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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.

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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.

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Gotta Keep Searching, Searching, Searching

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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.

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CIOs Need to Stop Being Political and Start Taking Risks

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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.

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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.

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Is Your Company Vulnerable to Cyber-Sabotage?

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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.

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Fueling the “Magic”

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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.

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So, You Want to Create a Mobile App?

As more and more businesses are providing mobile applications to their customers, and costumers are using an increasing number of mobile devices, it becomes even more complicated for a companies to figure out which platforms they should develop their app for. There is no way for one app to work across multiple devices. Here's how to narrow your options.

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