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TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more!

TechViews: Neurocam scans your brains and records your interests, DevOps myth busters, Top 5 practices to ensure mobile security and more!

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Gartner: How CIOs Can Show Support for Customer Experience Initiatives by Reprioritizing IT Projects*

Customer experience initiatives are becoming increasingly popular and, as a result, increasingly demanded by C-level executives and board directors. Customer experience is viewed as a long-term strategic differentiator for businesses, and if organizations are going to be serious about it, they need to reprioritize future IT project investments. In this report, Gartner provides recommendations to organizations wishing to better support these customer experience initiatives.

Read this complimentary industry report to learn more about how you can reprioritize IT projects to make time for customer experience initiatives.

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Sid Kumar

BYOD Challenges: Innovation at Your Fingertips
By Sid Kumar

On my desk right now I have two smartphones and a tablet. One of those smartphones and the tablet are my personal devices. What personal mobile devices do you bring to work? IDC predicts the worldwide smart connected device market, comprised of PCs, tablets, and smartphones, is forecast to grow 27.8% year over year in 2013, slightly lower than the 30.3% growth in 2012.Every customer I talk to has, or is planning IT projects to respond to the dramatic impact of this trend in his/her organization.

Tech News

Cloud

It may not be surprising to some but it is predicted that most IT spending will be on cloud services by 2016. This InfoWorld article discusses some of the forecasted growth of private and hybrid cloud deployments.

Cloud

Do you have an exit strategy in case your cloud provider falls off the grid? Be sure to read this Forbes article to learn tips on how to secure your own data and become responsible for its viability.

Cloud

According to this Forbes article, CFOs must understand the benefits of the cloud such as cost efficiency maximization, strategy, improved time to market, and unpredictable demand accommodation in order to stay afloat in today’s business environment.

Mobility

A new device and app by Neurocam essentially scans your brains and records your interests. This Mashable article briefly highlights how this could potentially change the future of advertising in the B2C and B2B landscape.

Mobility

This Information Week article suggests that mobile security should be integrated into an organization’s overall IT security strategy, rather than managed as an independent initiative. This article provides a “top five” checklist to ensure healthy mobile security practices.

Big Data

According to this Business Insider article, IDC forecasts a 44% increase in data volume between 2009-2020. This article offers an overview of the relationship between big data and mobile.

DevOps

Need to clear up some myths about DevOps and security? This Wired article provides great myth busters for popular perceptions about the DevOps movement.

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[TechViews Unplugged]

TechViews Unplugged Episode

In this episode of TechViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss the latest research on DevOps, Samsung's OLED displays, and how the Fitbit fitness tracker provides unexpected healthcare insights. Watch the video.

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About CA

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. www.ca.com

*Gartner, Inc., How CIOs Can Show Support for Customer Experience Initiatives by Reprioritizing IT Projects, Ed Thompson, July 30, 2013

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