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January 28, 2013
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The Game Changer 
  • Evolution of the C-suite to radically alter IT budgeting
    Business leaders are taking a stronger role in deciding how and where IT dollars are spent, meaning that tech executives must confront their decreasing stature in the IT budgeting process, analysts say. Most notably, changing priorities will lead to increased uncertainty and more fluid budgets, as the traditional focus on capital expenditures -- characterized by spending on solutions -- is replaced by spending on operations platforms, such as the public cloud, which requires no capital investment. (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Emerging Tools 
  • IBM updates enterprise social networking platform
    IBM is launching an updated suite of collaboration and communication products in 2013, including an upgrade to its enterprise social networking platform to improve usage monitoring. The new IBM Connections 4.5, designed to be more competitive with Microsoft SharePoint, will have stronger integration with Microsoft Outlook and new document and content management capabilities. News Service (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Four Strategies for Developing Leaders
Learn how organizations can prioritize talent development, from retired brigadier general Bernard Banks, Associate Dean of Leadership Development at Kellogg School of Management. Learn more.
Security Update 
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Tech Business 
  • Top solution providers share traits in common
    Cisco, and Hitachi all made Forbes' lists of top companies and top-paying companies -- but they have a few other traits in common, writes Elliot Markowitz. They're doing business in the cloud, they're diligent when it comes to managing channel programs and they have a loyal customer base. "Salesforce, Cisco and Hitachi all have strong channel programs based on a value and managed services model. They are positioning their solution providers for success and in turn, their channel partners are growing their businesses," he writes. The VAR Guy (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Managing IT 
  • Bill would let H-1B visa cap increase in response to demand
    A group of senators is preparing to introduce a bill aimed at increasing the current H-1B visa cap to at least 115,000, with further increases in response to demand, up to a maximum of 300,000. The bill would do away with limits on H-1B visas from specific countries and would not count graduates of U.S. universities in specific fields toward the cap. It is expected to be introduced this week but is likely to face opposition from key committee members in both parties. Computerworld (1/25), The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to address the lack of global worker mobility
    It's widely recognized that a globalized company needs a workforce that is mobile, but Deloitte's Strategic Moves 2012 survey finds that few companies have the policies in place for such a workforce, Deloitte's Jeff Schwartz writes. To move past this, companies should agree on "the strategic purpose of global mobility" and the value proposition of international deployments, he writes. Business Finance (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Most Clicked 

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Geeking Out 
Given the malicious actors that are out there and the development of the technology, in my mind, there's little doubt that some adversary is going to attempt a significant cyberattack on the United States at some point."
--William J. Lynn III, a former deputy defense secretary, as quoted by The Washington Post
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