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Stories by Clint Boulton

5 biggest cybersecurity concerns facing CIOs, CISOs in 2016

Carl Leonard, a principal security analyst for Raytheon's Websense cybersecurity software unit, offers insight into the most serious threats CIOs and CISOs are likely to grapple with this year.

Written by Clint Boulton18 Jan. 16 23:34

Hybrid Clouds are hot, SDNs and DevOps coming on strong

Some 80 per cent of companies are building hybrid Clouds, according to a survey of 3000 architects and engineers conducted by F5 Networks. Many respondents are also considering building software-defined networks and implementing DevOps over the next two to five years.

Written by Clint Boulton14 Jan. 16 21:27

Software defined networking, IoT top CIO’s strategic priorities

Avnet’s CIO Steve Phillips plans to build and test a software-defined network and an Internet of Things solution for predictive machine maintenance. He will also mix agile and waterfall methodologies, as part of a plan to adopt a bimodal IT development process.

Written by Clint Boulton13 Jan. 16 00:51

Why one real estate CIO is sold on agile

A part of a plan to increase business value, Marcus & Millichap is embracing agile software development as it plans to refresh or replace several applications in 2016, says CIO Ken Sayward.

Written by Clint Boulton11 Jan. 16 21:02

Only 6% of the top 1,500 global companies have CDOs

Chief digital officers are in scarce supply at large global companies, says consultant PwC. But it doesn’t matter, as the role is largely transitional in nature and the CIO continues to rule IT.

Written by Clint Boulton07 Jan. 16 21:20

Farmer's Insurance eyes drones, Internet of Things

Led by a new CIO, fresh from Toyota, the insurance carrier is looking to revamp internal IT and tap emerging technologies to better support its 19 million policy holders.

Written by Clint Boulton04 Jan. 16 19:24

How Slack and Hipchat made collaboration cool in 2015

Buoyed by consumerization workers mounting frustration with email), Slack and Atlassian rose to prominence in 2015. CIOs, as well as executive for both vendors, discuss why everyone suddenly wants to collaborate.

Written by Clint Boulton23 Dec. 15 00:45

Why GoDaddy built its search engine from scratch

GoDaddy, seeking to improve customer service, built a custom search engine that generates domain names on the fly for its small business customers. Building it wasn’t the best option, the company's executives say. It was the only option.

Written by Clint Boulton18 Dec. 15 18:53

Why Ford's CIO is shifting gears to bimodal IT

Ford is adopting emerging technologies, such as robotics telepresence systems and ride-hailing software, while maintaining core competencies for manufacturing and other operations. Call it bimodal IT, done Ford-style.

Written by Clint Boulton16 Dec. 15 12:00

Cybersecurity startup hires CIO to accelerate growth

Crowdstrike, armed with $100 million in funding in a burgeoning cybersecurity sector, has hired its first CIO. He will help the company as it expands globally.

Written by Clint Boulton11 Dec. 15 20:02

Lack of big data talent hampers corporate analytics

Businesses continue to struggle with hiring the talented data scientists they need to manipulate their corporate data for insights, according to new research from consultant A.T. Kearney.

Written by Clint Boulton10 Dec. 15 00:06