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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in December 2011
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HP Chairman Ray Lane: Focus On Innovation
News  |  12/30/2011  | 
As HP emerges from one of the most tumultuous years in its history, the company's Chairman talks about how the company will tackle the competition, and return to its roots of invention and innovation.
IBM Lands $2.6B Spanish Bank Outsourcing Deal
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
IBM research centers also will feed social media and cloud computing innovations to bank's IT staff.
New Accountable Care Model Could Save $1.1B
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
32 healthcare organizations chosen to participate in CMS' new Pioneer ACO initiative will begin trial usage of the model in January.
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Health Executives Doubtful About ACO Participation
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
In a survey of senior health executives, a majority express doubt that they will participate in Medicare/ Medicaid ACO program.
Best Tech Predictions Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
I take on four big tech predictions for 2012, from mobile to social--and dish up three of my own.
Health Insurers Hindered By Outdated IT
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Many payers unprepared for new healthcare mandates, partially because their 35-year-old mainframes don't support new models, reports survey.
10 IT Shifts In 2012: Exclusive Research
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Put predictions aside: InformationWeek Research yields hard data about what's up (analytics) and down (Windows Mobile) in 2012. Take a look at your peers' IT plans.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
Neonatal Telemedicine Could Save Medicare $186 Million
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
American Telemedicine Association asks Congress to cover telehealth technologies for high-risk pregnancies.
Congress Funds Exascale Computing
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
The race is on for exascale computing, and Congress sees keeping the U.S. in the hunt as an imperative for long-term American competitiveness.
NASA Sees Drones Flying In U.S. Airspace
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Space agency hires contract to develop communications systems to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to safely fly alongside manned aircraft.
4 Questions SMBs Should Ask Outsourcing Vendors
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses that plan to outsource their IT operations need to ask these four questions before signing the dotted line.
Startup Automates SMB Customer Engagement
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
OneReach gives small and midsize businesses a simple way to set up automated voice, SMS, and email customer messaging--no technical skill needed.
Will Biometrics Go Mainstream In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
IBM thinks so, and the US-VISIT program may give a glimpse into the future. But what about data theft?
Feds Set Tougher Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Federal agencies are ahead of schedule in their data center consolidation plans, so the White House now plans to close even more data centers.
Feds Tackle Sprawling, Disorganized Government Websites
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Some agencies have more than 100 domains and dozens of Web hosting providers, but administration has ordered agencies to clean up their mess.
5 Lessons From Federal IT Project Reviews
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
TechStat IT oversight program saved more than $900 million, offers insights for IT managers from all sectors.
Electronic Health Record Eases HIV, AIDS Reporting
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
EHR module is optimized to meet HIV, AIDS reporting requirements and certified to Meaningful Use standards.
White House Moves To Future-Proof Government IT
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
AT&T Licking Its Wounds Over T-Mobile Collapse
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T threw in the towel and said it won't fight the U.S. government any more over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Novell Vs. Microsoft Ends In Mistrial
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Jurors unable to reach a verdict on Novell's claims that Microsoft intentionally sought to destroy WordPerfect and Quattro.
Emdeon Donates EHR Software To Minority Physicians
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Emdeon will help physicians with the cost of digitizing their medical records to boost EHR use in poor communities.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Sprint Pulls Carrier IQ Software
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
The carrier has disabled Carrier IQ's software and reportedly instructed all of its hardware partners to no longer build the software into Sprint handsets.
Health Information Exchanges Cross Interoperability Milestone
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Ohio and Mississippi become the first states to complete an interstate transaction using Direct Project standards.
State Medicaid Programs Catch Up On Meaningful Use
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Feds say most states have launched incentive programs, but fewer are making payments to providers.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Salesforce Acquires Rypple For Social Employee Performance Management
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Employee performance recognition and goals application to become "Successforce," build on Salesforce's enterprise social media aspirations.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011
Slideshows  |  12/16/2011  | 
From Apotheker to Zuckerberg, tech chiefs had plenty of time on the hot seat this year. Take a look back at the notable product, strategy, and security fails of 2011.
RIM's Stock Tanks After Poor Quarterly Numbers
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Research In Motion's stock was down as much as 10% Friday after the company reported dismal numbers for its most recent quarter.
Top Methods To Manage Mobile Mayhem
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Check out enterprise options for encrypting and wiping mobile devices and portable storage.
CES 2012 Preview: Ultrabooks Everywhere
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
The big question will be whether ultrabooks prove to be affordable enough to compete with tablets and smartphones.
Google Apps Loses L.A. Law Enforcement Deal
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Security concerns mean Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies won't move to Google's cloud-based e-mail suite.
Top 10 Tech Acquisitions Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Among the trends that drove the biggest M&A deals: software as a service, mobility, big data, and social networking.
Oracle Accused Of Lies, Extortion By N.J. University
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Montclair State University lawsuit claims Oracle purposely over-promised off-the-shelf ERP functionality it couldn't deliver.
5 Twists On 2012's Big Tech Trends
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Forget big-bang changes: 2012 will bring important but incremental advances in trends such as social and mobile. Consider how your enterprise will tap into these five, Forrester Research advises.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
Microsoft's Droidrage WP7 Giveaway Heats Up
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Malware-infected Android owners offered chance to win a free Windows Phone 7; more than 3,200 entered.
Congressman Wants More Green Cards For Tech Workers
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Arizona Rep. Tim Griffin cites new study that foreigners with advanced technology degrees create more jobs than they take.
From Social Business To Superlinear Corporation
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
How do we make corporations more like cities, which get more productive as they grow bigger? Help me with my ongoing research project.
SAP Finally Picks Up The Pace On Cloud
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Its SuccessFactors acquisition is just part of its newfound urgency.
2012 IT Outlook: More Projects, Tepid Hiring Plans
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Our annual Outlook 2012 survey finds 30% of companies still expect an IT hiring freeze, even as interest rises in emerging data center, social, and tablet technologies.
CIO Profiles: John D. Halamka Of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
This CIO sees a big future for mobility when it comes to healthcare technology.
Box Expands Filesharing Security Options
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Security-conscious organizations can limit forwarding of filesharing links, track and limit access from different devices, incorporate Intel single sign-on
VerticalResponse Acquires Social Campaign Automation Tool
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Email marketing company will buy Roost, a firm that helps SMBs with social media marketing content.
Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
4 Tech Trends For SMBs In 2012
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses should expect changes in cloud, social, and mobile approaches, for starters.
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