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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in April 2013
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9 Challenges To Your Mobile App Strategy
Commentary  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile application development will test many IT teams as they deal with everything from mobile context to Google Glass-like displays.
Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreement For HIPAA Rules
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
SMBs Love Mobile, Struggle On Strategy
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile use skyrockets in small and midsized businesses, says SMB Group annual survey. But what about measuring results?
IBM Makes Enterprise Mobile Security Move
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
IBM partners with mobile security vendor Arxan Technologies to secure apps created with its Worklight platform against malware and other attacks.
10 Breakthrough DARPA Technologies
Slideshows  |  4/29/2013  | 
From next-generation aircraft to smarter missiles, projects launched by DARPA's Tactical Technology Office push new limits. Take a closer look.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
Canada Doctors Reap ROI From EHRs
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Medical practices and the Canadian government save millions per year after transitioning to electronic health records, study says.
Big Data Professors Want Your Data Sets
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Access to large, relevant data sets is the biggest problem facing business intelligence and data analytics instructors and students, new survey finds.
What I Learned After Day One As CIO
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
When I became a CIO, I thought I knew what day-to-day business would be like. I was so wrong.
Education Data: Privacy Backlash Begins
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Privacy and education experts sound alarms about the movement to capture and analyze more and more student data, even as edu tech companies decry ulterior motives.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Boston Hospital CIO Reflects After Bombing
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka blogs on risk planning and data sharing in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
How To Be A CIO And A Woman
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
You don't have to choose between being a tech leader and a woman, some powerful role models declare. Is there any more powerful message to young women considering IT careers?
5 Ways IT Can Crush Corporate Caste System
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
C-level types talk the talk of IT-business partnership, but at the end of the day you must learn their world and assert your expertise.
DataCell Wins WikiLeaks Donation Case
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Iceland's Supreme Court upholds ruling against Valitor, a local processor of Visa and MasterCard payments that declined to credit donated funds to DataCell client Wikileaks.
U.K. CIOs Must Modernize, Report Warns
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Two new reports say business and government organizations aren't making good use of modern technology.
U.K.'s Biggest Social Media Fans: The Middle Aged
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
People ages 55 to 64 drove increase in social media profiles last year, says Ofcom study. One in seven U.K. citizens still isn't interested in the Internet, though.
Women In Tech: Career Advice From Elite Execs
Commentary  |  4/24/2013  | 
Work-life balance is a myth, risk-taking is vital and other lessons women (and men) must learn.
CIO Profiles: Ellen Borkowski Of Union College
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Ellen Borkowski's CIO responsibilities at small liberal arts college include her twin technology objectives: make teaching and learning more effective.
CA's Future: DevOps, Mobile, Analytics Key, CEO Says
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Mike Gregoire says company has an edge in big data analytics because it already looks at massive amounts of network, system, security and application management data.
U.K.'s Prized Creative Industry At Risk, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
European Students Need Better Tech Training, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
IT is distributed unevenly across schools, with 20% of secondary students never using computers for school work, reports European Commission.
5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Are you oversharing or undersharing on social networks? Job hunters should understand the social behaviors that may concern potential employers.
White House Shares Earth Observation Plans
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Feds plan to leverage resources to better track environmental, planetary systems and resources.
Skykick Tackles Microsoft Office 365 Migration Headaches
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Startup promises to reduce the pain for IT providers that help SMBs move from on-premises Exchange environments to Office 365.
Dictating While Driving: As Dangerous As Typing
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Google To U.K.: Don't Snipe About Our Tax Rate
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Google CEO dismisses complaints of low corporate taxes, says Britain should be grateful for the economic boost the company provides.
Military Uses Big Data As Spy Tech
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence agencies use semantic analysis software to find potential security threats from massive volumes of incoming data.
Big Data For Mom-And-Pop Shops
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Startup Tranzlogic brings big data-style analytics like those used by giant retailers to small and midsize merchants.
Will Doctors 'C' The Way To Accountable Care?
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Health IT vendor Lumeris develops "Nine C's" framework to help primary care physicians achieve healthcare reform goals.
Needed: CIO As Strategist
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
CIOs should impart to their staff what the IT department does and why it matters. Cynthia Montgomery's book on strategy is a good template.
Pentagon Reverses Decision On Cyber Medal After Outcry
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Following a review, Defense Secretary Hagel discontinues medal that would have recognized drone operators and other cyber warriors.
Google Wants To Pay More For Clean Power
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
To encourage energy utilities to offer major customers clean power, Google suggests businesses pay an optional tariff.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Moore, Noyce & Hoerni
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Three mavericks, part of the Traitorous Eight, help found Silicon Valley and the semiconductor industry.
How IT Can Stay Relevant
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Leaders and staffers alike had better stay focused on helping out, no matter what that looks like.
Health IT Investments Approach $500 Million In Q1
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Venture capitalists plug a record $493 million into healthcare technology, with consumer-focused companies receiving the lion's share.
IT Strategies For Future Cities
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
How mayors and CIOs in five U.S. cities are using technology to create more efficient, sustainable urban areas that are good for business and great places to live.
Federal CIOs Launch Shared Services Catalog
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
New resources offer step-by-step road map for agencies looking to cut costs by sharing information technology and other services.
Boosting The ROI Of Your IT Degree
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
A technology-focused master's degree can be the key to a better job.
HP Unveils Online 'STEMx' Courses For Teachers
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
HP Catalyst Academy will offer teachers MOOC-driven "mini-courses" on traditional STEM disciplines, plus other high-tech subjects.
Android Smartphone Sellers Should Patch, Refund Or Perish
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
FTC should crack down on wireless carriers and smartphone manufacturers that put their customers at risk by failing to update Android devices.
London IT Firm Offers Teens Practical Tech Training
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Bright Technology's eight-week course gives teens hands-on experience in building computers, programming and even interacting with customers.
As Innovation Competitions Grow, Prize Money Shrinks
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
Latest crowdsourced contests aim to attract data scientists with $100,000 prizes -- not yesterday's millions.
DOD Moves Forward With Cloud Broker Plans
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
DISA gets "initial operating capability" to act as Defense Department's cloud services broker, as DOD strives to simplify military groups' acquisition of cloud services.
ACLU Seeks Carrier Smackdown Over Android Updates
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
ACLU urges FTC to let consumers return carrier-supplied Android devices for full refund or exchange within two years if they don't get regular security updates.
EHR Incentive Program Is Off Track, Senators Say
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Report says Obama administration should "reboot" program and delay later stages of Meaningful Use.
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