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Accelerating a US Company’s Cloud Transformation

Traditional industries like mining have been slow to adapt to changing IP technology.  Of course, coal and other mining types have adopted new technologies starting with mechanical drills powered by pistons, then compressed air in the Industrial…

Cost of ransomware: CISO exits, staff layoffs and unaccounted losses

Dive Brief: Two-thirds of organizations incurred "significant losses" due to a ransomware attack, according to a Cybereason survey of more than 1,200 cybersecurity professionals globally. The size of the company does not influence the losses,…

Qurate Retail Group's 'one team' approach to the IT, business relationship

Dive Brief: Qurate Retail Group, owner of brands such as QVC and HSN, is shifting away from a model where "business is throwing requirements over the fence to IT," said Mike George, president and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc, speaking Monday at…

Why the CIO and CMO must collaborate to drive business transformation

The chief information officer (CIO) and chief marketing officer (CMO) dynamic has been talked about for a while, but given the recent, digitally driven explosion of consumer data and its critical importance in driving success in the customer…

IT market is too picky on talent. Rethink recruiting, experts say

Every business needs IT employees — but top tech talent has the ultimate say on which companies they're willing to work for.  "All of us as organizations are going after the same talent," Ashish Parmar, SVP and CIO at Tapestry, said during…

Drain of app switching: Why employees lose 5 hours per week

Dive Brief: Context-switching while hopping back and forth between digital tools hampers productivity for 45% of workers, according to a report from software company Qatalog. The study, conducted in partnership with the Ellis Idea Lab at Cornell…

Neiman Marcus Group launches $500M tech investment spree

Dive Brief: Neiman Marcus Group is embarking on a series of digital and tech investments, totaling some $500 million over the next three years, starting with plans to acquire cloud-based software-as-a-service platform Stylyze. Terms of any…

AI spend rises as enterprises solve for scale, adoption

Dive Brief: The number of companies with AI budgets in the $500,000 to $5 million range rose 55% year over year, according to Appen's State of AI and Machine Learning report released Tuesday. The survey was conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf…

CISOs, CIOs see heightened mobile security threat amid shift to hybrid

Dive Brief: In a global shift to remote work, more than three-quarters of IT decision-makers said their organizations were more vulnerable to cyberattacks against mobile devices compared with a year ago, according to a survey by Sapio Research…

How technical debt piles up

Organizations expand their tech stack as technologies evolve, often amassing technical debt in the name of faster deployment or annexing new services. Shutting down systems for upgrades is rarely an option, and the can often gets kicked down…

How businesses can realize cloud's full potential

Businesses are struggling to realize cloud's full potential after a boom in cloud investments sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the next year, CIOs say their companies' top priorities will include cloud investments in cybersecurity, AI…

CIO succession: Preparing for the next-generation of tech chiefs

CIOs are in charge of ensuring their company can stay ahead of the tech curve. Businesses lean on them to anticipate industry changes and mount an appropriate response. But CIOs can also prepare organizations to continue innovating once their…