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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in June 2010
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PDF News: Acrobat Security Update, New Foxit Reader
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Adobe has released "critical" updates for its Acrobat and Adobe Reader products, while Foxit has added new features in an upgrade to its own PDF Reader.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Summer Worker Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Temporary and summer workers offer the chance to increase production -- and increase your security risks. But taking on summer help also offers the opportunity to review, refresh and enhance your security policies and practices.
Rock Star CIO Scores A CEO Seat
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
A rare few CIOs make the jump to CEO of their companies. Even fewer jump to vendor CEO roles. John Glaser's doing just that.
Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.
Glaser Talks About Healthcare's Challenges, Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
When longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser leaves his position in mid-August to join Siemens Healthcare as CEO of its Health Services Business Unit, he'll be bringing along solid, on-the-ground experience and insightful perspective about the many challenges facing the healthcare industry.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
China Search, E-Commerce Leaders In Dispute
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Baidu accused of unfair competition by reducing search results for Alibaba Group retail sites.
China's Alibaba Wants Yahoo Stake Back
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The e-commerce leader is seeking to repurchase Yahoo's 40% ownership in the company and list it on China's stock exchange.
Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The noted futurist has released a movie, The Singularity is Near, exploring how technology may reshape the fabric of our physical reality and life experiences.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
Global CIO: 5 Ways Ford's CIO Is Driving Growth
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
Nick Smither and his team have some ideas worth copying.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Space Policy To Boost Tech Investment
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Obama administration wants the U.S. to lead the world in space science and technology, while urging international, public-private cooperation.
Connecticut Launches Emergency Alert System
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The first statewide comprehensive system of its kind in the U.S. allows residents to with emergency officials via a variety of electronic devices.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
If Growth Is Back, Is IT Ready?
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
As more CIOs get back into growth mode, what are they worried about? Speed and budgets, but so much about business-IT "alignment."
China Electric Company Enters Triple Play Fray
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
State Grid will launch fiber to the home trials of converged phone, TV, and Internet services.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
Oracle Offering CTO In A Box
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Putting more muscle at the point of revenue, Oracle is supplying its largest customers with "client architects" to advise CIOs "on how to shape their architectures in concert with Oracle's investments," says company president Charles Phillips. He added that these technical advisors "essentially serve as dedicated CTOs for our large customers."
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's IBM-Slayer Is Oracle Exadata Machine
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Ellison says his billion-dollar baby, Exadata, is racking up huge customer wins at major IBM accounts due to superior speed and reliability.
Public Skeptical Of Government Transparency Plans
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The federal agency commitment to implementing the Open Government Directive is questioned by a majority of Americans according to survey results.
Oracle Woos And IBM Sues: Exec Who Knew Too Much
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Oracle has recruited a high-level exec from arch-rival IBM to become senior VP of on-demand services and report directly to CEO Larry Ellison, but IBM is suing to stop the move, claiming she "possesses valuable confidential information about IBM and our operations."
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
The Ultimate In Mobile Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Mobile storage is a double-edged sword. Most small businesses can't work without the ability to take sensitive customer data outside the office from time to time.
Cisco Quad Exec Talks Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Part of the first crop of serious Enterprise 2.0 products, Cisco Quad is the networking powerhouse's ambitious attempt to surge to the head of the pack. (My more holistic market take is that Quad is yet another piece of the pie -- alongside Flip and Borderless Networks -- through which Cisco is expanding itself to ultimately become the world's most important technology company; an Intel of the 2010's if you will.) I sat down recently with Murali Sitaram, the Cisco vice president in charge of
Workplace Social Network, Personal Device Use Gaining
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Enterprises are increasingly allowing employees to access unsupported applications and devices over their networks, in spite of the security risks, according to a Cisco study.
Global CIO: Will Social Media Kill The CIO?
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
As more employees blatantly flaunt IT policies, CIOs are getting crushed between security mandates and social's unstoppable momentum.
Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
See how 10 world IT leaders are driving change and growth.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Health IT Boot Camp To Accelerate Professional Certification
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The five-day crash course in health IT and e-medical records can lead to professional certification for IT pros and clinicians.
Proposals Sought For Intelligence Gathering Technologies
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Research group plans to award several contracts for innovations that can revolutionize how intelligence is collected.
Microsoft Sharpens Bing Entertainment Searches
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Bing is changing the way it handles searches for music and video to make itself more of a destination.
White House Battles Trademark, Copyright Infringement
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Obama administration aims to stop intellectual property violators with a multi-agency, international initiative.
Global CIO: IBM And Hewlett-Packard Battle Over Booming Mobile Market
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
While HP's got networking gear and Palm WebOS, IBM's porting its software for mobile use and its Sterling acquisition is critical.
Survey: SMBs Most Worried About Data Loss
Commentary  |  6/22/2010  | 
According to a new survey by Symantec, small and midsize businesses worldwide are worried about data loss and cyberattacks more than other threats, and most plan to do something about it.
Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
Mayo Clinic, University Of Illinois Announce Research Alliance
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The collaboration will focus on technology-based healthcare, individualized medicine, telehealth and point-of-care clinical tools.
Q&A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.
Guerra On Healthcare: Father's Day Lessons On CPOE
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Understand physicians and you understand the abysmal computerized physician order entry adoption rates.
FCC Meets With Broadband Providers Over Regulation
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Public interest groups object to being excluded from talks about giving government authority over high-speed Internet lines.
Printers, Copiers And Other Unexpected Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  6/22/2010  | 
When's the last time you updated and patched your printer's firmware -- if you ever have. Yet networked printers, copiers and other common workplace devices, including UPS backups and security cameras, can contain vulnerabilities that can put your business at risk.
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