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As the enterprise IT trends of mobility, analytics, and cloud computing gain steam, they mark a significant change in the role of a CIO.

Bernard Golden
VP-Strategy,ActiveState Software

Contrary to what case studies tell you, most IT departments aren't quite ready to support cloud infrastructure.

An overwhelming 78.1 percent CIOs stated that they would spend more than the previous year on security management and planning in the current year.

Martin Bishop

A recent Forrester survey showed that 43% of IT organizations have listed IaaS as a high or critical technology priority, up from 33% in 2011.

IT leaders need to understand that today users have a greater influence on IT strategy and that organizations need to frame policies around creating digital workplaces, says a Gartner report.

Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey.

Vijay Ramachandran
Editor-in-chief,IDG Media

Rather than a CIO, a different CXO needs to champion data as a strategic corporate asset and revenue driver.

On Thursday, Satya Nadella charted a new course for Microsoft, focused on interconnectivity and productivity.

Companies including MITRE are looking at privileged access and how to better lock it down -- without stopping employees from doing their jobs.

A leadership role is an exciting adventure, filled with an overwhelming need to ensure you're ready to take on one of the greatest responsibilities of a career.

CIOs with an eye on mobility have probably spent a small fortune creating a private enterprise app store. 

On Thursday, Satya Nadella charted a new course for Microsoft, focused on interconnectivity and productivity.

Why are so many CIOs seen as nothing more than operational managers? Is it a distrust of ICT? Is it a lack of understanding? Or is it a mindset that refuses to evolve?

In today's business environment, organizations are increasingly demanding advanced analytics.

Many younger tech workers are ready to take on more responsibility, but people aren't retiring, so the opportunities aren't there.

Engineers are busily cooking up all-new hardware for blazing-fast routers based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard

Jonny Evans
Journalist/blogger,

Technology is about to take a big slice of the traditional banking business. Bankers have been slow to see what's coming, but they're starting to realize what's at stake.

What if everything you thought you knew about work-life balance was a myth?

What does the future hold for enterprise security? What will programs, roles, technologies and policies look like in five years or so?

Hiring companies must adapt to upward pressure on salaries and stem high turnover rates.

Dr. Katragadda will be reporting to the Chairman, Cyrus Mistry, and will be responsible for technology at the group level.

The Internet of Things is producing a lot of interesting consumer products that have the potential to lead to important enterprise tools.

Almost all manufacturers will be using Internet of Things (IoT) applications by 2020, leading to a potential economic impact of as much as $2.3 trillion for the global manufacturing industry alone, says Robert Kocis, Senior Divisional VP of Asia Pacific Sales and Distribution, at PTC.

Migrating to Microsoft's Office 365 from an on-premises Office suite requires help, experts say.

Bernard Golden
vice president-strategy,ActiveState Software

IT industry appears to suffer from cloud computing ennui, as the number of Google searches for the term over the past two years has dropped significantly.

There's been a lot of talk about the benefits companies reap from mobilizing their workforce.

Bvckup 2 is a powerful backup utility that has the mindset of a command-line tool and a beautifully functional graphical user interface.

Just because your CRM project involves software, infrastructure and the cloud doesn't mean it's just an engineering project. 

Columnist Mike Elgan tested a smartwatch with Android Wear and said he has experienced a culture-changing platform.

By creating a mobile app that’s linked to a wearable device and the company’s HIS, the hospital increased revenue, and enhanced customer experience.

Gartner predicts that in the future, the term IT security will give way to "digital security."

By using robotics in its depots, Asian Paints lowered inventory management pressure and ensured accurate deliveries.

Zeus Kerravala

Facebook announced a new product that's supposed to have the networking industry trembling.

Developers have a wish list ahead of the Google I/O conference.

Apple's customer satisfaction numbers are the envy of the technology world and Cook is rightly proud of that fact.

IBM recently said it found a way to make transistors that could be formed into virtual circuitry that mimics human brain functions.

The Internet of Things will transform the way organisations behave in society, says CIO Ian Cohen of broking financial services provider JLT Group.

It is common knowledge across the information security industry that human weaknesses, are what put enterprises most at risk from cyber attacks.

S. Srinivasan
CIO, Sundram Fasteners

CIOs are forced to move beyond keeping the lights on and focus on innovation.

Making remote workers feel like part of the team is one of the trickiest parts of management. 

With more than 100 million users, Evernote is popular for good reason. Here are some tips from getting the most out of Evernote.

Tablets haven't killed off the PC market, which is about to return from a downturn.

If you were looking for the iPhone 6 or some revolutionary new product like the iWatch, WWDC was probably a disappointment. 

There is no denying that cloud computing is a disruptive IT strategy that is driving a services-oriented delivery model. But in many cases IT has struggled to align the vision and promise.

Serenity Caldwell
associate editor,Macworld

There are so many fantastic developments coming down the Apple pipeline in the fall, it's hard to single out just a few.

Mike Elgan

People think Starbucks is a coffee company. But every restaurant sells coffee. What makes Starbucks unique is technology.

Diesel, a Labrador Retriever, appears to live in a perpetual state of glee and is unbothered by the electronics-packed vest he is wearing.

The security of open source software relies on the community spotting errors -- but Heartbleed and other recent events suggest that that's not happening.

With IBM FlashSystem 820, the company achieved 97 percent reduction in storage space - reclaiming 82U of rack space for the same capacity, grew from 17 TB to over 2.5 PB of data organically, saved $77,000 a year in operational expenses and operates with lightning-fast response times to business users.

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According to the CIO Mid-Year Review 2014, Indian CIOs are troubled by the paucity of skills in emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobility, BI and analytics.

The annual cost of cybercrime is either staggering, or a mere blip on the world's economic bottom line, depending on how you look at it.

Elevating your stature to competitive differentiator status doesn’t have to be an exercise in the black arts. CIO research demystifies what it take to become a competitive differentiator.

An emphasis on evaluating personality traits is helping firms find, attract and retain talent.

In contrast to all the hoopla around the need for data analysts, some Indian CIOs aren’t ready to hire business analysts. Here’s why.

Figure out the rupee value of your information assets. Then you’ll know what the ‘I’ in CIO is really worth—and how much to spend protecting it.

Of late, the memos by company chiefs are far from being positive or motivational. The latest in the list is Nadella's memo to his employees about the mass lay-off Microsoft is planning. We bring to you eight such memos that went viral.

As technology and business become more interdependent, being a jack of all trades is inevitable. Srinivasan Iyengar, COO, Reliance Life Insurance, is leveraging his past experience as CIO to enhance the company’s operations and aligning business with IT.

A few years ago, the idea of home and office appliances being connected to a network, may have seemed like something out straight out of science fiction. Today, however this is fast becoming a reality.

Apple's partnership with IBM to tackle the mobile enterprise could have lasting ramifications for both companies -- as well as for rivals Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry.

Microsoft’s Bing and Cortana accurately predicted almost all winners in the knock-out rounds with the help of data sets, algorithms and predictive analysis.

In these lean times, backups aren't what they used to be; it's inevitable that IT staffers will be called to help, especially when an important issue is brewing.

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

S.S. Mathur, GM-Corporate Coordination, Centre for Railway Information Systems, shares his views of the railway budget--how it’s going to infuse current IT initiatives with a breath of new life.

Vendors and analysts all agree that IT faces the need to change. Many industry leaders say a new style of IT is being formed, and this new way of delivering IT is critical in meeting new and emerging business demands.

Indian CIOs from a diverse set of industries tell us what they expect from budget 2014. Their views range from the implementation of GST, to infrastructure development, and from tax incentives to digital governance.

In the world of programming languages, sometimes you don't need the overhead and performance of Java, C#, C++ and other power tools. Sometimes a scripting language, or Swiss army knife, will do.

Multisourcing -- parceling out the IT services portfolio among a number of vendors -- is the new normal in IT outsourcing. 

Security researchers have a working prototype of an instant messaging application that aims to thoroughly obscure and scrub evidence that two parties have been chatting.

Despite Yahoo CEO Melissa Mayer's decision to ban telecommuting last year, working in places other than a traditional office headquarters is becoming more popular.

India has become the battleground for a new generation of low-cost smartphones, with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla all hoping to lure new users onto their platforms and services.

According to the BSE, the reason behind the shutdown was that the number of primary connections had come down to less than 2,000. 

Ashish Chauhan
CEO, BSE

As the CEO of Asia’s oldest stock exchange, Chauhan has created a strategy to rewrite BSE’s growth story. 

No enterprise is an island. In a connected world, a business cannot function without multiple relationships with third parties--outside vendors, contractors, affiliates, partners, and others.

Security start-ups arise because they have fresh approaches to fighting malware and cyber-espionage or combatting the insider threat through network monitoring. 

A growing backlash threatens to thwart the BYOD trend. The CIO of a large electrical contractor explains why his company will "never have a BYOD environment.'

The problem with Security Awareness programs is that it is hard to prove their successes. With technical countermeasures however, logs are usually maintained that allow people to point to all of the prevented attacks.

Consider this scenario. A government department charged with delivering the IT component of a massive infrastructure program recognised complexity caused its $3 billion project environment to perform in, at times, mystifying ways.

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