Two big companies — Facebook and Delta Airlines — are in-sourcing software they used to get elsewhere. Is this a shift in the whole buy-versus-build battle?
Most people grok that they need to update their software and watch what they browse. But very few suspect that their own printer could do them in.
With all the fear, uncertainty and doubt swirling about data security in the wake of Edward Snowden, Target breaches and so on, it’s important for C-level execs to act, not retreat, according to speakers at the MIT CIO Symposium Wednesday.
CIOs may be the kings of the IT heap within their companies but they are also under siege — new technologies from outside, recalcitrant CEOs, budget-stealing CMOS. Some things to ponder.