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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in May 2013
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8 IT Hiring Trends You Can't Ignore
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Drill down on the latest trends in the IT labor market for job seekers and employers and get expert advice from an IT recruiter.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Doctor's angry blog post calls attention to year-old law that would punish those who don't meet Meaningful Use EHR criteria with loss of their medical licenses.
IT Job Interviews: 8 Tips To Avoid Disaster
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
IT job hunters, avoid foolish flubs in your next interview. Take this expert advice on manners, money and more.
O2 Call Center Layoff Details Leaked
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
British telco O2 plans deep worker cuts driven by a "contact deflection" plan to force customers to use online help, says newspaper.
Website Aims To Inspire Digital Makers
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
25 Most Influential Government CIOs
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
On InformationWeek's Government CIO 25, we profile the top public sector tech executives who are driving big changes in government IT.
ONC Steps Up MU Stage 2 Preparation
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Texting Tool Helps Kids Fight Bullying
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Confidential two-way texting service will be offered to all U.S. K-12 schools, will cost only the price of a phone line.
O2's Outsourcing Plans Spark Anger
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Spanish telco's U.K. brand, O2, says it doesn't need as many call center staffers to help customers since the rise of the smartphone. But its plans for dealing with that change have been fiercely attacked.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Commentary  |  5/27/2013  | 
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
EdgeCast Knows What Seconds Cost Online Retailers
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Mere seconds in response time cost Amazon and Yahoo plenty. EdgeCast's Transact provides a separate delivery network for distributing online retailers' content.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Irving Kahn
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
The father of cable television was a visionary and a promoter extraordinaire, but never a candidate for sainthood.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
Linux-Based Education OS Gets New Features
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Edubuntu update includes several new packages, including a touch-typing tutor and a mindmapping tool.
British Tax Authority Criticized On Data Handling
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Weakness in the data handling capacity of the U.K.'s equivalent to the IRS is leading to billions being lost to error or deception it can't afford, say MPs.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
DOD Seeks Commercial EHR
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hagel shoots down possibility of DOD adopting VA's Vista and sinks the joint iEHR. Epic Systems might win out.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
CloudCheckr Monitors Amazon GovCloud
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amazon cloud performance monitoring system goes a step further than competitors with specialized version that complies with federal security regulations.
Art And Computer Literacy Overcome Challenges At NYC School
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Many of its students are disadvantaged and living in temporary housing, but this New York City school’s computer lab is making strides.
Medicare Proffers $1 Billion For Healthcare Innovation Projects
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
Doximity Branches Into CME With Cleveland Clinic
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Professional network will give continuing medical education points to doctors for care-related literature searches and discussions with colleagues.
Debate Grows Over Big Tech Taxes
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Lawmakers are increasingly targeting the tax practices of big companies like Apple and Google. But should the focus be on the rules of international business?
Anonymous Threatens Gitmo, U.S. Locks Down Wi-Fi
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base authorities turn off Wi-Fi and social media after Anonymous threatened to shut them down.
Amazon Cloud Gets Federal Stamp Of Approval
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
FedRAMP compliance means federal agencies can now access Amazon Web Services almost immediately, without spending months on their own cloud-security assessments.
Jive Scales Producteev App, Now Free
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Social task management tool Jive acquired last year becomes free as a standalone app. Integration with the Jive platform to follow.
Apple iOS 6 Wins DOD Approval
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Apple devices running iOS 6 join BlackBerrys and Samsung Galaxy devices as approved by DOD for use by military and government workers.
British Cloud Firm Wins Background Check Security Contract
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Skyscape Cloud Services will partner with Indian consulting group Tata to provide security for U.K.'s new online criminal background check system.
Should CIOs Hire Cyber Pinkertons?
Commentary  |  5/20/2013  | 
If a full-on cyber war breaks out, what will your company do? Avoid the Internet or hire a cyber Pinkerton?
Windows 8: 4 Things I've Learned
Commentary  |  5/20/2013  | 
After spending two weeks on a touchscreen laptop, I've revisited my initial assumptions about Windows 8. But don't kid yourself: Joe and Jane user will need training.
Tableau, Marketo Cash In With Timely IPOs
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Tableau Software and Marketo ride hot trends to bank millions with IPOs that post big gains in their first day of trading.
Google Glass Alarms Lawmakers
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Members of Congress want answers about the device and its privacy implications.
15% Of Physicians Declining EHRs: Deloitte Survey
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Deloitte survey contrasts with other data that finds near-universal adoption, reports EHR resisters tend to be older and solo practitioners.
Do Your Due Diligence With The Cloud And PCI
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Don't hand over compliance responsibilities when you sign on with a cloud provider.
British MPs Attack Google On Taxes
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
British politicians criticize Google and Amazon for failing to pay enough taxes in a country where they are reaping great rewards.
Healthcare Reform Too Focused On Doctors: Telemedicine Pioneer
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel: Drive Down Operating Costs
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
On one-year anniversary of Digital Government Strategy initiative, federal CIO asks IT execs to find new ways to cut operating costs to support new IT investments.
Ed Tech, Privatization And Plunder
Commentary  |  5/16/2013  | 
All the reasons to be suspicious of the political-industrial conspiracy against public education and public universities.
U.K. Has $10 Billion Of Public Data, Study Concludes
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
U.K. needs to plow the valuable public-sector data it collects back into better services and drive economic growth, says study commissioned by the British government.
Smartphone Theft: What Is Best Defense?
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
While mobile network operators are creating a global database to track stolen smartphones, some police say that's not enough. New York's Attorney General wants more from smartphone makers.
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