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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in November 2013
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EU Tells US: End Mass Spying
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Responding to surveillance revelations, EU officials seek changes in commercial and law enforcement data sharing arrangements with the US.
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
Docker Container System Works With All Linuxes
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
New release of open-source Docker software container system eliminates need for AnotherUnion Filesystem to move apps from one flavor of Linux to another.
NASA Launches Online Tech Licensing Tool
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
QuickLaunch streamlines the licensing of more than 30 of the space agency's technologies.
Rise Of The Corporate MOOC
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
It's not your father's corporate training. EdX wants to help companies offer their own massive open online courses to keep employees' skills updated.
How Educators Can Narrow Big Data Skills Gap
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
With data scientists in short supply, the US must step up its game to compete globally, says educator.
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
Big Data Profile: Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Child programming prodigy Eliot Horowitz says the answer to the demand for big data analytics is out-of-the-box tools anyone can use.
Amazon Web Services Handles More Business Critical Apps
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Survey at Amazon's Re:Invent event shows that many AWS users are moving from test and development to business critical apps.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system has many features enterprises will appreciate -- and some things to beware.
IT Leaders: Grow A Pair
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Business management author Larry Winget urges IT leaders to stop whining and deal with more matters themselves.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
Why One Outsourcing Provider Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
An outsourcing strategy is a lot like a personal finance portfolio. You should diversify to manage risk.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Enterprise IT Groups Need To Share More
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
The crowd now has the power and IT can no longer dictate how customers interact with a business. Here are tips for joining the sharing revolution.
Obamacare Drives One Health Plan's BPM Adoption
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Regulatory changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Health Plans to decide it needed a flexible framework for automating its business process management.
Stop Butchering The English Language
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Solutioning, diarizing, and zerotasking have lurched into the business lexicon -- but must go, says a former CIO. Weigh in with your own linguistic peeves.
6 Ways CIOs Can Stay Ahead Of Customers
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Always-on social and mobile customers have the power to upend your company. Here's how to come out on top.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
How To Revive Social Business Adoption
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Tracking your social business numbers helps you know when it's time to shift your strategy. Here's what to do when adoption slows.
10 IT Job Titles We Miss
Slideshows  |  11/25/2013  | 
IT veterans pick their favorite -- largely obsolete -- job titles of yesteryear. Join us on a 20-year-stroll down memory lane.
CIO Profile: Gavin Gray Of Perkins Coie
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Law firm CIO Gavin Gray talks about networking with other industries, alternative startups, and making his clients happy with custom legal apps.
How To Succeed As A Social Business Sponsor
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Follow these five steps to become a more effective leader and seamlessly shape your company into a social business.
Cisco's Chambers Pivots, Avoids Reality
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Customers in the Open Networking Foundation beg to differ with the Cisco CEO's assertion that advanced networking "can't be done in software."
Personal Computing Device Required: BYOD Should Rule
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Just like using your own car is a requirement for some jobs, BYOD should become the norm for corporate IT.
Microsoft's Software Licensing: Why I've Had Enough
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Our company could be so much further ahead if Microsoft would simplify its licensing terms so that non-PhDs could understand them.
5 Online Classes To Pump Up IT Careers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Strengthen your IT skill set on these in-demand topics. New online classes make it easier than ever to bolster your portfolio.
How CIOs Can Help Build A Millennial Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Here are a few ways: Build an enterprise app store, gamify your company, and support as much consumer technology as possible.
IT Must Deliver Visual, Mobile-Friendly Data Analytics
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
IT groups are demanding easy-to-use data analytics software that also yields accurate predictions, and vendors are listening, according to InformationWeek's new survey on analytics and BI trends.
Outsourcing: Why Onshore Vs. Offshore Isnít The Right Question
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Well publicized offshore outsourcing challenges, a narrowing labor-cost gap, and political considerations have some aggressively promoting onshoring. But theyíre missing the point.
Xbox One Key To 'One Microsoft'
Commentary  |  11/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Xbox One isn't just about taking over the living room. It's a proving ground for CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" vision.
Photobucket Pictures Its Future On OpenStack
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Cisco's version of an OpenStack private cloud helps Photobucket ease implementation and management of networking issues.
Windows Azure Outage Avoids Xbox One Catastrophe
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud services, including Xbox Live, were disrupted Thursday due to a DNS error.
Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's Scroogled campaign tries selling shirts, mugs, and hats to attack perceived Google privacy threats. Will this sell people on Bing?
HP's Baez: We're No Longer 'Built For Slow'
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
HP CIO discusses changing the company culture, spending more time with customers, and moving to cloud platforms to execute faster.
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
H-1B Visas: 5 Big Trends In 2014
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
What should CIOs and hiring managers prepare for in the 2014 H-1B application process? Experts say beware new twists.
4 Reasons You Aren't An Entrepreneur
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
A startup survivor shares why the traits that make corporate execs successful can undo their entrepreneurial efforts.
Big Data: Big Threat Or Big Lie?
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
CIOs can help shape big data's image by defining how government and business should use it.
3 Surprising Trends Among 'Pacesetter' Cloud Adopters
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
IBM's latest global research on cloud computing kicks out a few unexpected correlations.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Inside New York State's Health Site Launch
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Where Healthcare.gov has failed, N.Y.'s marketplace has succeeded because of good planning, say a state official and the contractor CSC.
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
10 Most Misunderstood Facebook Privacy Facts
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Facebook privacy changes seem to never end. Get a grip on your account with these privacy settings tips and tricks.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Talks Enterprise Apps
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Oracle veteran Charles Phillips says business users expect enterprise app agility, mobility, and consumer-grade interfaces. But is IT on board?
10 Historic Tech Memos & Rants
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
From Ballmer to Jobs, tech leaders write memos, manifestos, and rants that shape how we all think about computing. These 10 provocative statements each have a place in tech history.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Are You Recruiting A Data Scientist, Or Unicorn?
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Many companies need to stop looking for a unicorn and start building a data science team, says CEO of data applications firm Lattice.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Infographics  |  11/21/2013  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full budgetary authority. What is in our control: how we respond and work with business leaders.
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