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Content tagged with Leadership posted in April 2013
Tech Execs Help U.K. Raise Its Procurement Game
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Six former industry players, including tech execs from Compaq and Accenture, are brought in to sharpen negotiation and purchasing skills in central government.
Higher Ed CIOs Can't Ignore MOOCs Or Politics
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
Now more than ever, a higher education CIO's job hinges on both surviving the academic politics of the institution and mastering bleeding-edge technologies.
U.K. CIOs Must Modernize, Report Warns
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Two new reports say business and government organizations aren't making good use of modern technology.
Healthcare Patient Engagement Remains Elusive
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Processes, attitudes, poor design, even fear of too much data stand in the way of true care partnerships. Is greater patient autonomy the answer?
CIO Profiles: Ellen Borkowski Of Union College
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Ellen Borkowski's CIO responsibilities at small liberal arts college include her twin technology objectives: make teaching and learning more effective.
U.K.'s Prized Creative Industry At Risk, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
White House Shares Earth Observation Plans
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Feds plan to leverage resources to better track environmental, planetary systems and resources.
Future Scientists Showcase Inventions At White House
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Science fair honors 100 student winners in science, technology, engineering and math, as Obama announces next steps in STEM education plans.
Google To U.K.: Don't Snipe About Our Tax Rate
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Google CEO dismisses complaints of low corporate taxes, says Britain should be grateful for the economic boost the company provides.
Pentagon Reverses Decision On Cyber Medal After Outcry
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Following a review, Defense Secretary Hagel discontinues medal that would have recognized drone operators and other cyber warriors.
IT Strategies For Future Cities
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
How mayors and CIOs in five U.S. cities are using technology to create more efficient, sustainable urban areas that are good for business and great places to live.
Chicago CIO Pursues Predictive Analytics Strategy
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
The city's IT team is using open source to build an analytics platform aimed at predicting and preventing big city problems.
New York City Builds On Its Technology Base
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
An expanding IT infrastructure and tech-savvy workforce are evidence of the Big Apple’s emergence as a global tech center.
Federal CIOs Launch Shared Services Catalog
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
New resources offer step-by-step road map for agencies looking to cut costs by sharing information technology and other services.
Boosting The ROI Of Your IT Degree
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
A technology-focused master's degree can be the key to a better job.
EHR Incentive Program Is Off Track, Senators Say
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Report says Obama administration should "reboot" program and delay later stages of Meaningful Use.
U.K. Eyes IT Savings From Open Standards
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
New panel of IT leaders from industry and public sector tasked with helping government cut IT costs by adopting open standard solutions.
European Lawmakers Upset ISPs, Game Makers
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Brussels proposes changes to copyright protection legislation, delays planned tax breaks for British game developers.
NASA Launches Next Space Apps Challenge
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
International competition brings together developers from around the world to create software, hardware and visualization tools for space exploration missions.
U.K. IT Industry Offers Strategies To Improve NHS
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
National Health Service must become more like online travel and retail sites to thrive in the 21st century, says Intellect report.
Distance Learning Regulation Needs Simplification, Officials Say
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Former education secretary Richard Riley heads effort to make it easier for students to take online classes by standardizing state regulations.
Federal IT Budget To Increase In 2014
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
DOD tech budget is flat, but major civilian agencies will see more investment.
British Bank Faces Probe After IT Glitches
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
After two major IT failures last summer, the Royal Bank of Scotland now faces regulatory investigations that could result in further penalties.
Hospitals Must Address 'Alarm Fatigue,' Joint Commission Says
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Hospitals should develop guidelines for adjusting alarms and improve staff training to prevent harm to patients, says accrediting group.
Britain's New Tax Reporting System Draws Criticism
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
New tax platform will require British businesses to file employee data in real time; business owners call new system overly burdensome and detrimental to growth.
Philly Health Insurer Funds Health IT Startups
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Independence Blue Cross is investing in startups that offer innovative solutions to healthcare challenges.
Mobile Tech Helps NHS Reach Remote Patients
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Healthcare workers providing in-home care use digital pens to send patient information to and from hospital records systems.
How Rafter Helps Colleges Cut Textbook Costs
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Textbook rental broker finds niche partnering with public colleges to lower the cost of higher education.
Supercomputer Apps Tackle Cancer, Autism, Heart Attacks
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Healthcare and life sciences apps sweep top three spots in contest from YarcData, a unit of supercomputing pioneer Cray, showcasing the power of graph analytics.
NASA Pauses Mars Missions To Avoid Interference
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
NASA will significantly scale back its Mars missions in April as the Red Planet moves behind the sun as viewed from Earth.
Michigan Blues Joins Statewide Health Information Exchange
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
State's dominant insurer seeks clinical and administrative data for care management and reporting to state health insurance exchange.
GE Contests Shoot For Innovation Via Crowdsourcing
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
GE's Industrial Internet Quests challenge global experts to create new algorithms to improve air travel and healthcare.
Army Falls Short In Mobile Security, Says DOD
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
Lack of comprehensive mobile security policy and thousands of unauthorized devices are among the security shortcomings of the Army's mobile efforts.
DHS CIO Richard Spires Takes Voluntary Leave
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
High-profile head of the Department of Homeland Security's IT has been on leave since March 15, but the exact reason for his departure remains unclear.
Robotics Competition: Tomorrow's Tech Talent Has Game
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
At the FIRST Robotics Competition, teens learn about technology trade-offs, strategy and teamwork. NASA and major tech firms say the contest shapes tomorrow's tech leaders.


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