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  • Hadoop Is Ready for the Enterprise, IT Execs Say

    Despite some lingering user concerns about security and other issues, Hadoop is ready for enterprise use, according to IT executives at the Hadoop World conference in New York earlier this month.

  • Inside the next generation vendor management office

    Today, almost 50 per cent of companies have a centralized vendor management group in place, with 11 per cent planning to introduce one this year. Why are we seeing the growth of this unit within the organization? The main drivers for a business to invest in a VMO are to get more value out of existing suppliers and to lower overall costs through better rate negotiations and demand consolidation. Most often, the VMO is either housed in IT or procurement, depending on the business, and consists of two to ten people who are responsible for overseeing the big picture of vendor management.

  • Take the guesswork out of business relationships

    We all understand the advantages partnering can bring to business. But, as any CIO who has had to negotiate a partnership-gone-bad knows, adversity is not often a good bedfellow when it comes to keeping partners — and your CEO — happy.

  • Sprint CEO says AT&T takeover would stifle innovation

    ORLANDO -- Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said Tuesday that the proposed <a href="">$39 billion AT&amp;T takeover</a> of T-Mobile USA would "stifle innovation and put too much power in the hands of just two carriers."

  • CIOs plot their response to tech's unstoppable forces

    PALM DESERT, Calif. - Insurance companies are always trying to peer into the future to determine risks. It's an approach that Frank Wander, the CIO and senior vice president of Guardian Life Insurance Co., uses as well in planning his company's IT direction.