Commentary
Content posted in June 2011
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>
My 4 Fundamentals Of Effective IT Communication
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Advancing your career depends a great deal on your ability to present and get your points across effectively, to senior executives as well as peers.
RIM Sells 500,000 PlayBooks, 13.2 Million BlackBerrys
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
The fiscal first quarter wasn't great for Research In Motion, which is losing phone sales to Android phones and iPhones. Worse, some product delays loom.
Consumerization Of IT Is No Fad
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
If you need any more proof, check out Microsoft's thinking about the key rivals to Windows Phone 7 and Office 365 in the enterprise.
Practical Analysis: Avoid The Direct-Attached Storage Trap
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Decoupling data storage from servers makes good sense.
Avoid Enterprise Software Project Failure: 7 Expert Tips
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Don't blame the software. The common culprits are poor organizational change management or a poor rollout team. Here's how to start smart.
Want To Get Outsourced?
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
IT organizations delinquent at measuring and communicating the value of the services they deliver are doomed. We need to get better at transparency.
IT Help Desks Not Just For Large Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
With compromised productivity a constant threat to business success, the question for SMBs isn't how can we afford a help desk, but how can we afford not to invest in IT support?
Is Being Transparent With Customers Overrated?
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Take a cue from Domino's when considering how open you should be with customers on the web.
Making The Case For Running SharePoint In Parallel
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
JP Morgan Chase augments its existing SharePoint 2007 system with a separate SharePoint 2010 installation for community and social functionality.
A Reader Says: Lame Social Networking Worse Than None At All
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
A cautionary tale for those going half-hearted into the social part of social networking.
HP V. Oracle: Itanium War Breaks Into Open Court
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Suit challenges "strong-arm tactics" and claims Oracle is offering below-cost Sun hardware to run the latest Oracle software.
Are You Overpaying For Mobile Data Plan?
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Big data plans just waste money for most people, reports a Vadilas study. Here's how to cut your bill down to the right size.
HP To Oracle: The Gloves Are Off
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
The two companies' feud over Itanium is coming to a head with an HP lawsuit. Customers can only watch in disgust.
SampleWiz: Deep Preview with Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
SampleWiz, a follow up to the best-selling MorphWiz music app, is available soon. Dream Theater pianist Jordan Rudess gives BYTE TV the first deep-dive view.
Global CIO: We Need A Better Breach Disclosure Playbook
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
Every data breach feels like an ad hoc disclosure exercise. The risks? Heavy-handed government regs and eroding public confidence.
Big Data Meets Social Analytics At Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
Hear a panel of experts discuss the buzz about measuring buzz and the data analysis technologies behind it at the Enterprise 2.0 Boston conference.
Practical Analysis: The Great Myth Of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
The tools are viable and the payoff is real, but it's not happening because hardly anyone has the time or money to do it.
Microsoft's Grand Unification Plan For PCs, Phones, Tablets
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
Redmond is looking to ditch its scattershot approach to new platforms and deliver an end-user experience that is, for better or worse, uniquely Microsoft across all devices.
Can Health IT Do More Harm Than Good?
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
A doctor's brain can sometimes be fooled into seeing a disease pattern when none really exists. And by extension, so can a computerized diagnostic program.
Sprint Pushes Android Security App
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
Sprint is providing basic security protection for its Android smartphone users by offering Lookout Mobile Security for free.
Ballmer To IBM, Oracle: You Don't Know Big Data
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
Microsoft's CEO says an inside-the-enterprise business intelligence focus misses the real opportunity for large-scale insight.
Unlocked $649 Apple iPhone Has Limited Value
Commentary  |  6/15/2011  | 
An unlocked phone offers incredible flexibility on where you use it and what carrier you use it with, but unless you travel internationally, you should probably pass.
Nokia's Patent Settlement With Apple Won't Help Much
Commentary  |  6/14/2011  | 
Apple and Nokia buried the hatchet over a patent feud Tuesday and dropped all the litigation between them. But Nokia has bigger problems.
10 Combinations Dominate iPhone Passwords
Commentary  |  6/13/2011  | 
1234 is not a strong password, iPhone users: But it's the top choice, new data reveals.
Beware Angry Birds Help Offers: Malware in Disguise
Commentary  |  6/13/2011  | 
Google removes more malware from Android market after university researchers identified background spy apps--including one that used Angry Birds frustration as bait.
Guerra On Healthcare: Consistency Key to Success
Commentary  |  6/13/2011  | 
Developing or maintaining a successful health IT shop requires vision, flexibility, and courage.
HP Bolsters Its Strategy On Four Fronts
Commentary  |  6/13/2011  | 
After threatening legal action against Oracle, Hewlett-Packard spells out details on infrastructure, cloud computing, analytics, and security.
Microsoft Tries To Help Port Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/12/2011  | 
Microsoft is offering a tool and new documentation to help developers move existing Android apps to the WP7 mobile platform.
Securing Public Hotspots--Protect Yourself And Your Users
Commentary  |  6/10/2011  | 
Encrypting Wi-Fi is critical to keeping it a reliable and safe method of access.
Dell Launching 10-Inch Android Tablet In China
Commentary  |  6/10/2011  | 
U.S. and European tablet buyers will have to wait. Is this a subtle Dell statement on the state of the Android app market?
IBM Readies Data Visualization Play
Commentary  |  6/10/2011  | 
Cognos release could disrupt market dominated by specialty vendors QlikTech and Tableau.
Windows Phone 7: Which Features Did iOS5 Mimic?
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
Some iOS 5 features take their cue from Windows Phone 7, prompting a Microsoft VP to tweet that he was flattered by the imitation.
Facebook Facial Recognition Flub: Not Enterprise Grade
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
Facebook continues to stumble on privacy decisions, damaging its enterprise future faster than you can say "Winklevoss twins."
Government Technologist: Give Federal CIOs The Authority They Need
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
It's not clear if agency CIOs have the clout and support they need to accomplish all the tasks they've been given.
How To Manage Cloud Storage For Archiving
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
What is the storage manager's role and what are the main concerns when you begin using cloud storage for this critical job?
Microsoft Shutting Down Windows Mobile 6 Services
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
An era ends as Microsoft says goodnight to the Windows Mobile 6 application Web store and backup service in order to focus on Windows Phone 7.
Xoom LTE Upgrade Coming 'In Near Future'
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
The promised free upgrade of the Xoom tablet from 3G to Long Term Evolution 4G is still to come, but coming soon, says Motorola.
iOS 5: Why Integrate Twitter And Not Facebook?
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
Apple's new iOS platform offered at least one surprise feature--integration with Twitter's microblogging platform. An interesting move, and one that has us wondering why not Facebook, instead?
Social Business: Don't Let Transparency Be A Barrier
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
What amount of collaboration makes sense to you and your company? Not to your competitors. Not to Apple and Google. To you.
Is There An ROI For Enterprise Collaboration Tools?
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
There's no calculator or formula, but asking a few questions before diving in can put things into perspective.
Global CIO: Video Must Do More Than Cut Travel
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
Saving money and travel time is great. But if that's all your company gets from videoconferencing, you're wasting an opportunity.
Mobile Future: Want Apple Way Or Google Wild Ride?
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
Google and Apple developer conferences have unveiled the latest grand visions from these two mobile behemoths. What we've learned extends far beyond products, and speaks volumes about each company's culture of innovation.
iOS Is The Most Secure Mobile OS
Commentary  |  6/8/2011  | 
Apple's mobile operating system does a better job of protecting users than any other platform on a tablet, smartphone, or even a laptop.
Global CIO: Get Off The PC Upgrade Treadmill Now
Commentary  |  6/7/2011  | 
Instead of handing out fat clients to everyone, match the device to user needs as part of a service catalog. Then watch your costs come down.
Should Mobile Health Apps Be Regulated By FDA?
Commentary  |  6/7/2011  | 
App developers and mobile device makers better pay close attention because the FDA says it's looking for "greater regulatory clarity."
iOS 5: Five Things Apple Left Out
Commentary  |  6/7/2011  | 
Apple's new iOS 5, unveiled Monday at WWDC, delivers 200 new features to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. But Apple still managed to forget a few key twists.
Mobile Device Backup--Still A Work In Progress
Commentary  |  6/6/2011  | 
Backing up smartphone and tablets is hindered by vendor intransigence and cloud limitations.
Forget Farmville: We Need CIO-Ville Or Call Of CIO Duty
Commentary  |  6/6/2011  | 
Our intrepid CIO friend, Stu Laura, suggests that if the military can use computer games to help recruiting, why not the IT profession? Warning: If you can't have a sense of humor about the treachery in your own industry, don't play.
Apple iOS 5 Features: Notifications, iMessage Lead the Way
Commentary  |  6/6/2011  | 
Apple added hundreds of new features to iOS in a significant update to its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch platform.
Guerra On Healthcare: Renew Your IT Job Passion
Commentary  |  6/6/2011  | 
Don’t stop at being satisfied with your job as a health IT leader. Here’s how to "kick it up a notch."
<<   <   Page 2 / 3   >   >>


IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014
InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and trends on InformationWeek.com
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.