15 Social Media Apps You May Not Know About
The days of developing personal profiles that place a priority on reputation management are slipping away as impromptu activity on social media gathers momentum. This new class of apps encourages you to tell secrets, chat or even hook up with strangers.

4 Things You'll Love About HTC's One - and 4 You Won't
Tue, April 22, 2014 HTC's latest and greatest, the One (M8), packs a bevy of unique features. Some are sure to impress, while others will disappoint. CIO.com's Al Sacco shed lights on four of the best things about the new HTC One and four of the worst.

10 Top IT Security Threats for the Next Two Years
Each year, the Internet Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide members with a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats.

Tablet Accessories That Let You Ditch Your PC

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, these 12 gadgets change that.

4 Ways to Use Square in Your Small Business

Businesses increasingly turn to Square to process payments without the hassle (and expense) of custom card-reading hardware. There are other benefits.

IT CAREERS

The best leaders aren't necessarily great managers and great managers aren't always the best leaders. Here's a look at the separate skills associated with each, so you can be the best leader and/or manager for your IT team.

WIRELESS

Wireless technology changes quickly. This matters if you're running a business, as faster Wi-Fi can improve employee productivity as well as customer service. These advances in wireless tech are therefore worth watching.

CIO ROLE

Many business users say they're fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, BYOD, consumer tech and the cloud may be clearing a path for change.

CAREERS

Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Dell's Original Equipment Manufacturer division makes custom PCs for companies in a variety of industries. It also makes money. With sales of plain ol' out-of-the-box machines on the decline, this might point to the future of the PC.

BIG DATA

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes important. Hadoop enables processing large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data.

CLOUD SERVICES

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.

CLOUD COMPUTING

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

MOBILE

Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. CIO.com contributor Paul Mah did. Here he outlines the nine steps it takes to move from an iPhone 5S to a BlackBerry Z30.

CAREERS

In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful position. According to a new survey, two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect IT to have more influence on future technology decisions.

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Data Center Definitions & Solutions

What is a data center? How are data centers managed? What data center technologies should I be aware of?


SPECIAL REPORT

CIO 100 2013

The 2013 CIO 100 Awards honor 100 companies that are accelerating business results by innovating with technology. Find out who they are.

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In this paper, we'll explore how app-wrapping strikes the right balance between IT control and user empowerment, so you can maximize your rewards.

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The New Art of War: 2014 Targeted Attacks Study

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Predictive Defense and Real-Time Insight: The Next Step in Advanced Threat Protection

Download this complimentary report, featuring the Gartner Research "Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection From Advanced Attacks", and learn why organizations can't rely solely on traditional blocking gateways.

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Shared Accounts: The Back Door That's Tough to Close

Shared User Accounts creates a lot of friction

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Identity Related Risks: Have you met your Administrators?

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Identity Related Risks: What is the Real Insider Threat?

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Enhance Your Virtualization Infrastructure With IBM and Vmware

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

Virtualization technology is now expanding beyond the server compute elements to encompass networking and storage aspects as well

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The Future-State CIO®

The Future-State CIO® will be accountable for IT function success and business process transformation by adopting a more company-external focus and concentrating on using information to drive innovation and strategic advantage in pursuit of business goals. Learn more

Is your C-Suite Ready?

Is your C-suite equipped to make the best decisions about digital-based innovation and transformation? This 12-minute survey will generate benchmarks to see if your enterprise is a digital vanguard or laggard. Take the survey.

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CIO as Pathfinder in the Digital Business Domain

Explore a new framework that positions the CIO as a pathfinder and vanguard of company-side digital activities and initiatives. Hear about the CIO's expanding new role on March 31. Register now.

Building Your Leadership Brand

Do you have a unique leadership brand with defined goals? On March 19, join the CIO Executive Council to develop your plan of action and accelerate to the cross-functional strategic level. Register now.

IT Leadership Journey Assessment

Assess IT's relationship with business leaders with this quick self-scoring assessment. In order for IT to become a strategic business driver and game changer, the technology organization must become a trusted partner and true business peer. Learn more

Creating Your Future-State IT Leadership Team Today

A recent survey by the CIO Executive Council reveals a fundamental disconnect between current IT proficiencies such as vendor partnering and future priorities. Take a closer look to understand which leadership skills are valued. Learn more

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