News & Commentary
Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in November 2009
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Text Mining: The Intersection of Content & BI
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Companies used to employ armies of people to read through documents such as customer satisfaction surveys, but it took longer, cost a lot more money and yielded far less detailed, reliable and consistent information than you can now quickly uncover using text mining applications.
Employees Willing To Steal Data; Companies On The Alert
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Separate studies offer a scary glimpse into the minds of employees, management
Gartner Sees Stabilization In Server Market
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Server shipments and revenue increased significantly in the third quarter from the previous quarter.
Feds Providing $80 Million For Health IT Training
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The government funding helps set up 6-month health IT workforce training programs at community colleges nationwide.
Microsoft Seeks Patent For Cloud Data Migration
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
On the cusp of launching its Azure cloud computing service, Microsoft is also making a savvy bid to lock up a patent for one of the main worries--vendor lock-in--of cloud users. (The other big concern is security.) The folks from Redmond have filed a patent application for migrating data to a new cloud, which is what you'd have to do when leave your first vendor.
Ericsson To Buy Nortel GSM Unit For $70 Million
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Nortel's European and Taiwanese GSM and GSM-R operations will go to Kapsch CarrierCom.
China Not So Worried About Math, Computer Skills
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
President Obama's making a new push to encourage and improve math and science education, in order to keep up in the global economy. In China, meanwhile, math and computer skills rank low as a requirement for driving innovation, a surprising Newsweek survey finds.
Down To Business: How Indian CIOs Stack Up
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
IBM thinks they're more progressive than CIOs elsewhere in the world, given their emphasis on innovation, customers, and other strategic matters.
Apple Seeks Permanent Halt To Psystar Mac Clones
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
The requested injunction would prohibit Psystar from selling Mac knock offs, which a federal court has already ruled violate Apple's copyright.
FCC Chair Wants More Broadband
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A 10% increase in broadband availability means a 1.2 to 1.5 point increase in GDP, Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski says.
Global CIO: The Thanksgiving Angels Of Flight 3405
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
As Thanksgiving looms, we sometimes overlook those better angels of our nature that are all around us. And that's a mistake.
Senators Urge EU To Finish Oracle Sun Probe
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
With Sun jobs at stake, U.S. lawmakers want the European Commission to speed up its antitrust investigation.
Chip Market Decline Less Than Expected
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Semiconductor revenue plunged more than $32 billion this year, but iSuppli said it could have been much worse.
Feds To Sharpen Cybersecurity Job Policies
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The Office of Personnel Management seeks to develop a framework for the classification, hiring, performance management, and development of federal cybersecurity pros.
HP Earnings Up 14% In 4Q
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
CEO Mark Hurd says the hardware and services company detects an uptick in the economy, even as sales have declined.
AOL Previews Brand, Trims Workforce
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company is offering buyouts to 2,500 members of its workforce as it seeks to trim its employee headcount by nearly a third.
Feds Launch Health IT Blog
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Health and Human Services' Health IT Buzz blog covers security, regulatory, standards, and other issues.
Physicians Question Health IT Stimulus Requirements
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
A physicians practice industry group expresses concern about electronic health record incentive programs.
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
Obama Calls For Math, Science Push
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The president kicked off a public-private initiative Monday to promote education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Encryption Can Get Board's Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2009  | 
There are lots of good reasons for IT leaders to pay attention to even the finest details of encryption policies. One of the more practical is that encryption's a board-level concept. As in, the board of directors will feel no hesitation in second guessing decisions not to encrypt data that ends up exposed.Which makes the findings in this week's cover story on encryption all the more surpr
Chrome OS: There Will Be Local Storage
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Despite what Google says, not all data will be in the cloud.
Web 2.0 Expo: Noveck Cites Open Gov Challenges
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The deputy CTO for open government sees progress, but acknowledges push back and resource constraints on the path to transparency.
Google Chrome OS Depends On Hardware Partners
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
Interop: CIOs Eye Cloud With Optimistic Caution
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The consensus of the Enterprise Cloud Summit panel was that the cloud promises reduced costs and added IT flexibility, but significant legal and technical challenges remain.
Google Chrome OS Coming. Got A Netbook Strategy?
Commentary  |  11/19/2009  | 
Some CIOs wonder whether netbooks are ultimately a consumer play. The answer is unquestionably no. In our recent InformationWeek Analytics Windows 7 survey of 1,414 business technology professionals, 36% of respondents said they already have some level of netbook use in their organizations today. This saturation is expected to grow to 72% of companies over the next 24 months, with 19% planning extensive deployments.
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eBay Founder Starting Online News Site
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
As print journalism suffers from the move of ad dollars to the Web, Pierre Omidyar hopes his service will fill gaps in local Hawaiian news reporting.
Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Having rebuilt on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
FCC Speeds Cell Tower Reviews
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The "shot clock" rule will set a limit on how long local governments can review applications for new cellular towers.
Web 2.0 Expo: Startup Aims At Public Policy Crowdsourcing
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Expert Labs, founded by Anil Dash, will use social media tools to bring private sector expertise to the U.S. government's decision-making processes.
Wolfe's Den: Intel CTO Envisions On-Chip Data Centers
Commentary  |  11/19/2009  | 
Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at the chip giant, talks about the explosion of multicore processing, bringing security to cloud computing, and processor-based networking.
Lawmakers Slam Deceptive Web Marketers
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Post-transaction marketing abuses bring calls for stronger oversight.
Could Linux Fall Prey To Windows Malware?
Commentary  |  11/18/2009  | 
Can software that allows you to run Windows software on a Linux system also expose your system to Windows malware? In practice, the answer appears to be no.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 3
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
The third beta version of the next Firefox sports speed and stability improvements.
Global CIO: Microsoft Data Center Strategy Vital To Azure
Commentary  |  11/18/2009  | 
The company envisions a more just-in-time approach to bringing on data center capacity.
Healthcare Goes Mobile, Virtual WIth Dell Offering
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Dell Mobile Clinical Computing solution provides clinicians with single sign-on and roaming capabilities.
Obama Administration Defends Its Data Quality
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Inaccuracies in stimulus-tracking data on do exist, but overall the transparency effort has been a success, says a special advisor to the President.
Healthcare Provider Saves With E-Invoicing
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Electronic invoices are saving Memorial Hermann Healthcare System millions of dollars.
Sprint iPCS Acquisition Opposed
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
A key iPCS investor said the acquisition price is far too low considering Sprint Nextel paid more for similar-sized affiliate networks.
Interop: IT Forecast Says Clouds
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
"The Holy Grail is to deliver IT services on-demand," said Citrix Systems CEO Mark Templeton in his Interop keynote.
Bill Would Ban P2P Use By Federal Employees
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Proposed legislation would prohibit use of P2P software like BitTorrent or Limewire on government computers and set policies for employees and contractors.
Healthcare's New Revenue Generator: Business Apps
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Banner Health uses $17 million supply chain savings to pay for new clinical information systems.
Cyber Warfare Warning Sounded
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
In its annual report on cybercrime, McAfee says that the age of cyber warfare has arrived.
CTIA Seeks More Mobile Broadband Spectrum
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The mobile industry group said spectrum below 3 GHz should be reallocated for mobile data purposes.
Global CIO: Building A Brand Takes IT Flexibility
Commentary  |  11/17/2009  | 
There are fundamental differences in how marketing and IT see their roles, and the world. And it's bad for a company's brand when the CIO and marketing execs don't get along.
Web 2.0 Expo: O'Reilly Warns Of Web War
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Internet visionary fears an end to openness as Internet rivals consolidate power.
Verizon Calls AT&T's Lawsuit Meritless
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
In a plainspoken response to AT&T's suit, Verizon said its 3G map ads are accurate and "the truth hurts."
Healthcare IT Job Outlook Perks Up
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Business analysts and technology architects face rosy IT job prospects in the healthcare and green energy sectors.
Texas' Data Center Consolidation Project Under Scrutiny
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
A commissioned report finds a range of problems with a seven-year, $863 million outsourcing contract with IBM.
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