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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in December 2012
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Feds Issue First Cloud Services Security Authorization
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
FedRAMP, which aims to make it easier and more cost-effective for government agencies to adopt cloud services, is now officially open for business with the authorization of Autonomic Resources ARC-P service.
Apple's Education Phenomenon: iPad
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
iPad's popularity with students and instructors helped Apple break its own education market sales records in 2012.
Amazon Outage Scrooges Netflix, Heroku
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services suffers a second holiday services disruption and the fourth outage of 2012.
Healthcare Execs Worry About Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
KPMG survey suggests training and change management are bigger barriers than technology implementation in achieving federal health IT standards.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Why One SMB Sticks With Windows XP: Truckload Of Toner
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
For budget-constrained small businesses, the decision to upgrade from XP is complicated by older networks, peripherals, applications, and, in this case, a multi-year stockpile of printer supplies.
Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Microsoft-sponsored IDC report says there are currently 1.7 million open cloud positions just waiting to be filled.
Email Overload: Disease Or Symptom?
Commentary  |  12/20/2012  | 
Email overload is a symptom of larger management dysfunctions. Why are your employees spending so much time covering themselves for every little thing?
10 Year-End To-Do Items For IT Leaders
Commentary  |  12/20/2012  | 
It's time to reflect, give thanks, recharge and come out of the gate swinging in 2013.
Best Of InformationWeek 2012: 12 Must-Reads
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Catch up on the best of what InformationWeek had to offer this year, from profiles of top CIOs to investigations of tech security gone wrong.
Medicaid Providers Rack EHR Incentive Dollars
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
GAO report shows that nearly 40% of eligible hospitals and a third of professionals got payments in 2011, despite slow start in many states.
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.
2012's Most Memorable Reader Comments
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
From Apple's iPad Mini to outsourcing, you had plenty to say. Take a look back at some of this year's heated technology discussions.
11 Amazing Apps Of 2012
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Here are 11 applications that mattered in 2012 -- and a hint at what's to come. Each underscores meaningful software trends.
5 Ways To Stay Ahead Of Consumerization Of IT
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
Here's how to seize on the user trend as an opportunity rather than a problem.
7 SMB Technology Predictions For 2013
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
What's in store for small and midsize business technology in the New Year?
Maine HIE Prepares For Pay-For-Performance World
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet and Arcadia Solution's new partnership will marry insurance claims to clinical data in Maine's health information exchange.
Healthcare Providers Learn IT's Value In Patient Care
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Pittsburgh's new Quality and Information Technology Center teaches healthcare professionals to apply data and IT to improve medical care.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
PR Gone Wild, 2012: 12 Hall Of Shamers
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
We get a lot of bad public relations pitches during a year, but these 12 speak for themselves. Enjoy, but please think carefully before paying for a FaceTime facelift.
Health IT Certification Group Examines Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology looks to develop a framework for the technology ACOs will need to function.
Internet Of Things: Coming To Pool Near You?
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
IT pros need to start conversations about how networked devices might change their businesses, no matter how unlikely the application might be.
Europe Weighs New Data Breach Rules For Critical Companies
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Mobile networks, banks, energy companies and other critical infrastructure providers could be required to report all breaches to EU authorities.
Big Data Talent Quandary: In-House Or Outsource?
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Data scientists are hard to find, but outsourcing may help, says Hewlett-Packard exec.
12 Expert Health IT Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Better care coordination technology, the explosion of mobile health and the downfall of independent physician practices are just a few of the health IT predictions experts are making for 2013.
Salesforce.com Motivates Sales Teams With Work.com
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Cloud vendor's sales apps are the first to gain new social recognition, reward and performance-management capabilities.
Google Escapes Antitrust Shackles
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
FTC's antitrust case against Google appears to be winding down without Google being slapped with any penalties or restrictions. Be glad.
Should You Buy A 7-Inch Or 10-Inch Tablet?
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
Hear me out on this one, tablet shoppers: You should buy a 7-inch tablet and a 10-inch tablet.
Cloud Computing: Best And Worst News Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
What were the key developments for enterprise cloud computing this year? Let's look at four big wins -- and three setbacks.
7 Ways Outsourcing Has Changed
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
The old role of outsourcers -- doing repetitive stuff overseas because it is a lot cheaper -- is history. See what's coming to take its place.
Personal Mobile Heart Monitor Gets FDA OK
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
AliveCor specialized iPhone case and monitoring app lets users record data and wirelessly send to doctors.
Amazon Details Cloud Bills By The Hour
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
AWS uses operational data to deposit hourly usage information in a customer's S3 storage account. Customers can request alerts when thresholds are crossed.
Kaiser Colorado To Hire 500 IT Pros
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
As national demand for skilled health IT professionals soars, Kaiser Permanente plans to add 500 such workers to support both regional and national operations.
5 Reasons Outsourcing Is Here To Stay
Commentary  |  12/14/2012  | 
The tech services industry is in the midst of a downturn, but outsourcing isn't going anywhere—it offers too many benefits.
6 Key BYO Skills For SMB IT Pros
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
The bring-your-own era will change the skill set required to manage SMB IT environments. Here are the roles you'll need to embrace to survive.
Halamka Knows Perils And Promise Of Healthcare BYOD
Commentary  |  12/13/2012  | 
One of the nation's top healthcare CIOs discusses Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's $200K project to secure personal devices used for work.
ONC: Physicians' EHR Capabilities Growing Rapidly
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
But ONC report on doctors' ability to show Meaningful Use clashes with another government report using the same data.
9 Bargain IT Tools For SMBs
Slideshows  |  12/13/2012  | 
Stretch your IT budget with open source and free products and services. Added win: Open source tools' opportunity for customization.
Oracle Acquires DataRaker For Utility Analytics
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Big data deal gives Oracle a cloud-based platform for analyzing vast datasets generated by electric, gas and water utilities.
Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future.
IT Outsourcing Hits Nine-Year Low In Q3
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Companies held off on major tech projects during the period amid the weak global economy.
HIMSS Survey: Future Belongs To Mobile Technology
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Most healthcare IT managers believe mobile technology will have big impact on patient care, according to the latest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey.
Should You Outsource Your Data Scientist?
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
If you can't hire a data scientist or develop one internally, you can outsource. But what are the downsides?
6 Ways IT Still Fails The Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
IT leaders should prepare their teams to avoid these mistakes in 2013.
Big Data Profile: Catalin Ciobanu, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
In the first of our series on big data pros, we catch up with Catalin Ciobanu of Carlson Wagonlit Travel to talk career path, current challenges and more.
Health IT Bubble Is No Bubble At All
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Unlike the disappointing tech startups of the late 1990s, healthcare IT will continue to grow because it addresses problems the medical industry has yet to solve.
Tell Me Again Why CEOs Should Tweet
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Social media matters, but that doesn't mean it's every CEO's job to participate.
Tech And The City: New York's Future
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
U.S. cities stand to benefit in important ways from well-planned technology implementations, according to our survey. The possibilities include better quality of life for city residents.
SugarSync Adds Search, Collaboration To Cloud Storage
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
SugarSync CEO describes new features, takes questions on cloud security in the latest episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
12 Gifts For The End Of The World
Slideshows  |  12/12/2012  | 
Some believe the world will end on December 21, 2012; NASA insists it won't. We've assembled a list of a few useful tools for any outcome.
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