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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in April 2012
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ARM: Why Virtualization Belongs In Smartphone Hardware
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
ARM's lead mobile strategist explains why virtualization is such an important trend for smartphones, and how ARM's Cortext-A15 fits in. See our video coverage.
3 Examples: Visual Technologies Change The Rules
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Businesses of all shapes and sizes will soon be held to a higher standard of customer experience as they try to sell products, or convey content of any kind.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
Many EHRs Not Ready For Meaningful Use
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Study finds that only 11% of physicians have the technical capabilities to meet federal standards that define how an electronic health record system is to be used in a meaningful way.
5 Tips For Handling Complaints On Social Media
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Here's advice on how small and midsize businesses can handle negative customer feedback on social platforms without becoming overwhelmed.
So What Was Wrong With ICD-9?
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
As your IT team makes the transition to the ICD-10 medical coding system, doctors will insist that the older system worked just fine. Here's your comeback.
FTC Hires Attorney, Eyes Google Search: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
CISPA Passes House: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Cybersecurity information-sharing bill moves to the Senate, but civil liberty groups vow to continue fighting it tooth and nail.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Slideshows  |  4/27/2012  | 
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
After Flashback, Apple Walled Gardens Won't Help
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Apple and other vendors will use the Flashback botnet as reason to move forward with desktop walled garden restrictions. Here's why that approach won't cut malware.
Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
Physician EHR Adoption Varies With Age, Specialty, Affiliation
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Study suggests that older, small-practice, specialist, and independent doctors are less likely to have EHRs than are other physicians.
DARPA Aims To Reuse Space Junk
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Agency seeks to transform non-functioning Earth-orbiting satellites into refurbished communications systems.
IaaS A Bad Deal? Not So Fast
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
The calculation as to whether infrastructure services make sense involves more than just sunk data center costs.
5-Step IaaS Migration Plan
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
SMBs have saved big buying complex software on a subscription model. Here's how to determine if infrastructure services can pay off, too.
Communications Outsourcing: How To Prep For Success
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
When outsourcing management of communications networks, poor prep work can do in the project. Here's advice on SLAs and related keys to success.
The Great ICD-10 Debate: Healthcare Coding Transforms
Slideshows  |  4/25/2012  | 
Healthcare's move to ICD-10, an updated set of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes, will affect everything from billing systems to medical records. After several delays, debate still rages on how to time the transition.
How Embedded Tech Can Change IT's Role
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Consider some 75 examples of companies embedding technologies in products, from shoes to showers, in new ways. Embedded tech is finally allowing enterprise IT to generate revenue and growth.
Salesforce.com Government Cloud: What's Inside
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Salesforce.com unveils government-focused suite of services, app marketplace, and small business partner program for customers in federal, state, and local agencies.
An Open Internet: A Tale Of Two Approaches
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
The Obama administration takes a hard line, while the Aspen Institute sticks with softer platitudes, as some governments try to restrict Internet freedoms.
Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
I'm using two consumer cloud services, one enterprise cloud service, and two conventional software packages to get you this column. Am I insane, or is this just how everyone works?
Infor Reinvented: Enterprise Software's 'Biggest Startup'
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Charles Phillips reintroduces Infor after a 16-month transformation that has yielded a newly aggressive apps vendor some now call 'Inforacle.'
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Philips, Vidyo Partner To Extend Telehealth
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Collaboration aims to expand telemedicine services into specialties such as pediatrics, neurology, emergency care, home health, and transitional care.
Compliance Policy Development: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Consider this advice to make sure your governance and compliance policies are written wisely.
iPhone Sales Crush The Competition At AT&T
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Apple's iPhone outsold other smartphones nearly 4-to-1 during AT&T's first quarter. The company activated a total of 5.5 million smartphones, boosting smartphone subscribership to nearly 60%.
Intel Ivy Bridge: What Enterprise IT Gains
Commentary  |  4/24/2012  | 
ARM will own the smartphone market, Intel will own the desktop and high-end laptop market, and the space in between the two will likely become more confused.
ICD-10 Boosts Appeal Of Computer-Assisted Coding Tools
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Growing number of hospitals and other inpatient organizations plan to purchase computer-assisted coding tools to help with ICD-10 mandate, says new KLAS Research report.
Can Software Help Infosys Out Of Financial Rut?
Commentary  |  4/23/2012  | 
A digital marketing platform called BrandEdge is the Indian company's newest attempt to sell software, not just IT and BPO services. It's got its work cut out for it.
U.S. Suspends Controversial Outsourcing Training Program
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Funding stopped for USAID program that trained students in the Philippines to work in offshore, English language call centers serving U.S. companies.
3 Mobile Trends SMBs Might Be Missing
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
There's a gap between small and midsize businesses when it comes capitalizing on mobile--but forward-thinking firms can still reap advantages.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Skype for Windows Phone lags behind the experience available to Android and iOS devices, based on my experience trying it out on a Nokia Lumia 800.
How The Enterprise 2.0 Managerial Model Was Born
Commentary  |  4/23/2012  | 
In this first of a three-part series, we explore the evolution of Management For Opportunity. How did "manager" become a dirty word?
As More Docs Use Digital Records, So Will Consumers
Commentary  |  4/23/2012  | 
HITECH Act is prompting widespread adoption of e-health records, but there's more to "Meaningful Use" than what's in the government's programs.
Obama Authorizes Sanctions Over Iran, Syria Internet Crackdowns
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Executive order would punish countries or companies that help Iran and Syria use communications networks to track dissidents.
Lawmakers Slam USAID Outsourcing Training Program
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Congressmen say U.S.-funded initiative to train call center workers in the Philippines puts American jobs at risk.
Infor Socializes, Localizes Its Enterprise Apps
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Infor blends social-networking and a cloud-based tax and regulatory approach with its down-to-business ERP systems.
Feds Banish Oracle From Popular Contract Vehicle
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Federal government cancels Oracle's services contract on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70. Feds spent $388 million on Oracle products and services through Schedule 70 in fiscal 2011.
A Fresh Approach To Personal Health Records
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Personal health records have their problems, but programs like Passport To Trust are addressing them with some genuine innovations.
Mobile Health Presents Life-Changing Opportunities
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
From medication reminders to wearable body sensors, mobile health solutions will become a vital part of our lives and many organizations' services.
5 Tips For Landing A Big Data Job
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Big Data analysts are today's IT rock stars. Consider this advice on how to snag an increasingly coveted job.
NYC Selects BigApps Contest Winners
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
New York City's third annual developers' contest awarded $50,000 for apps that help users take advantage of what the city has to offer.
How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
Commentary  |  4/19/2012  | 
Ignore what motivates people in their jobs and they'll eventually leave. Our IT Salary Survey provides data you can use to cultivate your top performers.
Google, Tech Execs Accelerate Space Privatization
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and ex-Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi are backing Planetary Resources, a new space exploration company to be unveiled April 24.
For Verizon, iPhone Outsells All LTE Android Smartphones
Commentary  |  4/19/2012  | 
Verizon Wireless sold more iPhones in its most recent quarter than all its LTE 4G smartphones combined.
Workday Courts Mobile Users, Large Enterprises
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Cloud-based ERP vendor adds HTML5 mobile support, upgrades financial, HR, and payroll features.
Do IT Execs Make Too Much Money?
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
A Citigroup shareholder vote puts compensation back into the spotlight. Don't run with the "inequality" crowd.
HTC One S: T-Mobile's First Android 4.0 Phone
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Fast, sleek HTC One S zooms along on 42Mbps HSPA+ and takes pictures incredibly fast. It's the best phone available from the nation's fourth-largest carrier.
Next Valley View: SuccessFactors, Zynga, And More
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Tune into the April 24 episode of our live Web TV show to hear about SuccessFactors' answer to Salesforce.com's Chatter, Zynga's private cloud, and much more.
What You Won't Learn From 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Our billionaire-obessed society loves to ballyhoo the (rarely) successful mega-startup and its leader. But most of us can't start with a blank slate at our companies.
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