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9 Books IT Leaders Should Read
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Here's a mix of business books and compelling novels to help inspire new ideas this summer.
Google CEO: Fight Unemployment With Job Sharing
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
Google CEO Larry Page suggests we can reduce unemployment by dividing jobs in half.
5 Steps To Storm-Proof Your Data
Commentary  |  7/9/2014  | 
With proper preparation, cloud-based disaster recovery will enable your organization to weather the season of storms and power outages.
3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
Retention Strategy: Treat Everyone As An Individual
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
It pays for IT leaders to leverage and cater to their people's unique talents, competencies, attitudes, and needs.
Tech Leaders On Speed Vs. Risk: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
GE, Netflix leaders explore how to develop new products and features faster while controlling the risk.
Shadow IT Is An Opportunity, Not A Problem
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
Shadow IT isn’t a scourge. It’s an opportunity for IT to engage the business and add value, says CBS Interactive’s Steve Comstock.
Internet of Things Done Wrong Stifles Innovation
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Anticipate and embrace the changes the Internet of things will bring or it will do more harm than good.
Too Old To Earn Big In IT?
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
If you're feeling like your IT career has passed its 'sell by' date, you're not alone, according to the results of our latest flash poll.
The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities.
4 Steps To Build A Better Mobile Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
Designing a mobile app that solves real business problems requires a four-step approach. Here's how jeweler Alex and Ani did it.
Don't Set The CISO Up To Fail
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
More healthcare organizations are hiring CISOs -- a good thing. But bad management structure, insufficient resources, and poor understanding of risks often doom these newly appointed security executives.
Facebook Mood Manipulation: 10 Bigger Problems
Commentary  |  7/5/2014  | 
Facebook's failure to communicate about its mood experiment is the least of the things Internet companies do to us.
Geekend: A Tiptoe Through Kickstarter
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Kickstarter is place where dreams go to become reality ... and to be mocked by the Geekend.
3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Databases that don't talk to each other are hurting law enforcement: If police can't connect the dots across state lines, bad guys can get away. Data integration is key.
Our Definitions Of Leadership Are Mostly Wrong
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
We don't have enough strong leaders. No wonder. We can't even define the term.
VW.com Revamp Needed 2 Mechanics: IT + Marketing
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Volkswagen's relaunch of the car shopping site VW.com showed what IT and marketing teams can produce when they truly work together.
Let's Experiment On Facebook
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Facebook angered lots of people with its experiments to manipulate users’ moods. What might happen if 800 million users decide to return the favor?
Business Analytics Will Help Healthcare, Just Not Overnight
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Healthcare systems designed in the 1990s need to get in sync with today's business analytics.
Goodbye PBX, Hello IT Architecture
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
It's time to embrace a new enterprise communications model and ditch the old one. Here's why, in the first of a multi-part series.
Hadoop Jobs: How To Outsmart Unicorn Hunters
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
While some employers insist on searching for mythical perfect candidates, mere mortals can win Hadoop jobs. Search wisely and demonstrate the right blend of skills.
How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
Advice To Europe: Don't Strangle Tech Investment
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
To boost its lackluster productivity and economic growth, Europe must loosen its regulatory hold on information and communication technologies.
Healthcare Data Analytics Gone Wrong
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Healthcare providers need to keep their eye on the right patients as they look for ways to boost revenue and reduce risk.
Is Your IT Team Working In A Vacuum?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Consider these three ways to make sure IT's goals are aligned with business goals.
BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Wasn't BYOD supposed to be easier for IT to manage by now? That was before it became bring your own everything.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
Finding Talent: What IT Can Learn From Baseball
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
IT organizations and pro baseball teams both need talented players. IT can take lessons from a small-market team that stays competitive in a league dominated by big payrolls.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Internet Of Things: Current Privacy Policies Don't Work
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Traditional ways to deliver privacy guidelines, such as online postings or click-through mechanisms, don't work with the Internet of Things.
IT Salaries: Looking For Love
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
We asked whether you felt fairly compensated for your IT role. More than half of you said no.
What IT Can Learn From The Auto Industry
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
There's too much waste in IT. CIOs should look to the car industry for examples of efficiency and innovation.
Geekend: The Great Wall Of Oz
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Can giant walls stop tornadoes and bring an economic boost to the Midwest?
Open And Social: New Path For Government Agencies
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Agencies such as DoD are adopting social business, digital technologies, and open standards in surprising ways.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
Redmond's Remarkable Reversal With Developers
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Microsoft, facing significant risks in the post-PC era, has made surprising changes to the way it works with developers.
WLAN Design: Learning From Our Mistakes
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Our expensive campus WLAN upgrade didn't account for the growing number of wireless devices per student. Here's what we learned from our mistakes and how we turned them into teaching opportunities.
Free The Data: Goals For Meaningful Use Stage 3
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Independent report lays out a robust path to interoperability. Will we follow it?
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
Extreme Networks Announces OpenDaylight SDN Controller
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Extreme Networks will release an SDN controller based on OpenDaylight software. The company also announced an SDN application development challenge.
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Why To Buy
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is finally available. But just because you can replace your laptop with the Surface Pro 3 doesn't mean everyone will want to.
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
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