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Business and technology reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

Enterprise Software Spending to Grow: Gartner

blogs.wsj.com — Marketing, e-commerce and advanced analytics software were among the market segments with the highest rate of growth, the research firm said in a report Thursday.

Michael Giresi Joins Royal Caribbean as CIO

blogs.wsj.com — Mr. Giresi, CIO at fashion brand Tory Burch since 2011, replaces outgoing CIO Bill Martin, who retired at the end of May after more than 30 years with the global cruise line.

Labor Department CIO Defends Security Efforts

blogs.wsj.com — Dawn Leaf, the agency's chief information officer, criticized a July 2015 federal watchdog report that accused the department of not implementing stronger system access controls sooner.

Server Market Boosted by Cloud Demands, Internet of Things

blogs.wsj.com — Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and other computer server vendors saw continued growth in global shipments and revenue in the second quarter, signaling that business spending on cloud, analytics and other IT services remains steady, market analysts say.

ATF CIO Rick Holgate to Step Down

blogs.wsj.com — Rick Holgate is stepping down as chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to become a private-sector federal technology analyst, Mr. Holgate confirmed Tuesday. His last day is set for Sept. 17. The agency has yet to name a successor, an agency spokesperson said.

UMB Financial Hires Jig Patel

blogs.wsj.com — The former IBM executive says today's technology executives are looking for platforms and tools that offer "reliability, cost and speed to market" without compromising security. "We are the stewards of that data, and we want to make sure we are monitoring it to make sure we see things coming before they happen," he said.

VA Officials Dinged for Using Free Yammer

blogs.wsj.com — Since at least 2013, senior agency officials appear to have endorsed the workplace use of the social-networking tool, owned by Microsoft Corp., without seeking approval by the Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, as required under agency rules, according to the findings of an internal probe released this week.

Patricia Watson Named TSYS CIO

blogs.wsj.com — Issues facing IT executives in the financial services industry are "no different than any other industry," she says. "In order to continue to grow, you have to constantly innovate."

Canada Names New CIO as Agencies Combat Cybercrime

blogs.wsj.com — The Government of Canada has named John Messina as its next chief information officer, a Treasury Board spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Mr. Messina, who officially takes over the post on Aug. 24, is currently CIO of the Canada Revenue Agency, the federal tax collector, where for the past three years he's led more than 3,000 IT staffers.

Wal-Mart Credits In-House E-Commerce Platform With Contributing to Online Sales

blogs.wsj.com — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday dedicated a portion of its second-quarter earnings call to its e-commerce and other IT efforts, crediting an in-house e-commerce platform rolled out last year with driving online sales. Those efforts notwithstanding, the retail giant reported that second-quarter profits fell to $3.48 billion, down 15%, from a year earlier.
Aug 18, 2015

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