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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in June 2013
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Salesforce, Benioff Must Beware Oracle's Embrace
Commentary  |  6/29/2013  | 
This new relationship holds much promise for Oracle, not so much for Salesforce. It reminds me of Captain Ahab's relationship with the great whale.
NASA's Next 5 Missions, Explored
Slideshows  |  6/28/2013  | 
From a spacecraft that captures asteroids to a telescope that reveals details of the universe, NASA's upcoming missions will break ground in space science and technology.
Take Social Collaboration To Next Level
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools.
Wi-Fi That Sees Through Walls
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
MIT researchers have found a way to track motion, even through walls, using Wi-Fi signals.
Google Unveils Plans For London HQ
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Plans for the facility, located adjacent to King's Cross railway station, include a roof garden and space for an interior campus.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Occum's App: 5 Barriers To Mobile Simplicity
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Big enterprises are hard-wired to botch mobile apps design. But you can change your culture to avoid the pitfalls.
IT Visionary James Martin Dies
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
British-born philanthropist and author of more than 100 books on computers, technology and society was a visionary who some say predicted the Internet.
Microsoft Moves To Weekly Software Updates
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Microsoft aims to match competitors with weekly updates to Office, Outlook and other Windows 8 apps beginning later this year.
How To Hack Facebook In 60 Seconds
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Facebook rewards U.K. researcher with $20,000 for discovering a mobile device confirmation bug that could be used to take control of any Facebook account.
HP To Build Navy's $3.45 Billion Next Gen Network
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
HP wins long-awaited deal to replace Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
Oracle's Week Of Mega Deals Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
As Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff heaps compliments on Larry Ellison, what's the future for Oracle cloud apps, Force.com?
Good Employee, Selfish Employee
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting your company or organization.
Older Android Devices At Risk As Carriers Delay Upgrades
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Latest version of Android OS rebuffs most malware, says study, but carriers continue to drag their feet on providing upgrades and patches.
CEO Innovation Talk Is Cheap
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
When your CEO praises the company's readiness for digital disruption, don't believe him until he helps break down the walls that stifle innovation.
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Microsoft Understands Its Windows 8 Mistakes, Finally
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
At Build conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledges that aspects of Windows 8 have bugged users -- and promises to address the issues.
Software Flaw Threatens LG Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Android devices at risk over vulnerability in backup software that can be exploited to provide root access to LG smartphones.
Tech Companies Embrace Marriage Equality
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
For Google, Apple, Microsoft and a growing number of companies, supporting social issues like gay marriage strengthens employee relations, recruiting and overall business success.
10 Job Search Tools For Recent Grads
Slideshows  |  6/26/2013  | 
These mobile apps and sites give an edge to anyone entering the workforce or seeking a new job.
Can Data-Powered Comparative Effectiveness Research Save Healthcare?
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Mounting evidence suggests CER will deliver new, cost-effective treatment options. But at least one controversial problem needs to be resolved first.
U.S. Supercomputer To Model Renewable Energy Impact
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
New supercomputing facility will focus on how to integrate renewable energy sources into nation's energy grid.
Adware Sneaks Onto Android Smartphones
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
More than 1 million Android smartphone users unknowingly downloaded adware in the last year, says Lookout study.
3 Reasons Voice Will Finally Come To The Web
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Siri is teaching us to talk to and not just type on our devices. But will we be comfortable recording all our conversations to make voice a searchable app?
Former White House CIO Champions Disruptive Educational Tech
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
After spending his White House years in turnaround mode, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CIO Brook Colangelo seeks to get ahead in educational media.
Navy Fires Head Of Naval Enterprise Networks
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Dismissal comes days before planned announcement for Next Generation Enterprise Network contract award.
U.K. Outsourcing Market Gets More Competitive
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
New research suggests service provider market is tightening, advises outsourcing customers to consider renegotiating current contracts.
U.K. IT Job Market Shows Growth
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
IT salaries are up 5% and job openings up 500,000 over the past six months, finds Adzuna survey.
HHS Launches Health Insurance Exchange Campaign
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Revamped website, call center and other educational efforts aim to help enroll 7 million people in state HIEs within six months.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
NY Times Calls Out Edmodo On Security
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Concerned dad, a Cisco engineer, established fake account to prove that social collaboration site for teachers was not using encryption.
Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
iPads In The Classroom: Worth Doing Right
Commentary  |  6/24/2013  | 
Tablets in K-12 and higher education should not be technology for technology's sake.
Google Mine Wants To Track Your Stuff
Commentary  |  6/21/2013  | 
Google reportedly is testing Google Mine, a Google+ offshoot that lets you share info about your real-world objects. Sounds more like a gold mine for Google.
GE Expands Its Internet Of Things
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
General Electric adds a public cloud and new data management tools to make it easier for its customers to massage the massive amount of data generated by industrial sensors.
Feds Target Patent Trolls, Product Counterfeiters
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FTC unveils updated strategic plan to pursue patent chasers.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
6 Ways To Make Promoted Tweets Pay Off
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Twitter tells small and midsize businesses (SMBs) #LetsDoBusiness. Is it worth paying to play on the popular social site?
McGraw-Hill Education Buys ALEKS Adaptive Learning Software
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ALEKS math software employs AI techniques for use in college placement assessments as well as K-12 education.
FAA Reconsiders Gadget Rules On Airplanes
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Bill Gates
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Bill Gates has gone from the most hated man in the industry to an incomparable technologist, businessman and philanthropist.
VA Gets New Support To Tackle Paperless Claims
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Agency gets Senate approval for more funds to reduce huge claims backlog, launches Web app so veterans can file online.
Who Will Blink First On Government ICD-10 Deadline?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Physician groups are far behind the curve and hospitals aren't doing much better, but the feds insist they won't delay the deadline again.
4 Ways CIOs Can Unleash Digital Disruption
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Here's how CIOs can help break down internal barriers to help their companies stay ahead of the digital disruption curve.
Healtheway Gains Industry Leaders As Founding Members
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Public-private entity that manages the eHealth Exchange gains momentum, eyes expansion into other areas of health information exchange.
British ISPs Join Battle Against Child Porn
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Tech companies pledge 1 million pounds, sign zero-tolerance pledge and promise to help fight child abuse.
IT Can't Fix Complex Healthcare Problems
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
It took the U.S. healthcare system decades to dig the hole it's in. We'll need more than technological innovations to dig out.
Android App Offers Caller ID, Call Blocking
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
PrivacyStar bills itself as first app with ability to block calls and texts, add Caller ID and report abusive callers directly to FTC.
BT CEO Poached For Parliament Role
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Ian Livingston will join the House of Lords and help grow the country's international investment and trade.
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