Microsoft's Windows Strategy: A New Hope
Microsoft's Mobile World Congress announcements suggest a successful, and overdue, new direction for its Windows 8.1 strategy. Now Microsoft needs to build momentum.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
Nokia Android Strategy Raises Questions
Nokia says new Android phones launched at Mobile World Congress are all about emerging markets. Don't be fooled: This move shows how bad things are for Nokia.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
5 Skills CEOs Prize In CIOs
You want to be a CIO? The road to the top isn't about what you want. It's about fulfilling the expectations of your boss and peers.
Government IT: 5 Ways To Measure Value
Federal CIOs must do a better job of creating and using metrics if IT is to earn the respect it deserves as a value generator instead of a money drain.
CIO To CIO: Advice On ACOs
Healthcare CIOs share their advice on coping with the rise of accountable care organizations and the crush of regulation.
Is Mobile VoIP A Telco Killer?
Customers change slowly, but they won't pay for voice calls forever if alternative apps save money and improve quality.
Women, IT & The Outrage Machine
Business is booming for pundits who get their clicks bemoaning the existential danger of gender imbalances in high tech. But guess what? It's irrational BS.
Kill Switches: Phones Just The Start
Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything. Consider these 11 technologies that come with strings attached.
EHRs Must Solve Real Problems
To win the respect of healthcare workers, software must address true pain points. In too many cases, electronic health record systems aren't living up to the promise.