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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in August 2012
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Workday Wins Google Deal, Plans $400 Million IPO
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
As Workday details its IPO plans, it reportedly lands a huge deal with Google as a human capital management customer.
Feds' Cloud Email Deal Paves Way For Agencies
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
General Services Administration taps 17 vendors to provide cloud email from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Zimbra to government agencies from federal to local levels.
Apple Worked A Broken Patent System
Commentary  |  8/30/2012  | 
Apple used a dysfunctional U.S. patent system to gain excessive control over technologies it did not invent. If you value innovation, don't cheer Samsung's punishment.
Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
Data Scientists: Meet Big Data's Top Guns
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
These big data gurus remain in high demand. A hiring side expert talks about what data scientists bring to the table.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
Engaging The Enemy On Social Media: 5 SMB Tips
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Online controversy can drive big traffic to small and midsize businesses, but is it a good idea to provoke competitors and other foes on social sites?
Top 10 Healthcare IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
Among 10 IT teams transforming parts of the U.S. healthcare system, you'll find important lessons in innovation and persistence.
Startup Weekend Made Me A Better IT Leader
Commentary  |  8/30/2012  | 
You'll be amazed at what you can learn when you push outside of your comfort zone.
Reddit Struggles While Hosting President Obama
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
How Spigit Fosters Innovation: A Hands-On Tour
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
In both its enterprise software and its new freemium product, Icon, Spigit offers tools for brainstorming and selecting the best ideas. Learn more in this Valley View video.
Wajam Dodges iPhone Restrictions, Adds Social Search, Maps
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Bypassing the App Store, social search utility demonstrates the value of making iPhone apps talk to each other and to social networks.
3 Ways To Turn Enterprise 2.0 Laggards Into Fans
Commentary  |  8/29/2012  | 
Try these experiments to learn why early adopters differ from the people who want collaboration tech thoroughly documented and explained.
Sony Debuts Xperia S Android Tablet
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Sony unveiled a new Android-based tablet and smartphones at IFA Wednesday. Check out the Xperia S and its siblings.
MongoDB Upgrade Fills NoSQL Analytics Void
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Latest release of 10Gen's database sidesteps complicated MapReduce processing with a new data-aggregation framework. That distances MongoDB from NoSQL rivals including Cassandra, HBase, and Riak.
FAA Reconsiders Airplane Mobile Device Ban
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Federal Aviation Administration study may change airlines' requirement that passengers turn off electronic devices for significant portions of flights.
Splunk Adds Cloud-Based Systems Monitoring Option
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Splunk Storm offering helps companies monitor, gain insight from apps built on public cloud platforms.
Feds Off Target On Healthcare Quality Reporting, CHIME Says
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives wants the federal government to fix current obstacles to collecting and reporting data, instead of researching future possibilities.
CMS Finalizes One-Year Delay On ICD-10
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
New certainty about deadline will boost hospitals' efforts to implement the new medical coding system, medical industry experts predict.
Inside IBM's $1.3 Billion Kenexa Buy
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
IBM social business group's move mirrors acquisitions by SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce.com to add online recruiting and talent management to product suites.
5 Tips: Overcome Corporate Collaboration Challenges
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Social turns top-down communication channels upside down, as employees demand honesty and input on corporate decisions.
iPhone 5's 'One More Thing': NFC?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Of all the features rumored to be in the iPhone 5, near-field communications steals the show for its potential to bring mobile payments to the masses.
Siri And Rivals Prep Next Trick: Mind Reading
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Move over KITT from Knight Rider, Apple and Google have smartphone companions that will offer helpful information before you ask. But the creepiness factor must be kept in check.
EHR Interoperability Key For Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator for health information technology, stresses EHR-to-EHR communication in webcast.
Apple Wins $1.05 Billion In Samsung Patent Case
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Rather than risk a loss similar to Samsung's, rival smartphone makers will now likely give the Apple iPhone design a wide berth, legal experts say.
4 Reasons IT Leaders Hate Giving Performance Reviews
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Dread sitting down with your IT employees to review job performance? Recognize the pitfalls and appraisals will be less troublesome.
Seeking Top 10 Social Business Leaders
Commentary  |  8/24/2012  | 
InformationWeek's The BrainYard seeks your help to identify CIOs and business leaders who are making the best use of social business strategies.
When Big Data Questions Can't Wait For Data Scientists
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Alteryx and other vendors are pushing tools that aim to make big data accessible to business-side teams and other non-specialists.
Apple, Samsung Both Violated Patents: South Korean Court
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
The decision helps Samsung, but is it fair?
Feds Give Agencies More BYOD Advice
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
New guidelines lay the foundation for more federal agencies to begin allowing employees to bring their own iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to work.
Feds Bring Post-Acute Care Into IT Picture
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Long-term and post-acute-care community wants its voice heard, despite lack of government EHR incentives. Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT just weighed in.
Salesforce.com's Next Billion-Dollar Business: Marketing
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
After reporting a 34% quarterly revenue gain, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff talks up ambitious service, marketing, and human capital management goals.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Rules Finalized
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Federal officials emphasize EHR information sharing, require encryption, but dial back some thresholds.
Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
Slideshows  |  8/23/2012  | 
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.
White House Innovation Fellows Tackle Federal IT Projects
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Innovation Fellows program aims to improve access to health records, make it easier for start-ups to do business with the feds, create a one-stop federal website, and more.
Advanced EHRs Vs. Hospital Quality Of Care
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Study finds better outcomes as hospitals achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use, but gains recede in the rush to move beyond those standards.
Android And BlackBerry Safer Than iOS For SMS
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Other smartphone platforms offer more secure SMS than iPhone, says mobile security firm.
HP CEO: Turnaround Will Take Time
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
HP's third quarter results show PC, printer, server, and services revenues in decline, but Meg Whitman sees silver linings in the otherwise dark cloud.
Tent Promises Open, Distributed Social Networking
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Can Tent protocol succeed where other challengers of Facebook and Twitter have fallen short?
Outsourcing's New Reality: Choice Beats Cost
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Creative CIOs are getting not only savings but also added flexibility and specialized skills from their IT outsourcers. Just don't expect magic.
Store More With Virtualization
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Even small IT shops can now afford thin provisioning, performance acceleration, replication, and other features to boost utilization and improve disaster recovery.
Android App Piracy Leads Feds To Seize Websites
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation cite alleged theft of intellectual property.
Verizon To Back Windows Phone 8, Sprint Undecided
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
Verizon Wireless will be one of several U.S. carriers offering a Nokia-made Windows Phone 8 device later this year.
New Tool Helps SMBs Listen To Social Sentiment
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
Special edition of SDL's product, SM2, lets users listen for any number of keywords, then analyze sentiment based on words in context, tone, and emotion.
CIO Profiles: Sasan Goodarzi Of Intuit
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
The federal government should focus on modernizing its critical infrastructure and systems.
The Problem With Social Collaboration On IT Projects
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
The buzzword of the day takes communications to a whole new level. It may ease implementation--or mean getting bogged down in consensus building.
LinkedIn Profile Changes: What You Should Know
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
LinkedIn is rolling out an updated version of its profile pages, including larger photos and heavier emphasis on the Summary section. Here's how to stay current on the professional social network.
2 Cloud Computing Era Myths Debunked
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
You've been warned: Application configuration is no cakewalk, and it's not the only option for tuning cloud-based apps.
Apple Closes, Urging Big Damages For Samsung
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Sending patent case to the jury, Apple says Samsung willfully copied iPhone and iPad, and Samsung says Apple fears competition.
Microsoft SkyDrive Vs. Dropbox, Google: Hands-On
Slideshows  |  8/21/2012  | 
How does Microsoft's improved cloud filesharing and storage service stack up against the biggest names on the market? Consider a Dropbox fan's experience.
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