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2012 IT Trends Survey results
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The 2012 IT Trends Survey results are in. Click here to review what your peers are reporting about the latest trends in IT. More

What's behind enterprise insourcing of IT?
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Some U.S. companies are making moves towards bringing formerly insourced jobs back in house. What's behind this decision? The annual salary of a software developer in the U.S. is $94,000. In India, it is $14,000, and in the Philippines it is $7,521. Cloud-based tracking software gives companies immediate insights into the productivity of the offshore workers that they contract with — and the ability to provide true "follow the sun" resources for projects and IT support. All of this has made offshore IT markets extremely attractive to U.S. companies. At the same time, there are U.S. companies that have or are making make countermoves toward insourcing. More

Spread the risk of making risk decisions
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There's no way to prepare for every possible computer security disaster, and determining the right level of protection vis-a-vis the need for operational efficiency is a complex calculation. Quantifying risk and determining the appropriate level of resources to mitigate it should be the job of senior business managers, not IT, writes Robert A. Grimes at InfoWorld. More

Tackling network capacity in a bring-your-own-device era
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This is the first in a two-part series on the ways IT executives are managing the strain that mobile devices put on network capacity. The second part explores emerging capacity-management approaches for mobile device traffic. More

Is there a case for ditching Dropbox?
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Accurate file sync across many devices, which used to be a heinously complicated process, is now essentially a commodity product. Dropbox and its cloud competitors have been so successful both at attracting customers and building developer ecosystems that people no longer wonder if they should use them, but why their IT organizations don't support them. The day of reckoning is here. User communities are now pushing their CIOs to offer or allow something other than the shared drives of yesterday. More

Big data: How the revolution may play out
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If 2012 was the year of big data hype, interest and pilot projects, 2013 will bring production deployments, early returns on investment and a bit of disruption. By 2014, big data projects and systems are likely to be commonplace. This year, big data became a tech term on par with cloud computing. The term means a lot yet is becoming used so much it loses its definition. More

10 CRM mistakes and how you can avoid making them
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Customer relationship management experts and seasoned users discuss how to avoid the most common mistakes, so you can get the most out of your CRM software or service with the least amount of hassle. More

Half of all employees shop from work for holidays
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Nearly half of all employees intend to shop online while at work during the holiday season, CareerBuilder announced. The firm's Cyber Monday Internet usage study found that 12 percent intended to shop on Black Friday, 16 percent on Cyber Monday and 30 percent in the weeks leading up to Dec. 25. More women than men shop from the office. Only one-third of CIOs are blocking access to online shopping sites this year compared to last 60 percent last year according to a recent Robert Half Technology announcement. More

HANA: The core of an integrated data strategy
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CIOs have never had easy jobs. Interesting, dramatic, exciting, even fun, but never easy. For one thing, just as one technology settles comfortably into an enterprise landscape, along comes a disruptive technology that will make the established tools all but obsolete. But few CIOs have the inclination, let alone the budget, to forklift out the old systems and replace them with the disruptive technology, no matter how game-changing it might prove to be. More


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