News & Commentary
Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in September 2010
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Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Has Deep Expertise But Checkered History
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
HP is highlighting Leo Apotheker's experience but his ouster from SAP 8 months ago was marked by widespread customer unrest, product snafus, and awful morale among employees.
Practical Analysis: Wielding Process Like A Weapon
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
One sure way to get your team hated is to suggest that LOB peers change their processes because they don't fit IT's.
Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Blade Servers Offer Lower Cost, Reduced Complexity
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Blade servers can be a cost-effective alternative to rack-based IT gear, according to HP's John Gromala, and offer a growth path from towers.
Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
HP Taps Ex-SAP Head Leo Apotheker As New CEO
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Leo Apotheker, who unexpectedly resigned as CEO of SAP in February, has been named to replace Mark Hurd.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
Global CIO: Has The Recession Changed Us?
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
New Pew research shows major differences in how much economic pain different groups suffered in this recession. Business leaders will have to sort out whether these experiences bring a lasting change in how people think about jobs and careers.
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Trusted Outsiders Can Be Big Security Risks
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
Ever have a trusted salesperson, contractor or customer bring by a flash drive with a file by for you to view on one of your company's machines? Ever regret letting the outsider's drive inside your perimeter?
Cisco To Introduce Home Telepresence System
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
A $600 video conferencing system that includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV will reportedly be launched by the network equipment maker.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
ADP Service Taps IBM Cast Iron Software
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Virtualized data integration makes the connection between cloud services and on-premise ERP systems.
Android Apps Disclose More Than Users Know
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Half of applications studied share location information and unique identifiers with advertisers, many without disclosing this to users.
Health IT Expected To Improve Patient Safety
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Institute of Medicine receives $989,000 contract to study how electronic health records and other technologies can help prevent medical errors.
Zoho Integrates Business Apps With Gmail
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Available from the Google Apps Marketplace, Zoho has introduced contextual integration of its CRM, project and invoicing applications within Gmail messages.
LinkedIn Mines Twitter Streams
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Social network aims to help professionals glean relevant information from the massive volume of tweets.
Astronomers Discover 'Class M' Planet
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Breakthrough suggests the Milky Way may be "teeming" with potentially habitable bodies.
Global CIO: Tibco Surges And CEO Flips Off IBM, Oracle, And SAP
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tibco's revenue is surging toward $1 billion because "20th-century" competitors like IBM, Oracle, and SAP "just don't have the goods," says CEO Vivek Ranadive.
IBM, ADP Launch Cloud Tax Service For SMBs
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Online tax filing system will be integrated with small and medium business' enterprise resource planning sources.
Motorola ES400S Enterprise Handset Coming To Sprint
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The rugged device is designed to be durable and withstand dust, drops and bumps runs on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies with compatibility and support for industry-specific apps.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Kaiser Permanente Donates Terminology Technology
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Integrating the Convergent Medical Terminology into clinical information systems could help make the meaningful use of e-health records easier and faster for U.S. healthcare providers.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
White House Sets IPv6 Transition Deadlines
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Moving to the next-gen Internet protocol standard will support agency modernization efforts, said U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
Red Hat Releases Fedora 14 Beta
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Laughlin is the sole beta of the latest Linux operating system, slated to debut in November.
Web 2.0 Expo: O'Reilly Says Have Fun, Invent
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tech prognosticator believes researchers need to get less granular and focus on projects that will inspire them to create the next big thing.
Microsoft Office For Mac To Ship Oct. 26
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Individual and family editions of the Apple desktop productivity suite can be preordered now.
Global CIO: HP's $130-Billion Gamble
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
While HP's steeply calculated risk to hold its annual analysts' day without a CEO shows guts, it also lets IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Cisco to continue setting the IT agenda.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Hulu Plus Coming To TiVo, Roku
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
TiVo will make the premium online video service available to its Premiere digital video recorder subscribers, while Roku will offer it via its media player that streams web content to a digital TV.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
News Sites, Searches May Be Riskier Than Porn
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
Steer clear of gambling, porn and other known risky sites and related searches and you and your employees -- and your business -- are safer, right? Not according to a new Websense study which found that leading news and pop culture sites, and hot-trend search terms may be more dangerous than some of the ones you're steering clear of.
Mozilla Says No Firefox For iPhone
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
Mozilla has said that it is not working to bring a mobile version of Firefox for the iPhone. Mozilla is "investigating" the iPad.
AOL To Buy TechCrunch
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The acquisition adds Michael Arrington's influential tech-focused blog network to AOL's growing stable of professionally created content sources.
Motorola, HTC, Toshiba To Use Nvidia Tegra 2
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The chipmaker has reportedly received orders for its Tegra 2 ARM-based processor from several smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
Text Messages Boost Patient Outcomes
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.
HTC Merge Headed To Verizon
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z, known in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G2, may be joining the carrier's lineup based upon leaked photos and a model number.
IT Vendors Slow To Adopt Social Media
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Amazon Consulting reports that only one-third of IT vendors are using social media as part of their marketing and partner communications strategies.
Texting Bans Don't Decrease Car Accidents
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Insurance industry study found that the number of crashes actually rose in states that passed laws precluding sending texts while driving.
Five Ways iPad Kills RIM's PlayBook
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
Research In Motion's new PlayBook tablet has some tough competition. Here are five ways the iPad bests the PlayBook.
Global CIO: HP Pressure-Cooker: The Top 5 Priorities For Tuesday's Call
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
While analysts have lots of probing questions for today's call with HP, here are the make-or-break topics: analytics, cloud, mobile, data centers, and who's the new CEO.
Five Ways PlayBook Kills iPad
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
Research In Motion's new PlayBook tablet computer has a lot going for it. Here are five ways it bests the Apple iPad.
Twitter Halts Vulgar Malware Attack
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Offensive tweets about goats hijacked user accounts using cross-site request forgery.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Powers Banking Startup
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Financial services firm Ganart's experience with the open source code as the basis for its check cashing kiosks indicates how Red Hat is positioning itself for growth in private clouds.
Global CIO: IBM Turns Guns On Cisco With Acquisition Of Blade Network
Commentary  |  9/27/2010  | 
IBM adds Blade Network's innovative technologies and in-Cisco's-face competitiveness to IBM's expanding ambitions in networking and the data center.
Anti Piracy Law Firm Emails Leaked Via BitTorrent
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Piracy activists posted an internal email database of anti-piracy legal firm ACS:Law to The Pirate Bay.
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