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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in February 2014
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MIT Research Looks To Extend Moore’s Law
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
For years the semiconductor world has waited for Moore's Law to reach its limit. However, new research from MIT shows how manufacturers can shrink geometries past 20 nm cost-effectively.
Chicago, Detroit To Host Manufacturing Tech Hubs
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Obama announces Defense Department-led initiative that aims to boost manufacturing, add jobs.
CloudSigma: One Tool For Many Cloud Workloads
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Swiss cloud service supplier CloudSigma, in partnership with CompatibleOne, lets customers provision and track multiple cloud workloads through a single interface.
25 Most Lucrative Internships: Tech's Big Spenders
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Almost $7,000 in pay per month for interns? Yes, at companies like VMware and Twitter, according to a Glassdoor survey on 25 best-paid internships.
UPMC Tablet App Speeds EHR Access
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Convergence, a touch app for Windows 8 tablets created by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, gives fingertip access to patient summary data pulled from one or more underlying electronic health record systems.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
Bring Everything: BYOD's Evolution In Higher Education
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Support for all stripes of mobile devices -- a new Bring Your Own Everything credo -- is now a must on college campuses, in the name of productivity and safety.
Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Rugged and super-secure Boeing Black smartphone targets government agencies involved with defense and homeland security.
British Spies Capture Yahoo Webcam Images
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
UK agency's effort to collect facial images via Yahoo chat sessions brings in too many other body parts.
Digital Strategy Test: Can You Gain Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Tech leaders worldwide are jazzed -- and worried -- about the chance to get an edge with digital business, author finds.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
HIMSS14 Survey: Healthcare CIOs Focus On Fiscal Survival
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
HIMSS members say top business objective is to sustain financial viability as regulation, payment models change.
NSA Too Focused On Perimeter Defense, Clarke Says
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
The Former White House cybersecurity adviser says the NSA's focus on perimeter security made it vulnerable to insider Edward Snowden.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
NSA Scandal Darkens Cloud Discussions At RSA
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
From Europe's efforts to create regulations for data localization to worries over the security of the cloud, the leaks of the past eight months have cast a shadow over cloud providers.
5 Reasons Security Certifications Matter
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
There’s a lot of buzz around how certs aren’t important. I’m calling BS, and here’s why.
NetApp In The Cloud Age: CEO Tom Georgens Q&A
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
NetApp's CEO discusses cloud computing realities, the CIO role, software-defined storage, the Snowden effect, and more.
Federal IT Reform Bill Passes House
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act contains far-reaching changes to the IT procurement system. It would grant greater authority to agency CIOs.
Government Cybersecurity Guidance Wanted By Private Sector
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Nearly 90% of IT leaders worldwide believe government needs to be involved in helping private sector firms set cyber defense strategies, Dell study finds.
Can HP Jumpstart Enterprise Windows Tablets?
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Apple rules today's workplace tablet scene, but HP sees an opportunity for its new Windows 8.1 business slates, introduced this week at Mobile World Congress.
Google Glass Prompts Attack, Woman Claims
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Alleged assault appears to have arisen from a desire not to be videotaped.
And The Winner Is: Big Data Oscar Picks
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
This year's Best Picture will be 12 Years A Slave, according to Academy Award prognosticators at Farsite. Will big data get it right?
Why We Should All Hope Bitcoins Go Mainstream
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
The Rise Of The Security Analyst
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
The most sought-after quality in security hiring today is strategic knowledge versus technical know-how, a global workforce study says.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
LinkedIn Block User Feature: What It Means
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
To combat online stalking, new LinkedIn feature lets you block specific individuals. Here's how it affects your account.
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Netflix-Comcast Deal Threatens Internet Innovation
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
This deal illustrates the fragile nature of innovation on the Internet -- and it's a problem that only government regulation can solve.
Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and Dropbox.
DARPA Targets Counterfeit Electronics
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SHIELD program aims to develop a method to authenticate electronic components.
IT Jobs: Best Paying Titles Of 2014
Slideshows  |  2/25/2014  | 
New Robert Half data shows IT hiring and compensation both rising. Check out the most lucrative IT job titles -- and understand the value of bonus skills.
Mobile World Congress: Are Wearables More Fragile Than Fun?
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Mobile health apps and wearables on display at MWC are cool and beneficial, but privacy issues lie in wait.
Netflix Deal With Comcast: Net Neutrality Domino?
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Netflix pays cable provider for fast, reliable service. Consumer advocates fear it's the first of many deals to come.
Mobile World Congress: Samsung Leads Wearables Charge
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
As Mobile World Congress opens, Samsung debuts two new smartwatches and its rivals weigh in with a slew of new phones and wearables.
5 Skills CEOs Prize In CIOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
You want to be a CIO? The road to the top isn't about what you want. It's about fulfilling the expectations of your boss and peers.
Verizon Cloud Adds CloudBees PaaS
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Verizon Cloud is still in the process of revamping itself into a cloud service competitor. CloudBees will add a deployment platform.
Stop The Cloud, I Want To Get Off
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Hardly any of the services that vendors market as "cloud" adhere to the 2011 NIST definition. No wonder we're so confused.
Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.
Government IT: 5 Ways To Measure Value
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Federal CIOs must do a better job of creating and using metrics if IT is to earn the respect it deserves as a value generator instead of a money drain.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
CIO To CIO: Advice On ACOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs share their advice on coping with the rise of accountable care organizations and the crush of regulation.
Big Data Hiring: 5 Facts From The Field
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
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