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Building a modern data registry: Go beyond data classification

For organizations, understanding what data they store and analyze is gaining increasing urgency due to new privacy regulations, from the Global Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD). But these regulations are not the only reason organizations are focused on privacy. Security imperatives and pressure to extract more value from the information they store has also put pressure on companies to get data privacy … More

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Worldwide IT spending to grow just 1.1% in 2019

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1 percent from 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. “Currency headwinds fueled by the strengthening U.S. dollar have caused us to revise our 2019 IT spending forecast down from the previous quarter,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. “Through the remainder of 2019, the U.S. dollar is expected to trend stronger, while enduring tremendous volatility due to … More

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The biggest hurdles to digital transformation initiatives? Budget and top-down support

More than half of enterprise IT professionals need help from industry partners and prefer agile service providers to implement digital transformation, according to a new study released by Masergy. The 2019 Digital Transformation Market Trends Report, facilitated by independent research firm Webtorials, surveyed IT professionals from companies both large and small across 35 different countries. By surveying those professionals in a variety of industries, the report sheds light on the mindsets and technology investments needed … More

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