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Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda: Digital Ecosystems, Interoperability, Bimodal IT
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Digitization, creating a new level of organizational interoperability, and the practice of bimodal IT are among the priorities for CIOs, according to the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda. See how your IT priorities stack up.
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G7 Nations Plan To Team Up To Tackle Financial Cybercrime
Dark Reading Staff,
Group of Seven nationsí new guidelines include sharing updates by governments, private firms and regulators, plus joint address of shortfalls.
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Symantec Warns Of Second Group Targeting SWIFT Network
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Those behind the Odinaff Trojan are using tools and infrastructure associated with the infamous Carbanak cybercrime group, security vendor says
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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Let's Patent This: A Primer For Enterprise App Developers
Lincoln Essig, Partner, Knobbe Martens
Patents aren't typically the first thing on your mind when you're developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there's a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company's intellectual property is protected.
By Lincoln Essig Partner, Knobbe Martens,
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5 Ways Agile Boosted Our IT Team's Happiness
Chris Savoie, Director of Product Strategy, Workfront
Chris Savoie, director of product strategy at Workfront, has spent the past 12 years leading Agile IT teams. While the productivity improvements of Agile methodology are well documented, we rarely hear about how Agile affects IT morale. Here, Chris shares five things he learned along the way, and how his IT team benefited in the process.
By Chris Savoie Director of Product Strategy, Workfront,
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Women In IT: Where Is The Equal Pay?
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Women in IT are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, according to the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Take a look at our findings, and then let us know how your compensation stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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How We Built Our Own BI: When Off-The-Shelf Apps Won't Do
Sagi Bakshi, GM, ironSource Digital Solutions
Sagi Bakshi, GM of Digital Solutions for ironSource, needed a business intelligence application to meet all of his organization's unique needs. When off-the-shelf options proved inadequate, his team decided to build its own layer on top of an existing system. Here's how it did it -- and the role IT played in the process.
By Sagi Bakshi GM, ironSource Digital Solutions,
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BSIMM Shows Secure Software Development Making Inroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
The long road to making secure software development a mainstream practice remains a work in progress for healthcare, other industries.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading,
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Tips For Secure Pager Communications
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
Unencrypted pagers open hospitals to attack, Trend Micro study says.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer,
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InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Leadership Jobs
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
In 2016, median base salary for IT management professionals -- including CIOs, CTOs, and VPs -- is $112,000 annually, and has remained flat in the past 12 months. Of course, certain management roles are commanding a much higher compensation package than the median, and we're highlighting 10 of them here. See how your compensation stacks up.
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Top 125 Vendors To Watch
InformationWeek Staff,
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
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25 Cloud Vendors Worth Watching
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources. With that in mind, we offer a roundup of 25 options to consider in your cloud ecosystem -- including cloud services for public, private, and hybrid options, as well as management and monitoring tools.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud,
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InformationWeek 2016 Salary Survey: 10 Best-Paying IT Jobs
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Median base annual salary for IT workers was flat this year, according to the results of the InformationWeek 2016 US IT Salary Survey. Still, certain roles -- including architect, project leader, and security specialist -- are commanding much higher median salaries than other roles. See if you're in one of the 10 best-paying IT staff positions -- and how your total compensation stacks up.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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3 Ways CIOs Can Take The Pain Out Of Digitization
Andrew Horne, IT Practice Leader, CEB
When Andrew Horne, IT practice leader at consulting firm CEB, talks with IT professionals about digitization, the term itself is often greeted with eye rolling. But it's a buzzword business leaders are excited about. Horne shares his insights on how CIOs and other IT leaders can help define it in concrete terms -- and move the business forward in the process.
By Andrew Horne IT Practice Leader, CEB,
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How FinTech Disruptors Are Rewriting The Rules
Jim Nash,
Blockchain, smart contracts, and predictive analytics are among the financial service technologies reshaping the ways transactions are conducted and customers are served. With a rash of startups threatening to disrupt legacy operations, organizations of all sizes are turning to the latest technologies to improve their offerings.
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Do You Really Have Big Data, Or Just Too Much Data?
Brian Lee, Practice Leader, CEB
Brian Lee, a practice leader in CEBís compliance and legal practice, keeps a keen eye on the information overload happening at enterprises. Here he provides insight into the dangers of collecting data for its own sake, and offers six questions IT professionals can start asking to create a sensible data retention strategy.
By Brian Lee Practice Leader, CEB,
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What Does It Take To Be A Real IT Leader?
Elliot Luber, Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY
Elliot Luber is a visiting assistant professor of business, management, and leadership at SUNY Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies. Here, he shares his views on what it means to achieve true leadership in IT by balancing the transformational and the transactional.
By Elliot Luber Assistant Professor of Business Management & Leadership, SUNY,
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3 Tips For Successful IT Talent Retention
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
Recruiting and hiring new IT employees is expensive and time consuming. Once you've gone through all that effort and cost, do you really want to see your top talent walk out the door? If not, you'll want to review the tactics CIOs use most often to attract and retain talent.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor,
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9 Ways IT Can Ruin Its Relationship With The Business
Susan Nunziata, Editorial Director
Aligning IT and business units sounds fantastic in theory. But when the rubber meets the road, IT leaders face unique challenges as they strive to engage and collaborate with business-side colleagues. InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes. Here's what they revealed about the ever-evolving relationship between business and IT.
By Susan Nunziata Editorial Director,
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Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices
Jordan Cram, CEO, Enstoa
Like so many tech company founders, Jordan Cram, CEO of Enstoa, thought including non-compete clauses in employee contracts was a way to protect his company. Here, he tells us what led him to reconsider the conventional wisdom and do away with non-compete clauses altogether, and how his company has benefited as a result.
By Jordan Cram CEO, Enstoa,
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