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June 09, 2016
Businesses that modernize paper-based processes by adopting mobile forms see an uptick in efficiency and cost savings. But IT must ensure that form data is secure.
May 20, 2016
Cisco sales last quarter revealed weakness in its switching and router business, as revenue from software subscriptions and cloud-based services increased.
April 22, 2016
Running one database per server is fast and easy, but it's expensive. With SQL Server, stacking multiple software instances can lead to serious savings and simpler management.
March 07, 2016
Vendors meet in Orlando, Fla., for the annual unified communications-focused Enterprise Connect conference, where cloud-based technology is one of the most discussed topics.
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The internet of things has simplified daily business operations for several industries to a degree that is almost unmeasurable. It is on track to be an additional business-critical component of ... Continue Reading
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Copy data management can help an organization lower its costs by cutting back on extraneous copies of data, but the technology can cause performance bottlenecks. Continue Reading
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New serverless options, such as AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, help enterprises distance themselves from traditional server management to obtain more flexibility and cost efficiency. Continue Reading
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Production planning, production scheduling and other supply chain tasks are challenging. Advanced planning and scheduling can provide nuanced calculations to help. Continue Reading
Cleaning up data in Business Warehouse before implementing BW on HANA will make migration easier, save money and reduce downtime. Continue Reading
Major cloud platforms are offering more and more analytics tools. It's a development that should be beneficial for the continuing growth and alignment of B2B partnerships. Continue Reading
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Providers can now do more than analyze past patient data with healthcare BI tools. They can possibly reduce readmissions and assign facility resources with predictive analytics. Continue Reading
Cynthia Nustad recalls a time not that long ago when businesses didn't have much flexibility in negotiating contracts with cloud providers. "Maybe you could negotiate on price or add-ons, but the core service was pretty vanilla and hardened," said the CIO at HMS, a healthcare management services company. Back then, agreements that had the provider assuming part of the risk in the event of a breach were a no-go. Today, however, things have markedly changed. The rapid growth of cloud computing has given IT leaders an edge when it comes to negotiating a cloud contract.
In this issue of CIO Decisions, get advice from CIOs and experts on how to procure more safeguards and custom features in your cloud contract that address your business needs. Also in this issue, we walk through UPS' journey from analog to digital business; outline common mistakes companies make when implementing hybrid cloud; take a look at what's under the hood of Etsy's business model; talk to former McCormick CIO Jerry Wolfe about how the spice company is using its platform business model to shake up the food industry; and examine why getting the most out of knowledge workers today requires "Supportive Leadership." Continue Reading
An effective configuration management system that documents critical IT systems and services is a crucial prerequisite to successful incident response processes. Continue Reading