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London, 27 June 2014 - EMEA's leading Cloud event, Cloud World Forum, thrust Cloud into the spotlight once again last week with thousands of visitors, over 300 speakers and the industry's top providers converging on the Olympia National in London and driving the most comprehensive agen...
London, United Kingdom, June 26, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Storage Made Easy, a leading provider of private cloud solutions, today announced that their private Enterprise File Share and Sync Cloud Control solution was being used by HouseLens, a video marketing company to securely backup video...
Law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is always looking out for ways to improve firm efficiency and data is top of their agenda. With the help of data consultancy Trovus, they are evolving their insights and coming up with new ways to get their Fee Earners and Business Developme...
By Bob Gourley An upgrade for The CTOvision Mobile Application is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The app began as a way to serve our readers with content from CTOvision and that remains a key capability. But we now include feeds from all other major tech blogs, letting y...
London, UK, 17 June 2014 - GTT, a global cloud networking provider for multinational enterprises, today revealed the top five key factors CIOs need to consider today to future-proof the network and the cloud for tomorrow. Giving the opening day keynote address in the Transforming Cloud...
“We have a mess on our hands,” said John, the CIO of an international hospitality and resort enterprise I’ll call Horizon (I’ve fictionalized the story but […]
London, 11 June 2014 - Big Data is the future of business consumer relationships as businesses, governments, researchers and organizations across all industries attempt to harness burgeoning masses of complex data to advance applications and services. This year's Cloud World Forum, co-...
There are times when, magically, customer quotes are exactly what you dreamed they would be. The featured customer delivers glowing, colorful, emotive comments that speak to the exact challenges that the audience is facing and provide the much-desired validation that the vendor wants i...
By Bob Gourley The reference below was provided by friends at Altamira. If you are an analyst, enterprise architect, CIO, CTO, CISO, CFO or even a business executive seeking insights into the nature of modern data solutions you will find the poster below to be a fantastic resource.  Cl...
In today’s IT landscape, many are preparing and building up their company to tackle the new Big Data Goliath. One Billion Smartphones were sold in just the year 2013. Your CIO just Googled DevOps and now your CIO is looking to implement it in your IT
In Part 1 of this series, I talked about my transition from the world of Analytics into the APM space and my assertion that APM is simply another form of Analytics. It’s turning large amounts of data into information you can use to take quick action. Like other forms of Analytics it ca...
By Bob Gourley One thing I really love about being in the technology field is watching things get done that just a short while ago seemed impossible. I felt that way again when reading the press release below.  In the early days of production systems built around Apache Hadoop, securit...
Is the new role of “Chief Digital Officer (CDO)” just another term for a more modern CIO or CMO, or is it truly something different? This new breed of leader has a fundamentally different mindset than many traditional CIOs – one that is focused
The Pew Research Center Internet Project, one of the current initiatives overseen by Pew Research, is attempting to mark the World Wide Web’s 25th anniversary with a thorough look at the Internet’s future. The most recent report is called the Internet of Things, a phrase for modern dev...
Reinforcing and strengthening growth plans with Executive CTO appointment.London - June 02, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it has appointed Stuart Bonell as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This executive appointment reinforces, and streng...
On May 13th, Rachel Shannon-Solomon wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal section entitled “DevOps Is Great for Startups, but for Enterprises It Won’t Work-Yet.” In this piece, Ms. Shannon-Solomon implies that DevOps—a loosely-defined IT initiative orien...
New York, NY, May 31, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Redify Group, Inc. (OTCQB:RDFY) (“Redify”) a leading technology and mobile app development company, today announced the addition of two highly successful and talented members to its management team. Samuel Gaer, the company’s f...
Last week, CAST celebrated the third edition of its CIO Conference in Spain examining the tandem between IT risk management and productivity improvement. CAST has captured the greatest moments and posted the pictures from the conference here! The objective of the conference was to anal...
By Bob Gourley An Essential Starter Kit for Any CIO Considering the Internet of Things or Software Companies Needing a Jumpstart Reston, VA, May 27, 2014 – Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today unveiled its Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Accelerator, a tightly-bundled set of sma...
By Eugene Borukhovich Verner Vinge, in his 1986 sci-fi novel, Marooned in Realtime, explored his ideas about exponentially accelerating technology. The novel was set in, “a world of rapidly accelerating progress leading to the emergence of more and more sophisticated technologies...
Senior executives at progressive companies have been on a mission -- they're raising the bar of expectations for leaders of their significant investment in business technologies. Providing reliable access to IT resources and reporting on system up-time objectives are unlikely to gain r...
Leading supplier of assembly and fastening material selects SDL translation services and technology for a high-quality customer experience in 60 languages and 80 countries MAIDENHEAD, UK - May 21, 2014 - SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, a world le...
Führender Händler von Montage- und Befestigungsmaterial wählt Übersetzungsservices und -technologien von SDL für ein qualitativ hochwertiges Kundenerlebnis in 60 Sprachen und 80 Ländern MAIDENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - Mai 21, 2014 - SDL (LSE: SDL) gab heute...
Führender Händler von Montage- und Befestigungsmaterial wählt Übersetzungsservices und -technologien von SDL für ein qualitativ hochwertiges Kundenerlebnis in 60 Sprachen und 80 Ländern MAIDENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - Mai 21, 2014 - SDL (LSE: SDL) gab heute...
London, 19 May 2014 - The landscape in which enterprises implement and run their operations and applications has seen a huge shift, as a large number of businesses continue to migrate to the cloud. This trend is now being followed by the healthcare sector, where an increasing number of...
Betting Exchange picks Fairsail over the competition for global HRIS suiteReading, UK 15 May 2014 - Fairsail, the leader in Global Workforce Collaboration, today announced that Betfair, London-based Betting Exchange pioneer, has gone live with Fairsail's cloud-based HRIS suite to provi...
With the cost of U.S. data breaches increasing nine percent from last year, and the news of Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel announcing his resignation amidst the fallout of their massive credit card breach, every IT organization has software risk management top of mind in 2014. Last month,...
HOUSTON, TX, May 8, 2014 -- Aspect Enterprise Solutions, the leading multi-commodity Cloud commodity trade and risk management solution provider, announced that CIO Review Magazine has named it as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Risk Management Solution Providers for the Capital Marke...
Silicon Valley, Calif & Melbourne, Australia - May 7, 2014 - ParStream, provider of the leading Real-Time Database for Fast Data Analytics, today announced a strategic partnership with global Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, Yellowfin.Yellowfin has certified its market-leading, e...
As a top 10 global animal health company, Ceva Sante Animale conducts business in more than 40 countries. To support its 3,000 employees, Ceva CIO Francois Tricot built an IT infrastructure with a... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twi
By ShannonPerry Microsoft acknowledged a zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer – the default web browser for many computers, laptops, and tablets – in a security advisory released last weekend. Vulnerable Internet Explorers include versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. According to th...
By Bob Gourley For a decade now the cyber security community has been treated to important strategic context coordinated by Verizon in their Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).  The information in the report can help drive strategic planning for enterprise technologists and membe...
With sixty-five per cent of communication said to be non-verbal, an over-reliance on text-based messages in business can lead to misunderstanding and delayed decision-making28 April 2014: CIOs are waking up to the business value of traditional face-to-face communications achieved throu...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Week...
TechViews: The Explosive Growth of the Cloud; Big Data Possibilities and Perils; DJ DevOps and more! Featured Article Increased Productivity Can be a Sympt...
Exceptional Performance Leads to Supplier AwardWOKINGHAM, UK 23rd April, 2014 - Wincor Nixdorf, the retail and banking solutions provider, today announced that Tesco, one of the world's leading retailers, has named it '2013 IT Supplier of the Year' for outstanding performance providing...
After launching its new cloud-based delivery model, SDL continues the conversation at its customer experience summit 'Innovate London' WAKEFIELD, MA, and MAIDENHEAD, UK - April 23 2014 - Building on the momentum of the successful launch of its Customer Experience CloudTM offering in ...
Spring is in the air, and that can only mean one thing: Application risk analytics! Not exactly what you were expecting? While neither are those pesky architectural glitches that are slowing down your software development and thrusting your CIO and software teams into the limelight. Jo...
The Agency Deputy CIO (DCIO), Enterprise Architect (EA), IT System/Security Manager (ITSM) and the Open Data Community Evangelist (ODCE) – Over Cafeteria CoffeeThe DCIO & ITSM at a table, talking about the annual IT budget status. The ODCE drifts over, recognizes the ITSM from a r...
Washington, DC, April 08, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Exhibiting at the 2014 National Postal Forum (NPF) near Washington DC, TransGuardian, through its logistics software, is offering shippers of high-value parcels and industry channel partners the immense advantages of coverage via a Wells Far...