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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in May 2013
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8 IT Hiring Trends You Can't Ignore
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Drill down on the latest trends in the IT labor market for job seekers and employers and get expert advice from an IT recruiter.
Edelman CIO Shares His 90-Day Game Plan
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Any IT leader looking to re-energize or re-evaluate a team can adapt the plan CIO Denis Edwards used to start his new job.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Ted Turner And Jerry Levin
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
By bringing the world of content to the world of technology, they transformed media and entertainment.
3 Ways IT Can Support Talent Strategy
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Technology that bolsters the talent strategy gives IT leaders an essential role shaping the business environment.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Doctor's angry blog post calls attention to year-old law that would punish those who don't meet Meaningful Use EHR criteria with loss of their medical licenses.
IT Job Interviews: 8 Tips To Avoid Disaster
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT job hunters, avoid foolish flubs in your next interview. Take this expert advice on manners, money and more.
Why You Need A Mobile Center Of Excellence
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
A division created specifically to marshal your mobile efforts can bring your company long-term rewards. Here's what it needs to succeed.
Government IT Can't Pass The Buck On Open Data
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Improving the way government shares data will make it more efficient -- if IT commits to getting that work done.
HP, IBM Bruised By Sluggish Server Market
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
O2 Call Center Layoff Details Leaked
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
British telco O2 plans deep worker cuts driven by a "contact deflection" plan to force customers to use online help, says newspaper.
Website Aims To Inspire Digital Makers
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Giants, Red Sox, Celtics To Talk Customer Experience At E2
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT leaders from some of history's most successful sports franchises join the E2 keynote lineup to discuss how they're transforming fan experience through technology innovation.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
25 Most Influential Government CIOs
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
On InformationWeek's Government CIO 25, we profile the top public sector tech executives who are driving big changes in government IT.
ONC Steps Up MU Stage 2 Preparation
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
NTT Expands Private Cloud Services
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Japan's NTT now can offer consistent private cloud services from nine data centers in eight countries, with more on the way.
Texting Tool Helps Kids Fight Bullying
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Confidential two-way texting service will be offered to all U.S. K-12 schools, will cost only the price of a phone line.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
O2's Outsourcing Plans Spark Anger
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Spanish telco's U.K. brand, O2, says it doesn't need as many call center staffers to help customers since the rise of the smartphone. But its plans for dealing with that change have been fiercely attacked.
BBC Suspends CTO Over Failed IT Project
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Botched Digital Media Initiative cost U.K. taxpayers £98 million, and may cost IT chief John Linwood his job.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Commentary  |  5/27/2013  | 
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
EdgeCast Knows What Seconds Cost Online Retailers
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Mere seconds in response time cost Amazon and Yahoo plenty. EdgeCast's Transact provides a separate delivery network for distributing online retailers' content.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Irving Kahn
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
The father of cable television was a visionary and a promoter extraordinaire, but never a candidate for sainthood.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
Google Gmail Gets Tabbed Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Information overload got you down? Just divide your Gmail messages among different tabs and your inbox may seem more manageable.
Linux-Based Education OS Gets New Features
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Edubuntu update includes several new packages, including a touch-typing tutor and a mindmapping tool.
British Tax Authority Criticized On Data Handling
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Weakness in the data handling capacity of the U.K.'s equivalent to the IRS is leading to billions being lost to error or deception it can't afford, say MPs.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
DOD Seeks Commercial EHR
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hagel shoots down possibility of DOD adopting VA's Vista and sinks the joint iEHR. Epic Systems might win out.
CIO Tough Love: Agility Demands Increasing
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
IT leaders, brace yourself for pain as you push for agility. Business needs are emerging so rapidly that tools don't exist to support them, said CIOs at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
CloudCheckr Monitors Amazon GovCloud
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amazon cloud performance monitoring system goes a step further than competitors with specialized version that complies with federal security regulations.
Google's Amit Singh To Talk Enterprise Focus At E2
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amit Singh, president of Google Enterprise, will give the opening keynote at the upcoming E2 conference. We'll drill down with him on enterprise users' desire for forward-looking information.
Why Young IT Pros Should Consider Higher Ed
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
In the battle for tech talent, small colleges and universities have a lot to offer Gen Xers and Millennials.
Art And Computer Literacy Overcome Challenges At NYC School
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Many of its students are disadvantaged and living in temporary housing, but this New York City school’s computer lab is making strides.
6 Tips: How To Speak C-Suite
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
To get better results in budget and project negotiations and make career path progress, IT pros must learn to speak less tech and more "boss."
Does London Tech Scene Need More Money?
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
British investor timidity -- in contrast to U.S.'s "appetite for risk" -- is hurting Britain's chances of becoming another Silicon Valley, say London CEOs.
Medicare Proffers $1 Billion For Healthcare Innovation Projects
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
Doximity Branches Into CME With Cleveland Clinic
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Professional network will give continuing medical education points to doctors for care-related literature searches and discussions with colleagues.
Debate Grows Over Big Tech Taxes
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Lawmakers are increasingly targeting the tax practices of big companies like Apple and Google. But should the focus be on the rules of international business?
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