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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in October 2013
How Will You Manage Your Digital Self?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013
You can't keep track of all the digital content you generate. In the next five years, expect vendors to come to the rescue with digital-self services.
IT Service Management Isn't Happyland
Commentary  |  10/30/2013
At the recent Fusion conference, plenty of folks were challenging the IT status quo, and that's a good thing.
Innovation Stalled? Bad Culture Defeats Good Strategy
Commentary  |  10/30/2013
Your project managers' focus on meeting budgets and deadlines may be the root of your innovation stagnation. Here's how to change that culture.
Cloud Deployment Debate: Bake Or Bootstrap?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013
Anyone who wants to use a public IaaS provider like Amazon Web Services needs to use machine images. Let's delve into the confusion about how to best use those images.
Cisco Launches Business Unit For Internet Of Things
News  |  10/29/2013
In show of commitment to Internet of Things, Cisco forms group focused on advancing technologies ranging from more secure power plants to driverless cars.
How To Budget Your Way To Irrelevance
Commentary  |  10/29/2013
Instead of focusing just on containing costs, consider what objectives and value your company is trying to deliver.
Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss
Commentary  |  10/28/2013
Cloud providers deliver great infrastructure and applications, but they are not in charge of the entire customer experience. That job still belongs to IT.
Why Do Big IT Projects Fail So Often?
Commentary  |  10/28/2013
Obamacare's website problems can teach us a lot about large-scale project management and execution.
Microsoft's Earnings: 6 Takeaways
News  |  10/25/2013
Shareholders have questioned Microsoft's strategy. Will this week's strong earnings report persuade skeptics that the company is on the right track?
Native App Vs. Mobile Web: Not A Simple Choice
Commentary  |  10/24/2013
Unless your app truly is a special snowflake, think long and hard about adding it to the pile -- lest it get buried.
What's The Best Path To Big Data Insight?
Commentary  |  10/24/2013
We sort through this week's clashing din of news from Teradata, SAS, Pivotal, Platfora and Hortonworks in search of the inside edge to big data breakthroughs.
ITIL's Next Chapter
Commentary  |  10/23/2013
The IT Infrastructure Library, or ITIL, gets a new caretaker in January. Here's what joint venture Axelos has planned for the best practices.
America's Investment Crisis
Commentary  |  10/22/2013
Why cutting back on IT and other capital spending is disastrous for U.S. business and the country.
Code For America Made Me A Better IT Leader
Commentary  |  10/22/2013
"Peace Corps for Geeks" offers crucial lessons in customer service, continuous improvement and workplace engagement.
How To Attract, Keep Gen Y Software Engineers
Commentary  |  10/21/2013
Gen Y software engineer all-stars are easy to find, but hard to retain. Try these steps to keep them happy and productive.
Traditional App Development Stifles Government Innovation
Commentary  |  10/18/2013
To bolster government innovation, agencies must reduce the long lifecycle costs that drag them down.
Can Analytics Outperform The Machine Whisperer?
Commentary  |  10/17/2013
The Internet of things promises to spot industrial failures before a human expert could. Will you trust that data?
How Would You Build IT From Scratch?
Commentary  |  10/17/2013
What's holding back big companies? You're not willing to burn the boats. The CIO mindset needs to change dramatically if enterprise IT is to remain relevant.
Hadoop 2.0 Goes GA: New Workloads Await
News  |  10/16/2013
Apache's Hadoop upgrade, now in general availability, goes beyond MapReduce and promises better options for SQL-style querying, graph analysis and stream processing.
Bad Project Managers: 6 Archetypes
Commentary  |  10/16/2013
From the happy delusions of the Pollyanna to the spirit-crushing negativity of the Pessimist, here's how not to manage an IT project.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014: Final Countdown
News  |  10/16/2013
Microsoft steps closer to delivering in-memory performance with a second beta release of Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Here's a peek at what's coming.
Disruptive Technology: Follow Fight Club Rules
Commentary  |  10/15/2013
Smart IT pros will apply the rules from the movie "Fight Club" to discussions with business colleagues. First rule: You do not talk about disruptive technologies.
MetLife Hosts Big Data Party
News  |  10/15/2013
MetLife gathers its data scientists and analytics experts from around the globe to share best practices, spark new ideas. Should your company follow suit?
Never Hate Your Job Again
Commentary  |  10/15/2013
We work in the most transformative profession of our day. Despite the deep dysfunction in most organizations, we have no business being disgruntled.
Beware IT's Unintended Consequences
Commentary  |  10/14/2013
The positive, negative and just surprising technical and other outcomes that confound conventional wisdom.
Enterprise Mobility: Cost Vs. Risk
Commentary  |  10/14/2013
Just because employees are mobile-savvy doesn't mean IT managers should settle for low-cost, flimsy software implementations.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt's Analytics Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  10/10/2013
IT leaders trying to apply analytics to run their businesses better should listen to Immelt's advice, based on his experience leading GE's Industrial Internet vision.
What Should Replace Loyalty To Company?
Commentary  |  10/9/2013
Talent management needs a new paradigm to better serve people hardwired to be loyal followers.
Chambers: Cisco Will Win Tech's Next Elimination Round
Commentary  |  10/9/2013
Cisco CEO says half the top tech vendors won't "exist in a meaningful way" in a few years.
Make The Leap From Director To CIO
News  |  10/7/2013
Making the leap from director to CIO means a major change in mindset.
From Beer To Bureaucracy, Mobile Strategy Matters
Commentary  |  10/7/2013
You aren't tracking your Buds with a smartphone?
IT's Reputation: Broken Bad
Commentary  |  10/4/2013
If Coca-Cola had a brand that was the equivalent of IT today, they would kill it and start again, says Blackstone Group CTO. He shares 4 processes IT leaders can use to change IT's bad rep.
BlackBerry's 11th Hour: How It Can Survive
Commentary  |  10/3/2013
To pull out of its death spiral BlackBerry needs a financial savior -- plus the willingness to promote the heck out of cool-but-neglected features like the keyboard and multitasking.
3 Agile Government Myths, Busted
Commentary  |  10/3/2013
Agile development principles can help federal IT departments save time and money -- if they can get past the barriers.
Cisco CEO: Internet Of Things Will Reshape IT
News  |  10/2/2013
Internet-connected devices will drive a new IT infrastructure that must support an "application economy," predicts Cisco CEO John Chambers, speaking at Interop.
Will CDO Steal CIO's Leadership Role?
Commentary  |  10/2/2013
Nicholas Carr was wrong; IT does matter. But the tech that matters most now is data, leading to a possible leadership coup by chief data officers and chief digital officers.
The New Bank Robbers: Emerging Cloud Threats
Commentary  |  10/2/2013
Today's outlaws target data, not cash. Here are some key considerations as you choose a cloud service provider for your enterprise.
4 Apolitical Reasons Federal Websites Went Dark
Commentary  |  10/2/2013
At first, shuttered government websites smacked of political statement to me. Four other factors apply -- but none of them explain the decision to shut off the Panda Cam.
Obamacare Health Exchanges: How Oregon Got It Done
Commentary  |  10/1/2013
Oregon's experience building a health insurance exchange shows what's involved for IT operations.


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