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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in March 2013
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Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
5 Social Strategies For Job Hunters
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
If you are looking for your next job opportunity, you can't ignore social.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Smartphone Battery Life: Back To The Future
Commentary  |  3/29/2013  | 
Three innovations could help you squeeze a full day's work out of your smartphone battery. Many of us haven't seen that since 2007.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
5 Underrated Healthcare Trends From A Top CIO
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CIO Dan Drawbaugh shares his thoughts about what the next health IT opportunities will be.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
Netflix's Cloud Contest: More Companies Should Follow Suit
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
The economics of open innovation are too compelling to ignore.
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Hope Battles Fear Over Student Data Integration
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Education data might accomplish more to improve learning if we can overcome concerns about its potential misuse.
Platfora Brings Business Intelligence To Big Data
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Startup releases platform for slice-and-dice analysis and exploration of data in Hadoop clusters.
10 Key Facts About LinkedIn Search
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
LinkedIn improves its search capabilities to make it easier and faster to find people, companies and jobs on the professional social network.
Android Malware Infects Activists' Phones
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Targeted, data-stealing attack launched via Tibetan activist's email account leads to Chinese server in Los Angeles, says Kaspersky Lab.
Allscripts Drops Suit Against NYC Public Health System
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
N.Y. health system disputed the claim that it will overpay for rival Epic Systems' electronic health record system.
Healthcare Workarounds Expose EHR Flaws
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Doctors and staff often fall back on paper documents to compensate for poorly designed electronic health record systems, says study.
8 Reasons Enterprise Architecture Programs Fail
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Successful enterprise architecture programs marshal the right people, support structures and approaches -- and dispense with the distractions.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Marconi And Tesla
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
In this sixth installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles the pioneers of radio.
ARM CEO Retirement Raises Fears
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Microchip maker's CEO, Warren East, attempts to allay concerns about the company's long-term viability without him at the helm.
Anti-Amazon E-Petition Gains Momentum
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
British grassroots campaign aims to force Amazon to stop "unfair practices" and pay more local tax.
New Web Domain Names: Should You Pass?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Plenty of organizations remain in the dark about the flood of new Internet addresses about to become available later this year. Here's what you need to know.
CIOs Must Embrace Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
The title 'chief digital officer' may yet go the way of the 'chief evangelist,' but the digital business movement is a force CIOs can't ignore.
HP Shareholders Meeting Marked By Dissent
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Shareholders raise heated questions about HP board's Autonomy investigating committee; narrowly fail to oust controversial board members.
Congress Weighs Online Privacy Law Update
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Email access is one issue on the table in Electronic Communications Privacy Act revision. Balancing constitutional guarantees with the needs of law enforcement won't be easy.
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
Office 365: Why A Law Firm Switched
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
A lawyer-slash-IT chief explains how his 14-person law firm is realizing good ROI after its move to Microsoft Office 365.
How Should We Measure Clouds?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Too often, IT pros start at the bottom and work up. In the cloud, we need to look at the business model and set metrics from there.
Gartner Skeptical On BlackBerry Comeback
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
The Z10 is about to debut in the U.S., but BlackBerry will struggle to reclaim as much as 5% of the smartphone market, analysts say.
NASA Curiosity Rover Hit By Software Snafu
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Back-to-back computer glitches have put Mars mission's science observations on hold for nearly three weeks.
Internet Pioneers Win Inaugural U.K. Engineering Prize
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin and Marc Andreessen will share the inaugural £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Chubb CIO Explains His No-Stress Social Rollout
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
Jim Knight, global CIO for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, says the company's move to Jive as a social business platform is all about innovation and collaboration. Not required: sleepless nights.
10 Space Technologies That Help On Earth
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
Big Data Profile: FICO's Andrew Jennings
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
FICO's chief analytics officer discusses mobility, machine learning, consumer empowerment and why big data is no savior.
European IT Services Market Bumps Along Bottom
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
U.K. was one of few bright spots in dismal global IT services market in 2012, Ovum says.
Monitoring Vs. Spying: Are Employers Going Too Far?
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
The email brouhaha that erupted at Harvard recently did not meet my definition of spying. If your company monitors, do it with reasonable cause.
Watching Workers: Where's The Line?
Commentary  |  3/15/2013  | 
Counting keystrokes might be called for in a data entry context. But tracing the location of a company-issued smartphone during a worker's off-hours isn't going to fly.
How I Solved My Windows Tablet Question
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Lockheed IT pro Doug Lampe explains why an unusual tablet has all but replaced his traditional laptop in the office -- and why Microsoft's Surface team should pay attention.
HTC Crashes Samsung Galaxy S 4 Event
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
HTC shows up at Samsung's Galaxy S 4 launch party to pitch the One and do a little trash-talking.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Thomas Edison
Commentary  |  3/14/2013  | 
In this fifth installment in our series, Howard Anderson chats up the Wizard of Menlo Park.
Google To Close Reader In Product Purge
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Petition to save Reader has more than 64,000 votes, but Google won't budge.
7 Tech Trends CIOs Call Overrated
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
IT leaders share their opinions on "the most overrated IT movement." Do some of these buzzwords bug you?
Health IT Talent Shortage Worsens, PWC Says
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Healthcare companies start to look outside the industry and across healthcare sectors for experienced pros, finds PWC research.
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