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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in November 2012
Avoid Vague Social Media Policies
Commentary  |  11/30/2012
Recent National Labor Relations Board decision reminds employers that employee speech related to terms of employment is protected.
GE Isn't Running An Industrial Internet Charity, Folks
Commentary  |  11/29/2012
GE CEO Jeff Immelt expects strong revenue growth from new software products and services that tie machines to the Internet to allow better data analysis.
Valley View: Windows Phone 8 Up Close
News  |  11/29/2012
Our most recent episode of Valley View took a deeper look at Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft's Greg Sullivan and checked out some intriguing startups. See all the highlights.
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show. Wants Developers To Think Big
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Is There A Case For Ditching Dropbox?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
Competing vendors who come at CIOs with a "more secure" file sync solution are missing the point.
What GE's $15 Trillion Industrial Internet Needs
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
GE makes the case that a more business-oriented 'Internet of things' will spur a productivity boom. Not so fast.
4 Key Elements: Strategic IT Plans
Commentary  |  11/26/2012
Hope is not a strategy. Thousands of IT projects launch every day -- and more than one-third crash before they get off the ground.
Next Valley View: Tech's Feisty Upstarts
Commentary  |  11/26/2012
Watch November 28 at 11 PT as our live Web TV show brings you up to speed on how Dwolla, Exec, SugarSync and others are upsetting the status quo.
HP's Identity Crisis Continues
Commentary  |  11/21/2012
HP's problems go much deeper than poor sales in core businesses and some alleged accounting mischief by Autonomy.
Symantec MDM Review: Familiarity A Selling Point
News  |  11/20/2012
Users of Symantec security software will find similar interface.
RIM MDM Review: Beyond BES, Not There Yet
News  |  11/20/2012
It's not an easy option unless you're a heavy-duty BlackBerry shop.
Good Technology MDM Review: Tight Grip On Data
News  |  11/20/2012
Good's on its way to data-centric security.
BYOD: Why Mobile Device Management Isn't Enough
News  |  11/20/2012
Here's what to look for in MDM software and what limitations IT still faces in letting employees use personal devices for work.
A Proposal For IT: Set Just One Goal For 2013
Commentary  |  11/20/2012
Be measurably more relevant to your customers.
CIO Profiles: John Kellington Of Cincinnati Insurance
News  |  11/20/2012
Rip the Band-Aid off, advises this tech chief.
What CIOs Want In Their Successors
Commentary  |  11/20/2012
Are you an aspiring CIO? Listen to what these leading CIOs say it will take for you to reach that coveted position.
10 Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2012
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
HP Takes $8.8 Billion Charge On Autonomy Unit
News  |  11/20/2012
HP reports bruising loss for fourth quarter, says Autonomy officials misrepresented financial position prior to 2011 acquisition.
5 Innovative Ideas For Enterprise CIOs
Commentary  |  11/19/2012
The role of the CIO is changing rapidly. These innovations could help you keep pace and increase the value of your business.
Is Technology Innovation Too Incremental?
Commentary  |  11/19/2012
Two prominent big thinkers think it is. But I’m not buying their unsupported arguments.
CIO Profiles: Anthony DeCanti Of UniGroup
News  |  11/15/2012
Chasing technology is a bad idea, says the CIO of this logistics services company.
Social Analytics Isn't Just For Social Networks
Commentary  |  11/15/2012
Broadly applied across all company functions, social analytics can focus attention on the most pressing internal performance issues.
4 Social Factors That Drive IT Buying Decisions
News  |  11/15/2012
LinkedIn study finds that social networks are increasingly influential throughout the tech purchasing process.
As AMD Explores Options, Intel Pain Looms
Commentary  |  11/14/2012
Moore's Law is changing the rules of the game again. This time AMD and Intel could both be on the losing team.
Hurricane Sandy: Big Data Predicted Big Power Outages
Commentary  |  11/12/2012
What can be learned for future weather events? For starters, simulations must happen quickly and no single forecasting model will do.
Wanted: Qualified Data Scientists, People Skills A Plus
News  |  11/12/2012
A good data scientist is hard enough to find; try finding one who can effectively communicate data-driven insights to non-technical folk.
IT's Future: Less Building, More Bundling
Commentary  |  11/9/2012
With human resources, marketing and other departments going in different technological directions, IT's new mission is to tie all the company's services securely together.
Innovation Lesson: Disrupt Before You're Disrupted
Commentary  |  11/9/2012
Even innovators struggle with the pace of change. Here are some of the ways Silicon Valley companies like LinkedIn push the edge without falling off.
What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose
Commentary  |  11/8/2012
Communities based on shared interests are fine for consumer social networks. At work, only a community of purpose is worth our time.
Project Management Offices: A Waste Of Money?
Commentary  |  11/8/2012
The risks of starting a PMO have never been greater, new research shows. After years of observing project management, I agree.
Nate Silver's Big Data Lessons For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/8/2012
Big data analytics have proven their mettle in predicting baseball and election success. How can you make them work for your business?
Digital Revolution's Winners And Losers
News  |  11/7/2012
Workers with in-demand digital skills benefit most as computers increasingly take over everyday tasks. In this InformationWeek 500 video, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how this trend could affect your enterprise.
5 Items Should Top Obama's Technology Agenda
Commentary  |  11/7/2012
From infrastructure to tech education, here's what I want to see on the to-do list for the next four years.
How Do You Survive The Innovation Hamster Wheel?
Commentary  |  11/6/2012
This is how two tech leaders do it, and we'd like to hear more tactics from you.
OpenStack Fights Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  11/6/2012
Jonathan Bryce, new OpenStack Foundation executive director, explains how the cloud project takes a democratic approach to win support for its open source work.
Election 2012: Where Are The PowerPoint Slides?
Commentary  |  11/5/2012
Our presidential candidates act like they're campaigning in 1912, not 2012. Did Ross Perot ruin charts forever?
5 Ways To Survive The Coming IT Apocalypse
Commentary  |  11/5/2012
We IT leaders say we believe in the new ways. But we won't survive if our actions don't match our words.
Allstate Shares Hard Lessons In Driving Innovation
News  |  11/2/2012
Creating an innovation group was a small step. Learning from rejection and winning over skeptics was the real challenge.
Why Private Clouds Will Prevail
Commentary  |  11/1/2012
Stu Laura, our irascible CIO, discusses the promise and pressures of private clouds.
Are We Giving CIOs An Inferiority Complex?
Commentary  |  11/1/2012
CIOs need to be technical, without apology, just as chief medical officers need not apologize for their grounding in medicine.
6 Surprises About IT Hiring Plans
Commentary  |  11/1/2012
Mobile is a hot skill that might not get you hired. Check out this and other surprising glimpses from our newest IT staffing survey data.

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