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A brief history of hybrid IT: How today’s digital business gets done

Hybrid IT is perhaps the mirror image of digital business. As digital business continues its march towards digitizing physical business models, processes, products and services, then hybrid IT responds by providing a palette of...

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Disruptive technology: Dead companies do tell tales

Companies nearly always have plenty of time to properly address disruptive technology. So why do so many fail to do so?

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With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

IBM may have sold off its chip manufacturing business, but don't count it out as a hardware force to be reckoned with. It still plans to fight on, developing faster computers and cognitive computing systems like Watson.

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IBM exits semiconductor business and re-creates itself

With its announcement today that it will sell its semiconductor business, IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems development.

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IBM to cast off its semiconductor unit in $1.3B deal

IBM will sell the semiconductor technologies unit that makes its Power processors to GlobalFoundries, paying the chip manufacturer about $1.3 billion to take two factories off its hands in a move to save money.

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HP users say corporate split might work

The surprise news of HP’s division wins qualified praise from enterprise customers

6 key attributes of a chief analytics officer

Organizations need leaders who can turn big data into a strategic asset, but not everyone is cut out for the job. Do you have the skills and temperament to become a CAO?

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Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

As organizations seek to not simply corral data, but apply it strategically across the business, analytics experts are making their way into the C-suite.

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Outgoing Commerce Department CIO pushed to shake up the federated model

When Simon Szykman was named CIO of the U.S. Department of Commerce, he inherited a federated IT organization that needed to improve its efficiency and effectiveness, so he applied his strategic vision and consensus-building skills in...

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Digital transformation needs an industrialized software-defined data center

In today’s fast-paced environment, where digital transformation creates opportunities to literally re-wire how business gets done, the concept of a totally software-defined data center is vital to enable the speed of change required...

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Google buys 'smart' spoon maker Lift Labs

Google has acquired Lift Labs, which makes a mechanical spoon for people suffering from tremors, in a move giving Google new technology for combating neurodegenerative diseases.

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Betting big on the 'SMAC stack'

For most companies, however, the notion of doing a SMAC combo in any meaningful way is likely at least five years away.

Thornton A. May: IT has lost control, but that's not lamentable

Control is a quaint and cartoonish managerial fantasy. Insider (registration required)

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Digital transformation needs a modern, mission-critical infrastructure

Digital transformation is about a lot more than your front-end digital customer experience. It requires a modern, mission-critical infrastructure on the back-end as well. If “rogue IT” is what happens when business doesn’t speak...

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Your business has gone mobile -- now what?

So you've said yes to the use of personal tech. How do you make it work for and in your business?

Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade highlights its Fusion dilemma

Oracle has pushed out a major update to its E-Business Suite of applications, in a move that underscores the company's challenge of meeting customer needs while also persuading them to adopt its next-generation Fusion cloud software.

5 long-tenured CIOs count the ways IT has changed

5 veteran CIOs take stock of the changing tech sector

Long-timers reflect on all that's evolved since they first assumed the CIO role at their companies.

Some SAP customers scratching their heads over how to use Hana, survey finds

Despite years of hype, some SAP customers remain puzzled over how the vendor's Hana in-memory computing platform can fit into their IT strategies, a newly released survey from the Americas' SAP Users' Group has found.

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