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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in January 2012
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CIO Profiles: Steve Haindl Of Automotive Resources International
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Technology is giving fleet managers more access to real-time data, says this CIO.
Obama's Google+ Debut: Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Online get-together with a handful of citizens was a step forward for open government, but participation was limited and key questions were skipped.
Worst Tech Vendor Pitches For SMBs, Debunked
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
While tech vendors salivate over the small and midsize business (SMB) market, we translate the truth behind some of the sales spiels.
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
Bipartisan Think Tank Tackles Health IT Costs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Bipartisan Policy Center also challenges government and health organizations to devise uniform specs on which to base patient care by June 2013.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
FDA Spied On Employee Personal Emails, Lawsuit Alleges
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Six former employees and contractors of the Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, saying documents show the agency monitored their personal email and retaliated against their whistleblowing.
Android Counterclank: Malware, Or Smartphone Advertising?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Apperhand SDK drops a search icon onto the Android desktop and tracks your device's ID, but so does any adware. Here's what you need to know.
Coke Super Bowl Campaign Blends TV, Tablets And Smart Phones
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Coca-Cola's animated polar bears seen on TV will 'respond' to Facebook and Twitter comments and post fan photos and videos as part of a social-media-integrated campaign.
Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
India's HCL Hiring 10,000 In U.S., Europe
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Outsourcer says political pressure and the changing nature of tech work means more jobs need to stay on shore.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra Resigns
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Chopra, the first person to hold the federal CTO post and a strong voice behind Obama administration efforts on open government, will depart in February.
Mobile Payment Technology Gotchas
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Implementing mobile payment systems presents a high risk, high reward opportunity.
Smartcards: Still A Smart Choice?
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Despite recent compromises, smartcard technology still has high potential for retail, enterprise security, and other uses.
Sentiment Tool Scans Twitter To Set Super Bowl Odds
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
Sentiment analysis is hot among financial-market traders, so why not for that other great betting domain, sports?
AT&T Loses $6.7B, Faults FCC Regulation
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
AT&T CEO complained about inconsistent government regulation and the need for spectrum to serve rural America as the company recorded massive fourth-quarter loss.
Smartphone Privacy Snafu: U.K. Carrier Broadcasts Numbers
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Mobile provider O2 said it has patched problem that shared phone numbers with websites. But users of the Orange network in Spain report similar issues.
Pay For Performance: Make Healthcare Metrics Count
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Healthcare providers must collect all sorts of quality and other performance data to meet emerging standards. We delve into the huge task ahead.
Can $10 Million Trim $100 Billion From Healthcare?
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Philanthropist-backed institute aims to spur technology-driven "common-sense changes in healthcare reimbursement and regulation."
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
Mozy Expands From Backup To File Sync
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Mozy's automated backup service can now also synchronize files between multiple PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Kaiser Permanente Offers EHR App For Androids
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
iPhone app coming soon; patients also can securely access health records and email docs via mobile-friendly version of Kaiser website.
Top 10 Open Government Websites
Slideshows  |  1/25/2012  | 
Federal agencies face White House orders to become more transparent. These websites expose new data sets, support public petitions, and reveal where taxpayer money goes.
HP Wins Blue Shield Health IT Contract
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
HP will help Blue Shield of California modernize its claims management and membership systems.
Google Foes Fighting Social Search Ignore One Truth
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Google competitors ramp up protests that the search giant favors its own social content, hurting Facebook and Twitter. One problem, guys: There's no such thing as truly organic search.
IT Tools Help Patients Cut Prescription, Exam Costs
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find lower-cost healthcare services and prescription drugs.
Banned Android App Store: Enterprises Beware
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
A well-known Android developer plans to create a store for applications that Google has banned from the Android Market. Proceed with caution.
Start 2012 Like You Have A New Job
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
CIOs and IT leaders should take a first 90 days mindset to start the year on the right track. Define a clear vision, get connected, and inspect.
IRS Website Plans Too Vague, Watchdog Says
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
GAO criticizes the agency for plan to spend $320 million over 10 years to improve its online services without clearly defining what the changes will be.
Supreme Court Tackles GPS Tracking Vs. Privacy
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
Government violated the Fourth Amendment when it attached a GPS tracking device to a car without a warrant, the court rules.
12 Hadoop Vendors To Watch In 2012
Slideshows  |  1/23/2012  | 
Promising low cost and unheard of scalability, Hadoop has been called the next-generation platform for data processing. Check out the vendors taking Hadoop to the next level.
Hackers Jailbreak iPad 2, iPhone 4S
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
It took 10 months for hackers to crack iOS 5.0.1. Workplaces that allow bring your own device need to act immediately to avoid potential security risks.
Defense Dept. CIO Needs More Authority, Board Says
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Defense department's advisory board urges military to give DOD CIO more authority to drive data center consolidation and cloud computing.
Samsung Logs Apple Case Loss, Sales Win
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Samsung suffers a setback in its legal fight with Apple in Germany, but sales of its flagship smartphone in Korea hit a huge milestone.
Google Revenue Misses, But Google+ Surges
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Google's revenue for the last quarter of 2011 might have disappointed Wall Street, but user enthusiasm for Android, Gmail, and Google+ points to a promising future.
Google Data Centers: Safe For Your Back Yard
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Auditors find that Google's U.S. data centers meet environmental and workplace safety standards.
SMB Loyalty Programs Go Mobile
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Constant Contact buys CardStar, enabling even small merchants to reward their customers via Smartphone.
6 Predictions For Business Intelligence In 2012
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
A look at in-memory analysis, visual discovery, big data, mobile BI, cloud and social BI achievements in 2011 and forecasts for the year ahead.
5 Strategies To Fail Fast On IT Projects
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Failing fast can can save your organization millions of dollars, but it isn't easy to do.
Telehealth Reimbursement Will Grow, Health Leaders Say
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Federal Medicare program for seniors and disabled Americans currently does not reimburse for most telehealth, care coordination, and home monitoring services, but that could change soon.
Amazon DynamoDB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility.
Google's Growth Path: 6 Challenges
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
As Google prepares to report its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings, some industry-watchers see obstacles ahead. Consider these six hurdles.
10 Government Ideas To Spur Innovation
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
More investment in basic research, STEM education, and entrepreneurship "clusters" are among the proposals in a 160-page Commerce Department report.
The Ambush That Set Me Straight
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
It's never easy getting criticized by a customer--but it can be valuable.
Federal Researchers Push Limits Of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
Energy Department's Magellan project, measuring the expansion of the universe, determines cloud computing can't beat its HPC systems on cost or performance. But flexibility is another story.
Google, Mozilla, Wikipedia Fight SOPA Piracy Bill
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Blacked-out websites and calls-to-action appear across the Web to protest proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills.
SOPA Stalling As Opposition Grows
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Two controversial anti-piracy bills, SOPA in the House and PIPA in the Senate, face mounting criticism for going too far to block pirated content.
Wireless Spectrum Doomsday Looms
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
For now, tiered plans are keeping carrier networks from melting down. But demand for mobile broadband means the current system is unsustainable.
5 Tips For Sending Health Data To Cloud
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Health IT managers are reluctant to use cloud computing for data storage, says Iron Mountain exec Ken Rubin. Here's his advice for smart handling of health data.
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