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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in June 2012
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Rev Up Your IT Career
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
In the constantly evolving world of IT, there's no such thing as resting on your laurels. Here's how to stay relevant.
Biggest Private Cloud Deployment Threat: Your IT Staff
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Your technologist-heavy IT staff won't help you find success with a private-cloud deployment. Here's why shifting to an IT service catalog approach may ease your transition to the cloud.
DR-As-A-Service Moves Closer To Reality
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
New cloud-aware disaster recovery automation software like that from VirtualSharp could free IT from complex runbooks and expensive recoverability exercises.
Drones Fail 'Perch And Stare' Contest
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
DARPA competition to develop unmanned aerial vehicles capable of landing and relaying real-time surveillance video ends without a winner.
Health IT Leaders Divided On Supreme Court Decision
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Ruling to uphold Affordable Care Act validates health IT efforts, but a decision against it would not have slowed momentum of healthcare industry's transformation, say some observers.
Apple Obsolescence Debate: More Analysis Please, Fanboys
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
The Apple-can-do-nothing-wrong crowd cranked up the hate machine when I questioned the vendor's upgrade treadmill. Some responses and clarifications are in order.
Obamacare Victory Spells More Work For Healthcare CIOs
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
CIOs and CMIOs can expect many more sleepless nights now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.
4 Steps To A Successful BYOC Program
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Many employees are ready and willing to use their own computers to get work done. Consider these steps to launch a bring-your-own-computer program.
How To Hire A Hacker
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Hackers might have shady pasts, but they can also bring a lot of IT expertise to the table. Should you consider hiring one?
IT Pro's Travel Guide To Volunteering Abroad
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Volunteering overseas can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. But you'll need more than a passport to bring IT projects to life in developing countries.
Obama's Attack On Outsourcing Rings Hypocritical
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Campaign jabs at Mitt Romney notwithstanding, the evidence suggests the President wants to use outsourcing to boost ties with India and level the global playing field.
Randy Mott's Journey To General Motors
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
The CIO's road through Wal-Mart, Dell, and HP was marked by very different cultures and expectations.
General Motors Will Slash Outsourcing In IT Overhaul
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
GM's new CIO Randy Mott plans to bring nearly all IT work in-house as one piece of a sweeping IT overhaul. It's a high-risk strategy that's similar to what Mott drove at Hewlett-Packard.
5 Tips To Build Your Personal Social Brand
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Consider these best practices for successfully strengthening your social credibility.
U.S. Tech Leadership On Solid Ground, IT Pros Say
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
But worries continue about offshoring of tech jobs and innovation, state of STEM education.
I'm A 'Tech Savvy' Pro, But Am I CIO Timber?
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
Our Secret CIO, John McGreavy, answers questions from our readers.
CIO Profiles: Harry Lukens Of Lehigh Valley Health Network
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Robotics will become more common in surgery, predicts this healthcare CIO.
NASA Cranks Up Its Rocket Science
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Commercial space industry tests rockets, books flights, and builds spaceports in anticipation of playing a bigger role in the U.S. space program.
MDM As Mobile Strategy, Career Necessity
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
Mobile device management is about a lot more than managing and monitoring mobile devices. It's a crucial CIO strategy challenge.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Microsoft Offices In Athens Hit By Terrorists
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Motive behind firebombing of software maker's facilities in the Greek capital is still unknown.
Ford Chairman: Tech Needed To Combat Global Gridlock
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
Ford Motor chairman Bill Ford Jr. thinks traffic congestion could be so limiting to mobility that it becomes a human rights issue.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
NASA Satellites Track Tropical Storm Debby
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite serves as a "rain gauge in space"
Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Through Technology
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Sir Ken Robinson, an innovator and educator, talks to the InformationWeek 500 audience about the role technology is playing in changing our culture. "Technology is not leaving us alone, it's getting right in the middle of things," he says.
Mac Users See Pricier Rooms At Orbitz
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Orbitz says Mac users are willing to pay 30% more for hotel rooms than PC users so it is showing them more expensive options.
Google Bouncer Beat Up By Security Researchers
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Google's gatekeeper for the Android app store has major growing pains ahead, as security researchers find ways to bypass it.
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
Google Ventures Backed Cliqr CloudCenter Tackles Lock-In
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Next Valley View: Google I/O Deep Dive
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
Join us for the next episode of our live Web TV show on June 27, featuring news and analysis from the Google I/O show, special Google guests, and more.
Long-Term Care Providers Still Need Data Exchange
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Although LTC and post-acute care providers have been excluded from Meaningful Use, they still play a key role in continuity of care, says federal health IT official.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
Apple's Planned Obsolescence: Customer Revolt Brews
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Short term, Apple will make more money. Long term, it will annoy, and lose, even ardent device fans.
HHS Grants Tap Health IT To Improve Quality
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Feds will spend $895 million on a national innovations program, but expect to get twice as much back through Medicare and Medicaid savings.
IBM Serves New Tennis Analytics At Wimbledon
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Tennis fans can check out 'SlamTracker' stats, player-movement tracking, via latest IBM supported innovations for Grand Slam tennis events.
EHR Incentive Program Races Past Milestone
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
More than 100,000 providers receive Medicare or Medicaid payments for showing Meaningful Use or adopting EHRs--in less time than expected.
Google Maps Coordinate App Connects Mobile Workers
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Workforce management app from Google lets mobile workers find team members and assignments on Google Maps.
U.S. Healthcare Needs Data Standards, Registries, Study Says
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Several IT obstacles hold the nation back from establishing a value-based healthcare system, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
Commentary  |  6/21/2012  | 
The latest business management craze is called "The Lean Startup." Don't swallow this lite philosophy without asking some critical questions first.
Virtustream Boosts Hybrid Cloud Security
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
XStream 2.0's public-private cloud communication encryption meets credit card industry, Department of Defense security standards.
25 CIOs Transforming Healthcare
Slideshows  |  6/20/2012  | 
InformationWeek Healthcare's second annual list of IT executives highlights the exceptional thinkers and doers who are moving patient care forward.
Microsoft Surface: Enterprise Tablet Market Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  6/20/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets will need to take off with consumers before CIOs will embrace them. Here's why.
Federal IT Spending Likely To Decline
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Deltek forecasts a slight decline in federal IT budgets through 2017, even if Congress prevents threatened 10% across-the-board cuts in 2013.
Startup Taps Virtualization To Stop Security Threats
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Bromium takes the "trust no one" tactic, uses micro-virtualization to secure the network against potential threats introduced by users.
Google Battles YouTube-To-MP3 Conversion Website
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Google says it's just enforcing its terms of service, but YouTube-MP3.org founder Philip Matesanz insists Google's user contract doesn't apply.
HP BYOD Approach Minimizes Stored Data
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
HP's latest refresh of its SMB lineup focuses on keeping application data off employees' mobile devices, for security and compliance reasons.
Energy Department Names New CIO
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
With the prospect of an IT budget cut looming, the agency names an insider to oversee its IT reform efforts.
Bromium Brings Hypervisor Security To Applications
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Startup aims to beef up performance and security in the data center by bringing virtualization to the next level--the application level.
Microsoft Tablet Surfaces A New Strategy
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Surface looks to be an intriguing tablet in the short term, but harmful to Microsoft's fragile partner ecosystem. Consider these five possible motivations driving Microsoft.
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