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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in April 2014
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Facebook Mobilizes At F8
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Facebook rolls out a new ad network, new cloud services, and a new attitude to reassure developers and users.
Bluetooth Smart: Secure Enough For Cars?
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology -- also known as Bluetooth Smart - promises new conveniences to vehicle owners. But the security still needs work.
Google Car: What's Next?
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Google's self-driving car is still very much an R&D project. But will it eventually find its way onto the freeway?
5-Step Plan For New Target CIO
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
Target's new CIO, Bob DeRodes, faces tough challenges as he upgrades information security processes. Here's my armchair quarterback advice.
ServiceNow Pushes Beyond Automation
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
IT automation firm ServiceNow will offer services for HR, finance, legal, and other parts of the enterprise.
Microsoft Office For iPad Gains Printing
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft issues its first Office for iPad update, including much-requested printing support, just 33 days after the apps launch.
Microsoft Boosts OneDrive: 1 TB Per User
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft bumps OneDrive for Business capacity to 1 TB per user -- and draws the ire of Box CEO Aaron Levie.
Tape As A Long-Term Storage Option
Commentary  |  4/29/2014  | 
Datacenters are being asked to archive data for longer periods of time than ever. Here's why tape is an ideal solution for long-term data storage.
Apprenda, Microsoft Team For Hybrid PaaS
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Microsoft hedges its bets on containers with an alliance that brings Apprenda customers to Azure under an on-premises license.
DATA Act Passes House, Awaits Obama's Signature
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Data Accountability and Transparency Act would make it easier to find and understand federal spending data.
HCSC Security Chief's Secret To Longevity
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Ray Biondo has served as chief information security officer for nine years at insurance giant Health Care Service Corp., something of a record. He credits users and execs willing to collaborate on risk management.
Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
But first we need an underlying cloud fabric that allows for flexibility of data and applications.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Government IT's Investment Trap
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Some federal agencies are falling into the trap of investing in technology rather than IT talent, especially at budget cut time. Here's how to keep the two in balance.
Amazon Faces Profit Pressure: Honeymoon Over?
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Amazon touts growth, but investor patience grows thin as shareholders search for a sign of profits.
8 Ways DevOps & Mobility Remove Waste
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Use the DevOps method to stamp out the toxically wasteful activity holding your business back.
Google Boosts Encryption In Chrome For Android
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Users of Chrome on Android devices should see improved speed and security.
Mobile Commerce Success Depends On Mobile Currencies
Commentary  |  4/25/2014  | 
Digital currencies are a "killer app" for mobile commerce. We must get security and regulations right.
Justice Department Names New CIO
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Joseph Klimavicz, who led IT, big data, and datacenter consolidation initiatives at NOAA, will assume the DoJ's CIO seat in May.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
Will Microsoft Launch Surface Mini Tablet In May?
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini could debut next month, based on new Amazon listings for accessories.
Apple iPhone Sales Lead To Record Quarter
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
iPhone sales were impressive, but Apple still faces challenges as iPad sales sag.
IBM Locks In Fiat Chrysler Outsourcing Deal
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Big Blue will manage combined IT environment for newly merged automaker Fiat Chrysler.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
IT Control Is An Illusion
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
With all due respect to GM's Randy Mott, doing most IT work in-house and outside the cloud isn't a winning strategy.
Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
EHR Jobs Boom: 8 Hot Health IT Roles
Slideshows  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic health records have fueled a growing career specialty. Consider these in-demand health IT jobs.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Commentary  |  4/22/2014  | 
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
ICD-10 Delay: What's Next For Healthcare Organizations?
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations have at least four options for dealing with the delayed implementation of new diagnostic codes.
Heartbleed Will Require Rehab
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Patches are just band-aids. Heartbleed's long-term effects will force companies to reassess how they deploy and manage technology.
What Millennial Workers Want
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Millennials seek more balanced and purposeful work lives. Here's how big companies can adjust to the desires of the young and tech-savvy.
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
Internet Of Things Will Demand Continuous Development
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
Chrome Remote Desktop For Android: First Look
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Google's new app lets Android smartphone and tablet users access Windows and Mac PCs remotely.
Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here's why.
Red Hat Touts Linux Containers For Cloud
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Red Hat teams with Docker, urges developers to consider Linux-based containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machine files for moving workloads to the cloud.
IBM Launches Disaster Recovery Via SoftLayer
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Virtual Server Recovery is now available through IBM's SoftLayer unit; resiliency services to come.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny.
Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity's hybrid system, which combines machine learning and human intelligence to digitize handwritten forms.
Hubble Turns 24: 5 Biggest Discoveries
Slideshows  |  4/15/2014  | 
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped solve huge questions about space. Coming next: Its successor will look back even further into time.
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