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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in February 2014
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MIT Research Looks To Extend Moore’s Law
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
For years the semiconductor world has waited for Moore's Law to reach its limit. However, new research from MIT shows how manufacturers can shrink geometries past 20 nm cost-effectively.
UPMC Tablet App Speeds EHR Access
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Convergence, a touch app for Windows 8 tablets created by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, gives fingertip access to patient summary data pulled from one or more underlying electronic health record systems.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
Bring Everything: BYOD's Evolution In Higher Education
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
Support for all stripes of mobile devices -- a new Bring Your Own Everything credo -- is now a must on college campuses, in the name of productivity and safety.
Cloud Security Needs More Layers: HyTrust
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Eric Chiu, co-founder of HyTrust, says cloud operations will require "layered security" and encrypted virtual machines when at rest.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
HIMSS14 Survey: Healthcare CIOs Focus On Fiscal Survival
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
HIMSS members say top business objective is to sustain financial viability as regulation, payment models change.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
The Transformative CIO?
Infographics  |  2/26/2014  | 
Trying to meet today’s business technology needs with yesterday’s IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
The Rise Of The Security Analyst
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
The most sought-after quality in security hiring today is strategic knowledge versus technical know-how, a global workforce study says.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
Netflix-Comcast Deal Threatens Internet Innovation
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
This deal illustrates the fragile nature of innovation on the Internet -- and it's a problem that only government regulation can solve.
Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and Dropbox.
Real-Time Analytics At Work Inside Telcos
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
What can real-time analytics reveal? A mobile provider in New York City recently realized that 10% of its capacity was being consumed by a single application.
IT Jobs: Best Paying Titles Of 2014
Slideshows  |  2/25/2014  | 
New Robert Half data shows IT hiring and compensation both rising. Check out the most lucrative IT job titles -- and understand the value of bonus skills.
5 Skills CEOs Prize In CIOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
You want to be a CIO? The road to the top isn't about what you want. It's about fulfilling the expectations of your boss and peers.
Verizon Cloud Adds CloudBees PaaS
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Verizon Cloud is still in the process of revamping itself into a cloud service competitor. CloudBees will add a deployment platform.
CIO To CIO: Advice On ACOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs share their advice on coping with the rise of accountable care organizations and the crush of regulation.
Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.
Government IT: 5 Ways To Measure Value
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Federal CIOs must do a better job of creating and using metrics if IT is to earn the respect it deserves as a value generator instead of a money drain.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Big Data Hiring: 5 Facts From The Field
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Digital Civic Engagement: US Lags
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
A 10-nation study finds Singapore, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates do a better job of providing citizens with online and mobile services.
Where Are All The Chromebooks?
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Despite brisk Chromebook sales, online usage of Chrome OS hardware on the Internet still barely registers with those measuring Web traffic.
Rimini Street Ends Oracle Software Hosting
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
In response to court judgment, third-party support supplier Rimini Street tells customers to move Oracle software back into their own datacenters.
Is Mobile VoIP A Telco Killer?
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
Customers change slowly, but they won't pay for voice calls forever if alternative apps save money and improve quality.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Windows XP Shutdown Outrage: Users Boo Microsoft Blog
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Microsoft blogger recently encouraged customers to "help their family and friends get off Windows XP." Oh, really?
Women, IT & The Outrage Machine
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
Business is booming for pundits who get their clicks bemoaning the existential danger of gender imbalances in high tech. But guess what? It's irrational BS.
Online Patient Reviews: 6 Strategies For Doctors
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Healthcare practices can't control what patients write, but they can control how they respond to increasingly popular review sites like Yelp and RateMDs.
When BYOD Equals Bring Your Own Malware
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Lookout's analysis of the mobile threat landscape suggests businesses should focus on curbing risky online behavior.
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Freebies
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Microsoft officially rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, adding new features and launching promotions in the process.
Can You Deliver Antifragile Mobile Apps?
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
In a mobile business, it's not enough to be resilient against unexpected problems -- you need to always be testing for failure.
How To Reach For Cloud Without Disrupting Business
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Integration as a service via a cloud-based platform offers a way to live with existing business processes and applications.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Social Business: Why Group Adoption Matters
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Social business adoption shouldn't focus on individuals. Instead, success stems from groups. Here's why.
Why Big Data In The Enterprise Is Mostly Lip Service
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Here are six reasons organizations are taking the wrong approach to big data or not utilizing it at all.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Why Businesses Can’t Ignore US Cybersecurity Framework
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
Industry leaders and President Obama call the framework just a first step in creating a cybersecurity playbook for 16 US critical infrastructure sectors. But this is more than just a reference manual.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
Big Data: Dead By Definition, Alive In Practice
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
There's a gap between what big data means on paper and what it really means to a business.
VMware, Google Team On Chromebooks
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Unlikely partners team to offer Desktop-as-a-Service on Google Chromebooks. Will pricing lure users to move away from Windows XP systems?
3 Social Analytics Mistakes: Don't Be Fooled
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Are you rocking your brand's social presence -- or kidding yourself? Make sure you don’t fall into these common traps.
Feds Launch Cyber Security Guidelines For US Infrastructure Providers
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
The White House on Wednesday released the first version of its cyber security framework for protecting critical infrastructure. Critics say these voluntary guidelines enshrine the status quo.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
IT Is At The Center Of Your Business
Commentary  |  2/12/2014  | 
Think again if you think IT is just a commodity. Here's why.
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