Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul
White House plan will work only if the IT systems and databases used for background checks and gun tracing get the improvements needed to support stepped-up oversight.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
HP Missed Chance To Dump Autonomy
HP's board didn't hear about allegations of financial improprieties, The Wall Street Journal reports. Deal went ahead despite deep reservations.
Will HP Sell Autonomy, EDS?
HP has suitors for its troubled Autonomy and Enterprise Services units, WSJ reports. Autonomy sale would be easier for HP than selling EDS assets.
Do You Know Who Your Leaders Are?
You don't need the title of "manager" to be a leader. Smart companies create opportunities for leaders, including leaders who don't have formal managerial authority.
Flingo and the Future of TV
Smart TV apps publisher Flingo announced its second screen platform Samba at CES. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson interviewed Flingo's Ashwin Navin about Flingo's new product that recommends content to TV watchers and allows them to share content on social media. Haier is one of the first two companies that will offer Samba on their TV.
2013: The Year Of Engagement
Engagement is the big marketing buzzword for 2013, says Geoffrey Moore, the king of chasm crossing. How will CMOs do it?
SAP CIO: How We Do BYOD
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spoke to Oliver Bussmann, Global CIO and corporate officer at SAP, about BYOD and consumerization of IT. Bussmann talked about how the tablet environment has changed since he first deployed iPads. He also talked about how important it is to be social to build a community online.