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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in August 2013
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Microsoft Greenlights Gag Order Lawsuit
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Citing free speech, Microsoft and Google proceed with lawsuits against government to allow the companies to publicly divulge more information about FISA requests for user data.
U.S., Canada Spectrum Agreements Expand Wireless Capacity
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
New international accords open new spectrum bands along Canadian border for business and government communications applications.
Vanderbilt Teases Students, Pleases Faculty With MOOCs
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Vanderbilt positions its massive open online courses as "educational outreach," not course replacements.
Social Media May Influence Your Credit Worthiness
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Some lenders look at how you interact with friends and customers on Facebook and Twitter to decide whether you're a good loan candidate.
Will MOOCs Massively Disrupt Higher Education?
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Even as they grow in popularity, massive open online courses prompt debates about their impact on students, business model and role in the future of education.
Grading Higher Education: Beware Pitfalls
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Obama administration's plan to tie financial aid to colleges' outcome data may be a system that's built to fail.
How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
To attract bright younger workers to your organization, you need to push the tech envelope. Here's how.
Education IT Talent Development: Who Needs It, Anyway?
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
Universities can tap students, consultants and even offshore labor to fill work gaps, so why bother grooming staff? There are plenty of reasons.
Cloud Security: Why Auditors Are Part Of The Problem
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
IT must face the hard reality that compliance rules are stuck in the past -- and forge ahead anyway. Here's how.
CIO Profiles: Manish Kapoor Of NuStar Energy
News  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tech vendors should behave more like business partners, says this CIO.
Hire Goats, Not Outside DevOps Engineers
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Tap the curious, hungry individuals inside your company to change the culture between software developers and other IT pros.
Mobile BI: Native App Or Browser?
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Aberdeen research shows that for companies with a well-developed mobile ecosystem, native apps are the way to go. Here's why.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2013
Slideshows  |  8/27/2013  | 
IT innovators turn great ideas into action. Use these winning InformationWeek 500 projects to spark your creativity and advance your plans.
Build Richer Customer Relationships Using 'Small Data'
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Treat your customers like people, not marketing segments. The key: pay attention to tweets, Facebook posts and other data that can help personalize the relationship.
Stop Cyberbullying: 5 Tips
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Cyberbullying victims face harassment long after the school day ends. Here's how to protect students from online tormentors.
Why Ballmer's Departure Isn't On My Worry List
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Yes, our organization is heavily invested in Microsoft products, but here's why the CEO's exit won't keep me up at night.
Big Data Profile: Michael Rappa, Institute For Advanced Analytics
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Creator of the nation's first master of science in analytics degree, Michael Rappa foresaw today's overwhelming need for data scientists.
Army, Marines Can Improve Training Simulation
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
GAO says two services lack an overall strategy for simulator training.
6 Ways To Develop Internal IT Talent
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
You may have no one to blame but yourself for that supposed IT skills shortage. Even SMBs can find low-cost training options.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's Surprise Retirement
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
In unexpected move, Microsoft said CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. Bill Gates is on committee to find replacement.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
5 Ways To Ace Phone Interviews
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Spend all your time preparing for the face-to-face interview and you may not move past the phone interview step.
Taxing The Cloud Brings Practical Challenges
Commentary  |  8/22/2013  | 
You buy a server, you pay tax once. You buy AWS capacity, you may pay over and over. Should taxes be the latest decision point in the in-house vs. cloud conversation?
Should Sexual Orientation Be Included In EHRs?
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Proponents say it could close gaps in LGBT healthcare, but it raises the question of how much data is too much.
Bing For Schools Adds Daily Lesson Plans
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Microsoft offers ad-free search, Surface RT rewards along with Common Core-aligned lessons.
6 Mobile App Considerations For People With Disabilities
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Make sure your mobile apps can be used by the 60 million Americans with disabilities. Consider this expert advice for developers.
Microsoft Courts Schools With Bing, Surface RT Promotions
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Microsoft intros ad-free Bing for the classroom and a rewards program that offers free Surface RT tablets to schools.
Google Glass: Security Risk For Governments?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013  | 
Google Glass lacks basic security measures such as passwords, which could make the device more of a risk than smartphones.
Can IT Help Build A Better Workplace Environment?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013  | 
Forrester's "employee-centric design" process brings IT and business leaders together to improve on how employees do their jobs.
Graphite.org: Educational Apps, Rated By Educators
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
New directory from Common Sense Media, backed by Bill Gates, helps teachers find best educational apps.
HIMSS: Extend MU Stage 2 Deadline
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society joins growing chorus urging the government to give healthcare providers more time to comply with Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations.
Google Seeks Experts For Helpouts Help Service
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
People with knowledge worth sharing will soon be able to monetize their minds through Google's forthcoming Helpouts platform.
SugarCRM Goal: Better Sales Tools
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
SugarCRM says competitors have fallen short in helping salespeople sell, but new Sugar 7 features will fill that gap.
Big Data Planning: Start Slow, Let It Grow
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
Don't begin with an end in mind. Allow yourself to be surprised by what big data reveals.
Why Physicians Don't Like Big Data
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
It limits their options. That's not always bad.
Cloud Adoption: 4 Human Costs
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
Moving to the cloud imposes changes on your IT workforce. Think in terms of changed expectations, education, migration and maintenance.
Are PCs Dead? Not For SMBs
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Tablets can't and won't replace personal computers inside most small and midsize businesses.
Google Glass To Arm Police, Firefighters
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Mutualink says teaming Google's Internet-connected eyewear with its network will help emergency personnel improve public safety.
Ignore Facebook At Your Peril
Commentary  |  8/19/2013  | 
Facebook continues to make consumer inroads, yet the social networking site makes 'real business' uncomfortable. Time to adjust.
Software Tells Teacher When Kids Space Out
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
ExitTicket, software born in a classroom, can tell a teacher if the kids in the back of the class haven't been paying attention.
Apple iOS Security Defeated By Sneaky App
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
After slipping a malicious app past Apple's App Store reviewers, security researchers say Apple should strengthen its defenses.
FDA Issues Guidelines On Wireless Medical Devices
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
FDA outlines risks such as lost signals and recommends stringent security measures -- but document is not the last regulatory word.
5 LinkedIn Tips: Avoid Job Search Mistakes
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
If your job search is floundering, you might be committing one or more of these common offenses. Here's how to use LinkedIn to nail interviews and more.
Amazon Web Services: What's It Good For?
Commentary  |  8/16/2013  | 
A lot, even if it still gets damned with faint praise for its enterprise cloud services.
Innovation Is Executive Porn
Commentary  |  8/16/2013  | 
When it comes to both innovation and porn, there's a huge appetite for fantasy.
Apple Tightens App Store Rules On Kids' Data
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
Faced with broader federal rules to protect children's privacy online, Apple requires developers to treat kids' data more carefully.
Too Old For Tablets? Not 135-Year-Old Construction Firm
News  |  8/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices and cloud apps helped Dunn Building modernize and recover from 2008 economic downturn. And 2013 may be its best year ever.
NSA's Prism Could Cost U.S. Cloud Companies $45 Billion
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Losses may total between $35 billion and $45 billion in next three years due to lost business stemming from disclosure of NSA monitoring, new research predicts.
Death By A Million Regulations
Commentary  |  8/14/2013  | 
It is long past time to assess the consequences of the endless laws, codes, rules, licenses and guidelines governing just about every human activity.
Enterprise Cloud Apps: Next Stop, ERP
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Cloud isn't just for edge apps or small businesses, our enterprise software survey shows. Core apps are going off premises or hybrid.
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