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11 Jun 2024
IT leaders rethink talent strategies to cope with AI skills crunch
IT leaders rethink talent strategies to cope with AI skills crunch

Hiring, upskilling, contracting, and retaining: CIOs are quickly devising multivalent talent strategies to make good on AI despite a staggeringly competitive AI talent market. As head of transformation, artificial intelligence, and delivery at Guardian Life, John Napoli is ramping up his company’s AI initiatives. And a big part of that is scaling up AI talent....

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07 Jun 2024
Getting infrastructure right for generative AI
Getting infrastructure right for generative AI

Ensuring a cost-effective approach for delivering the massive storage, bandwidth, and computing resources necessary for genAI is no easy task. Here’s how innovative IT leaders are coping. Facts, it has been said, are stubborn things. For generative AI, a stubborn fact is that it  consumes very large quantities of compute cycles, data storage, network bandwidth,...

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04 Jun 2024
Two-factor authentication (2FA) explained: How it works and how to enable it
Two-factor authentication (2FA) explained: How it works and how to enable it

Two-factor authentication (2FA) goes beyond passwords to add a second layer of security to the authentication process. Organizations and users alike can better secure their data by making the shift to 2FA. What is 2FA? Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security access method that requires users to provide two forms of identification (aka factors), typically a...

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31 May 2024
10 projects top of mind for IT leaders today
10 projects top of mind for IT leaders today

From embracing AI to modernizing infrastructure, IT leaders are focusing more on key business differentiators, risk mitigation, emerging issues, and transforming IT to accelerate change.The CIO position has morphed since its inception 40 years ago, shifting from a nuts-and-bolts techie job to an increasingly business- and strategy-focused executive role. Nearly half (49%) of IT leaders...

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28 May 2024
Where’s the ROI for AI? CIOs struggle to find it
Where’s the ROI for AI? CIOs struggle to find it

Nearly half of all AI leaders question how to estimate or demonstrate the value of AI-related technologies — and for good reason, based on early implementations at many companies.Finding the return on investment for AI remains elusive for many organizations, even as they rush to adopt the technology. Difficulties estimating or demonstrating the value of...

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24 May 2024
10 things to watch out for with open source gen AI
10 things to watch out for with open source gen AI

Open source generative AI models can be downloaded for free, used at scale without racking up API call costs, and run securely behind corporate firewalls. But don’t let your guard down. Risks still exist and some aren’t only magnified, but new ones specific to gen AI are emerging. It seems anyone can make an AI...

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21 May 2024
Cloud squatting: How attackers can use deleted cloud assets against you
Cloud squatting: How attackers can use deleted cloud assets against you

Deleting unneeded cloud assets but not the records that point to them can allow attacker to exploit your subdomains. We’re in the age of cloud computing where resources like virtual servers and storage space are often provisioned programmatically through deployment scripts as needed. While spinning up such assets is an almost instant process, removing them...

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17 May 2024
Essential skills and traits of chief AI officers
Essential skills and traits of chief AI officers

CAIOs require a multidimensional skill set to drive innovation, establish and lead an AI-ready culture, and create tangible organizational results leveraging a complex and rapidly evolving technology. The rapid rise of artificial intelligence — especially generative AI — is prompting many organizations to hire or promote a chief AI officer (CAIO). To date, many of...

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10 May 2024
Cyber breach misinformation creates a haze of uncertainty
Cyber breach misinformation creates a haze of uncertainty

A string of recent false or misleading cyber breach reports, fueled by rampant online dissemination, is fostering an atmosphere of growing misinformation that makes it difficult to separate fact from fiction. As the landscape of cybercrime evolves, the challenge of navigating the fog of uncertainty is intensifying. The increasing frequency of false or misleading reports...

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07 May 2024
6 cloud market forces impacting IT strategies today
6 cloud market forces impacting IT strategies today

Several ongoing and emerging cloud market developments are sure to have downstream impacts on CIOs’ cloud roadmaps. Here’s what to know about recent and predicted market changes. The cloud services landscape is in constant flux. With the cloud being an inevitable part of enterprise digital transformation journeys, IT leaders must keep on top of the...

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