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Weekly Recap: 5 trends that will make or break the CIO in 2014, benefits of BI, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on trends that will make or break the CIO next year, benefits of BI software, and more. I hope you find them useful:

6 Enduring truths about selecting enterprise software
This is a great topic, and one that I covered earlier this year. In my experience, the most important aspect you can consider when purchasing enterprise software is…architecture. Why? Architecture plays a role in nearly every other aspect, like security, scalability, portability, and more. Look for enterprise software that’s built on an open foundation, rather than a something built with a proprietary language.

5 Trends that will make or break the CIO in 2014
How can CIOs adapt the IT department to fit the changing needs of the business and evolve with modern tech trends? Above all, the answer is speed. IT can no longer be viewed as a roadblock to business. The successful IT department of the future will deliver solutions quickly, and even drive the business forward.

The top 3 benefits of BI software
Business Intelligence (BI) software improves business decision making, and this article lists 3 practical examples of ways it might help your company. Also, if you’re considering BI software for your company, here’s a free guide that identifies which features to look for.

Don’t be overprotective about BYOD
What happens when you create overly strict BYOD policies, or try to stop employees from bringing their own devices into the workplace? They find ways around you. Rather than fight it, seek to enable BYOD. How? Take the mobile web app approach. Mobile web apps let employees access the data they need, without storing anything on the device itself. In other words, it eliminates the risk. To learn more, click here.