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Topping my IT wish list for 2015: training investments and H-1B visa reform

As IT managers work on their New Year's Resolution lists, one item that I hope will appear near the top will be training for IT workers.

Microsoft's $91M man: When is tech exec pay too much?

It comes as no surprise to read that Institutional Shareholder Services is advising Microsoft shareholders to vote 'no' on a proposed $91M pay package for CEO Satya Nadella. After all, executive compensation is one of the most volatile topics in business. Here's why such a lofty pay proposal sends troubling messages.

Why Amazon doesn't care about the enterprise

Here's why Amazon doesn't care about the enterprise, and why you should.

Want more security money? Learn to communicate risk

Considering all the attention that cybersecurity gets in the mainstream and tech media, it is a wonder more money isn't being earmarked for it in 2015 budgets. But if CIOs and CISOs want more money, they need to learn how to evaluate and communicate risk. That is the language that CEOs and CFOs best understand.

Here's why you should deploy business-grade Wi-Fi hardware

Almost a third of British adults have admitted to attempting to siphon a neighbor's Wi-Fi connectivity--underscoring the importance of defending your Wi-Fi network with the appropriate hardware.

As Windows 10 downloads hit the 1M mark, what can enterprises expect from it?

The revamped update strategy in Windows 10 may be the most overlooked feature that administrators will love.

Microsoft joins chorus of employers singing IT diversity blues

Last week Microsoft became the latest tech giant to release its workforce diversity numbers, and the news wasn't encouraging. It is time that tech employers lead by example and make genuine efforts to recruit more women into their ranks, especially in IT. This would be a great goal to top New Year's Resolution lists for 2015.

First annual FierceCIO Fierce15 will honor top digital transformation efforts

FierceCIO is looking for examples of the very best digital transformation initiaties, and will recognize those efforts with the first annual FierceCIO Fierce15 Awards to be announced in October.

The falling cost of cloud storage, and what they don't tell you about it

Cloud storage may be an excellent way to synchronize data across multiple devices, but it is terrible for large data backups.

FierceCIO webinar looks at the marriage between CIOs and CMOs

Hosted by FierceCIO senior editor David Weldon, the webinar on August 26 will explore insights on how the CMO/CIO marriage is working so far, and what should be done to ensure that it is a fruitful and happy one.