News & Commentary
Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in October 2012
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CIO Profiles: Zack Hicks Of Toyota
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Toyota's Innovation Fair is the highlight of this tech chief's year.
Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
BYOD Security Tops Doctors' Mobile Device Worries
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Bring-your-own-device trend leads healthcare providers to question mobile device management and security effectiveness, KLAS study finds.
EHR Vendors React Favorably To CMS E-Measure Specs
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Association representative says government is moving in right direction to facilitate reporting of clinical quality measures.
Text Messaging Between Clinicians Increasing In Hospitals
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Hospitals that are worried about security and privacy risks can purchase technology to fill the gaps. The bigger problem is getting staff to follow policies and procedures.
What's Killing APM?
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
App performance management is seen as less important than it was two years ago, partly because vendors haven't kept up.
Stimulus Funds First, Layoffs Second?
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
CRN's investigation into how tech companies used Recovery Act funds yielded some unsettling results. Watch this Valley View video for the details.
California Targets Mobile Apps For Missing Privacy Policies
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Mobile app developers that don't post conspicuous online and in-app privacy policies will face $2,500 fine per download.
Huawei Hits Back At U.S. Security Investigation
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Executive dismisses U.S. report tying Huawei to security threats, saying it's a case of "Americans being Americans."
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Amazon, Equinix Data Centers Vs. Hurricane Sandy
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers.
Hurricane Sandy Surge Challenges NYC Data Centers
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
As Hurricane Sandy raged Monday night, several NYC data centers had to convert to use of diesel generators--and found unexpected problems as the storm surge roiled backup plans.
Red Robin CIO Named Social Business Technology Leader
Commentary  |  10/30/2012  | 
For best articulating the value of social business in the context of business transformation, Chris Laping of Red Robin is our 2012 Social Business Technology Leader of the year.
Windows Phone 8: Star Features
Slideshows  |  10/30/2012  | 
Microsoft pulled out all the stops to introduce its new mobile OS -- but will it be enough to tempt iOS and Android users?
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
Taptera: 'Beautiful' Apps For Mobile Users
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Startup offers suite of mobile apps for employees, including productivity tools and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Taptera CEO.
Hearsay Guards Against Social Media Trouble
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance. Learn more in our Valley View video.
Hurricane Sandy: Mobile, Social Tools Help Emergency Management
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Everbridge emergency alert system is being used by several cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy and offers a mobile app and social media monitoring capabilities to give emergency responders a better picture of a crisis.
Hortonworks Cofounder: Hadoop Rivals Can't Touch It
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hadoop's "big ecosystem" will make it the dominant platform for managing big data, says Arun Murphy.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
5 Emerging Enterprise Technologies
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
If you are not watching these developments, your business is missing out. Here's what Gartner's annual top 10 tech trends list missed.
DOD Pushes Military's Mobile Strategy Forward
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Defense Department is serious about getting smartphones into soldiers' hands, according to new mobile device management and app store vendor solicitations.
How To Strengthen Your Moral Compass
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Those in the spy business know that people in financial trouble are more vulnerable to blackmail and bribery. So are you.
Apple Mocks Samsung In Court-Ordered Ad
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
A U.K. judge's observation that Samsung's tablets aren't as cool as the iPad gets featured in Apple's required notification.
Valley View: Cisco, Oracle And Drama
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The sparks fly in October's episode of Valley View, our monthly live Web TV program. Watch the full show here.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
When Incremental IT Change Won't Cut It
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
For Indian pharma company Cipla and its new CIO, IT transformation is all or nothing.
Feds Test Patient E-Consent For HIEs
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
For health information exchanges to gain a foothold in the U.S., patients need to get on board. A recent pilot project spearheaded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT leads the way.
Gartner's Top 10 IT Trends: Hits And Misses
Commentary  |  10/25/2012  | 
We handicap Gartner's annual list of top enterprise IT trends, including mobile, cloud, and big data. Check out the ranking and consider what's missing.
Windows 8: 4 Upsides For SMBs
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
What can Microsoft's new OS deliver to small and midsize businesses? Consider the mobile device angles, for starters.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Should Sears CTO Be Building A Tech Startup?
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Definitely, if it helps drive needed change at the retailer. If it's a distraction, Sears is doomed.
Enterprise Buyers To Carriers: We're Not Thrilled
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
The 4G network is fast and mostly adequate for existing enterprise needs, but that's not stopping IT pros from worrying about future viability. Here's how providers and customers see the issues.
HP's Whitman Faces Skeptical CIOs At Gartner Event
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
CEO Meg Whitman faced tough customer questions during her keynote interview at the Gartner Symposium--but will CIOs be persuaded by her answers?
Microsoft Apologizes For Lack Of Browser Choice
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft insists a technical error is to blame for its failure to provide users with a browser choice screen in Windows, as instructed by the European Commission.
BlackBerry Loses Its Grip On Federal Government
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
RIM's BlackBerry platform has maintained a strong following in government for years, but that is changing.
Windows 8: A Win For Enterprise Security
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 makes securing enterprise PCs and tablets easier--and shows that the future of enterprise Windows security is proper control of applications.
6 Lies About Big Data
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data?
CIO Profiles: Mark Boxer Of Cigna
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
An aging population is shaking up healthcare IT, says this tech chief.
Apple's Tim Cook: What Analysts Miss
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Apple's manufacturing power is now entrenched in China. Expect that to change as the new CEO helps reinvent the company, again.
Feds Take Critical Look At Meaningful Use Payments
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Office of Inspector General investigating whether providers' EHR use has resulted in Medicare overcharges.
Windows 8: 4 Hurdles For SMBs
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 has a lot to like, but the road to adoption--especially early adoption--could be rocky for some small and midsize businesses.
Gartner: CIOs Begin 3-Year Shift In Responsibilities
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Transformation marked by focus on growth rather than cost, from automation to "amplification," and from IT to technology, says analyst.
Social Business Success Requires Looking Inward
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Focus as much energy on how your employees, partners, and shareholders experience your business as you do your existing and prospective customers.
Mostashari: Make EHR Use More Meaningful
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Providers should go beyond checking off boxes to earn incentive money, and seize opportunities to streamline data and serve patients, national coordinator advises CHIME execs.
Gartner: 2013 Tech Spending To Hit $3.7 Trillion
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
CIOs need to spend on finding and building a pool of big data skills, Gartner execs say.
Next Valley View: Dial C For Controversy
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
Tune into the next episode of our live Web TV program, Valley View, October 24 at 11 am PT. We'll go one on one with Cisco's Chambers and Oracle's Hurd, plus explore where the Obama administration's stimulus money ended up.
Business Users Satisfied With IT? Think Again
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
IT has reason to worry, says InformationWeek's new IT Perception Survey that compares attitudes of technology and business pros.
Will CMOs Outspend CIOs? Wrong Question
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
Instead of focusing on who controls those tech dollars, IT pros should focus on why companies need more tech in marketing and where they can fill those needs.
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