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Slideshow: 6 Key Attributes of CAOs [Chief Analytics Officers]

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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.

IBM's 'click to buy' consulting services look beyond just IT

IBM hopes to expand its customer base and sell to executives outside of IT with a new set of consulting services that can be bought online with a credit card.

Hyper-convergence or just hype

It sure is hard to keep up in this fast changing technology world. Hyper-convergence is the latest new buzz word in data center circles. Third platform, Internet of things, object based storage, erasure coded disk, software-defined...

Ditch instinct: Why data drives business

The cultural changes involved with running a business on hard data and predictive analytics can't be underestimated. Here's what works and what doesn't work when making the cultural shift from traditional top-down decision-making to...

French fight the death of OpenVMS

An OpenVMS user group in France has posted an 'open letter' to Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman urging her to reconsider HP's decision to begin pulling support for the system.

Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year

It could take Microsoft a year to lay off the 18,000 workers it plans to cut, resulting in a drawn-out morale-busting process criticized by both labor experts and industry analysts.

How Microsoft announces layoffs will show the company's PR IQ

If Microsoft pulls the layoff trigger today, as many expect, the company will face PR problems if it doesn't make smart moves, a crisis communications expert said.

Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.

Big changes and possible cuts prompt Microsoft to publicly air Nadella memo

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella distributed his Thursday memo beyond the halls of his company to signal to everyone that big changes, likely including staffing cuts, are coming.

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