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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in April 2011
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Can Consumer Tech And Security Co-Exist?
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
It's an incredibly exciting time to be in IT. And that's part of the problem.
ACO Rules Limit Patient Telehealth Options
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
American Telemedicine Association wants HHS to waive five Medicare restrictions on telehealth payments.
Guerra on Healthcare: MU Debate On Lab Reporting
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Some members of the Meaningful Use Workgroup question the need for office labs to keep public health agencies in the loop on diseases and lab data.
Congress To Question White House On Digital Communications
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
A House committee will consider whether social-networking communications of White House staffers should be preserved according to the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
Motorola Ships 250,000 Xooms, Delays LTE Products
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Motorola Mobility reported a first quarter loss of $81 million on revenue of $3.0 billion, an improvement from a year ago when it lost $212 million.
Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
RIM's Reduced Forecast Darkens Outlook
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion predicted it will sell fewer devices than previously thought because it has failed to update its aging line of high-end BlackBerry smartphones.
M/A-COM Acquires Optomai To Boost Fiber Optic Business
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Fabless semiconductor company Optomai targets the high-speed optical market to resolve power consumption, cost, and size issues faced by 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps systems.
Wildfire Helps SMBs With Social Media Marketing
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Here's a Web app that you don't need a lot of money or technical know-how to use.
Filemaker Eyes Mobile SMBs With Go Updates
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
iPhone and iPad versions of the popular desktop database software target users frustrated by a lack of mature business apps and those lacking development resources to build applications themselves.
Filemaker Go 1.2 Expands iOS Feature Set
Slideshows  |  4/28/2011  | 
The latest version of Filemaker Go--the database software provider's iOS-based mobile application for business users--adds charts and graphs, digital signature capture, enhanced PDF tools, and wireless printing while allowing users to develop custom applications for the iPhone or iPad without heavy-duty development work.
Mobile Security, The Way Forward
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
Our newest Tech Center is your one-stop shop for news, analysis, and commentary on the nexus of mobile computing and cyber threats.
Appsbar Helps SMBs Build Mobile Apps
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Businesses can build Apple iOS and Android mobile applications with the free service without needed development expertise.
Electronic Patient Consent System Planned
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Given the public's concerns about online privacy and ID theft, ONC is launching a pilot project that will build trust in data exchange.
Google Chrome 11 Kills Bugs, Adds Speech Input
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
IT Support Of Healthcare Quality Key To Reform
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Philip Bredesen, former Tennessee governor and national e-health alliance co-chair, remains frustrated with the slow pace of change in the industry.
Five Things To Expect From RIM's BlackBerry World
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
New BlackBerrys, a revised BlackBerry OS, and info on the PlayBook's first two weeks of life will highlight Research In Motion's annual developer and partner event in Orlando next week.
Does Vermont Prescriber ID Law Violate Free Speech?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
The Supreme Court might not even be hearing the case if the state's ban on using a doctor's prescription records for marketing purposes were written as "opt-out" rather than "opt-in."
Vidyo, Massachusetts Hospital Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Internet-based system gave Mass General's stroke center the secure, low-latency, high-definition, and interoperable videoconferencing platform it needed.
Obama Orders Federal Agencies To Upgrade Customer Service
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Executive Order requires federal agencies to develop plans to leverage technology to improve their customer service capabilities.
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
Nokia Drops Symbian, Cuts 7,000 Jobs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Accenture to assume maintenance of OS as Finnish phone maker transitions to Windows Phone 7.
Google Sees Smartphones As Advertising Goldmine
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Smartphones are used by consumers when they are shopping to help make buying decisions, according to a Google survey.
Military Deploys Two Smartphone Apps
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Army and DOD are providing mobile device access to information about new munitions and a support network for wounded soldiers, veterans, and their families.
The Five Core Competencies For Developing IT Leaders
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
A 40-year IT veteran shares his framework for grooming high-potential directors for executive-level success.
SMBs Need Real Plans For Social Media
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Without clearly defined goals for social media activities, small and midsize businesses risk chasing an elusive return on their investment in the technology.
Global CIO: Data Mining Faces The Supreme Court Test
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
A high court hearing raises a question critical to the number-crunching business world: How much should individuals be able to control the data companies have about them?
Customer-Centric Development: It's Now Or Never For IT Shops
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
IT leaders must focus on what customers want from mobile apps, or CMOs will just give up on internal IT.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
IT Versus User Devices
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Corporate IT managers often find themselves at odds with employees over allowing access to company data with personal devices. There are ways though to benefit both parties.
MicroVentures Funds First Three Deals
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Online peer-to-peer investment service breaks new ground, connects entrepreneurs with start-ups and SMBs
WorkSimple Targeting Bigger Firms With Social Goals Tool
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
The social, web-based tool for employee goal setting and tracking is expanding reaching beyond the SMB market as enterprise customers seek ways to assess performance.
Oracle President Safra Catz Adds CFO Duties
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Jeff Epstein has resigned as CFO, a job he had held since August 2008 when he took over the post from Catz.
Supreme Court To Hear Doctor Pharmacy Data Case
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Data collection firms are challenging a Vermont law limiting use of doctors' prescription records for targeted marketing programs by drug companies.
Air Force To Build Intelligence Sharing Cloud
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Intelligent Software Solutions won a $49.9 million task order for a system to gather and share intelligence information across multiple military and federal sources.
Cost, IT Support Top BI Obstacles For SMBs
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Microsoft had the largest market share, followed by Business Objects, LogiXML, Cognos, and SAP, according to a LogiXML survey.
Healthcare Providers Voice Gripes At EHR Usability Hearing
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
The federal Health IT Policy Committee's Adoption/Certification Workgroup became a sounding board for doctors frustrated with complicated electronic health record software.
HP Expands Thin Client Lineup
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Microsoft's Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack makes its first appearance in a HP thin client in the t5740e.
5 Tips For Effective Newsletters
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
When it comes to written communication with customers, letting your personality shine through and soliciting feedback are among the important considerations.
Global CIO: How The Cloud Changes What IT Pros Do
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
As Brady Corp. has moved to cloud computing, its CIO sees a shift in the skills its IT organization needs.
When Oracle And Cisco Face Fire, Their Execs Breathe It Too
Commentary  |  4/22/2011  | 
Oracle is battling the big players in Big Data with its integrated stack approach. Cisco is battling the commoditization of its core business. As those battles were heating up, Oracle President Safra Catz and Cisco CEO John Chambers came out with a little fire.
Coworking, Online Social Collaboration Create Community
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
Online collaboration tools, such as Mavenlink, enhance connections and networking in physical spaces, such as Link Coworking.
Down To Business: IT's Lords Of Discipline
Commentary  |  4/21/2011  | 
Many business technology organizations still have a long way to go when it comes to project and portfolio management and functioning like a well-oiled machine.
Lookout Mobile Security Protects Android Smartphones
Slideshows  |  4/21/2011  | 
For a while now, it seems as if malware that targets smartphones has been more of a theoretical exercise as opposed to a real threat. And mobile security software is one of the last things that many people and businesses think they need. But the recent outbreak of Android-based malware, which has led to reportedly tens of thousands of people becoming infected by malware found in more than fifty apps in the Android Market, could be the first sign of the new age of mobile threats.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
North Carolina Urged To Outsource Tech Ops
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
State-sponsored IT review finds that $76 million could be saved by handing off key services to private contractors and centralizing others.
MicroStrategy Expands Business Intelligence For SMBs
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Visual Insight allows users to glean, analyze, and publish data without centralized IT support or deep BI expertise.
Lost Laptops Cost $1.8 Billion Per Year
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Only one-third of missing laptops have full-disk encryption for preventing data breaches, finds Ponemon study of European firms.
NSA CIO Pursues Intelligence-Sharing Architecture
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
In an exclusive interview, Lonny Anderson discusses plans for a shared development environment for U.S. intelligence agencies, cloud computing, and tech modernization.
Microsoft Collaboration Suite Gets Key FISMA Certification
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Business Productivity Online Suite-Federal gets USDA security clearance, paving the way for the agency to move 120,000 employees to the cloud email service.
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