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If you know anything about venture capital investing, you probably know that most plans that come across the desks of venture capitalists (and angels, for that matter) are not fundable. That is, they are of so little merit that no half-way competent investor would...

Most American workers are not aiming for the corner office, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Approximately one third (34 percent) of workers aspire to leadership positions, with only 7 percent aiming for senior or C-level management. By an 11 percentage point margin, men (40 percent)...

Cloud computing adoption strategies are wildly diverse. The public cloud, hybrid clouds and private clouds dot the landscape of IT based solutions. Best practices and commonalities about adoption are hard to find. We asked Daryl Plummer, vice president and Gartner Fellow, about the state of...

The warning was dire: A small security company revealed a flaw in millions of smartphones that could allow dangerous software to masquerade as a legitimate app and seize control of a phone. The threat was a big conversation topic at this year’s Black Hat security conference....

When people talk about technology change, they usually measure technical attributes: the number of transistors on a chip, the number of bits per second across a connection, the number of ways that different sources of data can be tied together. Once the stuff of science...

A local data commissioner in Germany said this week that Google's extensive combining of the data it has on individual users is abusive and must be stopped. That administrative order is bringing to a head the question of whether U.S.-born, ad-driven Web services like Gmail, YouTube...

IBM’s recently published study into how members of the C-suite are working together to prepare for the digital era contains some key takeaways for CIOs who want to play a bigger role in shaping and leading the digital transformation of their organization. The report, Exploring...

Todd Stabenow was on a secret mission. As he flew from Minneapolis to Paris one morning last year, he considered tactics for getting the information he wanted without revealing the truth about his visit. Land O’Lakes, a giant agriculture cooperative, had hired him the...

Regardless of how you view "digital disruption" -- angst-inducing threat or energizing opportunity -- it's no longer a theoretical proposition. Digital innovations are now shaking up every industry -- the result of a confluence of three main trends. The first is a technological one....