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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in April 2014
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Facebook Mobilizes At F8
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Facebook rolls out a new ad network, new cloud services, and a new attitude to reassure developers and users.
Bluetooth Smart: Secure Enough For Cars?
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology -- also known as Bluetooth Smart –- promises new conveniences to vehicle owners. But the security still needs work.
Google Car: What's Next?
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Google's self-driving car is still very much an R&D project. But will it eventually find its way onto the freeway?
5-Step Plan For New Target CIO
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Target's new CIO, Bob DeRodes, faces tough challenges as he upgrades information security processes. Here's my armchair quarterback advice.
Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Phishing and spam attacks involving Internet of Things devices are coming -- and app developers and device makers must be ready, says a CA Technologies exec.
As Research Data Balloons, How To Share?
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Exchanging research data worldwide gets more complex in the big data age. But the Research Data Alliance seeks innovative solutions.
ServiceNow Pushes Beyond Automation
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
IT automation firm ServiceNow will offer services for HR, finance, legal, and other parts of the enterprise.
Firefox 29 Debuts, With Mozilla In Turmoil
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Mozilla has delivered a solid, customizable Firefox update, but the company must now restore its relevance.
When BASIC Was Young: Great Memories
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
Microsoft Office For iPad Gains Printing
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft issues its first Office for iPad update, including much-requested printing support, just 33 days after the apps launch.
Nurse Retention Rate Improvement Secret: Analytics
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Predictive talent analytics and big data software help Tenet Healthcare reduce nurse turnover by 44%.
Facebook Launches Business Manager Tool
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Business Manager streamlines workflows for large advertisers and provides one dashboard to manage accounts, pages, permissions, and more.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
Tape As A Long-Term Storage Option
Commentary  |  4/29/2014  | 
Datacenters are being asked to archive data for longer periods of time than ever. Here's why tape is an ideal solution for long-term data storage.
Apprenda, Microsoft Team For Hybrid PaaS
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft hedges its bets on containers with an alliance that brings Apprenda customers to Azure under an on-premises license.
DATA Act Passes House, Awaits Obama's Signature
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Data Accountability and Transparency Act would make it easier to find and understand federal spending data.
HCSC Security Chief's Secret To Longevity
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Ray Biondo has served as chief information security officer for nine years at insurance giant Health Care Service Corp., something of a record. He credits users and execs willing to collaborate on risk management.
Hadoop Jobs: How One Exec Vets Talent
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Think Big Analytics CEO Ron Bodkin reveals what he looks for in candidates for Hadoop and other big data-related positions.
Philadelphia 311 Service Calls For Help
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Philadelphia's 311 contact center gets help from nonprofit to implement customer satisfaction surveys that improve non-emergency customer service.
Defense Dept. CIO Teri Takai Resigns
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Takai launched several IT initiatives that cut across the military branches.
Google Self-Driving Cars Get Smarter
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Google admits it still has many problems to solve before self-driving cars become commonplace on our streets.
Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
But first we need an underlying cloud fabric that allows for flexibility of data and applications.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Government IT's Investment Trap
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Some federal agencies are falling into the trap of investing in technology rather than IT talent, especially at budget cut time. Here's how to keep the two in balance.
Amazon Faces Profit Pressure: Honeymoon Over?
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Amazon touts growth, but investor patience grows thin as shareholders search for a sign of profits.
Ukraine Tech Firms Seek Work Amid Turmoil
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Lezgro, a 50-person IT outsourcing firm, urges Western companies to move IT work from Russia to Ukraine to take advantage of country's tech talent.
8 Ways DevOps & Mobility Remove Waste
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Use the DevOps method to stamp out the toxically wasteful activity holding your business back.
Top 10 Secret Reasons Microsoft CEO Ballmer Retired
Slideshows  |  4/26/2014  | 
Steve Ballmer didn't get the credit he deserved, as evidenced by Microsoft's strong financial position when he resigned. Here are 10 reasons you've never heard about why he stepped down.
Mobile Commerce Success Depends On Mobile Currencies
Commentary  |  4/25/2014  | 
Digital currencies are a "killer app" for mobile commerce. We must get security and regulations right.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
White House Website Helps Veterans Find Jobs
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Veterans Employment Center offers job-search tools to help transitioning service members connect with employers.
Marines Break From Ranks With BYOD Test
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
US Marine Corps will begin testing whether wireless carriers can deliver secure, dual-persona phone environments for the military.
Google+ Manager Vic Gundotra Resigns
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Gundotra, Google's senior VP of social, "built Google+ from nothing," says Google CEO Larry Page. VP of engineering David Besbris is rumored replacement.
Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel Settle No-Poaching Lawsuit
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
More than 64,000 tech workers can look forward to token compensation for claims that major tech vendors conspired to suppress employee pay by agreeing not to recruit workers from one another.
5 Online Tools Uncle Sam Wants You To Use
Slideshows  |  4/25/2014  | 
The White House website offers a collection of federal agency resources for the public. Think financial aid data, energy savings calculators, and more.
Will Microsoft Launch Surface Mini Tablet In May?
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini could debut next month, based on new Amazon listings for accessories.
Apple iPhone Sales Lead To Record Quarter
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
iPhone sales were impressive, but Apple still faces challenges as iPad sales sag.
Pure Storage Battles Industry Giants
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Storage startup raises more funds to disrupt industry with its SSD arrays.
IBM Locks In Fiat Chrysler Outsourcing Deal
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Big Blue will manage combined IT environment for newly merged automaker Fiat Chrysler.
AOL Adds 'Native' Mobile Ads
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
AOL Platforms aims to give advertisers better results, but some critics object to the editorial-like appearance of native ads.
Google Street View Offers Time Travel
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
Postal Unit Scraps Big Iron For Virtualization
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
US Postal Service wanted to virtualize its systems for auditors working in the field but didn't have room for added storage. It found the answer in a specialized appliance.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
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