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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in July 2012
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Apple Vs. Samsung: Opening Day In $2.5 Billion Case
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Samsung fears shadow of Steve Jobs will influence jurors in the heart of Apple country. Judge Koh says no and go; jury selection tries to move case forward.
IBM Cements $1 Billion Outsourcing Deal With Cemex
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Debt-laden concrete supplier says hand-off of tech and back office systems to Big Blue will slash operating costs by $100 million per year.
Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
Minnesota Taps IBM For Health Insurance Exchange
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
IBM's Curam Social Program Management platform will verify Minnesotans' eligibility for healthcare coverage through the state's HIX.
Xerox Promotes Cloud Services For SMBs
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort.
5 Black Hat Security Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  7/27/2012  | 
Beyond the bearded coders and men in black suits was a trove of security best practices for enterprise IT.
AMA: Fold IT Tools Into Physician Profiling
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
The American Medical Association wants health insurers to standardize their doctor profiles and include clinical data from electronic health records; many carriers still balk.
Apple's Authentec Buy Hints At Secure iPad
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
$356 million acquisition of biometrics specialist suggests Apple might be getting serious about the enterprise client market.
IT Chief Heals Growing Pains At Expanding SMB
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Georgia-based Digital Insurance has IT pain points that might sound familiar. Consider these strategies if your SMB has a growing need for speed.
4 Steps For Secure Tape Backups
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Lock data behind walls of encryption and tapes behind layers of physical access protection.
Microsoft Exchange Servers Spoofed To Manipulate Mobile Devices
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Black Hat researcher demonstrates mobile man-in-the-middle proof-of-concept attack that allows for unauthorized remote wipes.
Android App IDs Smartphone, Tablet Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Can Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and carriers be pressured to stop waiting months before patching known, exploitable vulnerabilities on their Android smartphones and tablets?
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
Big Data Plus Police Work: Good Partners?
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Hadoop and other big data analysis apps promise to help cops catch more criminals, but balancing privacy concerns won't be easy.
How To Choose 'Advanced' Data Visualization Tools
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
Big data and analytical capabilities are the latest coveted features in a fast-growing market for charts, maps, and other ways to visually sort through data for insight.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
ICD-10 Deadline Uncertainty Breeds Healthcare Procrastination
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
American Hospital Association says if the government issues a final rule and deadline on the new diagnostic code set, reticent healthcare groups will work hard to meet it.
New FDA Law Paves Way For mHealth Regulations
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
By letting FDA proceed with developing regulations for mobile health apps, Congress assures mHealth industry that clarity is on the horizon.
X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.
Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer List
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Software and tech services companies dominate the 25 biggest corporate users of the labor-import program.
Dishonesty Flourishes Because We Enable It
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
When IT holds the keys to our business-critical systems, employee dishonesty can have serious repercussions. Duke professor Dan Ariely says we're wrong about how to keep employees honest.
Virtualization And The Apple Effect
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Banking on black hats not targeting hypervisors was always a questionable idea. Now, it's downright dangerous.
California Gets Privacy Enforcement Unit
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Mounting concern about how businesses use personal information collected online prompts California Attorney General to launch dedicated privacy enforcement group.
One Way To Avoid Cloud Outages
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Don't take chances with data availability. An onramping solution can help keep your customers--and your IT staff--happy.
GM's IT Overhaul: 5 Critical Questions
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
InformationWeek reader reactions to GM's planned overhaul, including a huge shift away from outsourcing, point to the critical challenges facing CIO Randy Mott and his team.
Police Make Wide Use Of Social Tools
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Majority of law enforcement professionals turn to Facebook and YouTube to aid their investigations, research shows.
CISOs To Huddle In Wake Of LinkedIn Breach, Gmail Warnings
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
The EC-Council invites security chiefs to get together before Halloween and decide how to bedevil their adversaries.
FBI To Add Tattoos To Biometric ID Capabilities
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Agency solicits information on using tattoo databases as part of a broader effort to expand its biometric identification platform and services.
Google Chrome Apps Escape Browser
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Chrome packaged apps run outside the familiar boundaries of the Web browser, as if they were native apps.
Oracle Buys Skire Assets For Cloud Foothold
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Skire's cloud services will complement Oracle Primavera project portfolio management software for capital planning, construction, and maintenance.
IBM Q2 Profits Increase, Sales Falter
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Big Blue also wins lawsuit against Indiana welfare agency, will collect $52 million from state.
Internet Defenders Launch 'Cat Signal' To Protect Freedom
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Modeled after Batman's bat signal, the Internet Defense League's cat signal will soon light the sky and later light up screens in the name of Internet openness.
Android Hacker: Jelly Bean Tougher To Crack
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Android 4.1, code-named Jelly Bean, is first OS from Google to correctly randomize memory, making it tougher for attackers to get a foothold.
Uncle Sam Wants To Secure Your Smartphone
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Draft NIST guidelines update cell phone and PDA security rules for the Android and iOS era.
AT&T's Shared Data Not For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
AT&T's new Mobile Share plans offer buckets of data that can be accessed by a number of devices on a single account. They might work for consumers and small businesses, but they're not for large enterprises.
5 Tech Buzzwords That SMBs Hate
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Here's the technology vocabulary that SMBs find useless. Hint: "Out-of-the-box" should stay in the box.
Patient Data 'Mega-Registry' Could Bolster Clinical Research
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's new registry of registries would provide access to data from observational trials, quality improvement programs, and perhaps accountable care organizations.
Workday Rumored To File For IPO
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
ERP and human capital management software-as-a-service provider has confidentially filed for what would be the largest initial public offering since Facebook's.
Avaya Bets On BYOD With Unified Communications Update
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
IP Office platform for SMBs gets Flare Experience to better support employee iPad use and other BYOD realities.
YouTube Transforms News Coverage
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Accounts of natural disasters and political upheaval are biggest draws among news videos.
Board Membership Do's And Don'ts For IT Leaders
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
You don't need to look further than RIM's board of directors to recognize the risk of joining a corporate board. But there are plenty of upsides, too.
Android Apps Need Universal Encryption
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
Google's encryption for paid apps isn't enough to protect developers and users, argues author Godfrey Nolan.
Apple: Exiting EPEAT Environmental Program Was Mistake
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
Company responds to customer and media criticism by saying it will return to submitting most of its products for EPEAT certification.
Why These SMBs Say No To SEO
Commentary  |  7/13/2012  | 
Is search engine optimization a holy grail or fool's gold? These small businesses say it's the latter, and explain why they no longer bother with it.
Why IT Outsourcing Often Fails
Commentary  |  7/13/2012  | 
IT doesn't compare to a security guard force or a legal staff. It's part of your core intellectual property.
Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
Many hospitals and practices still hesitate to jump on board the social media bandwagon. Here's some practical advice to guide your organization through the decision process.
Apple Clean Cloud More Talk Than Walk: Greenpeace
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Apple has yet to follow through on commitments to run its data centers using clean power, Greenpeace report says.
Drones To Fly U.S. Skies, In DOD Plans
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Department of Defense is working on technology to let military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) share U.S. air space with commercial and private planes.
Accountable Care Organizations Step Up to Medicare's Challenge
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
More than 150 ACOs are now contracting with Medicare to cover 2.4 million seniors. They're going to need a lot of IT support.
New York City Turns Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
New York also looks for citizen input on long-term future of public payphones.
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