The CIO takeaway from Gartner Symposium

This week, SearchCIO was at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. In Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani provides a bird’s eye view of some of the predictions from Gartner analysts, the themes that surfaced at the sessions and what CIOs had so say.

At the Symposium, Gartner analyst Mark Raskino said that CEOs need CIOs’ help when it comes to leveraging digital products and services. Raskino also talked about how the chief executives want CIOs to focus on digital business innovation, as reported by Sparapani.

In these CIOMinute videos, O.C. Tanner Co. CTO Niel Nickolaisen discusses various aspects of mobile security. The best approach to minimizing mobile security risks is to begin with weighing in the associated risks and identifying the risk sources, he said. If your organization has an upcoming ERP update or is thinking about a replacement, then you may want to divide business activities into two broad categories, Nickolaisen said, speaking from experience. He also talks about the differences between mobile-only apps and enterprise apps and how development approaches vary for the two.

At the recent Predictive Applications and APIs conference in Cambridge, Mass., a panel discussion titled “Will predictive IoTs save us or kill us,” examined the various aspects associated with organizations trying to analyze their IoT data. Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski highlights what experts had to say on the subject.

On our SearchCompliance site, Etay Maor, executive security advisor at IBM, discusses the steps an organization should take to combat the growing threat of ransomware. He also talks about how connected devices can be the next victim of ransomware attacks.

In this GRC news round-up, read about how security agencies in the U.K. unlawfully collected citizens’ data for years; the buzzword: regtech and Facebook’s decision to sign up for the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.

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