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Outsourcing Monsters

Manage your nightmares before they manage you<p>Anyone involved in an IT outsourcing relationship knows that past experiences can be a heavy burden to …

AstraZeneca’s prescription for IT-driven innovation | I-CIO

AstraZeneca’s EMEA IT chief explains how technology is helping to transform the pharma giant’s culture, agility and competitiveness.<p>Anglo-Swedish …

Everything’s connected - Vox

How tiny computers could change the way we live<p>story,photos<p>The player swats the puck over the goaltender's stick and into the net. The moment it slides across the goal line, a referee pushes a button. A red light starts flashing, and a horn sounds, signaling to everyone in the arena that a goal has …

How Zappos Uses One-Week Work Sprints To Launch Big Projects Fast

Zappos Labs launched an innovative new service in just 12 weeks by committing to flexible, collaborative chunks of work, one week at a time.<p>Zappos Labs is the small R&D arm of the online retailer, whose charter is “to explore the future of retail and build new things that are the next generation of …

The 9 Best Languages For Crunching Data

By Anna Nicolaou6 minute Read<p>The big data frenzy continues. It’s permeating nearly every industry, flooding companies with more and more information, …

Ubiquitous Computing

Strategic principles for competing in the digital age

Digitization is rewriting the rules of competition, with incumbent companies most at risk of being left behind. Here are six critical decisions CEOs …

Orchestrating Value in IT Outsourcing

Why the iPad is (still) the future of Apple

Here is a surprisingly controversial statement: The iPad is going to be huge. Tablets, in general, will someday soon not merely outsell personal computers, but actually replace them, even in businesses, and in productive capacities for which people currently believe “only a PC will do.”<p>Quartz’s …

Tablets

Don't Let A Chief Digital Officer Steal The Best Part Of Your Job

Attention CIOs and CTOs, the best part of your job is under attack. If you don’t get ahead of the trend toward the Chief Digital Officer role, your job may become a technology backwater, which is never what you had in mind.<p>Many CIOs and CTOs have never fought hard enough to assert themselves as …

Search

FORTUNE — Phil Libin, CEO of the popular productivity app company Evernote, has an issue with the phrase “the Internet of Things.”<p>It has come to refer to any device, appliance, wearable, or object that’s connected to the Internet, and Libin thinks that’s just awful. In his words, it’s “the worst …

Each cabinet office PC costs UK taxpayers £7,000 a year. Why?

If you want to get an idea of how the UK public sector came to spend £17 billion per year -- that's the equivalent of 30-odd new hospitals -- on …

A dozen things you need to know about Box’s IPO

It’s official: Online file-sharing firm Box is going public. (We warned you it was in the works.) The offering is just the latest in a slate of tech IPOs that have become one of the hottest areas of financial markets.<p>Here are some key quotes and numbers from the SEC filing:<p>The shares will trade on …

Venture Capital

The CIO’s dream CEO

That was my reaction recently when I read an article by Martha Heller on CIO UK’s sister site in the US. The article was based on an interview with …

The CIO’s opportunity to lead digital transformation - I-CIO | I-CIO

IT leaders can play a starring role in the technology-driven re-invention of business, argues Philips’ <b>Jeroen Tas</b>.<p><i>For a video with English subtitles,</i> …

The enterprise IT infrastructure agenda for 2014

IT infrastructure managers must simultaneously capture the next rounds of efficiencies, accelerate the transition to next-generation infrastructure, …

Management

Tech Trends 2014

Deloitte’s annual Technology Trends report examines the ever-evolving landscape of technology put to practical business use. Once again, we’ve …

Smart Contracting in IT Outsourcing

Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises

For the world’s economy to get full value from technological innovation, it must have a robust, coordinated approach to cybersecurity. A new report …

Cyber-attacks

How to Break the Cycle of CIO Turnover

Illustration by Carlos Aponte<p>In organizations around the world, new digital tools and technologies are adding efficiencies and enabling new business …

8 Tips to Deal With Liability When Outsourcing to Multiple IT Vendors

There's little question that multi-sourcing -- parceling out the IT services portfolio among a number of vendors -- is the new normal for IT …

IBM's Latest Cloud Acquisition Aims Directly at Amazon

In yet another sign that IBM is serious about competing with Amazon and Google in the world of cloud computing, Big Blue has acquired Cloudant, a …

Skyhigh Debuts CloudRisk, A Tool To Help Large Companies Track Their Cloud Exposure

Skyhigh Networks today debuted CloudRisk, a new tool to help corporations track and manage their potential risk due to use of cloud services.<p>CloudRisk is a dashboard that tracks a firm’s current surface area with cloud services, providing the company with a number — on a scale of one through 10 — …

BBC starts search for suppliers to replace £2bn Atos outsourcing deal

Editor in chief<p>Follow:<p>The BBC has announced plans to move away from its single-supplier outsourcing deal and introduce a new multi-sourced approach …

Zurich grabs AIG tech head – and other recent appointments | I-CIO

IT decision-maker moves at Zurich Insurance, Goldman Sachs and the South Australian and Bavarian governments.<p>Veteran financial services executive …

10 IT Outsourcing Trends to Watch in 2014

This year, the IT services industry saw customers doing more of their own IT services deals, testing the service integration model, and continuing to …