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2021 Apr 4
Enterprise IT Leaders 'Aggressive' About Shift To The Cloud
ITProPortal, March 23rd, 2021

"IT leaders worldwide are 'aggressively' moving legacy infrastructure into the cloud, eager to achieve the business, technical and financial benefits of the shift.

This is according to a new report from specialist SAP technology consultancy Lemongrass, which claims the move could be 'rough' if organizations don't put the proper measures in place..."
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2021 Apr 4
Top IT Spending Priorities For 2021
CIO, March 23rd, 2021

"The pandemic will continue to influence IT budgets in the next 12 months in ways both large and small. Organizations will rely on technology to improve remote work infrastructure, expand digital transformation initiatives, and create or enhance a variety of customer services.

In particular, according to the 2021 State of the CIO survey of 812 IT leaders, IT shops will spend more on data and business analytics (39%), security and risk management (37%), cloud-based enterprise applications (32%), and customer experience technologies, including chatbots and mobile apps (30%)..."
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2021 Apr 4
Digital Transformation And Edge Computing: 7 Best Practices
The Enterprisers Project, March 24th, 2021

"Digital transformation and edge computing are not mutually exclusive approaches. Quite the contrary, say edge experts. Edge 'is an enabler or accelerator technology' for digital transformation, says Vishnu Andhare, senior consultant with technology research and advisory firm ISG.

That's especially true for Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives which are part of digital transformation efforts. The last mile of these projects -- which are essentially distributed computing defined - used to be a bottleneck. However, when IT organizations apply edge approaches, IoT can be a real game changer. By distributing analytics and processing closer to where data is generated, enterprises can realize real-time use cases while minimizing communications costs..."
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2021 Apr 4
The Water Cooler: 6 Overplayed IT Trends
CIODIVE, March 24th, 2021

"Every year, the technology community condenses on the technology trends to watch, led by forward-looking executives and analysts. But forecasting which trends will stick can vary as unpredictable disruption occurs, which the COVID-19 pandemic made obvious.

Many technology trends - such as the power of the cloud and importance of security - have proven steadfast, shaping business decisions for years. Yet, too many guiding principles endorsed to IT leaders as the next big thing fall flat.

For a pulse check on overplayed themes in business technology, CIO Dive asked IT executives to share the trends and predictions that they're sick of hearing about:..."
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2021 Apr 4
The CIO's Shifting Role: Improving Security With Shared Responsibility
Dark Reading, March 25th, 2021

"Once referred to as the "custodian of technology," today's CIO now serves as a critical bridge that helps connect IT, security, and business revenue. With rapid digitalization and skyrocketing cloud adoption, CIOs must ensure an organization's day-to-day operations, security systems, and cloud operating systems are all functioning smoothly.

Adopting a shared responsibility model, a security framework that balances security governance and clearly outlines the provider and security team's respective obligations, will provide CIOs with the proper insight into day-to-day security operations. As cloud adoptions, transitions, and expansions are expected at a breakneck pace, working together with CISOs, IT executives, and internal security experts will create a stronger security model as long as a clear point of view and intrinsic visibility are well maintained..."
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2021 Apr 4
How CISOs Limit Downtime Without Impacting Security
Security Boulevard, March 25th, 2021

"The huge surge in attacks over the last decade means cybersecurity is the biggest challenge organizations face today, and attacks pose the greatest threat to their survival. This has significantly increased security awareness, and cemented the topic on the CEO's agenda. It is now one of the most important issues discussed at board meetings. Cybersecurity today is about much more than just technology, it is a business enabler, providing key competitive advantages and, with regulatory bodies enforcing seven-figure fines on organizations that gamble with security, it can have significant consequences for the bottom line..."
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2021 Apr 4
Why And How The Chief Information Officer Role Is Changing
InformationWeek, March 26th, 2021

"Today's CIOs should be a strategic asset to their companies. If they're not, then your company has a problem, you've got the wrong person in the position, or both. Businesses are becoming increasingly digitalized and as a result business and IT strategies must be unified.

"The CIO almost becomes a Swiss Army knife in terms of knowing something about the operations of everything because everything involves the technology in some way, shape or form," said Rich Temple, VP and CIO at Deborah Heart and Lung Center. "The CIO is a much more strategically and operationally focused role than I think it ever was."
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