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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in November 2011
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Google Indoor Maps: 6 Uses, Good To Ugly
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Google Maps Floor Plans of malls, airports, and the like are mostly about increasing ad revenue. Consider the use cases, from good to perhaps ugly.
House Approves Faster Green Cards For Foreign IT Workers
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Senate also expected to approve bill that eliminates per-country visa caps and institutes a first come, first served system.
Help Wanted 2.0: SMB Recruiting Goes Mobile
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Does your recruiting strategy extend to tablets and smartphones? Learn how and why Photobucket reaches out to mobile-savvy candidates
App Allows Radiology Diagnosis Via Tablet, Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
FDA clearance of GE Centricity mobile app lets radiologists use smartphones and tablets to make diagnoses from remote locations or in the field.
RIM Responds To PlayBook Jailbreak
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Research In Motion insists its PlayBook tablet is secure, despite claims from security researchers that it has been jailbroken.
Security Tips Cyber Monday Madness Teaches Us
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
You're not as locked down as you think. It's utterly impossible to secure an organization without having the buy-in of the employees.
RIM BlackBerry Fusion: A Swing And A Miss?
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
RIM's new MDM platform will handle BlackBerry, Android, and Apple iOS devices--but it's arriving too late for some IT shops.
AT&T-T-Mobile Wrangling: What A Waste
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Imagine if all the time and money spent on the wheeling and dealing around this merger were channeled into actually creating something of value.
DOD Aims To Improve Info Sharing
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Defense Department plans to use semantic Web principles to improve how data is shared, analyzed, and reported across myriad systems.
Cloud Computing's Unintended Consequences
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Wise CIOs will gravitate toward services, become more data-driven, and factor more frequent usage spikes into their capacity planning.
InterContinental Hotels Explores Enterprise Social Software
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Hotel chain explores broader ambitions for enterprise social software, starting with a focus on recruiting and training.
Carrier IQ Withdraws Legal Threat Against Security Researcher
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Network diagnostic software vendor issues apology to researcher who discovered its application secretly monitoring smartphone users.
5 Resolutions For Better BI in 2012
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Make business intelligence easy to use, deploy, afford, administer and embed.
Why Can't Patients See Their EHR Data?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association outlines arguments for and against expanding patient access to their health data.
Google+ Hangouts Ready For Business?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Google's powerful, free videochat service may be a business meeting alternative to GoToMeeting or Skype--under very controlled circumstances.
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Two-person development shop created software for secure text and voice communications on Android smartphones.
Private Cloud Choices Grow For SMBs
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Public cloud-wary midsize businesses can leverage KnowledgeTree's document management tools for online file sharing and storage.
How Defense IT Will Cope With Billions In Cuts
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The Pentagon is betting that spending on technology can save money and help it meet huge cuts in the defense budget that have been ordered and additional cuts that may be on the way.
Mobile's Big Cyber Monday: RIM's Not Merry
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
Cyber Monday means mobile Monday for many buyers this year. Are you finally ready to trade in your beloved BlackBerry?
AT&T Desperate To Save T-Mobile Bid
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
AT&T appears to be willing to do anything to salvage its plan to acquire T-Mobile USA, despite the roadblocks being thrown in its way by the government.
Android Buyers Find Smartphone Update Chaos
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
After Google releases a new version of Android, the time it takes carriers to update your phone varies wildly right now. One security expert says consumers must vote with their wallets.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle More Mobile Challenges
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Bring your own mobile device phenomenon and fast-evolving technologies challenge hospital IT execs on multiple fronts, from interference to bandwidth.
What Should SMB Marketers Ask Of Siri?
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
It's time to consider how Apple's Siri voice assistant affects your SMB's marketing and business plans.
Anonymous Leaks Law Enforcement Forensic Secrets
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Hacktivist group claims release of 38,000 emails related to the Feds' cybercrime investigations, in retaliation for stiff sentences for Anonymous members.
Software Makers Shun SOPA Bill
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
In a reversal, Business Software Alliance now says the proposed anti-piracy law overreaches.
Android Buyer Beware: 12 Least Secure Phones
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
More than half of most popular Android smartphones run outdated--and insecure--versions of the OS. And update policies vary.
Medicare Delays HIPAA 5010 Enforcement
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Doctor offices and hospitals will now have until the end of March to get up to speed with new electronic transaction set for processing insurance claims.
HP Earnings Fall Short, Whitman Looks To Future
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Meg Whitman's HP is focused more on the next decade than the next quarter, she says. And her HP has plenty of use for the personal systems business.
WhisperCore Mitigates Risks Of Android In Businesses
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
TechWebTV catches up with Whisper Systems' CTO and co-founder Moxie Marllinspike to discuss and demo WhisperCore -- a mobile security solution that brings BlackBerry-like centralized enterprise-grade security to Android devices.
Whose Job Is Virtualization Security?
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
The adage "When everyone's in charge, no one's in charge" applies all too well to private cloudified networks.
Is ICD-10 More Important Than Meaningful Use?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Advisory Board health IT boss Dave Garets tells CIOs to make ICD-10 compliance their top priority because more money is at stake.
5 E-Commerce Trends For SMBs In 2012
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Finalizing your website strategy for next year and beyond? Consider this expert advice first.
More BI Packages Add Collaboration: Who Needs It?
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
Business intelligence vendors keep adding social features--but how many interfaces does it take to get everybody on the same page?
llinois Schools Develop Future Health IT Stars
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
High school students take online classes and gain experience with a variety of tech tools to prepare for a career in a booming sector.
Android Security: Threat Level None?
Commentary  |  11/18/2011  | 
Security firms are fanning the flames of fear about mobile malware and viruses, while others accuse such firms of being scammers. Who's right, and who's wrong.
Apperian Expands Enterprise Mobile App Management To Android
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Prominent iPhone mobile device management platform pushes into the Android BYOD segment.
Skype Gets Direct Link To Facebook
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Microsoft's VoIP platform now allows face-to-face calling from within the social network for users of Windows and Mac OS.
AMA Wants To Put Brakes On ICD-10 Implementation
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
American Medical Association cited concerns about transition to the new set of medical billing codes while staying up to date with a host of regulatory and technology changes.
Infosys H-1B Fraud Case Heads For Trial
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Allegations that outsourcer Infosys abused visa program cannot be settled out of court, judge rules.
Use Metrics To Steer The IT Value Conversation
Commentary  |  11/17/2011  | 
Discussions with business colleagues must move to a higher level. Here's how to build credibility and trust.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
SOPA: 5 Key Provisions Of Anti-Piracy Bill
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Controversial legislation aims to help U.S. authorities clamp down on rogue websites, but critics say it amounts to Internet censorship.
CIO Profiles: Monte E. Ford of American Airlines And AMR
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
This CIO wouldn't let doubters stand in his way.
Medicare Needs To Elevate IT Approach, Says NRC
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
New challenges, from health insurance exchanges to shared savings programs, demand that the agency integrate IT into all of its systems and strategies, says National Research Council.
Fed Agency Telecommuting Policies: Too Many Unfinished
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
A new survey shows that while federal agency managers and staff support telecommuting, a lack of agency policies is slowing actual progress.
DARPA Wants Wireless Network For Satellite Clusters
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Chip and electronics manufacturers urged to develop a networking device to connect satellites in Darpa's System F6 program.
It's A New Dell
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Michael Dell talks customer outcomes, not infrastructure, as he sits down with InformationWeek editors--but he's got plenty of PC fight left in him.
Mobility Is The New Wild West
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
It will be tough for our sales reps to keep up, and we're going to see have and have-nots. What's a CIO to do?
Don't Regulate EHRs Like Cars
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
In the interest of patient safety, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health IT be more tightly regulated, much like the auto industry. But are the two industries comparable?
CIO Profiles: Robert Urwiler Of Vail Resorts
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
It's time to embrace the consumerization of IT, says this CIO.
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