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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2014
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Adobe Updates Mobile App Development Software
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Adobe Experience Manager aims to make it easier for government agencies and other organizations to turn Web pages into mobile apps.
Big Data Forces IT & Business To Get In Sync
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Data that benefits the company will slip through the cracks if IT and business groups don't bury the hatchet.
Busting 5 DevOps Myths
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
DevOps is a technology movement for hipsters and your company doesn't need to worry about it, right? Right?
Microsoft Office For iPad: 7 Questions Answered
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Is Office for iPad a good fit for you? We go hands-on and answer seven key questions to help you decide.
Zen & The Art Of Service-Oriented IT
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
For IT, public cloud providers pose stiff competition. You must compete on quality.
Amazon Counters Google Cloud Price Cuts
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon trotted out a wide range of price cuts to Amazon Web Services products one day after Google made a similar announcement.
Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch WebScaleSQL, a super-DBMS built on Oracle's MySQL Community Edition.
GM's Randy Mott: What I Believe...
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
CIO's five core principles underpin automaker's three-year "IT transformation" plan.
Nadella's Big Moment: 5 Things To Watch
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will face stratospheric expectations Thursday when he makes his first public appearance since succeeding Steve Ballmer. Here's what we want to know.
Tech Fear-Mongering Must Stop
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
It's time for Americans to worry more about the Luddites quashing tech innovation and progress, and worry less about job-stealing robots and privacy-invading smart meters.
VMware's Gelsinger: Datacenters Face 'Tectonic Shift'
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Virtualization and cloud computing are creating the most significant shift in datacenter design in 25 years, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will tell Interop audience in keynote address.
Cybercrime Black Markets Grow Up
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Cybercrime forums selling advanced attacks on demand are outpacing businesses' ability to defend themselves, new study from RAND finds.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 5 Big Questions
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Will the much-anticipated productivity suite, expected to be revealed Thursday, be a hit with customers? Watch these five factors.
Google Drops Cloud Pricing
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
The price of cloud computing should keep pace with the falling price of hardware, Google insists.
Windows XP Game Over: 9 Upgrade Options
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014  | 
Some of you don't want to say goodbye to Windows XP any more than you wanted to retire the Atari. But support ends on April 8: We break down your best upgrade options.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
10 Ways To Fight Digital Theft & Fraud
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014  | 
IBM touts holistic approach to cyber-security, counter-fraud, and compliance efforts. Bankers, security experts, and a former White House CIO offer proactive advice.
DevOps Creates A New Digital Divide
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
What's that? Your product is the code and the code is the product and automation is your middle name? How nice. You're the digital 1%.
Disconnect Search: Google In Private
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
App delivers search engine privacy, with "pay what you want" pricing.
Hospitals Elevate Patient Satisfaction To The C-Suite
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Chief patient experience officers, or CXOs, are an uncommon but valuable addition to hospital executive suites.
Agile, DevOps, Cloud: IT's New Trinity
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
Agile, DevOps, and cloud form an almost-holy triumvirate with a common theme: Software rules.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Slideshows  |  3/24/2014  | 
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
Google Makes HTTPS For Gmail Mandatory
News  |  3/22/2014  | 
Google no longer allows Gmail users to turn off HTTPS encryption. The move protects data going between Google's servers and users.
10 Google Glass Myths, Translated
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Google wants to clear up some misperceptions about Glass. We have our own views on the truth.
Canadian Government Aims For Single Email System
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Shared Services Canada cuts costs and improves efficiency by consolidating basic IT services across much of the Canadian federal government.
Buy Your CIO A Gift: 5 Inexpensive Ideas
Commentary  |  3/21/2014  | 
Consider these ideas for CIOs who think they have everything. These gifts may just keep on giving.
Twitter Turns 8: How To Fail In 140 Characters
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Not everyone can get it right all of the time -- these businesses included. In honor of Twitter's birthday, here's a look at eight unforgettable Twitter fails.
How Enterprises Can Plan For Wearables
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
CIOs need to stay ahead of the wave by staking a claim in the wearables ecosystem through apps and always be asking: What do employees and customers need from wearables?
Twitter's Enduring Struggle: ROI
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
On the eve of Twitter's eighth birthday, businesses remain uncertain about the social network's true value, report finds.
Huawei Kills Dual-OS Windows-Android Smartphone
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
Huawei cancels its Android-Windows Phone plans, just days after Asus put a dual-OS device on hold.
Feds & The Cloud: Management Approach Must Evolve
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Cloud services change how federal agencies acquire, fund, and use IT services. IT managers must realize they're buying a service, not technology.
Red Hat Announces Linux App Container Certification
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Open source developer adds container certification for Enterprise Linux apps, aims to improve workload portability and ease maintenance burden.
The Corruption Of Agile Development
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
Yahoo's 'Mission Accomplished' Moment: Talent Retention
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
Marissa Mayer and other tech employers should focus less on an aggressive acqui-hire strategy and more on moonshot engineering goals, current and former Yahoo employees say.
Google Launches Android Wear Developer Preview
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Android developers can now adapt their apps to send information to forthcoming Android smartwatches.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
Navy Eyes Cloud Storage
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
In effort to trim $1.3 billion from IT, Navy proposes placing most non-classified data into commercial cloud offering.
Microsoft Surface 2 With LTE: Winner For Mobile Pros?
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is now equipped for LTE connections -- but still must compete with iPad Air.
Federal IT: Pay For Results, Not Services
Commentary  |  3/17/2014  | 
Value-based arrangements can help agencies reduce up-front investments and improve results.
Windows XP Holdouts: 6 Top Excuses
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft cuts support for Windows XP in less than a month, but millions still use the OS. Are these rationales worth the risk?
Patent Debate Spawns Stanford Study
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Stanford's Hoover Institution launches a five-year effort to determine whether the US patent system helps or hinders innovation.
Engage Patients: 16 Creative Healthcare Strategies
Slideshows  |  3/17/2014  | 
Hospitals can go beyond Meaningful Use requirements to make patients happier and healthier and the bottom line better. Consider these ideas.
Office 365 Personal: 5 Questions Answered
News  |  3/15/2014  | 
Is Microsoft's Office 365 Personal right for you? Here's what you need to know.
The JavaScript Alternatives
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Three languages compete to make JavaScript easier to write and faster to execute. Which to choose?
Network Engineers: Don't Be The Dinosaur
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Network pros: Want a future in software-defined networking? You can't stick with the old ways of working.
Defense Department Adopts NIST Security Standards
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
DOD replaces longstanding information assurance process with NIST's holistic "built-in, not bolt-on," risk-focused security approach.
Google Drive Chops Prices
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Google Drive blows past other online storage services by tripling free space to 15 GB and cutting prices across the board.
Huawei Confirms Dual-OS Android-Windows Smartphone
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Smartphone will let users swap between Android and Windows Phone operating systems.
OPM Releases Strategic IT Plan
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta lays out a new IT strategy to improve federal recruiting and retirement systems.
Why China Loves WeChat
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
A year ago, Weibo was China's hottest social network. Now WeChat is the only place to be. Why the dramatic shift?
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