News & Commentary
Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in May 2012
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CIO Profiles: Edward Marx Of Texas Health Resources
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
This tech chief learned the hard way: Trust but verify.
How To Land A Technology Job On Wall Street
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Capital markets firms are recruiting graduates from the top schools in computer science and other majors to train the next generation of IT talent.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Choke On Health IT
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Politico: Politics aside, IT could be biggest barrier to 2014 readiness.
5 Qualities IT Leaders, Paratroopers Share
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
FireHost CEO Chris Drake says years of jumping out of a plane prepared him to be a technology leader.
IT As Profit Maker
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
In defining your company's core operations, is IT one of them? Many non-IT companies have patented, trademarked, or copyrighted at least one tech innovation.
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Look for cloud computing prices to continue falling as vendors compete for enterprise IT workloads. Second in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.
State Of Data Centers: Hot, Crowded, Virtual
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
With just 8% of respondents to our 2012 survey expecting to build new facilities and constrained budgets the No. 1 impactful trend, it's clear enterprise IT's transformation to service provider is in full swing.
Maine Health Information Exchange Adds Medical Images
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, becomes first in the nation to support statewide sharing of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical images.
Middle Managers Must Play Game Of Risk
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
Line managers must now be required, and enabled via enterprise management 2.0 tools, to take on market risks.
Clinical Goals Drive Paperless Hospital's IT Choices
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Danish hospital plans for an all-digital future, seeks technology that addresses healthcare delivery needs of the 2020s.
Apple's Tim Cook Talks Siri, Steve, And Competition
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Apple CEO said a lot without saying too much when AllThingsD grilled him Tuesday night.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
How Colligo Helped Novartis Trust iPads On SharePoint
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Meet The New CTO--It's The CIO
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Power base in telecommunications service providers has shifted to the IT team, as evidenced by Vodafone's new hiring plan.
Mass. Safety Net Hospitals Land $628M For Transformation
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Health IT infrastructure improvements will be part of healthcare delivery changes supported by federal and state funding.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
5 Signs Of A Lousy IT Leader
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Can you tell a promising IT leader from a potential troublemaker? Consider these managerial style red flags.
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?
Angry Birds Malware Sparks $78,000 Fine
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
British regulators crack down on Latvian company behind the RuFraud malware scheme that placed 27 fake versions of Android apps, including Angry Birds Space, on Google Play.
How Much Risk Should CIOs Take?
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium debates whether CIOs should let a 1,000 innovation projects bloom and examines when to keep legacy systems operating.
Memo to Apple: Siri's Charms Fading Fast
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
If Apple doesn't improve its Siri iPhone 4S personal assistant, a breakup is coming. Performance issues, privacy worries may outweigh the magic.
4 Ways To Supercharge IT Training
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Is your company's IT training stuck in the 'same old' rut? Here are some tips to make sure employees get the most out of your IT training dollars.
How To Improve Communication Between Clinicians
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although mandated to communicate better with patients, some healthcare providers also are looking for tech tools that get info to staff faster.
Facebook IPO: Strangest Of All Time?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Technology glitches, insane valuations, secret disclosures, and high-frequency trading have all played a part in the Facebook IPO soap opera.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
HP Cuts 27,000 Jobs, Doesn't Fix Identity Problem
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
A little more guidance on HP's long-term vision would go a long way right now, with customers and investors.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Facebook's Tech-Snarled IPO: What We Know
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
5 Mobile Metrics That Matter For SMBs
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Seeing low usage of your mobile apps? Tons of uninstalls? Focus on these numbers to improve your SMB mobile strategy.
CIOs: Know Thy Power Brokers
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
Our intrepid CIO, Stu Laura, reflects on where to find and cultivate the true power in an IT organization.
IBM: Sorry, Siri. You're Not Welcome Here
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
IBM bans Apple's Siri voice assistant from its networks due to potential security risks.
Researchers 'Map' Android Malware Genome
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
New initiative promotes sharing of Android malware research worldwide, beefing up mobile anti-malware tools
Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health IT Must Focus On Quality
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
KP CEO George Halvorson says too many organizations approach IT projects from the wrong angle. Start with the health care issues and savings will follow, he says.
SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not Salesforce.com.
U.S. Tech Worker Shortage Looms, Study Warns
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Tech-industry backed group says U.S. is losing the global battle for tech talent to countries that welcome skilled workers with open arms. But not everyone is convinced of a talent shortage.
With SpaceX In Flight, What's Next For NASA
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
The Dragon spacecraft faces a series of tricky tests and maneuvers as it heads to the International Space Station.
Emerging Wireless Medical Technology Gets FCC Blessing
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
FCC proposes increased spectrum capacity for Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) devices, paving the way for doctors to use patient-worn devices to monitor vital signs.
Tesla's Electric Sedan Hits The Road In June
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Model S luxury sedan boasts the longest range of any all-electric car.
E-Prescribing Reaches Tipping Point
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Surescripts survey finds 58% of office-based physicians now issue prescriptions electronically. Meaningful Use e-prescribing requirements have played a large role in the technology's adoption.
London Police Test Smartphone Data Dump Kits
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
British police train their own forensic specialists to test suspects' mobile devices in the station, saving the time and expense of using specialized forensics labs.
Google Must Make 4 Antitrust Fixes
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
European Commission demands proposals to address its anti-trust concerns, which include results placement and copying content from other search engines without permission.
Web-Based Insurance Exchanges Attract $1 Billion+
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Recent federal investments in state health insurance exchanges bring total grant funding to more than $1 billion. Needed next: strong security.
Yahoo ResuMess: The Trouble With Entitlement Culture
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
The resume drama for Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson had a quiet player: a corporate culture that seeks fairness but produces employees who feel entitled. Here's what his successor, and all managers, must know about that problem.
Cable Giants Open 50,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Five cable companies, including Comcast and Time Warner, have agreed to let subscribers roam freely on Wi-Fi networks operated by one another.
SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Sybase will be an SAP brand, not a separate subsidiary, in an integration that eliminates the longtime Sybase CEO's current role.
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