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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in February 2011
Michael Bloomberg And The CIO Hall of Fame
Commentary  |  2/28/2011
The success of this former Salomon trader and computer chief is a testament to why IT leaders should be rotated into other business roles
Global CIO: iPad Versus Motorola Xoom: Apps Give Apple Huge Advantage
Commentary  |  2/27/2011
In considering new Android and Blackberry tablets, CIOs need to focus on the numbers that matter: how many apps, and price of device.
Sun's Scott McNealy Recalls Triumphs, Near Misses
News  |  2/25/2011
The former Sun Microsystems CEO recollects brilliant innovations, hiring Bill Joy, and almost acquiring Apple, but talks little about missteps in a conversation with former Sun president Ed Zander at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club.
Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Is Betting The Farm
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
Leo Apotheker's silence has raised lots of uncertainty about HP, but he says a March 14 event will make everything clear. He'd better be right.
Global CIO: SAS Takes On IBM, As IT Meets Marketing
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
Analytics is changing marketing, as recent M&A activity shows.
HP Shares Down On Missed Revenue Target
News  |  2/23/2011
The computer maker's 16% increase in first-quarter profits wasn't enough to meet its forecast, due to weakened sales in its consumer and tech services units.
Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011
News  |  2/22/2011
Qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive funds is driving most hospital CIOs to increase their budgets and staff, found HIMSS survey.
Global CIO: iPad Becoming Kingmaker For Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  2/22/2011
iPad's success in business market underscores critical need for competitors to match soaring downloads of iPad-ready enterprise apps.
Global CIO: Bill Clinton On Technology's Promise And Problems
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
Warning that he doesn't know much about technology, the former president said tech's true potential lies in the service of institutions.
12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time
Slideshows  |  2/17/2011
The epic history of technology is littered with some incredibly lousy prophecies, often made by some very smart, very successful -- and very wealthy -- executives. We trolled the timeline of technology to find the most misguided -- and in some cases just plain crazy --calls in the industry's storied past, from the telephone to television to YouTube. Sure, it's easy to call out the most foolish forecasts with the benefit of perfect hindsight. It's also a lot of fun -- there are some doozies. And
Global CIO: As HP Stomps, Software Industry Shakes
Commentary  |  2/16/2011
The $130 billion giant's moving aggressively into software and is proving it's not afraid to stomp on some toes -- even those of trusted partners.
IT Is Too Darn Slow
Features  |  2/16/2011
Is your IT shop the place where great business ideas grind to a halt? Here's how to speed things up.
Government Technologist: The $1 Trillion Question
Commentary  |  2/16/2011
Six powerful CEOs have a big idea for improving government efficiency--but could it possibly work?
Global CIO: Google CEO Schmidt Whines About Nokia Snub
Commentary  |  2/16/2011
Schmidt didn't help his company by criticizing Nokia's choice of Microsoft or by describing a creepy future in which we're never lonely.
Down To Business: The New Reality Of Tech Industry Consolidation
Commentary  |  2/15/2011
New companies, including ones from outside IT, are getting into the tech M&A mix as the modest recovery accelerates deal-making.
Global CIO: Cisco Zapped By Destructive Power Of Innovation
Commentary  |  2/14/2011
While John Chambers's company has branched far beyond its networking roots, that core business has stumbled—and competitors are pouncing.
Microsoft Needs Apps To Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/14/2011
Beyond executive shakeups, Microsoft needs to acknowledge this truth: Apps drive infrastructure
Global CIO: Is Apple Or IBM The #1 Most-Respected Large Corporation?
Commentary  |  2/14/2011
IBM and Apple held their high ground but HP and Cisco lost respect among money managers ranking the world's 100 largest corporations for Barron's.
Global CIO: HP Mobile Dump Of Microsoft Is Brilliant
Commentary  |  2/13/2011
HP and Microsoft must forge a partnership whose future transcends the PC business—will their egos let them?
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano Reveals Secret Behind IBM's Century Of Success
Commentary  |  2/10/2011
IBM's chairman describes the power of culture and long-term thinking in his inaugural speech commemorating IBM's 100th birthday.
SuccessFactors Reports 4Q Loss On Higher Expenses
News  |  2/10/2011
Record quarterly revenue and billings weren't enough to bring the software-as-a-service vendor to profitability.
Global CIO: Oracle's Mark Hurd Calls Out Deadly IT Strategies
Commentary  |  2/9/2011
Hurd outlined several world-shaking trends while speaking with some of Oracle's largest financial-services customers and prospects.
Under the Radar Conference To Prove (Again) Why CIOs Must Work With Startups
Commentary  |  2/9/2011
If you think it's too risky to do business with startups, think again. Some of the biggest brands in the world are placing their IT bets with startups and the Under the Radar conference is where they get to find and vet them.
Global CIO: How Gen Y Can Kill Collaboration Projects
Commentary  |  2/9/2011
Are you justifying new collaboration tools just because you think your young, emerging workforce expects it? Geoffrey Moore (of 'Crossing the Chasm' fame) calls that the 'worst possible reason'
Global CIO: IBM On Oracle Exadata: It's A Hog To Install
Commentary  |  2/8/2011
IBM product chief Steve Mills delivers unique insights on analytics, acquisitions, and archrival Larry Ellison and Oracle.
Global CIO: FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Scam Is Dead On Arrival
Commentary  |  2/7/2011
The FCC's brazen power grab aimed at jamming bureaucracy down businesses's throats will be stifled by the new pro-growth Congress.
Facebook Tops Social Media Brand Loyalty
News  |  2/7/2011
Social media giant dominates all competitors. MySpace a "distant second," Customer Loyalty Index reports.
Global CIO: Rides Chatter Momentum Toward $2 Billion
Commentary  |  2/7/2011
Salesforce's expanding product set and soaring enterprise sales make it the most influential cloud-software company in the world.
Global CIO: IBM's Most Disruptive Acquisition Of 2010 Is Netezza
Commentary  |  2/6/2011
The Top 10 reasons why Netezza's shaking things up inside and outside of IBM—including some tough talk for Larry Ellison and Exadata.
Global CIO: Apple Faces Mounting Pressure On Steve Jobs Succession Plan
Commentary  |  2/5/2011
While Jobs's request for privacy during medical leave is logical, Apple investors have a right to want more transparency than Apple's offering.
Global CIO: Dell Preps iPad Killers As Cloud Business Booms
Commentary  |  2/3/2011
Dell says its enterprise solutions span from modularized data centers to a upcoming tablets that'll displace Apple's wildly popular iPad.
15 Influential Tech Board Members
Slideshows  |  2/3/2011
The board of directors' primary responsibility is to protect the assets of shareholders, trying to ensure they receive a strong return on their investments. In some cases, directors include venture capitalists or angel investors who have invested in a technology business. In others, directors are selected from outside the IT industry, perhaps because of their connections or success in complementary businesses. A board of directors can be a big asset. After all, the board gives a business the opp
CIO Profiles: C. Scott Blanchette Of Healthways
Features  |  2/3/2011
When it comes to measuring success, says Blanchette, only one thing really matters: confidence.
Global CIO: In Google-Microsoft Catfight, Insults Are For Losers
Commentary  |  2/3/2011
The hissy-fit about copying search results means absolutely nothing in the real world of customers who couldn't possibly care less.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano And Larry Ellison Deserve Their Big Paydays
Commentary  |  2/2/2011
The anti-capitalism community will howl, but the CEOs of IBM and Oracle deserve every penny of their big comp deals. Sorry, howlers, but the numbers tell the story.
Secret CIO: Meet The Manager Who Will Replace Me
Commentary  |  2/2/2011
Want to go from high-performing IT manager to someone on the CIO short list? Here's what gets my attention.
M&A Case Study: CUNA Mutual
Features  |  2/2/2011
How one IT team developed an M&A playbook.
8 Reasons CIOs Must Walk Point On M&As*
Features  |  2/2/2011
*Even if it means eventually putting yourself out of a job.
CIO Profiles: Ajay Waghray Of Verizon Wireless
Features  |  2/2/2011
Lesson learned early: "You can't expect to be given a second job if you don't do well in your first one."
Practical Analysis, HP's IaaS Cloud Misses The Enterprise Mark
Commentary  |  2/2/2011
SLA details were sketchy. A chump-change refund for the time the service was unavailable is the sort of guarantee CIOs aren't interested in.
Global CIO: $100-Billion Tesco Kicks CIO Upstairs To CEO
Commentary  |  2/1/2011
As the $100-billion retailer accelerates its use of IT as a strategic weapon in its global expansion, Tesco CIO Philip Clarke will take the reins as CEO on March 1.
Down To Business: Why The Tech Industry Needs Founder-CEOs
Commentary  |  2/1/2011
Those leaders adept at keeping costs down, M&As in motion, and regulators in check will always be valuable, but they usually don't build great companies.

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