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Mike Healey is the president of Yeoman Technology Group, an engineering and research firm focusing on maximizing technology investments for organizations, and an InformationWeek contributor. He has more than 25 years of experience in technology integration and business development. Prior to founding Yeoman, Mike served as the CTO of national network integrator GreenPages. He joined GreenPages as part of the acquisition of TENCorp, where he served as president for 14 years. He has a BA in operations management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from Babson College. He is a regular contributor for InformationWeek, focusing on the business challenges related to implementing technology, focusing on the impact of Internet- and cloud-centric technology.
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6 Lies About Big Data

10/24/2012
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data?

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What's Your Outsourcing Vision?

3/3/2010
We've just wrapped up our latest InformationWeek Analytics survey on business outsourcing, and there are a few interesting trends worth mentioning before the full report comes out.

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Linux's Hypervisor Complex

2/1/2010
Why doesn't the Linux community brag more? When I was asked to moderate an upcoming InformationWeek Government webinar with Fred Osborne from Red Hat, I immediately thought about discussing the differences between Linux hypervisors versus Microsoft's Hyper-V. When you look at the market as a whole, Linux owns the space. VMware is built on a Linux kernel, so is Xen. Red Hat is naturally all about Linux and builds upon the open source KVM. I realize they're all competitors, but they have a commo

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Get Your CEO A NetBook For Christmas

12/2/2009
Or else. It's no surprise that organizations are now looking at adding netbooks into their device mix. A recent InformationWeek Analytics survey found that 72% of enterprises surveyed planned to expand their use of the devices over the next 48 months.

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I've Got A Netbook And It's Not A Toy

10/27/2009
I just put the wraps on an InformationWeek Analytics Informed CIO report on the rise of netbooks in the enterprise. These babies continue to make their way into the office, despite the somewhat weak claims from Intel and Microsoft that they're not appropriate for business use. Says who? Not folks in IT. In our recent InformationWeek Analytics Windows 7 survey of 1,414 business technology professionals, 36% of respondents said they already have some level of netbook use in their organizations

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Is There Really Interest In Windows 7?

7/24/2009
Sometimes it's hard to gauge whether or not a particular technology has real interest or just the native curiosity all IT professionals have when something is 'new'. In the case of Windows 7, the interest is real. InformationWeek Analytics launched a research survey this week on organizations plans for Windows 7. Typical research surveys get 500 respondents; folks that are genuinely interested in the topic, not just filling out the survey to win an IPod. How many have taken the time to revie

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Say I Need More Bandwidth And I'll Bite Off Your Face

6/24/2009
Stop that madness. Before you 'just buy more' think about looking at how you can improve your applications today. Yes, we're talking about load balancers, WAN optimizers, SSL appliances, and network monitoring systems; the stuff true IT geeks love. Cool Tools that can improve performance without spending more on bandwidth. Mike Fratto, lead Analyst at InformationWeek Analytics, has a new report on improving delivery of applications by leveraging performance tools and appliances.

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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.
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