Stories by Stacy Collett

How Cisco combats fast-maturing cybercrime networks

As Steve Martino approaches his 10-year anniversary as vice president and CISO at Cisco Systems, his job has morphed from treating security as simply a must-have to it becoming a strategic imperative for the company.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

This 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree created an Intelligent Transportation System to keep roads safe in extreme weather.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Patients struggling to get oncology drugs get an assist from data analytics, thanks to this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

Life Fitness

Remote diagnostics developed by this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree keep fitness equipment in shape.

CPL Online

Big data transforms this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, an e-learning business, doubling staff productivity.

State of Arkansas

Data analytics helps officials at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree reward healthcare providers that offer the best quality and prices.

A.W. Chesterton

Data-driven business intelligence helps identify hidden sales opportunities at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

Rhodes Group/TriCore

This 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree analyzes patients' records to identify those at risk and recommend care.

Qiagen

An analytics database at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree combines multiple data streams and sources to drive revenue.

KPMG

Data mining and analytics speed the client onboarding process at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Scientists at this 2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree can now analyze petabytes of space mission data created decades apart.

IT salaries 2015: Cash is back!

When it comes to getting a raise, some might say Chad Lorenc hit the jackpot. The senior infrastructure security architect scored a 30% pay increase this year, thanks in part to some fortunate events.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Jay Ferro

When Jay Ferro, 46, joined the <a href="http://www.cancer.org">American Cancer Society</a> as CIO three years ago, he was given a herculean task -- to transform the nonprofit's 12 independent divisions and corporate headquarters into a single entity, beginning with IT.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Ryan Boone

Ryan Boone has a simple philosophy for blending IT with the business at discount retailer <a href="http://www.dollargeneral.com">Dollar General</a>: "Do the work."

Four ways for IT to connect better with customers

If you walk by an IT office these days, the only sounds you're likely to hear are the dull whir of laptop fans and the gentle hum of servers -- barely a warm body to be found. The IT staff is on the loose.