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4 Outsourcing Lessons IT Can Learn From Automakers
Heiner Himmelreich, Partner, managing director, and global topic leader, The Boston Consulting Group
Commentary
Automakers get 80% of a vehicle's components from suppliers. Why are they better at outsourcing than IT?
By Heiner Himmelreich Partner, managing director, and global topic leader, The Boston Consulting Group, 9/25/2014
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6 Ways To Consumerize IT Without Dumbing Down
Himanshu Sareen, CEO, Icreon Tech
Commentary
Here's how to make enterprise software more user-friendly while also maintaining its capabilities and security.
By Himanshu Sareen CEO, Icreon Tech, 9/23/2014
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft execs emphasize the desktop UI, say Windows 10's final version will be shaped by customer feedback.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/30/2014
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Myo: More Muscle For Wearables?
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/30/2014
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Oracle CEO Hurd Stays Ellison's Course
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Oracle flexes its muscle with a wave of SaaS releases and high-profile customer interviews. But is it leading or following in the cloud?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/30/2014
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15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/30/2014
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Atlantic.Net Challenges Amazon With Cheap Cloud Server
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
For 99 cents per month, the cloud service courts startups and developers with virtual servers that offer fast spinup, low cost, and 100% uptime.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/30/2014
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3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Tracy Cashman, SVP & Partner, WinterWyman
Commentary
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
By Tracy Cashman SVP & Partner, WinterWyman, 9/30/2014
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Stop Doing This On LinkedIn Now
Kevin Casey,
News
Watch out for these missteps that might undermine your presence on the professional networking site.
By Kevin Casey , 9/30/2014
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Cellphones OK For EU Airlines
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
European regulators allow voice calls throughout flights.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/29/2014
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Ello: Why Users Will Say Goodbye
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Hundreds of thousands of users have flocked to new social network Ello, which promises it won't sell advertising or your data. Here's why they won't stay.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/29/2014
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Microsoft Adds Compute-Intensive Servers On Azure
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft intros D series for Azure, a virtual server with lots of SSDs for big data and analytics.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/29/2014
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MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 9/29/2014
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Microsoft Windows Threshold Site Appears Early
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Everybody expects Microsoft to preview a new version of Windows this week, and a company website that was accidentally made public over the weekend supports that idea.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/29/2014
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New Role Needed: Business Information Officer
Peter High, President, Metis Strategy
Commentary
Rather than take responsibilities away from the CIO, companies should create this new position to help the CIO cement strategic relationships with other divisions.
By Peter High President, Metis Strategy, 9/29/2014
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5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Doron Gordon, Founder & CEO, Samange
Commentary
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
By Doron Gordon Founder & CEO, Samange, 9/29/2014
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Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
The Shellshock bug could do more damage than the recent Heartbleed bug. Here's what you need to know.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/27/2014
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DevOps Talent: Grow It Internally
Nathen Harvey, Community Director, Chef
Commentary
Automation and web-scale operations will flourish with home-grown DevOps talent. Hereís how to nurture your organizationís expertise.
By Nathen Harvey Community Director, Chef, 9/26/2014
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3 Trends Make Digital Disruption An Urgent Priority
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Commentary
Join us at our InformationWeek IT Leadership Summit to sharpen your leadership skills and expand your strategic thinking about digital business.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 9/26/2014
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5 Steps To Better Branch Office IT Support
Randy George, Director, IT Operations, Boston Red Sox
News
Start by tapping public and private cloud resources to boost performance, improve worker productivity, and cut costs.
By Randy George Director, IT Operations, Boston Red Sox, 9/26/2014
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Geekend: Blackberry's Passport & Phone Design's Future
David Wagner, Community Editor
Commentary
BlackBerry's chunky Passport begs the question: Is it time to ditch the rectangular phone for something new?
By David Wagner Community Editor, 9/26/2014
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Amazon Reboots Cloud Servers, Xen Bug Blamed
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Amazon tells customers it has to patch and reboot 10% of its EC2 cloud servers before Oct. 1.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/26/2014
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