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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in February 2013
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Salesforce.com Caps Record Year, Eyes Acquisitions
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Fourth quarter and full-year financial results top estimates, but CEO Marc Benioff admits Salesforce.com needs more Marketing Cloud services muscle.
Why Enterprise Social Networking Falls Short
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Companies must focus more on using social networking to build external ties to customers, suppliers and partners -- not just among employees.
CIO Profiles: Keith J. Figlioli Of Premier
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Don't waste this healthcare alliance CIO's time with overhyped marketing promises.
Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection?
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
20 People Who Changed Tech: James Watt
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
In this first of a series on the great technical minds of history, Howard Anderson chronicles the enormous impact of the inventor of the steam engine.
Yahoo Flap Misses The Bigger Point
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
New CEO Marissa Mayer wants all company employees to work in the office. This isn't about exercising control; it's about setting a tone for change.
Federal IT Reform: Are More Laws Needed?
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Efforts by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., could lead to significant reform of federal IT management and acquisition.
Marc Benioff Gets Back On Track
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
Salesforce.com CEO focuses more on the customer and less on social. Here's why that should resonate with CIOs.
CPOE Cuts Medication Errors By 48%, Says Study
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
But it's still unclear whether the computerized ordering systems actually reduce harm to patients.
How To Improve The IT Decision-Making Process
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful." --George E. P. Box
U.K. Nonprofit Seeks Tech Ideas To Help Teens
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Tech for Good challenge will invest $758,000 in projects that use "disruptive digital technology" to create new opportunities for at-risk young adults in the U.K.
Immigration Reform: Find The Middle Ground
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
A 'virtual march' on Washington aims to bring more highly skilled technical workers into the U.S. It's time for a constructive debate rather than more vitriol.
Flexible Classroom Cameras Work With iPad
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Expanding from "document cameras" that project printed materials or desktop experiments, AVer introduces cameras that stream to an iPad as a presentation or recording device.
Could A MOOC Ease Your Talent Problems?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Boston's EdX partnership with MIT should spur CIOs to consider creating their own massive open online courses to fill skills gaps.
Code.org Urges Students To Embrace Programming
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
After tech industry hiring practices left students reluctant to go into software engineering, the industry wants to make up.
New York State Plans Expansion Of STEM Schools
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal includes $4 million to establish 10 new Early College High School programs, similar to the IBM-backed P-TECH in New York City, aimed at preparation for high-tech jobs.
Pentagon Unveils Secure Mobile Device Plan
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Military releases a new plan to accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and apps for both classified and unclassified use.
Who Owns Student Data?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
As data collection and data analysis in education grow, so do worries about student and teacher privacy. Is there enough protection?
Secure Dropbox Files With DigitalQuick
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
DigitalQuick is an elegant encryption add-on that allows enterprises to use Dropbox for sensitive documents and information
Britain Might Get Cheaper High-Speed Data Connections
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Telecommunications regulator Ofcom wants dominant provider BT to lower its prices over next three years to increase market competition and create more interest in Ethernet services.
Federal CIO Q&A: Security, Sequestration And More
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Biggest challenge in realizing agile, efficient government IT continues to be the required cultural change, says Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel.
How Sequestration Could Hit NASA Projects
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Across-the-board budget cuts due to hit March 1, if Congress doesn't make a budget deal, could quickly impact NASA's technology work.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
4 IT Leadership Failures That Make Employees Leave
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
When it comes to creating IT job satisfaction, it's not what CIOs and other IT leaders say. It's what they do.
Samsung Bets Big On Knox BYOD Technology
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dominant Android player Samsung promises IT-centric and end-user friendly ways to make devices safe and manageable.
VCE Adds Smaller Vblocks To Attract SMBs
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Subsidiary of EMC and Cisco produces integrated server racks to expand into smaller business units.
LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Love them or hate them, you can't just ignore LinkedIn Endorsements. Here's expert advice on how to deal with social's new head-scratcher.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
HP CEO Dismisses Break-Up Talk
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
While sharing dismal Q1 results, HP CEO Meg Whitman says HP will not sell its enterprise services or PC unit; projects return to growth in 2014.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle Obamacare, Traditional Projects
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Newly empowered healthcare CIOs struggle to find their way in regulatory landscape while defending budgets, says Deloitte report.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
U.K. Public Sector's Top Security Worries
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Reputational damage, financial consequences and compliance failure are U.K. companies' main security worries, study says.
Big Data Myths Persist
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data hype has reached a level where some customers are actually avoiding labeling projects as big data, Tibco executives say.
Feds Roll Out Social Media Metrics, API
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
New metrics will help agencies assess their social media performance, while API will let news organizations pull real-time data from FEMA and other agencies.
4 Big BYOD Trends For 2013
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Interop Las Vegas speaker Michael Finneran and other BYOD experts discuss key trends enterprise IT leaders should watch in 2013.
IBM Showcases STEM Support At Disney's Epcot
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
New THINK exhibit at Epcot dovetails with a tablet app and curriculum website designed to boost science, technology, engineering and math education.
FAA Drone Plan Hits Turbulence
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Technology and policy issues emerge as the FAA devises a five-year road map to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with commercial flights in U.S. airspace.
LinkedIn Jobs Gets A Search Boost
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
LinkedIn's makeover continues, but is the platform moving in the right direction?
In ICD-10 Transition, Training Trumps Tech Concerns
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Clinical readiness is a top concern among providers regarding the ICD-10 transition, says recent KLAS report.
U.K. 4G Auction Nets Underwhelming £2.34 Billion Sale Price
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Sale is a third less than cash-strapped government expected, but increase in 4G services will help build a base for future digital industries, say pleased business groups.
Readmissions Don't Measure Quality, Harvard Doctor Says
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Noted health policy researcher Ashish Jha says new Medicare penalties on 30-day hospital readmissions promote accountability, but may not improve patient outcomes.
Accenture: Seven Key Tech Trends For Business
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Accenture survey suggests practical ways to get your organization on a path to digital success.
Sage Sells 3 CRM Divisions To U.S. Partner
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
British software company will focus on its core technology stack for small and midsize businesses.
Patient Engagement Key To Better Health: AHRQ Report
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Lack of standardization is delaying commercial applications for home monitoring devices, says Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CHIME CEO Wants CIO Voices In Healthcare Policy
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Incoming CHIME CEO seeks to give health IT professionals a greater leadership role in public policy, offer "tactical and practical" assistance to overburdened CIOs.
3 Reasons SMB Virtualization Projects Fail
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Virtualization is a top priority for SMBs, yet problems like budget overruns are causing heartache. Here's advice on how to avoid common pitfalls.
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