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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in May 2014
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Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014  | 
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
Pizza & Leadership: 4 Lessons
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
If you want to be a good leader, treat your team members in a way that makes them want to buy you a pizza. Allow us to explain.
GSA Promotes Green Button Use Across Government
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
A pilot shows that federal buildings can use data analytics tools to save taxpayers billions in energy costs.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Agile Development: Ask The Customer
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
If we don't learn from our customers -- especially what unique value they expect -- how can we compete successfully in the market?
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Amazon, Microsoft Star In Gartner Cloud Magic Quadrant
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Gartner reshuffles the deck on its 2014 Magic Quadrant for IaaS. AWS still holds a leader card, but look who's falling.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Welcome To Our E2 Community
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
We're delighted to welcome our beloved E2 community as we integrate with our colleagues and the community members at InformationWeek.
Google's Self-Driving Cars Have No Steering Wheel
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
The future of driving looks like a Disneyland ride, but less fun.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
Data Scientists: Stop Searching, Start Grooming
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Don't put your big-data project on hold -- members of your current staff may be the best fit for your data science team.
FedRAMP Cloud Standards Deadline: What Comes After
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
The June 5 deadline for federal agencies to certify operations to the cloud is just the beginning. Agencies must still stay on top of daily cloud security.
VMware 'Machine Learning' Helps Spot Trouble
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
VMware vCenter Log Insight update helps IT recognize potential trouble before it occurs, offers information about into third-party software operations.
Apple Eyes Home Automation
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
WW II Memorial Debuts Connection To The Past
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
New WiFi-enhanced service at WW II memorial in Washington lets visitors access historical records and other information from interactive kiosks.
PaaS, Docker, And The Future Of Orchestration
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Currently IT's best bet for orchestration hinges on management systems that remotely execute scripts on servers. But what's the answer for platform-as-a-service setups?
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Meaningful Use Deadlines Clash With Software Best Practices
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Hospitals find themselves implementing new releases of EHR software, certified to 2014 standards, almost as soon as vendors release certified versions. That's almost like implementing Windows 8 immediately after release.
Why The CIO Rebirth Is Like The Wrath Of Khan
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Similar to the Star Trek baddie, CIOs are awakening to an advanced world where they have the intellect to thrive. But remember: Khan was destroyed by ego.
IT Leaders Must Assume New Role: Marketers
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Marketing isn't just the CMO's job. Getting directly involved with customer engagement is necessary for your IT career and your company's success, experts at Authority 2014 explained.
How To Thrive In VMware's Shadow
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Veeam started out to supply backup services for VMware environments but quickly grew out of that niche. Consider these lessons it learned along the way.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Facebook Debuts Privacy Checkup
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
8 Financial Services IT Salary Trends
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Technology pros in banking and securities continue to see their salaries rise, but workers are looking for training, flexibility, and job security as well.
Wall Street IT Salary Survey: Tech Pros Look For More
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
IT salaries are on the rise in financial services, but workers are also looking for flexibility, training, and job stability.
Single Sign-On Transforms Healthcare At Michigan Hospital
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.
Healthcare Consumerization: Side Effects May Include...
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
The consumerization of healthcare -- with consumers choosing their own drugs and health plans -- can have the unwanted side effect of struggling to meet customer demands. Here's how healthcare organizations can cope.
Big Data Salaries Top BI, Data Warehousing
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
Salaries for business intelligence and data warehousing pros are stagnating. But big data analytics experts and data scientists are cleaning up, surveys show.
Speed Up Your Old PC: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
Can't bear to part with that aged clunker on your desk? Give it a tune-up with these quick tips.
IHG Builds Hotel App The Agile Way
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
InterContinental Hotels Group's mobile app hinges on alliance between product and developer teams.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Executives
Steal Our Slides  |  5/21/2014  | 
Today's IT executives are generally optimistic about their career, with nearly all reporting that the projects they face are intellectually challenging. Most also expect bonuses, although there's room for improvement in terms of total compensation.
How DevOps Benefits Large Enterprises
Commentary  |  5/21/2014  | 
The era when DevOps was just for startups is over. There's plenty of proof that big companies have figured out how to benefit from this software development method, too.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Social Business: Slow And Steady Worked For Philips
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Social business success isn't impossible. Philips shares five best practices that helped grow its enterprise social network from 400 to 50,000 users.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
FCC Net Neutrality Flap: Fast Lanes Don't Scare Me
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
Only the status quo will keep the Internet 'open,' net neutrality advocates insist. But a refined approach may ignite more network investment.
Microsoft Kinect: Inexpensive Big Data Tool
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Global shipping giant DHL discovers that motion sensors used by Microsoft's Kinect are great for scanning pallets -- and relatively cheap to buy.
Rackspace On The Block?
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Facing cloud price war and tough competition, Rackspace weighs options including partner or buyer, according to SEC filing.
Name That Cartoon: My Salary Meter's Running
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
We've got the cartoon. You've got the sense of humor, so write a caption -- and win a prize.
Expand Your Collaboration 'Footprint'
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
Use the collaboration footprint method to reveal strengths and weaknesses in how your business shares information.
IT Is From Mars, Marketing Is From Venus
Commentary  |  5/19/2014  | 
An insider's view of how marketing technology liaisons can help align the planets.
Rethink The Right To Be Forgotten
Commentary  |  5/17/2014  | 
There are better ways to address discomfort with the truth than government-mandated lying.
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