop a mobile app that closely resembles the company's Web trading platform.
Mon, November 25, 2013 - One CEO gains inspiration from quotes by business luminaries such as John Chambers, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey and Howard Schultz
Fri, November 22, 2013 - Known for its ThinkPad laptops, Lenovo is trying to find its way into the data center, despite the dominance of the Big 3: IBM, HP and Dell
Fri, November 22, 2013 - Rather than giving away free stuff, The North Face and Red Robin create customized "experience" rewards for faithful customers
Fri, November 22, 2013 - CIO.com Senior Writer Tom Kaneshige attended a wearable technology show yesterday and stared a bevy of smartwatches in the face. Today, he ponders whether anyone needs one of these trendy devices to know what time it is -- or maybe that's not the point.
Fri, November 22, 2013 - CIOs must encourage data scientists to solve real business problems, not just play with data.
Fri, November 22, 2013 - CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle isn't suggesting that Amazon get into gaming. Rather, AWS needs to approach IBM and the enterprise cloud the same way Microsoft successfully took on Sony. Otherwise, Amazon risks entering the annals of tech history alongside Lisa, Vaio and Zune.
Thu, November 21, 2013 - CIOs may have good reason to reject a proposal or nix a technology request, but an inept or frequent 'no' will get you sidelined.
Thu, November 21, 2013 - It's become a common refrain that marketers need to become more data-driven. This infographic breaks down the pressures that chief marketing officers are under and the upside to embracing big data.
Tue, November 19, 2013 - With the increased popularity of powerful tablets and the rise in mobile malware, it's no surprise that Forrester research released today shows that IT managers feel uneasy about BYOD.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - Ever the risk-averse industry, healthcare is finally beginning to trust cloud for the storage of protected health information. Experts credit better cloud security, dropping costs and the growing need for disparate organizations to share information. What's more, this only appears to be the tip of the healthcare cloud iceberg.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - In the final installment of CIO.com's three-part look at the technology skills gap in America, Gary Beach offers 12 examples how companies are bridging the gap with innovative programs. He also offers suggestions for what you can do to build the next generation of IT pros.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - Want to succeed with predictive analytics? These CIOs say it takes a lot of front-end data work and angst about cultural change.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - Survey finds that CIOs and marketing chiefs don't see eye-to-eye on much at all.
Fri, November 15, 2013 - So far, it isn’t clear which C-level exec will lead the big-data charge. CIOs, if they want a shot at this job, will need to focus on business innovation, not technology.
Fri, November 15, 2013 - IBM will eventually beat Amazon Web Services, writes CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle, but not because AWS has an inferior product. In many ways, AWS is better than IBM's cloud offering. But Big Blue's experience with enterprise customers, not to mention the federal government, shows that great businesses processes often beat great products.
Tue, November 12, 2013 - Recent updates to Google and Facebook privacy policies give the companies permission to use your photos in commercial content such as ads. Users aren't pleased -- but, at the moment at least, they are almost powerless to stop it.
Fri, November 08, 2013 - Amazon dominates the cloud, but IBM, strengthened by its SoftLayer acquisition, has unleashed a marketing campaign that fires on all cylinders. Whether IBM's cloud is, in fact, better may matter less than Amazon's ability to challenge a company that's made many competitors crumble over the past 102 years.
Tue, November 05, 2013 - According to new research from The Hackett Group, two critical ingredients are woven into world-class IT shops. The firm also offers four best practices to achieve world-class status.