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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in February 2013
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Salesforce.com Caps Record Year, Eyes Acquisitions
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Fourth quarter and full-year financial results top estimates, but CEO Marc Benioff admits Salesforce.com needs more Marketing Cloud services muscle.
Why Enterprise Social Networking Falls Short
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Companies must focus more on using social networking to build external ties to customers, suppliers and partners -- not just among employees.
Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection?
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
Federal IT Reform: Are More Laws Needed?
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Efforts by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., could lead to significant reform of federal IT management and acquisition.
CPOE Cuts Medication Errors By 48%, Says Study
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
But it's still unclear whether the computerized ordering systems actually reduce harm to patients.
Immigration Reform: Find The Middle Ground
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
A 'virtual march' on Washington aims to bring more highly skilled technical workers into the U.S. It's time for a constructive debate rather than more vitriol.
Flexible Classroom Cameras Work With iPad
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Expanding from "document cameras" that project printed materials or desktop experiments, AVer introduces cameras that stream to an iPad as a presentation or recording device.
Code.org Urges Students To Embrace Programming
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
After tech industry hiring practices left students reluctant to go into software engineering, the industry wants to make up.
New York State Plans Expansion Of STEM Schools
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal includes $4 million to establish 10 new Early College High School programs, similar to the IBM-backed P-TECH in New York City, aimed at preparation for high-tech jobs.
Pentagon Unveils Secure Mobile Device Plan
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Military releases a new plan to accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and apps for both classified and unclassified use.
Who Owns Student Data?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
As data collection and data analysis in education grow, so do worries about student and teacher privacy. Is there enough protection?
Secure Dropbox Files With DigitalQuick
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
DigitalQuick is an elegant encryption add-on that allows enterprises to use Dropbox for sensitive documents and information
Britain Might Get Cheaper High-Speed Data Connections
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Telecommunications regulator Ofcom wants dominant provider BT to lower its prices over next three years to increase market competition and create more interest in Ethernet services.
How Sequestration Could Hit NASA Projects
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Across-the-board budget cuts due to hit March 1, if Congress doesn't make a budget deal, could quickly impact NASA's technology work.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
Samsung Bets Big On Knox BYOD Technology
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dominant Android player Samsung promises IT-centric and end-user friendly ways to make devices safe and manageable.
VCE Adds Smaller Vblocks To Attract SMBs
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Subsidiary of EMC and Cisco produces integrated server racks to expand into smaller business units.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2013  | 
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
HP CEO Dismisses Break-Up Talk
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
While sharing dismal Q1 results, HP CEO Meg Whitman says HP will not sell its enterprise services or PC unit; projects return to growth in 2014.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle Obamacare, Traditional Projects
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Newly empowered healthcare CIOs struggle to find their way in regulatory landscape while defending budgets, says Deloitte report.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
U.K. Public Sector's Top Security Worries
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Reputational damage, financial consequences and compliance failure are U.K. companies' main security worries, study says.
Feds Roll Out Social Media Metrics, API
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
New metrics will help agencies assess their social media performance, while API will let news organizations pull real-time data from FEMA and other agencies.
IBM Showcases STEM Support At Disney's Epcot
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
New THINK exhibit at Epcot dovetails with a tablet app and curriculum website designed to boost science, technology, engineering and math education.
FAA Drone Plan Hits Turbulence
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Technology and policy issues emerge as the FAA devises a five-year road map to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with commercial flights in U.S. airspace.
In ICD-10 Transition, Training Trumps Tech Concerns
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Clinical readiness is a top concern among providers regarding the ICD-10 transition, says recent KLAS report.
U.K. 4G Auction Nets Underwhelming £2.34 Billion Sale Price
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Sale is a third less than cash-strapped government expected, but increase in 4G services will help build a base for future digital industries, say pleased business groups.
Readmissions Don't Measure Quality, Harvard Doctor Says
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Noted health policy researcher Ashish Jha says new Medicare penalties on 30-day hospital readmissions promote accountability, but may not improve patient outcomes.
Accenture: Seven Key Tech Trends For Business
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Accenture survey suggests practical ways to get your organization on a path to digital success.
Sage Sells 3 CRM Divisions To U.S. Partner
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
British software company will focus on its core technology stack for small and midsize businesses.
Patient Engagement Key To Better Health: AHRQ Report
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Lack of standardization is delaying commercial applications for home monitoring devices, says Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
CHIME CEO Wants CIO Voices In Healthcare Policy
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Incoming CHIME CEO seeks to give health IT professionals a greater leadership role in public policy, offer "tactical and practical" assistance to overburdened CIOs.
3 Reasons SMB Virtualization Projects Fail
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Virtualization is a top priority for SMBs, yet problems like budget overruns are causing heartache. Here's advice on how to avoid common pitfalls.
5 Ways To Improve Healthcare Information Exchanges
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Define the problem you want to solve with an HIE -- and be ready for incompatibility headaches, say experts.
DOD's New Medal Recognizes Cyberwarfare Achievements
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Distinguished Warfare Medal will be given to drone operators, cyberdefense pros and others for extraordinary, off-battlefield achievements.
SMB Keeps IT Simple With 30-Second Rule
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
The COO of FedArb says if he can't explain a new technology or app to his users in 30 seconds, it fails. His users are retired federal judges.
CISPA Cybersecurity Bill, Reborn: 6 Key Facts
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
House revives controversial cybersecurity information-sharing bill, but can CISPA 2.0 address lingering privacy concerns?
Classroom Maps Find New Locale: iPads
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
StrataLogica kept pace as classroom maps moved from the school wall to the smart board -- and now to the tablet.
Doctors Push Back Against Health IT's Workflow Demands
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Doctors are angry that accountable care organization workflows seem more like manufacturing, less like healthcare, say panelists at eHealth Initiative conference.
Does Health IT Safety Need New Regulatory Body?
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Recent Department of Health and Human Services proposal says no; new think tank report agrees with HHS stance.
IBM-Backed High School Gets Obama Plaudits
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
P-TECH, a partnership among New York Public Schools, IBM and the City University of New York wins praise for boosting technical education with combined high school and associate's degree.
U.K. Telehealth Ambitions Lack Firm Foundations
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
European policymakers see shifting chronic illness care into the home as a panacea to rising healthcare costs. But to get mobile healthcare off the ground, a lot of back-end work needs to be done.
ONC Continues Debate On Patient Safety Plan
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) elaborates on its plans for using health IT and patient engagement to deliver safer care.
Microsoft's Big Data Strategy: An Insider's View
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Microsoft executive Dave Campbell outlines plans for Hadoop, machine learning, high-performance computing and data and analytic offerings on Azure.
Federal CIO Details Concerns On Looming Budget Cuts
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
With huge automatic budget cuts looking increasingly likely, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel and other officials are discussing the effects of sequestration on government IT plans.
U.K. Struggles To Fight Cyber Foes, Watchdogs Say
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
U.K. government needs to invest more in country's education to head off future threats to infrastructure and the economy, says watchdog group study.
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