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Gartner's strategic tech trends for 2020: Part 2, computing moves to the edge

Editor's note: To make Gartner's top technology trends more digestible, CIO Dive broke them into two parts. This is the second of two parts. You can read the first, which focuses on technology interacting with people, here. When "Minority…

US and Taiwan hold first joint cyber-war exercise - CloudTweaks

Taiwanese officials are being targeted by phishing emails and texts as part of a week-long simulated cyber-war event billed as the first of its kind. The local government is co-hosting the tests with the American Institute in Taiwan, which represents…

5 key Forrester predictions for the future of software development

If there was a time for IT leaders to brush up on change management, it's now. Analysts predict next year will kick off an era of swift evolution for the technology industry. Last month, Gartner predicted the increasing complexities of digital…

Gartner's strategic tech trends for 2020: Part 1, augmenting skills

Editor's note: CIO Dive split Gartner's top technology trends into two parts. The first focuses on technology interacting with people. Be on the look out for Part 2, which highlights technology advancements that will make the world tick. In…

Bank exec blasts tech companies for keeping tight lid on customer data

Dive Brief: "Data is being hoarded by the companies that gather it, and we have to change that," BBVA's group executive chairman, Carlos Torres Vila, told an audience last week at the Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas. Giving individuals the…

How to keep IT security team ahead of alert fatigue

Editor's note: The following is a guest article from Samuel Bocetta, a former DoD security analyst and technical writer focused on network security and open source applications.​ Job burnout. It can happen to the best of us. One critical…

Google taps fitness tracker market with $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit - CloudTweaks

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the biggest Web search company looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the crowded market for fitness trackers and smart watches. Google said on Friday that it sees…

BMW hires new CIO amid mobility tech push

Dive Brief: German car maker BMW AQ tapped long-time executive Alexander Buresch, who spearheaded the company's China strategy, as its new CIO, the Wall Street Journal reports. Buresch will begin his CIO duties on Jan. 1. BMW confirmed the news…

Starbucks' AI project is turning past investments into data insights

Dive Brief: Starbucks continues to emphasize its digital strategy, calling out the role artificial intelligence is playing in personalization, according to President and CEO Kevin Johnson, during the company's Q4 2019 earnings call Wednesday.  In…

3 lessons on the future of talent pipelines

WASHINGTON — Singer-songwriter John Legend says he's tired of going back to his hometown of Springfield, Ohio, only to find many members of the local community excluded from work. In Springfield and in so many of America's lowest-income neighborhoods,…

'Make AI as boring as email': IBM's strategy for boosting AI adoption

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ubiquity of artificial intelligence tools in the workplace hinges on employee adoption. How often, or little, they're used by employees to increase their efficiency and improve customer satisfaction.  For IBM, the only way…

What industry gets wrong about cyber insurance

When Lake City, Florida, was struck by a ransomware it decided to pay.  The city's insurer Beazley said recovery could mount to $1 million. Guided by math and its cyber insurance policy, Lake City decided to pay the $462,000.  Under the terms…