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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in November 2012
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Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
Avoid Vague Social Media Policies
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Recent National Labor Relations Board decision reminds employers that employee speech related to terms of employment is protected.
EHRs Can Thwart Prescription Drug Abuse, Says Study
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
New government-sponsored report suggests embedding access to state-level substance abuse data in physician and pharmacy systems.
Hire A Data Science Team, Not A Data Scientist
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Assembling a group of talented people with diverse skills is the best way to meet your data science needs, says Deloitte director.
Microsoft Defends Hiring Foreign Workers
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says it has 34% more open engineering positions than this time last year, and can't fill them all domestically.
Dwolla Shakes Up Online Payments
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Online payment darling Dwolla adds three new services as it tries to speed up merchant and consumer acceptance of its electronic transactions.
Apple iTunes 11: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  11/30/2012  | 
Take a closer look at Apple iTunes 11 and see how the venerable music application and e-commerce interface has been redesigned for the better.
5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Microsoft's new OS holds plenty of potential, but so far consumers aren't loving the radically redesigned desktop. Microsoft should consider these changes.
Gaza Ceasefire Doesn't Hold Online: New Anonymous Hack
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
War of words and hacked websites continues, even as the Palestinian territories receive upgraded state status from the United Nations.
Amazon's Vogels Challenges IT: Rethink App Dev
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services CTO says promised land of cloud computing requires a new generation of applications that follow different principles.
GE Isn't Running An Industrial Internet Charity, Folks
Commentary  |  11/29/2012  | 
GE CEO Jeff Immelt expects strong revenue growth from new software products and services that tie machines to the Internet to allow better data analysis.
Big Data And Analytics Expertise: Beg, Borrow Or Steal?
Commentary  |  11/29/2012  | 
Demand for big data and analytics experts is on the rise, but it will take years for the supply to catch up. Here's how to cope.
Valley View: Windows Phone 8 Up Close
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Our most recent episode of Valley View took a deeper look at Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft's Greg Sullivan and checked out some intriguing startups. See all the highlights.
Inspector General Slams Medicare Oversight Of EHR Program
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Researchers Steal Cloud Computing Power Via Browsers
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Security researchers demonstrate that cloud computing can be taken at no cost, if you know where to find the processing cycles.
Google Street View Hits The Slopes
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Google Street View captures a variety of images and locations and distances itself from privacy concerns.
Obama Victory Re-Energizes Health Information Exchanges
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Frost & Sullivan report predicts that market for health information exchanges will grow 30% to 40% or more in the next year.
Amazon Debuts Low-Cost, Big Data Warehousing
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Amazon Redshift service promises ten times faster query performance than conventional on-premises data warehouses, at one-tenth the price.
Feds Fall Short On IT Project Management
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
Windows 8: Let's Not Plan The Funeral Yet
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
Even in tech time, it seems silly to sound the death knell so soon on such a significant overhaul. Did you really expect instant success?
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show.
Salesforce.com Wants Developers To Think Big
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Google Play Ends Anonymous App Reviews
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Google links Google+ profiles to Google Play reviews, hopes to make comments more trustworthy.
Is There A Case For Ditching Dropbox?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
Competing vendors who come at CIOs with a "more secure" file sync solution are missing the point.
What GE's $15 Trillion Industrial Internet Needs
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
GE makes the case that a more business-oriented 'Internet of things' will spur a productivity boom. Not so fast.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday: 4 SMB Lessons
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
SMBs should mind these tech-focused takeaways from the annual shopping craze.
Bank DDoS Strikes Could Presage Armageddon Attacks
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
DDoS attack traffic could overwhelm not just targeted websites, but also every intervening ISP, warns Arbor Networks.
New Patient Engagement Guidelines Stress Electronic Tools
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
National eHealth Collaborative offers healthcare organizations self-assessment tool to measure their success in this area.
Samsung Slammed Over Labor Abuses
News  |  11/26/2012  | 
New Samsung guidelines at China supplier factories are insufficient to protect workers, says labor watch group.
4 Key Elements: Strategic IT Plans
Commentary  |  11/26/2012  | 
Hope is not a strategy. Thousands of IT projects launch every day -- and more than one-third crash before they get off the ground.
Next Valley View: Tech's Feisty Upstarts
Commentary  |  11/26/2012  | 
Watch November 28 at 11 PT as our live Web TV show brings you up to speed on how Dwolla, Exec, SugarSync and others are upsetting the status quo.
Google Encourages Action Against UN Internet Proposals
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Google fears that upcoming conference could give governments too much control over Internet governance, launches an online campaign to keep everyone in the loop.
Award-Winning IT Vendor Simplifies Adverse Event Reporting
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Using unified Web and mobile apps, KBCoreSM collects and analyzes information to improve reporting and promote patient safety, winning the Office of National Coordinator's challenge.
8 Essential Black Friday Apps
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Braving the Black Friday crowds? Don't even think of leaving the house without these applications on your smartphone.
Black Friday: 5 Tips For Online Traffic Surges
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Black Friday should remind SMBs to prepare for spikes in website traffic, not just during the busy holiday shopping season but throughout the year.
HP's Identity Crisis Continues
Commentary  |  11/21/2012  | 
HP's problems go much deeper than poor sales in core businesses and some alleged accounting mischief by Autonomy.
Symantec MDM Review: Familiarity A Selling Point
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Users of Symantec security software will find similar interface.
RIM MDM Review: Beyond BES, Not There Yet
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
It's not an easy option unless you're a heavy-duty BlackBerry shop.
Good Technology MDM Review: Tight Grip On Data
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Good's on its way to data-centric security.
BYOD: Why Mobile Device Management Isn't Enough
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Here's what to look for in MDM software and what limitations IT still faces in letting employees use personal devices for work.
A Proposal For IT: Set Just One Goal For 2013
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Be measurably more relevant to your customers.
CIO Profiles: John Kellington Of Cincinnati Insurance
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Rip the Band-Aid off, advises this tech chief.
What CIOs Want In Their Successors
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Are you an aspiring CIO? Listen to what these leading CIOs say it will take for you to reach that coveted position.
10 Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2012  | 
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
HP Takes $8.8 Billion Charge On Autonomy Unit
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
HP reports bruising loss for fourth quarter, says Autonomy officials misrepresented financial position prior to 2011 acquisition.
Big Data Classes For CXOs
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Teaching C-suite executives the fundamentals of big data, a topic once confined to the rarefied world of computer scientists, is becoming a growth industry.
Do Accountable Care Organizations Improve Patient Care?
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Report suggests ACOs may improve quality of care and drive down costs, but analysis calls that conclusion into question.
McKesson To Standardize Next-Gen Healthcare Payments
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
IT powerhouse will use bundling automation software to promote payment approach that's being piloted by insurers across the country.
Feds To Use Social Media For Biosurveillance
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Office of Health Affairs teams with Accenture Federal Services to gather information from Facebook and Twitter to protect against disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.
6 Risks Your BYOD Policy Must Address
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Strong company policies are a must for managing legal and other risks of personal devices used in the workplace. Are you addressing all the issues?
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