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What's top of mind for the CIO in 2016

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As technology rapidly changes and the push for digital transformation reaches an all-time high, CIOs are increasingly focusing on bringing their entire organizations into the digital future, all while preventing even the smallest hiccup in operations. It's a tall order

Assessing Salesforce's platform and ecosystem

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The ambitious tech company's cloud offerings have expanded in numerous dimensions over the last few years, from community and analytics to Internet of Things and most recently artificial intelligence. Where will the Salesforce platform and ecosystem ultimately end up taking its customers

Is it IT's last chance to lead digital transformation?

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IT budgets are expected to increase by only 1% in 2015, during an era of unprecedented digital trasition and disruption. Is IT being given the resources to win? If it is, can it deliver?

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How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015

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Providing a usable digital workplace today increasingly means giving access to a wider set of collaboration tools as part of an open adoption approach that''s is more dynamic, user-centric, and strategic. Collaboration

A new generation of CIO thinking emerges

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As both business leadership and investment in technology grows outside the IT department in a era of large generational technology shifts, CIOs are considering new ways to think about the nature and role of IT

A CIO's guide to the future of work

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Today''s digital workplace is constantly inundated with new applications and devices, as tech investment also decentralizes. Top technology leaders are seeking an orderly path to improvement, yet the the way forward remains more turbulent than ever. Fortunately, there are perspectives that can help.

Exploring Atlassian's vision for enterprise collaboration

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One of the very first vendors of social collaboration tools, Atlassian, has doubled down on its vision for delivering on team-based collaboration by offering multi-modal tools that help team connect with each other and their knowledge

What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?

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As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be

The growing evidence for social business maturity

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The journey of social software for changing the way we work has been a long and winding one. Now some organizations are going well beyond the basics to capture shared value. Enterprise 2.0

Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise?

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Few are disputing the growth of connected devices of all kinds -- from office equipment to smartdust -- will be historic. But will it be critical to the survival and growth of the enterprise? Big Data Emerging Tech IT Priorities Mobility Networking

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Why Amazon dominates cloud computing yet should not be your knee-jerk choice

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Long known for an expansive set of straightforward yet highly capable Web services backed by a long-term strategic vision, Amazon had a head start from the beginning. But it dominates today for other more subtle reasons that IT leaders must consider

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The enterprise technologies to watch in 2016

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While enterprise technology has always been somewhat a breed apart from consumer tech, this year we see that consumer tech will definitively set the agenda for businesses like never before in this year's list of tech to watch

The bar for digital experience is rising in exponential times

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Most companies are still plugging away, digital channel by digital channel, at creating the experiences they think their customers expect. But the game has changed decisively as entirely new customer-facing technologies emerge

The new digital workplace: How enterprises are preparing for the future of work

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As innovation in computing devices, apps, and potent new techniques for applying them proliferate in the consumer world, companies are struggling to close the gap.

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2014

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Emerging tech often takes a while to get into the enterprise. This year''s watchlist shows that there''s plenty of hot new spaces to watch, while a few much older trends are just now reaching mainstream. Big Data Cloud Enterprise Software IT Priorities Networking Tech Industry

Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise?

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Few are disputing the growth of connected devices of all kinds -- from office equipment to smartdust -- will be historic. But will it be critical to the survival and growth of the enterprise?

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Enterprises confront the reality of 'multilayered' collaboration

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The arrival of wave after wave of new communications and collaboration tools has overwhelmed many IT organizations. Far from blocking them, smart organizations are finding ways to bring order to the chaos

How social business grew up

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The management concepts that have evolved as social media has transformed global communication are now resulting in meaningful changes in the enterprise. CXO Collaboration IT Priorities Leadership

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The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

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While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. CXO Cloud Consumerization Emerging Tech IT Priorities Reviews Software Leadership

Businesses have digitized, but not transformed

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The average lifespan of the traditional enterprise is plummeting rapidly, largely due to inability to adapt to today''s fast changing technologies. CXO IT Priorities SAP CEBIT Tech Industry Leadership Social Enterprise

Emerging tech is transforming the workplace

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While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that''s nothing compared to what''s coming. Big Data Cloud Consumerization Hardware Mobility

Emerging tech is transforming the workplace

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While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that''s nothing compared to what''s coming. Emerging Tech

The major enterprise collaboration platforms and their mobile clients

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Most of the leading enterprise collaboration platforms have mobile clients as well as social networking features. Here''s a list of the leaders as well as a look at their mobile clients. Cloud Enterprise Software Mobility Software Enterprise 2.0 Social Enterprise

So long, app silos: And welcome to the digital workplace hub

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Organizations are finally waking up to the need to foster better integration and improved usability by connecting business applications together into a more collaborative and coherent digital workplace. Now a new twist is emerging

The new CIO mandate

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Most corporate leaders are well aware that technology is increasingly setting the agenda when it comes to how business gets done. How should today''s CIO revisit the way they guide their organization? Consumerization Emerging Tech IT Priorities Tech Industry Leadership

How blockchain is likely to transform IT and business

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The technology underpinning the well-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is really the star of the show. Cloud

A CIO's guide to the future of work

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Today''s digital workplace is constantly inundated with new applications and devices, as tech investment also decentralizes. Top technology leaders are seeking an orderly path to improvement, yet the the way forward remains more turbulent than ever. Fortunately, there are perspectives that can help.

Exploring IBM's vision for enterprise collaboration

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The company that first brought the industry the then-breakthrough technology of groupware in the 1990s is now moving towards cognitive collaboration for differentiation, says IBM's new head of collaboration, Ed Brill, as he grapples with the company's many offerings in the space

Digital priorities for the CIO in 2016

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In an era of fast change, disruptive tech, and too many priorities, what will the CIO really need to focus on this year to deliver combined technical and business leadership that will guide their organizations into the future

2013 predictions for enterprise social media

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As the gap between consumer social media and the enterprise finally seems to be closing a bit, the rise of big data, mobility, and dark social will all have their say this year. Business Intelligence Tech Industry Enterprise 2.0 IT Priorities Enterprise Software Consumerization Collaboration CIO Big Data

How can businesses keep up with tech change today?

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With the digital world changing today faster than ever before, here's a look at what some top organizations are doing today to adapt more sustainably to the rapidly shifting technology landscape

Digital collaboration goes deeper, gets lightweight and intelligent

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Two tracks seem to be emerging with today''s enterprise collaboration tools. Either they''re becoming full-sized suites with the kitchen sink, or they''re focusing making a few core features work better than anyone else. CXO Enterprise Software IT Priorities Enterprise 2.0 Social Enterprise

The digital transformation conversation shifts to how

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The famed technology fair in Germany this week was a major gathering place for the hot topic in business circles, digital transformation. The talk this year was much more on how, than why

The digital transformation conversation shifts to how

Dion Hinchcliffe

The famed technology fair in Germany this week was a major gathering place for the hot topic in business circles, digital transformation. The talk this year was much more on how, than why

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2015

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It's impressive how much the enterprise technology landscape has changed in just a year. While some priorities remain unchanged, important new players have emerged that business and IT leaders must consider in their plans this year

How IT leaders are grappling with tech change: Bi-modal and beyond

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What''s old is new again as IT departments try to accelerate the transition to next-gen digital in a historic tide of technology innovation in 2015. Bi-modal IT and other models seem to offer a way forward, but pitfalls abound.

Is digital experience management the new social business?

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As companies seek a sustainable grasp on digital engagement, the focus on holistic experience management is treading a lot of the same ground as an earlier related concept, social business. Will organizations ever have one model for online engagement

Is digital experience management the new social business?

Dion Hinchcliffe

As companies seek a sustainable grasp on digital engagement, the focus on holistic experience management is treading a lot of the same ground as an earlier related concept, social business. Will organizations ever have one model for online engagement

The leading enterprise intranet, portal, and collaboration platforms for 2016

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While there is a relatively small short list of platforms suitable for large enterprise needs, two recent entrants, and some maturing contenders, are shaking things up in 2016

The advent of the citizen developer

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It's taken decades, but it now appears that new forms of real -- albeit simplified -- software development can be carried out by almost anyone with only a little technical know-how. This is unleashing a new generation of business coder, along with a matching wave of grassroots apps that solve long-neglected problems in the enterprise