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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in August 2014
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Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
As the cloud storage wars rage on, Microsoft looks to make OneDrive and OneDrive for Business more cohesive, starting on Android.
Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance
News  |  8/29/2014  | 
Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads.
Geekend: Fight Zombies, Or Go To Mars?
Commentary  |  8/29/2014  | 
It's the most divisive question in all of geekdom: What do you do when the zombies invade?
IT Vs. Seth Meyers: 5 Great IT Jokes
Commentary  |  8/29/2014  | 
Readers responded to a call for IT humor with a pile of jokes and stories, in anticipation of Late Night host Seth Meyers’ keynote at Interop. Here are 5 that stood out.
NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
National Institute for Standards and Technology issues first draft of guidelines intended to help federal agencies balance benefits and risks of third-party mobile apps.
Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
VMware COO Clarifies Focus
News  |  8/27/2014  | 
In an interview, COO Carl Eschenbach explains how VMware plans to outstrip the competition and why it's offering OpenStack.
CIOs In Training: 3 Factors For Success
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
At Interop New York, I'll reveal some secrets about getting to -- and staying in -- the CIO's chair.
APT Equals FUD
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
The term "advanced persistent threat" is the latest incarnation of fear, uncertainty, and doubt that plagues the security industry.
Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365. What would be in it for customers?
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
4 Outsourcing Mistakes Companies Still Make
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
Control freaks, blame games, and other misguided attempts at building a better business through IT outsourcing.
IT Salary Survey 2014: Application Development
Steal Our Slides  |  8/25/2014  | 
Developers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.
IT Needs A Dose Of Its Own Medicine
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
You're all over collecting and mining information to help the business get lean and mean. Why not shine that light inward?
What Civic Innovation Contests Teach Tech Companies
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
Creative, new ideas can come from unexpected places. Tech companies should look outside the usual places for inspired, important products.
Oregon Sues Oracle Over Failed Healthcare Website
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Oracle first sued Oregon, and now the state responds with lawsuit claiming the company's "shoddy" performance is to blame for health insurance exchange website debacle.
3 Steps To Survive The IoT Wild, Wild West
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Before you charge into the Internet of Things, focus on these policy and infrastructure considerations.
CenturyLink Offers Private Cloud By The Rack
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
CenturyLink's cloud unit offers racks inside its data centers with the isolation characteristics of a private cloud.
Public Sector IT Compliance The Private Sector Way
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to mimic private-sector accountability practices. Compliance will require private sector discipline.
Geekend: Want To Be Smarter? Draw, Sing, Teach
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Three new studies offer advice that can help us in the workplace.
BYOD: California Ruling A Wakeup Call
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
California's Cochran v. Schwan court case casts a pall over BYOD plans, but clear corporate policies can eliminate liability concerns.
New York IT Salaries Top The Charts
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
New York City delivers the highest pay for US IT managers. Here's salary data you need as you network your way in at Interop New York.
Google Drive For Work: Unlimited Storage Tempts Businesses
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Cloud-based storage is attracting business customers, despite security concerns amplified by Edward Snowden's revelations.
PaaS Debate Heats Up At Interop
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
The need to develop cloud applications with a new architecture is changing the nature of platform-as-a-service.
Wanted: Cloud Brokers
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Do you know the ins and outs of cloud software stacks and security? Got the finesse to break through cultural resistance? Then you may have found your next career.
Hybrid Cloud: All About The Network?
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
When a database must stay tucked away in an enterprise data center, running a dependent service in the public clouds spells "latency." Or does it?
10 Big Data Online Courses
Slideshows  |  8/21/2014  | 
IT pros looking to add big data skills to their career toolkit can benefit from online learning opportunities, often without breaking the bank.
4 Tips: Protect Government Data From Mobile Malware
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, particularly on Android devices. These four steps help counter the threat.
Google SSL Decision: IT's Chance To Be A Hero
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
IT departments everywhere have a golden opportunity to look good by jumping on Google's decision to make SSL certification a part of rankings.
Microsoft Releases OneNote For Android Tablets
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Microsoft again updates OneNote, moves towards goal of popularizing the app across all platforms.
Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
Cybersecurity: How Involved Should Boards Of Directors Be?
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Security audit groups ISACA and IIA weigh in on what role the board of directors should play in an enterprise's cybersecurity strategies.
5 Ways To Beat The Digital Disruption Curse
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Companies like Atari and Pan Am featured in the movie Blade Runner were considered cursed, but today's companies face a very real curse -- their own digital inertia.
Cybersecurity Demands New Framework
Commentary  |  8/19/2014  | 
Cybersecurity development has been a piecemeal process. It's time for a stronger, more cohesive approach.
HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
5 Steps To A Healthy IT Culture
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Internal politics can jeopardize the success of IT projects. Here's how to maximize morale, encourage teamwork, and foster a healthier organization.
Windows 'Threshold': 7 Things To Expect
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
Gamification's Failure: A Lack Of Real Life Wins
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Gamification will finally meet its promise when we can deliver a dose of the blissful productivity gamers feel, rather than just a badge.
Rimini Infringed Oracle's Database Copyrights, Says Court
News  |  8/16/2014  | 
US District Court dismisses Rimini Street's counterclaims of defamation and unfair trade practices, agrees that it engaged in "massive theft" of Oracle's intellectual property as trial moves closer.
Enterprise Communications: Next Big Thing Is Embedded
Commentary  |  8/14/2014  | 
Enterprise communications will be delivered as capabilities of application software, not by separate generic communication systems. Are you preparing?
Platform9 Sees Containers & Virtual Machines Happy Together
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Startup Platform9 launches management system that has Linux containers and virtual machines running side by side.
Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
Hybrid Cloud Security: New Tactics Required
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
Interested in shuttling workloads between public and private cloud? Better make sure it's worth doing, because hybrid means rethinking how you manage compliance, identity, connectivity, and more.
Robot Room Service Hits Aloft Hotel Group
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
The "botlr" -- a robotic butler -- will deliver small goods to hotel guests upon request.
Dell Pushes Power With New Workstations
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
Dell bolsters its workstation comeback with new tower and rack systems that are among the first to feature fast DDR4 RAM.
CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
How BNY Mellon Scales Process Improvements
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Along with streamlining operations and eliminating silos, the investment management and services firm found ways to replicate excellence across the enterprise.
When Data Joins The Dark Side
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
A big data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
Internet Of Things: Batteries Not Required
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
University of Washington researchers have devised a battery-free way to connect low-powered devices and sensors to the Internet.
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