special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO's Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today's top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how to do it right. Read More IT leaders have more choices than ever before when it comes to equipping their staff. So, which devices are best for maximising productivity in and out of the office? Four CIOs give their best-practice advice on how to choose the right mix of laptops, smartphones, tablets and other hardware.1. Don't be too prescriptiveGideon Kay, European CIO at Dentsu Aegis Network, says companies and users often have access to too many devices. He believes most business will probably be in a better place when mobile strategies mature and rationalisation occurs. With this in mind, his philosophy on device choice is to not be too prescriptive. "Treat people like adults and they'll do the same with you," he says. "I'd like to believe we're getting to the situation where … [Read more...] about Laptops, hybrids, smartphones and tablets: Picking the right mix for productivity
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has recently appointed a new chief security officer, standing up an enterprise security team under his leadership that covers physical, cyber, investigations, and fraud. Joining NAB around two months ago, and reporting directly to chief technology and operations officer Patrick Wright, David Fairman has accountability for establishing the vision, strategy, and programs to protect NAB's people, customers, information assets, and technologies. Special Feature Security and Privacy: New Challenges As big data, the IoT, and social media spread their wings, they bring new challenges to information security and user privacy. Read More From Brisbane originally, Fairman left Australia just over 13 years ago to pursue a bunch of roles at banks around the world, including with the Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan, and Canada's RBC. After starting his career in electronic warfare with the Royal Australian Air Force, Fairman has also worked for … [Read more...] about NAB stands up enterprise security team and appoints new security chief
Video: The digital transformation of vending machines Featured stories How Fortnite approaches analytics, cloud to analyze petabytes of game data How I learned to stop worrying and love USB Type-C What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution Venmo has no good reason to make user transactions public by default Large tech companies who wish to streamline their IT processes and bring flexibility to their employees have been turning to smart vending machines to help the IT service deskIndianapolis, Ind.-based vending machine company IVM supplies technology companies such as Facebook, Intel, VMware, Dropbox, and HP to vend tech peripherals to users.These vending machines also track supply inventory and asset utilization on back-end systems. Technology companies are adopting these machines. Read also: Snowball vending machine: No business like snow business - CNET For example, Microsoft has six vending machines for its staff: five in … [Read more...] about Will smart vending machines replace the IT service desk?
Virtual reality (VR), which may include the use of headsets, PC software, or mobile applications, is slowly being investigated in education and training.Google Glass did not take off within the consumer space but its augmented reality (AR) technology has found merit in industrial work and employee training, and recent research conducted by the University of Maryland suggests that VR environments may be more effective for the purpose of revision and memory retention than computer screens. Featured stories How Fortnite approaches analytics, cloud to analyze petabytes of game data How I learned to stop worrying and love USB Type-C What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution Venmo has no good reason to make user transactions public by default When it comes to health and wellbeing, VR is also being piloted to improve end-of-life care. TechRepublic: CXOs: Get ready for augmented and virtual reality technologyLearning and balanced well-being, together, … [Read more...] about Virtual reality goes behind bars to rehabilitate inmates
Despite suffering the worst stock selloff in history and trouble with the U.S. Congress, Facebook remains a crucial part of the Chief Marketing Officer's (CMO) arsenal. Featured stories Microsoft's got a new plan for managing Windows 10 devices for a monthly fee Atlassian partners with Slack, exits real-time communication game What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the new wireless revolution Slack tips and tricks: Master the art of workplace collaboration For this reason, I invited two distinguished Facebook marketing experts to be guests on episode 288 of the CXOTalk series of conversations with the world's top innovators.Dennis Yu and Logan Young are among the most knowledgeable Facebook advertising experts in the world. They are co-founders of BlitzMetrics, a data and analytics company that serves enterprise clients.Also: Twitter shares fall 17 percent on disappointing user numbers | Now LinkedIn will let you leave voicemail messages (just not for me, please) | … [Read more...] about CMO strategy guide: The Facebook master class for marketers