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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2014

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Succeeding as an IT Professional

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 2 - 4
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  • Alan Turing

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 5 - 7
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    In this first installment of IT Professional's new Mastermind department, which will profile innovators, inventors, and key people in the fields of IT, computer science, and information systems, George Strawn reflects on the father of computer science, Alan Turing. He focuses on Turing's early theoretical work, noting how unusual it is for a major theoretical result to precede any practice in a fi... View full abstract»

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  • The Digital Revolution: What's on the Horizon?

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 8 - 12
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    Disruptive IT innovations have already had a transformational effect on production, services, and business processes around the world, and now a constellation of new technologies--including quantum computing, smartdust, brain--computer interfaces, autonomous vehicles, and 3D printing--are emerging. The ongoing Digital Revolution and new techno-economic paradigms will challenge organizations and in... View full abstract»

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  • Big Data and Predictive Analytics: What's New?

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 13 - 15
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    There's a lot of noise and nonsense about so-called big data, especially about its role in the new and exciting field of "predictive analytics." But many industries have been using data and analytics for decades. What's truly new in terms of predictive analytics, and what does this mean for the IT industry? View full abstract»

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  • Cyberwarfare: Western and Chinese Allegations

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 16 - 19
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    A large proportion of China-originated cyberattacks are allegedly aimed at extracting high-value intellectual property such as trade secrets. Senior government officials from China and the US have made frequent verbal and written allegations that their countries are victimized by cyberattacks and that their counterparts in the other country don't cooperate in fighting cybercrimes. This paper sheds... View full abstract»

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  • IT Risks [Guest editors' introduction]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 20 - 21
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  • Managing Knowledge in Global Software Development Projects

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 22 - 29
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    Software is increasingly developed in global projects, and such projects are challenged by distance, different time zones, and cultural differences. Knowledge management is central to ensuring effective development of a product with the right features and the right level of quality. A central question then is what knowledge management approach to apply in global software development. This article ... View full abstract»

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  • Managing Risks: Post-Merger Integration of Information Systems

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 30 - 40
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    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) require organizations to blend together different information system (IS) configurations. Unfortunately, less than 50 percent of M&A's achieve their goals, with IS integration being a major problem. Here, the authors offer a framework to help managers prepare for, analyze, and mitigate risks during post-merger IS integration. They identify key risks relating ... View full abstract»

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  • Advancing Cloud Computing [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 41
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  • Architecting a Profession

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 42 - 49
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    There are many enterprise architects, but there's no commonly accepted baseline of knowledge or standards to ensure consistent service. Formal professions often gradually evolve over time, but given enterprise architecture's importance to business, this profession must mature quickly. Enterprise architecture is first and foremost an output of a process. It's the “description of the structur... View full abstract»

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  • Experiencing Indoor Navigation on Mobile Devices

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 50 - 57
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    Indoor GPS navigation is unreliable owing to poor communication with satellites and a lack of detailed maps. The authors discuss technologies that offer accurate indoor location and orientation data, presenting their system for indoor navigation, which runs on a smartphone. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/cfOSNjyD15A illustrates the prototypal system. Another Web extra, http://youtu.be/6DtHkihkiO... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile-First Strategy for MSMEs in Emerging Markets

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 58 - 61
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    Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are always on the lookout for simple but effective IT solutions that will present new business opportunities. For example, MSMEs exploited the Internet to join the global online business-to-business marketplace. Might they do the same in emerging countries with explosive growth in smartphones--not only catching up to larger industry rivals but also surp... View full abstract»

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  • The IT of Shipbuilding

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 64
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    Most CIOs involved in manufacturing produce high quantities of a variety of designs, with some amount of customization for special customers. Shipbuilding and mega-yacht construction is on the other end of that spectrum--where production of a single unit is measured in years, only one or two units are being produced at any given time, and repetition is limited. In exploring the technology challeng... View full abstract»

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  • [Masthead]

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  • IEEE Cloud Computing [Advertisement]

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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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