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What’s behind VMware’s Wavefront acquisition?

Wavefront's software is designed to help CIOs monitor cloud systems at a time when most IT departments are speeding up application deployment with DevOps

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Microsoft vs. Apple: Strategies change but the battle continues

Microsoft and Apple are both successful in the enterprise, but these two tech giants have claimed that success using different strategies—while at times stealing from the other’s playbook

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How Brexit will impact global CIOs, IT services

Global CIOs must begin planning now for the impact of Brexit on their IT services and outsourcing strategies

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Why smart enterprises are thinking AI

Companies are leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to bolster customer experience, improve security, and optimize operations

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How CIOs are transforming their organizations for the digital era

CIOs discuss key efforts to shake up their IT departments as they lay the foundation for digital business strategies

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SAP adds new enterprise information management

Aiming to help organizations better manage, govern and strategically use and control their data assets, SAP has updated its EIM portfolio

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The true meaning of devops

Devops would be impossible without automation tools, but the real key is getting the workflow and culture right

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3 things small businesses can learn about data science from Apple

Small businesses can begin to unlock the power of big data by looking at examples from one of the largest companies in the world: Apple

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Why companies offer a hacking bounty -- and why there are challenges

Major companies like Apple, Uber, and Yelp regularly offer bounties -- some as high as $200,000 -- but there can be drawbacks

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Busted! 5 myths of digital transformation

Let’s get digital: Serious opportunities await those who can cut through the bull surrounding everything that can make an organization digital

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5 tips to help developers keep up with changing technologies

Developers want to learn new technologies and build new things, and these five tips can help keep the innovation flowing

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Party like it’s 1999

Open source is often pitched as the only way to sell software to the enterprise of today. But what should you consider to build a business around a highly popular open source project?

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Executive dilemma: Approve the cloud, get a pay cut

The common EBITDA metric that financial analysts follow -- and which affects executive pay -- is biased against operational expenses such as cloud services

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Fixing the communications breakdown between IT security and the board and c-suite

Stop buying the first security solution that comes down the pike and solve the communications logjam first

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How Anaplan makes dynamic strategic planning a reality

Founder and CTO Michael Gould outlines how Anaplan’s cloud-based platform pulls strategic planning out of spreadsheet hell

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How to create a culture of innovation

CIO.com's Rich Hein spoke to seasoned IT leaders to learn the ways in which they foster a workplace culture that values and rewards innovation.

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Data is useless

Data used to be hard to collect, expensive to store, and slow to analyze. All that has changed. Most businesses are now drowning in data, but still haven’t learned how to swim. They need to learn how to transform data from a useless...

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Oracle: We're going to sue that whistleblower cloud employee

Svetlana Blackburn 'was terminated for poor performance,' the company says

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