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    1. IT spending to drop nearly 6% worldwide this year, says Gartner

      IT spending to drop nearly 6% worldwide this year, says Gartner

      Spending on IT worldwide will drop by nearly 6 percent this year, Gartner reported, adding to the concerns of many IT leaders that the tech industry is not as healthy as many would otherwise believe. Research firm Gartner revised its annual IT spending forecast yesterday, stating that overall IT spending will decline 5.8 percent in 2015. Some organizations will benefit from lower prices on communications and IT services, but others will pay more for hardware this year.

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    2. Is the Internet of Things over-hyped? ; Attention IT managers: Mainframers need your love too

      Is the Internet of Things over-hyped? ; Attention IT managers: Mainframers need your love too

      Is the Internet of Things greatly over-hyped? Technology experts speaking at a recent panel suggest 'yes', and stated the trend should really be called the Internet with things. As noted by CIO, panelists said there are still a number of issues that stand in the way of many devices and items joining the inter-connected world. Chief among them are issues related to security, standards, trust and privacy.

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    3. Most VPNs leak user details, study shows

      Most VPNs leak user details, study shows

      Most virtual private network (VPN) services used by hundreds of thousands of people to protect their identity online are vulnerable to leaks, a study has revealed. VPNs are used by around 20% of European internet users to encrypt communications to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance and access geographically limited services, such as BBC iPlayer. But a study of 14 popular VPN providers found that eleven of them leaked information about the user because of a vulnerability known as IPv6 leakage. 

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    4. OPM: The worst hack of all time

      OPM: The worst hack of all time

      The federal government personnel security breach is bigger and worse than you can imagine Hi, my name is Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and I had a security clearance in the 1980s. Because of that, my personal records are likely to have been revealed by the Office of Personnel Management hack. Big deal, right? What could be so important about my 30-year-old records that it would matter to me today? Oh, let me think.

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    5. Study Offers New Evidence That Google Skews Search Results

      Study Offers New Evidence That Google Skews Search Results

      Evidence continues to mount that when it comes to search results, Google isn’t always playing fair. The latest accusation comes from a new study written by Harvard Business School professor Michael Luca, Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu, and Yelp’s data science team. In it, the researchers claim that Google is skewing its local search results in favor of Google-created content. That suggestion shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention.

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    6. Open source technologies become kingmakers in enterprise

      Open source technologies become kingmakers in enterprise

      Open source has become the new fast track to enterprise credibility both for incumbents and any vendor playing in the space. And that reality is going to reorder the vendor pecking order. This past week highlighted the momentum in enterprise open source technologies. Red Hat at its user conference outlined a series of announcements ranging from its container-based OpenShift platform to a mobile software deal with Samsung to security and analytics offerings.

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    7. Companies averaging 4 insider-threat attacks per year

      Companies averaging 4 insider-threat attacks per year

      When it comes to insider IT security threats, the third time is definitely not the charm. In fact, the typical organization now experiences 3.8 insider security incidents on an annual basis. That is the finding of a new report from SpectorSoft, which tracks security incidents and their impacts in the enterprise. According to the user activity monitoring company, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of security professionals polled said insider incidents are up at their organizations.

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    8. Who is responsible for digital leadership in the boardroom?

      Who is responsible for digital leadership in the boardroom?

      Marketing executives are rubbing their hands in glee, and sometimes anguish, at the potential. Product development directors are dreaming up innovative applications. CEOs are envisioning how their business prospects will be transformed. We are, of course, talking about digital – the rise and proliferation of digital technologies which is disrupting companies out of existence and transforming entire industries. But what is digital and what’s really new about it? Who should drive it? Is there a need for a chief digital officer (CDO)? 

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    9. How to ignore data and anger your customers

      How to ignore data and anger your customers

      Firms are blowing opportunities to engender their customers' lifelong loyalty. Here's an example from my own recent experience. As an analyst, I fly 100,000-plus miles with a preferred airline every year, and I'm a mobile mind-shifted consumer; therefore, I have made some assumptions that have led to an expectation. Here's a summary of how that turned out not to be the case and how my airline could have used systems of insight to handle a bad situation and secure my lifetime loyalty.

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    10. When it comes to mobile apps, IT is ‘slow, poor and weak’

      When it comes to mobile apps, IT is ‘slow, poor and weak’

      When 80 percent of employees say mobile technology is critical for getting their job done, but the same number say they haven’t asked their IT department for the apps they need because they don't think they'd get what they need, that’s a sure sign of trouble. It’s a sure bet that those employees are downloading apps from public app stores that you may or may not be happy with them using.

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    11. IBM, Box tie up in global cloud push

      IBM, Box tie up in global cloud push

      IBM and Box have announced a global partnership designed to advance cloud solutions worldwide. The collaboration between Big Blue and the cloud storage service provider was unveiled on Tuesday. Both companies will contribute existing products and technologies in order to design "new, innovative solutions" targeted across a range of industries and professions including the enterprise, medical industry, mobility, cybersecurity and consumer services.

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    12. Lack of trust in tech is damaging smarthome industry

      Lack of trust in tech is damaging smarthome industry

      A drop in consumer trust in technology has led to smarthome technologies for energy efficiency being underused, research by Edelman has revealed. According to the firm, the drop in trust has come about as a result of events such as the revelations of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and the UK government's planned surveillance legislation – dubbed the snoopers' charter – which have made consumers question whether the data collected by smart technology will be used for good.

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    13. 1 trillion push notifications and counting: App engagement is the new customer experience

      1 trillion push notifications and counting: App engagement is the new customer experience

      Mobile developers and publishers sent somewhere north of a trillion push notifications in 2014 alone. But with turn-off rates approaching 60 percent, developers are having to dig deeper to reach users who already have their apps. One solution that’s working for some? Deep engagement in every part of the app. Get users and you have a shot at engaging them. Engage them and you have a shot at monetizing them. Monetize them, and you might be the new king of the new hill.

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    14. Oracle goes all in on cloud services

      Oracle goes all in on cloud services

      Oracle's transition from cloud critic to cloud convert is complete. The company launched a raft of new services Monday that it claims will provide enterprises with all the tools they need to run their operations in the cloud. "We're now able to call our cloud services complete. With today's announcement, you can now move all your applications out of the data center and into the Oracle cloud," Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said during an event at Oracle's headquarters.

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    15. Surviving and thriving in the new app economy

      Surviving and thriving in the new app economy

      IT leaders are in a constant state of conflict today, waging war on multiple fronts. One of those is the struggle for competitive advantage in the new applications economy. It is a topic that has just gotten serious treatment in a new study from CA Technologies. FierceCIO spoke with Otto Berkes, chief technology officer at the firm, about what is meant by the new "app economy" and what it means for the CIO role.

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    16. Whatever happened to green IT?

      Whatever happened to green IT?

      Five-or-so years ago, sustainability was a common theme for CIOs and tech suppliers, but it's now something that is rarely heard about. So is it simply that the fashion has changed and the emphasis has moved onto new hot topics, or has the agenda of tech chiefs and tech vendors shifted so that green IT is no longer a relevant issue? Sustainability has become part of best business practice Ashurst LLP CIO Bruna Pellicci says that technology is now inherently greener. Awareness has grown, too.

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    17. Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization

      Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization

      The concept of deep learning or deep structured learning has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent months because of the commitment and advancements of some of the world’s largest and most prolific search companies. With organizations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Baidu (a Chinese search engine) buying into this technology, we are starting to see a huge acceleration of the applications and uses for this relatively new artificial intelligence (AI).

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    18. Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

      Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

      Slack’s valuation soared to $2.8 billion in less than two years, and has doubled in the past six months alone — all without any big marketing campaigns. The startup’s adoption curve and rave reviews are something many founders and investors dream about, but few actually achieve. startups in general have been on a tear over the past few years as the “consumerization” trend continues to churn and the ascendance of Big Data continues to transform the way business gets done.

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    19. By 2018, 62% Of CRM Will Be Cloud-Based, And The Cloud Computing Market Will Reach $127.5B

      By 2018, 62% Of CRM Will Be Cloud-Based, And The Cloud Computing Market Will Reach $127.5B

      Enterprise spending on SaaS applications is approaching 30% of all application spending, and is currently growing at a 17.6% CAGR from 2013 to 2018. By 2018, 62% of all CRM software will be cloud-based, with Salesforce solidifying its market leadership position. These and other insights are from Byron Deeters’ State of the Cloud Report 2015 from Bessemer Venture Partners.

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    20. Google's data centers grow too fast for normal networks, so it builds its own

      Google's data centers grow too fast for normal networks, so it builds its own

      Google has been building its own software-defined data-center networks for 10 years because traditional gear can’t handle the scale of what are essentially warehouse-sized computers. The company hasn’t said much before about that homegrown infrastructure, but one of its networking chiefs provided some details on Wednesday at Open Network Summit and in a blog post. The current network design, which powers all of Google’s data centers, has a maximum capacity of 1.13 petabits per second.

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