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Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

Security Crashes the Boardroom Party

Given the recent spate of headline-grabbing data breaches, CIOs need to be prepared to answer a lot of board questions about risk. This will be the year when cybersecurity concerns crash the boardroom party and take a seat at the head of the table. The...

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What are CIOs Facing in the Current Market?

  The CIOs role has always been a challenging one with high business expectations. A role that, due to past economic conditions, was inclined to be more functional at times has developed into having a strategic and transformational focus with initiatives...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

Pure Storage CEO: Seeing is Believing – A Key Principle for this Market Disruptor

The term ‘disruption’ gets tossed about a lot – too often – in the technology industry. But it isn’t always hype. Backed by nearly half a billion dollars in investment, CEO Scott Dietzen and Pure Storage, driving pure flash storage...

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Disruptive Tech Changing Network IT

  The network has always been a transformative technology; connecting enterprises and individuals. In conjunction with technological advances, the network has helped to streamline processes and improve workflow. This evolution continues today with...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

Are You Ready to Replace Yourself?

CIOs rarely get to name their successors, and companies overall do a poor job of succession planning. CEO Michael Friedenberg says it’s time to get serious about closing the succession gap. I was recently talking with a CIO on the verge of retiring...

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What is the ITDMs Definition of Quality Content?

  In our annual Customer Engagement survey we look at the role content consumption plays in the purchase process for major technology products and services. The results of this study can help tech marketers create a content strategy that will reach...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

Top 10 Tech Industry Megatrends of 2015

More IT vendors will split up. Boards will get even more paranoid about security. UX and CX become critical competencies for CIOs. “Futurology has always bounced around between common sense, nonsense and a healthy dose of wishful thinking.”...

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Opportunities in the Next Wave of Cloud Computing

  A shift is starting to happen as cloud begins to move past the exploration phase. An increasing number of companies have already chosen what operations work best for the cloud, showing the growing implementation of cloud and movement down the adoption...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

Is the World as Flat as We Think?

IDG CEO Michael Friedenberg weighs the promise of globalization against the competitive realities of Internet business practices and security concerns. In 2005, Thomas Friedman’s award-winning book The World Is Flat championed the transformative...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

New Executive Skill Sets Emerge in CIO 100 Award Winners

IDG CEO Michael Friedenberg spots skills that signal greater business success for IT: marketing, market knowledge and communication. Congratulations to this year’s CIO 100 Award winners and to our six newest members of the CIO Hall of Fame. This...