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Société Générale Deputy CEO, Severin Cabannes, On How Technology Will Change Banking

Deputy CEO of Société Générale, Severin Cabannes, discusses how cloud computing, social networking, and mobility are changing the face of business. The French bank is now able to provide mobile banking access to clients all around the world: for example, 70 to 80 percent of people in Senegal have a cell phone, but only 2 to 3 percent have a bank account. Société Générale can work to change that.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Interviews , Technology , Videos August 29 2011

Does Moving to the Cloud Make Financial Sense?

To make more-informed decisions and control costs, organizations need a true line of sight into what IT products and services are being consumed by business users across individual units and their associated costs. Here’s how to help you calculate the real costs and risks of cloud computing.

Robert Svec Cloud , Technology August 24 2011

Top Three Security Concerns Every CEO Should Know

Most security breaches are not caused by some Trojan horse bot from the outside but from human error and poor security discipline from insiders. In April 2011, the State of Texas even discovered that the personal and confidential data of 3.5 million teachers, state workers, retirees and recipients of unemployment checks had been left unprotected on the Internet nearly one year! Here are the questions that CEOs need to be asking to protect themselves and their companies.

Mark Boltz Technology August 16 2011

How to Mine Social Media Customer Feedback Intelligently

An Accenture report says three fourths of businesses don’t know what their customers are saying about them and 31 percent don’t measure the effectiveness of social media. Here’s how to use social media intelligence, intelligently.

Ashish Gambhir Internet , Technology August 12 2011
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Gotta Keep Searching, Searching, Searching

How many Web pages do you think there are on the internet? Well, it turns out there are more Web pages than there are things in the world. And author Joe Queenan is expecting 600,000 trillion Web pages to exist by 2020. If you’re not involved in some way with a search engine, well, you’re on the outside.

Joe Queenan CEO Life , Internet , Technology August 2 2011
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CIOs Need to Stop Being Political and Start Taking Risks

Chief information officers have a big load on their shoulders – the implementation of new technologies can very much affect the bottom line of a company. And because of this, as a whole, the role of CIO has become more political and therefore risk-averse. And as technologies develop at such a rapid rate, companies have a hard time adopting one technology before a better one comes along. Staying risk averse, however, is not going to help your company move forward.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Technology July 22 2011

Can Cloud Live Up to Its Promise?

As the cloud becomes an increasingly popular business tool, CEOs need to separate the reality from the hype. There are many reasons for which the cloud can increase a company’s security and and accessibility to information. But there are also some risks. Read more to find out if the cloud is right for your business.

William J. Holstein Cloud , Technology July 20 2011
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Pitney Bowes CEO Murray Martin: A Big Believer in The Cloud

Pitney Bowes CEO Murray Martin argues that cloud computing makes his company more resilient and nimble without compromising security—and that companies need to attract the next wave of workers who are familiar with these new technologies.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn CEO Interviews , Cloud , Technology July 13 2011
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Is Your Company Vulnerable to Cyber-Sabotage?

As more business transactions are transferred to the web, chief executives are faced with the decision of whether or not to stay with traditional models or to move with the marketplace. Though security threats are a main concern, and CEOs should learn how to combat cyber sabotage, some new technologies are far safer than you think.

Dale Buss Internet , Technology July 12 2011
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Fueling the “Magic”

When politicians talk about funding business innovations, they are generally thinking large-scale. Yes, the internet wouldn’t be here without government support, but most innovation does not happen on such a grand scale. In fact, the most revolutionary innovation happens in smaller ways without any government intervention. This year’s innovation? The tablet computer.

Gary Shapiro Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Technology June 16 2011

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