News & Commentary
Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in September 2012
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New Face Of IT: Line Of Business Execs
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Without a CIO or a corporate IT staff, Jennifer Trzepacz deployed cloud-based tools to help LivingSocial grow by 4,100 full-time employees in one year.
FCC Unleashes Mobile Health Innovation Initiatives
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Federal Communications Commission announces new measures to promote mobile technology in healthcare industry, including hiring its own healthcare czar.
EHR Savings Debate Grows
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Credible sources are raising serious concerns about the value of health IT. Some, but not all, of their criticism is warranted.
Microsoft Says 6,000 Jobs Open, Wants More Visas
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Microsoft says it can't find enough skilled IT workers to fill open positions, but critics say the company is merely trying to justify hiring foreigners.
Six Tips For Navigating The MDM Jungle
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
As mobile device management and mobile application management choices become overwhelming, consider these key issues.
CIA Releases Official World Maps Collection Online
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Recommended for teachers, students, journalists, and traveling public, CIA maps include political hotspots and related government officials.
Hypesters Put IT Credibility On The Line
Commentary  |  9/26/2012  | 
Business technology leaders and managers need to get into the habit of underpromising and overdelivering.
Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
California becomes the third state to permit vehicles that drive themselves to operate on public roads.
Google Enterprise, I'm Not Impressed
Commentary  |  9/26/2012  | 
You have great products and are a proven innovator, but it will take changes in thinking to conquer the enterprise.
CIO Profile: Darko Dejanovic Of Active Network
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Miscommunication can really wreck an IT project, says this tech chief.
Cisco Customers Discuss Its Future
Commentary  |  9/26/2012  | 
The shocker is that VMware is getting a look from 38% of Cisco customers who are in search of alternatives.
8 IT Mistakes: Must-Have Lessons From Top CIOs
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Spare the euphemisms. Great teams embrace mistakes and get better.
Oracle Open World: Key Issues On Tap
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Oracle applications executive Steve Miranda, via Twitter chat, suggests Fusion, Taleo, and RightNow will be focus of attention at next week's Oracle Open World conference.
8 Health IT Certifications That Pack Career Power
Slideshows  |  9/26/2012  | 
You don't always need a master's program to break into health IT. These non-degree programs offer viable options for many job seekers.
Samsung Addresses Galaxy Exploit
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Exploit that triggers certain Samsung Galaxy smartphones to reset poses fewer risks than initially reported.
NetSuite CEO: What's Next For ERP In Cloud
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Watch video of our full interview with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson on his 'complicated' relationship with Oracle, and much more.
HIMSS Asks Congress for Patient Identity System--Again
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Health Information Management and Systems Society believes up to 14% of medical records have wrong, potentially dangerous info due to misidentification. New system might include biometrics.
Feds Want Wider Use Of Health Records Applet
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
'Blue Button' web applet that provides personal health records has been popular with U.S. veterans; White House now promoting use by private sector insurers.
5 IT Tips For State Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
States confront huge technology challenges and opportunities with federally mandated HIXs. A new report offers guidance to ease the transition.
Foxconn Factory Riot Blamed On iPhone 5 Rush
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Workers' advocates say Apple's shiny new gadget is being produced in unsafe conditions, sparking tensions between offshore assembly crews and guards.
Avatar Game Simulates Health IT Security Scenarios
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
IT experts see value in training tool for smaller practices, but interactive video also an effective training tool.
EHRs Under Fire For Inflating Medicare Bills
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
HHS, Center for Public Integrity say some healthcare providers are gaming the system to draw higher Medicare reimbursement. Doctors say electronic health records are simply enabling them to bill for things they had done for free in the past.
VCs To Startups: Get Thee To The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Vegas data center confab shows technology, economics, and a cutthroat business environment shaping infrastructure hosting and services.
Feds Automate Sharing Of Sensitive Health Data
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs use new metadata technique to exchange substance abuse records without compromising patient privacy.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Adds Compliance Power
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Microsoft builds new security tools into latest version of Exchange that are designed to stop compliance breaches before they occur.
Salesforce ChatterBox: 4 Facts SMBs Should Know
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Should SMBs drop their existing cloud filesharing and storage tools for Salesforce.com's upcoming app?
6 Features I Want In Future Smartphones
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Apple's iPhone 5 makes design advances, but here's how vendors could make smartphones even more useful.
Iran Denies Hacking American Banks, Censors Google
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Iranian official says bank attack blame is a smoke screen for the U.S. to continue launching cyber attacks against Iran.
iPhone 5 Maker Shuts Plant Amid Labor Strife
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Apple and contractor Foxconn are mum on whether facility's closure will impact production of iPhone 5, which is sold out across the country.
Next Valley View: NetSuite And More
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Tune in Sept. 26 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with NetSuite's CEO, a banking IT innovator, and some ambitious startups.
Salesforce.com's Next Steps To Become The Next Oracle
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Salesforce.com is still tiny compared to giants like IBM, Oracle, and SAP, but there's plenty of room for fast growth in new markets. Here's what it needs to do next.
Facebook Halts Facial Recognition In Europe
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Facebook hopes to restore the service if it can reach an agreement with regulators about how to obtain user consent.
IT Tool Makes Conversion To ICD-10 Less Painful
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
ChartWise system reduces the burden on clinicians by making ICD-10 codes appear when users scroll over ICD-9 entries.
Salesforce.com's Benioff Preaches To New Flock: CMOs
Commentary  |  9/21/2012  | 
Marc Benioff wants marketing to be Salesforce's next $1 billion business. To get there, he's jumping right into the growing tension between IT and marketing execs.
3 Ways SMBs Can Capitalize On Google's Dominance
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Google is poised to overtake Facebook as the largest seller of display ads in the U.S., adding to its existing search and mobile dominance. Here's how small and midsize businesses can cash in.
Xerox Wins Contract For Nevada Health Insurance Exchange
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Nevada awards $72 million to Xerox to build its health insurance exchange system--and to prepare the state for the onslaught of users.
CIO Profiles: Mark White Of Swank Audio Visuals
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Ignore hyped technologies at you own risk, says this CIO.
Why Software-As-A-Service Could Be A Dead End
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
If enterprise apps all become SaaS, your software investment will have a very precise lifespan and return.
How To Build A High-Performance IT Team
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
In a tight job market, CIOs and other tech employers need to rethink their recruiting, training, and retention practices.
Social Opens New IT Career Path In Marketing
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
Many companies are dedicating IT staff to marketing and communications departments; others are hiring marketing staffers who have focused tech skills.
Why No Ultrabook Pep Rally At IDF?
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
PC vendors expect Windows 8 Ultrabooks to reverse PC sales that are eroding to tablets. So why didn't Intel rally the developer troops to start placing component orders at IDF?
Salesforce.com Goes To Work.com
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Salesforce.com and Facebook co-developed new Work.com app for goal-setting, employee feedback, and performance reviews.
GAO Urges Action On Mobile Device Security
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Watchdog agency advises private sector and federal agencies to step up efforts to educate consumers against malware, other threats.
4 Attributes Of A Robust Innovation Culture
Commentary  |  9/19/2012  | 
We all like to think our enterprise has a creative, dynamic culture--but how many really do? Put yours to the test.
Does BYOD Make Sense For SMBs?
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
IT pros at small and midsize businesses are bracing for a wave of new devices when the iPhone 5 and would-be competitors start showing up in offices. Some aren't happy about that.
Salesforce.com Unifies, Extends Cloud Portfolio
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
At Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com's marketing, development platform, and HTML5 announcements point to consolidation of acquisitions even as it adds new file-sharing, social, and collaborative capabilities.
Analytics Can Expand Health Insurers' Role
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Insurers can help solve problems such as medication errors and duplication of services if providers share clinical and financial data, says new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
Judge Denies Samsung Request To Lift Tablet Ban
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Samsung wants to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. again, but judge says jury's exoneration is not enough to lift injunction.
Oracle To Buy SelectMinds For Social Recruiting
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Oracle's planned acquisition complements earlier purchase of Taleo and stokes competition with IBM, Salesforce.com, and SAP in talent management.
Wireless Innovation Slows, And That's A Good Thing
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
Apple's incremental iPhone updates aren't slowing sales, and they're allowing us to plan more rationally. How can that be bad?
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