digital-transformationFOR THE CTO, CIO & CISO

STRATEGY: Digital Transformation Is Being Led By The CMO (Not The CIO). The concept of digital transformation is not a new one, as technology has been used to augment business functions since the dawn of the computer age. However, these days, digital transformation means different things to different companies, requiring each company to tailor their integration of technology in a way that increases productivity and improves communication with internal and external parties. Read more

OPEN SOURCE: Hadoop Analytics Finds Favor With More CIOs, Deutsche Bank Says. Unlike relational databases, which store pre-defined information in rows and columns on single servers, Hadoop allocates uncategorized data across thousands of cheap computers, making it a more cost-effective way to catalog multiplying data streams. Read more

BYOD: Money Changes Everything. You can’t blame employees for wanting to be paid for using their personal phones and tablets for work. And it’s understandable that companies don’t want to subsidize personal use. Who foots the bill for BYOD phones has turned into a divisive issue. But that may be changing. Read more

LEADERSHIP: What Many Organizations Are Looking For In Their Next IT Leader. CIOs are being told on the one hand that they need to step up and lead digital transformation at their organizations. But a growing number of IT leaders are also finding that some of their responsibility is being handed off to others. Read more


LEGISLATION: US Must up Its Game on Cyberthreats. President Obama unveiled a proposal for cybersecurity legislation at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center just outside Washington. He says cyberthreats pose an enormous challenge. Read more

PRIVATE SECTOR: Corporations Undermine Cybersecurity. At first, it may seem obvious that the private sector should be keen to protect its computers from cyber-attacks. After all, hacking has caused considerable losses of trade secrets and other proprietary information. Actually, the private sector is opposing most new cybersecurity measures. Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA: Pentagon Suffers Cyberattack as Obama Touts Cybersecurity Plan. Pentagon social media accounts were hacked during Obama’s speech on privacy, cybersecurity. Read more


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ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – February 10, 2015

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