The 956 respondents to our 2014 State of Database Technology Survey are a conservative lot.
Security Job #1 For Feds
The 2014 InformationWeek Government IT Priorities Survey shows federal IT pros care about security - itís rated as very important by 69% of respondents, 30 percentage points ahead of the No. 2 priority, disaster recovery. Will the upcoming NIST cyber-security framework help manage risk?
The Transformative CIO?
Trying to meet todayís business technology needs with yesterdayís IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.
Many healthcare providers still donít get it: They refuse to fully secure protected health information against unauthorized access and authorized users who abuse their privileges.
In A Fever For Big Data
Healthcare orgs are relentlessly accumulating data, and a growing array of tools are becoming available to manage it.
Mobile: Medical Tech
Healthcare IT is going mobile, yet the regulatory environment is unsettled and unchanging.
Big Data, Big Challenges
If thereís one asset the U.S. government has in abundance, itís data. But a fight for expertise is hindering both the public and private sectors when it comes to managing and mining information. Can Uncle Sam compete for talent?
Tie Tech Innovation to Business Strategy
There's never enough money or manpower for innovative IT projects. The media keeps saying the solution is for CIOs to work more closely with business leaders and CMOs. But how, when youíre barely staying afloat?
Itís All About The Data
SaaS makes it incredibly easy to replace on-premises software with cloud services. The problem: Most corporate data still resides in-house. Think of trying to use Salesforce.com without access to customer contact info or sales records. See the problem?
Fedsí Cloud March Stalled
Itís been three years since Vivek Kundra established a ďCloud FirstĒ policy for federal agencies. Howís that working out for taxpayers?
The UC Infrastructure Trap
Worries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
The UC Infrastructure Trap
Donít let a subpar network tank your unified communications program: 25% of InformationWeek 2013 State of Unified Communications Survey respondents deploying or planning to deploy UC fear that an aging infrastructure could sink their projects; 19% worry about WAN bandwidth. Is low UC uptake a result of strained networks delivering poor performance?
Private Clouds On The Rise
Most -- 77% -- of respondents to our 2014 Private Cloud Survey, all from companies with 50 or more employees, have clouds in place now or are piloting. Those without plans may be left at a disadvantage.
Containing Corporate Data on Mobile Devices
Employees want to work on personal smartphones and tablets. Can container technology protect sensitive data while they do so -- without being so kludgy that users bypass it?
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management Survey
ITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
CIOs Get Smart About BI
ITís tried for years to simplify business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
2014 IT Budget Outlook
Still, overall tech spending edged up slightly, and the future looks bright: 32% say 10% or more of the total organizational operating budget is allocated to IT, up from 30%, and 28% will see increases of 5% or more for 2014 compared with 33% staying flat. We'll explore how to make the best use of financial resources and work effectively with the business.
Social is a Business Imperative
Social media is critical in the age of digital business. How can IT help? First, work with the marketing team to set up social networking programs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, at minimum. Then work to put social media sentiment analytics in place to measure success.
Building a Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents to our Mobile Application Development Survey ó up from 350 respondents in 2012 ó 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Whatís the holdup for that remaining 30%? Often, itís a lack of expertise.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full budgetary authority. What is in our control: how we respond and work with business leaders.
Server Market Splitsville
Just because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.