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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in October 2011
FCC's Broadband Plan: What Would Steve Jobs Think?
Commentary  |  10/28/2011
Would you spend $4.5 billion to put a 486 PC in every farmer's barn? That's basically what the FCC is proposing to do, and the lack of consideration of new models of telecom is troubling.
5 Cloud Lessons Learned From Finance Industry Gurus
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
The advantages of private clouds and the lack of good IT talent gets Boston members of the Wall Street Technology Association talking.
Why Big Data Doesn't Always Equal Big Insight
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Data is too often inaccessible and not trusted, and companies aren’t doing enough to nurture 'informed skeptics'.
RIP Windows XP: Readers Speak
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
As Windows XP's end of life date for support looms, IT pros navigate an old Bermuda Triangle of pain.
CIO Profile: Michael Capone Of Automatic Data Processing
News  |  10/27/2011
This tech chief was greatly influenced by one of the first people to carry the title of CIO--his father.
Tablets Readied For A Real Day's Work
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
In factories and on battlefields, organizations are testing iPads and their imitators--and liking what they find.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
Technology Titans, 2.0: Women Lead IBM, HP
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
IBM seems to have picked just the right person, at just the right time, without drama--despite the historic significance.
Health IT Wins More Venture Capital in 2011
News  |  10/25/2011
Venture capital for healthcare software and IT services hit $207 million in the third quarter of 2011, a 14% increase compared to Q3 2010.
Oracle Vs. The World
Commentary  |  10/25/2011
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?
RIM Missed Opportunity For Straight Talk
Commentary  |  10/24/2011
BlackBerry maker made some snazzy announcements last week, but unless it can settle the widespread unease about its recent network outage, customers will move on.
Mobile, Development, Cloud: A Perfect Storm
Commentary  |  10/24/2011
Each of these three transitions requires a large cultural transition for IT. How are you dealing with all three at once?
The Role Of The Bank CIO
News  |  10/21/2011
Experts from the vendor and consultant communities discuss the evolving role of bank CIO.
When IT Isn't Strategic, Bad Things Happen
Commentary  |  10/21/2011
How different things might have been at the likes of People Express and DHL if their IT executives had educated their senior business execs.
CIO Profiles: Tom Peck Of Levi Strauss
News  |  10/20/2011
Sometimes the risk of being an early adopter just isn't worth the benefits, this CIO says.
Web 2.0 Summit Rewind: 25 Memorable Quotes
Commentary  |  10/20/2011
The top thinkers and innovators from the technology world appeared on one stage to provide smart insights, ask provocative questions, and make funny quips. Enjoy.
Top 10 CIO Priorities
Commentary  |  10/19/2011
Which issues are top of mind, or should be top of mind, for CIOs? Consider this list, gleaned from discussions with scores of U.S. and Indian CIOs, as well as from our own research.
Private Clouds: Tough To Build With Today's Tech
News  |  10/19/2011
Missing standards, scant automation, and weak management tools make this next step beyond server virtualization a challenge.
Virtualization's Next Wave Of Problems
News  |  10/19/2011
As companies push virtualization to more--and more essential--systems, things are getting complicated.
Social Meets Big Data: Get Ready
Commentary  |  10/18/2011
You may not agree with Marc Benioff that Facebook looks like the future of the Web. But you'd better be ready for the mountain of data social media produces.
Web 2.0 Summit Preview: Meet The Data Frame
News  |  10/14/2011
Data acquisition and analysis have come to define the focus of Web companies and marketers, says John Battelle, Web 2.0 Summit co-chair. The conference opens Monday.
RIM's Death By Speculation
Commentary  |  10/14/2011
After a botched explanation for the BlackBerry outage, RIM customers are imagining the worst. RIM must take two steps right away to regain IT's trust.
8 IT Hiring Strategies Of Top CIOs
Slideshows  |  10/14/2011
Learn the techniques that award-winning CIOs use to ensure the right talent for their IT teams--and apply the lessons to your own job hunt.
RIM And Apple: Mobile Agony And Ecstasy
Commentary  |  10/14/2011
RIM's enterprise IT faithful writhe in pain, while Apple's worshippers hold vigil to buy the iPhone 4S. Did RIM's outage explanation Thursday help at all?
Google Revenue Surge Sets Record
News  |  10/13/2011
Google posts almost $10 billion in revenue for quarter, says 550,000 Android devices being activated daily.
RIM Outage Explanation Leaves Big Questions
Commentary  |  10/13/2011
RIM did more dancing around the issues than frank sharing as it tried to explain the BlackBerry outage--leaving CIOs to speculate. And goodwill's running short.
Farewell Dennis Ritchie, Father Of C And Unix
News  |  10/13/2011
Behind his understated elegance and modesty hummed a motor of remarkable technical creativity.
Infosys On Mobile, H-1Bs, And Building Software
Commentary  |  10/13/2011
The Indian IT outsourcer needs to sell products and not just services, one of its top execs says, and that strategy will require acquisitions.
Inside Ray Lane's Silicon Valley
Commentary  |  10/12/2011
As Lane receives the David Packard Medal of Achievement, he encourages belief in Silicon Valley, education, and entrepreneurship as the best hope for America.
Web 2.0 Expo: LinkedIn's Big Data Lessons Learned
News  |  10/12/2011
Former LinkedIn chief scientist DJ Patil shares advice on turning large-scale data into useful products.
CIO Profiles: Steve Hannah Of CRST International
News  |  10/12/2011
Stay flexible, this CIO advises, but always have a multiyear tech plan.
The Tale of Ballmer's Bonus
Commentary  |  10/11/2011
Skype buy and Facebook deals point to a more innovative Microsoft. But the board is not satisfied.
For HP And Barnes & Noble: A Modest Proposal
Commentary  |  10/11/2011
HP needs some consumer mojo. Barnes & Noble needs some IT help and an answer to Amazon's Kindle Fire. I smell a partnership.
CIO Profile: Brook Walsh Of GreenStone Farm Credit Services
News  |  10/10/2011
Always take into account your entire team's perspective, this CIO advises.
Oracle's Latest War Of Words
Commentary  |  10/7/2011
It's brilliant theater and vintage Oracle as Ellison swings at Autonomy, HP, and Salesforce
How Steve Jobs Inspired IT Execs
News  |  10/7/2011
Steve Jobs didn't set out to change enterprise IT, but he did by personally inspiring its leaders and by designing products at the core of the consumerization of IT. Five senior IT execs on InformationWeek's advisory board share their thoughts on the Jobs legacy.
Steve Jobs: 11 Acts Of Vision
Slideshows  |  10/7/2011
For Steve Jobs, the term 'visionary' doesn't go far enough. Consider these acts of vision--and the will that it took to make them real.
What Steve Jobs Was, And Wasn't
Commentary  |  10/7/2011
He was demanding, persistent, and supremely self-confident. Jobs 1: absolute excellence.
Will Mobile Apps Drive IT Shops To Agile?
Commentary  |  10/7/2011
Small teams, short deadlines, the importance of usability -- a lot of mobile application traits point to using agile development techniques.
Identity Management's Day Has Come
Commentary  |  10/6/2011
For years identity management has been like the weather, IT pros might talk about it, but they've never done anything about it. That's finally changing.
Amazon Tech Chief: Steve Jobs Was A Showman
News  |  10/6/2011
Apple and Amazon are on a path to compete more closely than ever, but Werner Vogels says his rival's late co-founder established a customer-first culture that all businesses could learn from.
Michael Dell Draws Closer To Oracle At OpenWorld
News  |  10/4/2011
Dell's appearance supplied ample testimony to how hard Oracle is trying to become a hardware company.
Oracle's Big Data Chutzpah
Commentary  |  10/4/2011
Oracle is making big noise about big data this week at Oracle Open World, but it's still playing catch up with a variety of rivals.

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