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December 29, 2016
CIOs are on to the next new thing. From virtual reality technology to artificial intelligence to digital business, CIOs are educating themselves on all of it, according to this list of the ...
December 06, 2016
Driven by traffic congestion, pollution levels and rising infrastructure costs, the future of public transport is being technology-enhanced on many levels. Thus major initiatives include: ...
November 01, 2016
When implementing cognitive software, enterprises need to worry just as much -- if not more -- about the business implications, rather than the technical challenges.
September 08, 2016
In recent SDN blogs: One blogger proposes an additional SDN plane; a case study looks at testing HPE Synergy; and a researcher says SD-WAN complements the digital workspace.
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The power sector has emerged as an early leader for blockchain, with the potential to cut costs and streamline processes in power industry transactions. Continue Reading
Robotic process automation (RPA) is beginning to appear in many industries, including healthcare. An expert discusses RPA use cases in healthcare. Continue Reading
Blockchain observers talk a lot about the widespread impact the technology will have on various industries, but pinpointing use cases and putting them into action isn't so easy. In July's CIO Decisions, dive into potential blockchain use cases and the four key steps to implementation. Continue Reading
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A new emphasis on frequent feedback and coaching is raging in HR and changing the way businesses supervise employees. This guide looks at companies and vendors leading the way. Continue Reading
Data obfuscation techniques can help enterprises protect corporate information and limit risks of data exposure or leaks. Expert Ajay Kumar explains how these techniques work. Continue Reading
We'll keep things simple: Software-defined WAN simplifies the WAN; enterprises aiming for successful SD-WAN use cases need simplified options; and, in this video, Nemertes Research analyst John Burke simplifies SD-WAN. Continue Reading
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Sometimes the term 'iBPM' is used too broadly to be functional. To get the most out of iBPM, determine how it can best be applied and implement it accordingly. Continue Reading
While the number of enterprises that store data in the cloud continues to rise, the amount of data that they store there is still low. Today, public cloud storage is still predominantly used for cold data, archiving or object storage. IT managers are still largely concerned about storing primary data in the cloud for two primary reasons: security is no longer in the hands of the administrator, and cloud transaction times are typically slower than reading or writing data on premises. Because primary data often needs to be frequently accessed and can contain some of a business' most sensitive information, to many storage administrators, it may seem like cloud storage should be automatically ruled out. But that’s not always the case -- including primary data in an enterprise's cloud storage repository often results in a bigger return on investment. Additionally, some primary data, such as applications that generate large amounts of Internet of things data, may ultimately make more sense in a cloud infrastructure. And it might make more sense for business processes, too -- primary data often needs to be accessed from a variety of endpoints, while collaboration is increasingly a must for employees. Numerous cloud file-sharing applications now available on the market can make that possible. For the storage administrator who is weighing the pros and cons of storing more business-critical data in the cloud, this Drill Down will provide the information needed to determine whether data can benefit from and can be secure while being stored in a cloud environment. Continue Reading
Get a complete listing of the resources, use cases and requirements that need to be taken into account before starting a hybrid cloud deployment project. Continue Reading
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As the use cases for the internet of things continue to expand into various sectors and the benefits of analyzing that data collected from IoT grow, the question of IoT data ownership and access privileges is coming to the fore. But we can't simply rely on traditional laws and regulations to set policies around IoT data, writes columnist and former CIO Harvey Koeppel. Instead, he says, we need a different way of thinking: one that will enable us to catch up with the fast evolution of IoT and other technologies.
In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel lists four broad, comprehensive questions around IoT data ownership that CIOs and IT execs should be considering and collaborating around to ensure not just their companies' success, but also the advancement of our society. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen delves into why he thinks the "technology everywhere and in everything" world has moved IoT security and privacy to the top of CIOs' priority lists. In our last piece, Features Writer Jason Sparapani looks into two thorny IoT legal issues: data ownership and intellectual property rights.Continue Reading
HighVail, an IT consulting and professional services firm, helped Empire Life downsize its data center, migrate business applications and create a new disaster recovery site. Continue Reading
Companies that don't monitor the cost of cloud-based services could be in for a nasty surprise, warns Gartner analyst Mindy Cancila. Continue Reading