News & Commentary
Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in January 2011
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HubSpot Emphasizes Social, Mobile Tools
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Hoping to capitalize on tectonic shifts in marketing strategies, SMB software provider rolls out new tools for siphoning -- and converting -- social and mobile traffic.
Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
New CEO Leo Apotheker finally talks about HP's future but says nothing about the enterprise. Instead, he says HP will out-cool Apple. Word up.
Guerra On Healthcare: Will Congress Cut HITECH?
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
As legislators look to reduce federal spending, funding for electronic health records looks to be right in their crosshairs -- and maybe that's not so bad.
Intel Discloses Flaw In Sandy Bridge Chipset
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Fixing the 6 Series chipset design error will cause a $300 million revenue drop in the first quarter, said the company.
EHR Studies Need Another Look Post-Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
Recent studies concluding that electronic health records fail to boost patient care need a follow-up visit.
Healthcare Software Venture Funding Jumps 19%
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
The gain in 2010 was driven by the increased market for digitized medical records and other health IT services, reported Dow Jones VentureSource.
IBM To Invest $150 Million In U.S. Entrepreneurs
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Big Blue will fund educational and mentoring services through President Obama's Startup America program.
Global CIO: The Software Revolution: Can SAP Light The Fuse?
Commentary  |  1/30/2011  | 
Three emerging technologies have sparked a new generation of incredibly fast enterprise apps with huge disruptive potential—and SAP plans to lead this revolution.
Egypt Internet Shutdown Underscores Vulnerability
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
The government ordered the shutdown of the country's four ISPs, effectively blocking all Internet communications during anti-government protests.
Half Of Mobile Ads Clicked By Mistake
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Forget about click fraud; finger fumbling may be wasting a much larger portion of ad spending.
DHS Elevates Social Networking In Terror Alert System
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and Homeland Security's Web site gain importance in the agency's replacement for the color-coded communications system used since the 9/11 attacks.
HHS Adds $80 Million For Health IT Grants
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Funding will be divided among Regional Extension Centers, health information exchanges, and workforce training initiatives, said the Office of the National Coordinator.
Malware Driven Banner Ad Attacks Rising
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
While fake cost-per-click rates declined in the fourth quarter, a new form of impression inflation has emerged, finds online advertising audit firm.
For Doctors, EHR Adoption Isn't A Spectator Sport
Commentary  |  1/28/2011  | 
Selecting and adopting an electronic health records system is critical to the health of a physician's practice.
LinkedIn IPO Valuation Projected To Be $2 Billion
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
The professional social networking site nearly quadrupled revenue from 2007 to 2009, but expects a slowdown in 2011 as it invests for growth, according to the company’s SEC filing.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Need A Time Machine To Catch Us, Says IBM
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Ellison's vowed to remake Oracle in the fashion of circa-1960 IBM: a true systems company. But IBM says it's impossible for Ellison to overcome that 50-year head start.
Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.
Air Force Awards Space Fence Contracts
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have won $107 million deals to provide preliminary designs for a radar system to detect objects passing over Earth.
100 P2P Users Produce 75% Of Files Downloaded
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Targeting the users responsible for the most content might trigger a sharp decline in file-sharing via peer-to-peer networks, suggest researchers.
LinkedIn Launches Targeted Ad Service
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Pay-per-click service can select users based on job title, company, LinkedIn group.
The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Having a printer that can reach out to the Web means having a printer that a hacker can reach out to. Should SMBs lose sleep over this?
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
Google's Android 3.0 SDK Preview Available
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
A pre-release version of "Honeycomb" has been made available to Android developers.
New Tools To Help Hospitals Prevent, Spot Infections
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Web-based clinical data surveillance services from Pharmacy OneSource aim to help clinicians identify infections, adverse drug events, and other trouble sooner.
Microsoft Ships 2M Windows Phone 7 Handsets
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Microsoft claims handset manufacturer partners shipped two million Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of 2010, but it's unclear how many have been sold to end-users.
Intel Commits $100 Million To University Research
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The first of six university-based R&D centers, led by Stanford, will focus on visual computing in tablets, smartphones, and other consumer tech.
SAP Reports Record Sales, Contests Oracle Fine
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Looking past a 36% drop in earnings tied to the TomorrowNow lawsuit, SAP executives say fourth-quarter results point to strong, innovation-driven growth across industries and regions.
Healthcare Software Development Exposes Security Risks
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Many organizations are lax in protecting patient data during development and testing, finds Ponemon Institute study.
Facebook Credits Policy Raises Developers' Hackles
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The social network addresses concerns that the 30% cut it takes when game players use Credits will damage developers' cash flow.
Steve Jobs Should Take A Cue From AIG's Cancer-Stricken CEO
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Robert Benmosche's forthrightness about his illness is in stark contrast to the Apple chief’s secrecy.
Global CIO: Apple iOS Crushes Google Android In Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
The iPad continued to surge into the enterprise as Q4 activations jumped more than 50%, while Windows Mobile devices dropped out of Top 10, says Good Technology report.
Google Plans Biggest Hiring Year Ever
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Faced with strong competitors and the curse of bright, entrepreneurial workers who have opportunities elsewhere, Google is bulking up on talent to ensure that it can grow.
Amazon Cloud Gets Bulk Email Service
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Simple Email Service offers AWS customers a low-cost, hosted option to on-premises or third-party email systems.
Google Apps Marketplace Adds Education Category
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Schools using Google Apps will find a set of applications tailored to the needs of education customers.
Qwiki Launches Multimedia Search Engine
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s startup launches public alpha days after getting an $8 million cash infusion.
Apple Taps NSA Alumnus As Global Security Chief
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Geekonomics author David Rice is the latest in a string of high-profile security hires for the company.
Facebook Makes Credits Sole Legal Currency
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Developers must pay the social media giant a 30% cut whenever online game players use the virtual money.
Will Apple, Google Lead Mobile Payment Revolution?
Commentary  |  1/25/2011  | 
By adding near-field communications to the iPhone and iPad, Apple -- along with Google -- may provide the spark needed to ignite mainstream use of mobile payments.
Exclusive: IBM Moves Hertz' IT Support To India
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
About 50 jobs shipped from Oklahoma to the Asian subcontinent as the car rental company looks to pare costs.
Guerra On Healthcare: Is HITECH A Bait And Switch?
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
Most hospitals say they expect to qualify for meaningful use incentive funds, but most shouldn't plan to see a return on their health IT systems investment.
HHS Expands Health Insurance Exchange Grants
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Funding will help states develop infrastructure for the sites where individuals and small business will be able to shop for insurance plans by 2014.
Ubuntu Ditches OpenOffice For LibreOffice
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
The April Linux release will include the Document Foundation's productivity suite instead of Oracle's software.
Foursquare Value Checks In At $250 Million
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Social media location site is developing tools to help local businesses connect with customers and expects to hit 10 million users by June, said site co-founder.
Global CIO: Steve Jobs' Legacy: 10 Ways He's Rocked Our World
Commentary  |  1/23/2011  | 
The profound influence of Apple's brilliant founder and CEO has changed how corporations of all kinds approach strategy, design, and customer engagement.
Global CIO: Google's Eric Schmidt: Top 10 Reasons Mobile Is Always #1
Commentary  |  1/22/2011  | 
"The answer should always be mobile first," outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last year—and his compelling arguments are even more persuasive today.
Obama Nominates Army IT Leader To CIO Post
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence selected to assume the post that innovative IT leader Gen. Jeffery Sorenson vacated in November.
Camino Upgrades Open Source Mac Browser
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Version 2.1 Alpha is based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine, adds six major features.
Botnets, Hacked Credit Cards Selling At Bargain Prices
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Cybercrime black market emphasizes entrepreneurialism and customer service, with money buying just about anything, finds Panda Security report.
Qwiki Snags $8 Million In Venture Funding
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Founders of Facebook, YouTube invest in startup that delivers search results in multimedia, rather than links.
Global CIO: FedEx CIO Explains The Real Power Of Cloud
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
Tempted to dismiss the ‘private cloud’ as the latest IT blather? Rob Carter has a new data center in Colorado that begs to differ.
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