News & Commentary
Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in September 2011
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Terremark Cloud Services Pass DOD Security Test
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
After a stringent review, two Terremark infrastructure-as-a-service data centers deemed secure enough for Defense Department operations.
Oracle OpenWorld: What Enterprise IT Wants
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
What's coming at Oracle's big confab next week--and what does enterprise IT really want? Our editors square off on Mark Hurd's plans.
Amazon's Mobile Story Grows, RIM's Falters
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
As Amazon grabs the tablet spotlight, RIM's failing product and marketing strategy makes some CIOs lose the faith.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
HHS Offers $13.2 Million For Behavioral Health IT
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Organizations serving people with mental and substance use disorders get grants to improve IT capabilities.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
How P&G Promotes Box File Sharing
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
The head of Proctor & Gamble's Your Files Anywhere program wants to get 18,000 employees on Box Sync file sharing because 'there are a lot scarier things out there' in the cloud.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
My company has a significant investment in your BlackBerry platform, but my return is starting to erode. Time to step up.
8 Reasons SMBs Fail To Back Up Data
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Most SMBs still fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to backup and recovery. Here are the common excuses--debunked.
Social Insecurity: 64% Of IT Pros Cite Serious Threat
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Ponemon survey finds that IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use--and only 29% say they have adequate protection.
Box Ups Ante To Challenge SharePoint
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
File sharing tool gets an update that includes desktop sync for both PCs and Macs, improved security, and more social features.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Amazon's Kindle Fire cleanly carves out a spot for itself in a crowded tablet market—and leaves enterprise IT with some security to-do items.
Amazon Kindle Fire Meets Enterprise: Security Advice
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
How do you secure these devices, and prevent them from accessing the network, without help from your mobile device management system?
Don't Get Burned: 4 Steps To A Cloud SLA
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Negotiating service-level agreements with providers is a matter of metrics, performance targets, and realistic remedies.
InformationWeek Reports: Now Free
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Good news, readers: We've changed the name of InformationWeek Analytics to InformationWeek Reports--and made the service free to registered users.
Health IT Ready To Tackle ACO's Challenges
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
The feds have yet to explain exactly what's needed to participate in an Accountable Care Organization, but many providers are ready jump on the bandwagon anyway.
How To Choose Between Google AdWords And Facebook Ads
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
SMBs with tight budgets and schedules can't afford to throw their online advertising dollars against a wall to see what sticks. Here are some guidelines for choosing the right site.
Big Data Gets A Closer Look From Riak
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Database system adds fine-grained queries of relational systems to NoSQL approach.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Oracle's Breathless Run To OpenWorld
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Oracle's fast, fast, fast server meets a blink-of-an-eye world that can't stop to breathe. But sometimes speed leads to a remarkable discovery.
Mobile Security's Future: 4 Expert Predictions
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Security pros weigh in on major trends that will change the way enterprises handle mobile threats, such as separate personal and work spaces on devices and faster patching.
5 Mobile Security Issues To Watch
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Enterprises need to give up some control of devices and focus on what matters--securing the data. Stay on top of these 5 mobile security points.
Crowdsourcing Cracks AIDS Mystery, What's Next?
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Online game players recently helped solve a tough problem with analysis of AIDS proteins. InnoCentive uses same approach to solve challenges for businesses.
Piston Puts Enterprise Cloud On A Memory Stick
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Startup's USB "cloud key" with OpenStack and PentOS plugs into the switch at the top of a server rack, automates configuration.
Health Searches Scare You? Medify's Personalized Answer
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Search on a health term and you often find data on the extremes, either too generic or too complex. Medify database aims to fix that.
U.S. Ranked No. 1 In Tech Competitiveness
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
The U.S is extending its global lead, according to a new study, but other countries are moving up the innovation chain.
Healthcare Needs HIPAA E-Transactions Contingency Plan
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
With the deadline to migrate to HIPAA 5010 electronic transaction standards looming, Healthcare Information and Management System Society questions whether the industry is ready.
Facebook Vs. Google+: Room For Both
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
IT organizations need to support both social platforms--but Google+ needs to create a more robust API.
How Will Mobile Reshape Online Advertising?
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Seeing the mobile wave coming and understanding how to ride it are not the same thing, attendees at the Mobilize conference say.
This Year In IT: More Comedy Than Tragedy
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson takes the InformationWeek 500 conference audience through some of the ups, downs, and downright flops that we saw from major tech vendors in 2011.
6 Ways BI Can Improve SMB Budget Planning
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Is budget season making your team break into a cold sweat? Consider these ideas for using BI to improve budgeting and forecasting processes.
IT Executives Reject Meaningful Use Metadata Standards
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has asked HHS not to include metadata standards to support Meaningful Use Stage 2.
IT Best Practices Can Sidestep EHR Snafus
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
Facebook Looks Beyond Like, But Not Far Enough
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Facebook says it's defining a new language for how people connect. In this limited language, you are what you eat, watch, read, and buy.
Firefox Enterprise Support: Mozilla Changes Its Tune
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
After vexing corporate users of Firefox with its rapid release cycle, Mozilla has proposed an extended support plan.
HP Should Have Looked Inside IBM For CEO
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Big Blue has a pool of enterprise-savvy CEOs-in-training. Any one of them would have been a been a more logical choice than Meg Whitman.
HP's Whitman Or Leo: It's The Strategy, Stupid
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
HP seems to be under the impression that it must be larger than life. But now, it must simply execute—and win back the loyalty of enterprise customers.
CIO Profiles: Eric Williams Of Catalina Marketing
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Important lesson learned along the way: If you enjoy your work and strive to add value, you'll be successful.
Take Charge Of Your Mobile App Strategy
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Most IT shops are outsourcing the actual development of mobile apps. But IT leaders still must set a clear strategy for how they'll develop, deploy, and support these apps.
Is A Customer Now In Charge of HP?
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
As eBay CEO, Meg Whitman ran a business built on technology. Will she have a better ear for what CIOs want to hear from HP?
Dangerous Intersection Of Mobility And Credit
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
The next iteration of virtual currencies like Farm Cash could do real-world damage to your wallet.
10 Mobile Security Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  9/22/2011  | 
Who are the key players in the fast-changing mobile security world? These 10 mobile operating system and mobile device management vendors should be on your radar screen.
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Set For Trial
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
AT&T plans to argue that the merger with T-Mobile is a good idea because of efficiencies.
The Oracle Mark Hurd Wants You To Know
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
As Oracle has reshaped its business, some misconceptions have arisen, Hurd says. He wants to set you straight.
Stop Software Project Killers
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
IT leaders must structure software projects so that they can detect and correct problems--or pull the plug--early on. Consider this expert advice.
HP Playing Musical CEOs Again?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard's board is weighing giving CEO Leo Apotheker the boot after just 10 months, reports say.
Google Battles Charges Of Search Bias
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Company tells Congress that it acts in the best interests of consumers and competition is only a click away.
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