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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in March 2011
IT And Marketing: How Digital Media's Changing The Relationship
Features  |  3/30/2011
The pressure is on to show measurable results from campaigns. That should make IT and marketing teams closer partners than they are.
'Do Not Track' Would Change The Rules
Features  |  3/30/2011
Here are the basics of what's being debated and how the new browsers fit in the discussion.
CIO Profiles: Sondra Barbour Of Lockheed Martin
Features  |  3/30/2011
CIOs must look at what is truly core to their function, Barbour advises. It's time for some tough decisions.
SMBs Boosting IT Spending, Hiring
News  |  3/30/2011
Small and midsize business technology budgets are growing at the fastest rate since 2009, while one in three firms said they plan to hire IT staff during the next 18 months, according to a Spiceworks survey.
Internet Pioneer Paul Baran Dies At 84
News  |  3/29/2011
Baran helped develop key technology for the modern Internet and went on to launch seven companies, five of which went public.
Global CIO: Will CIOs Sit Out The Opportunity of A Lifetime?
Commentary  |  3/29/2011
Mobile and social look bigger than the initial Web surge when it comes to changing companies' relationships with customers. Innovators like Vail CIO Robert Urwiler are testing the edges.
Tabula Raises $108 Million For Programmable Chips
News  |  3/29/2011
The programmable logic semiconductor designer notched one of the largest venture capital rounds ever for a private chip company.
Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011
Customers should opt to keep the vendor that's keeping their interests in mind.
When It Comes To Enterprise Software, It's The Contract, Stupid
Commentary  |  3/27/2011
Customers crying foul over big deployments gone awry often ignore the very language that defines the scope of the software offering or implementation. Here's how to smarten up.
Budget Ax Threatens Key Federal IT Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/25/2011
Taking the Congressional hatchet to funds for cloud computing, data center consolidation, transparency, and IT oversight is risky business, and appropriators should reconsider.
CIO Profiles: Suzanne Kosub Of Concentra
Features  |  3/24/2011
A female CIO gave Kosub insight into her own career path.
Secret CIO: Software Licensing: There's Gotta Be A Better Way
Commentary  |  3/22/2011
I've been in this industry for many years and understand that pricing models must evolve with the times, but the current situation is utter nonsense
Down To Business: Don't Dismiss The iPad And Other Tablets As Just Hype
Commentary  |  3/21/2011
There's no ignoring the iPad's market momentum, and if you think these devices aren't going corporate already, you haven't been paying attention
Global CIO: Even For Google, No Free Pass For SaaS
Commentary  |  3/21/2011
Google has made a notable concession to business users of Google Apps. It's a sign of things to come for software as a service, as enterprise customers get more demanding.
Japan Earthquake Pushes Component Prices Higher
News  |  3/18/2011
Apple's iPad 2 and other electronic devices are vulnerable to potential supply chain disruptions resulting from damage to Japan's infrastructure, according to iSuppli.
Executives Flock To LinkedIn
News  |  3/17/2011
Corporate leaders are shying away from Twitter, Facebook, and other consumer-oriented sites and embracing LinkedIn and specialty business networks, according to the Society for New Communications Research.
Practical Analysis: HP's Vision, Lawyer Meddling Aside
Commentary  |  3/16/2011
In his first major address, CEO Leo Apotheker made the best of what he has inherited, but the focus on WebOS is wrongheaded.
CIO Profiles: Doug Haugh Of Mansfield Oil
Features  |  3/16/2011
A delay in a startup launch taught this CIO to go with his gut.
Global CIO: HP's Apotheker Focuses On Cloud, Not Consumers
Commentary  |  3/14/2011
Public cloud storage, compute, and platform services are on tap starting later this year. So is a tablet, but HP's chief spent little time on that.
Live Blog: Apotheker Speaks: Finally, HP's Vision
Commentary  |  3/14/2011
After a rocky start to his tenure as CEO, Leo Apotheker takes the stage in San Francisco to lay out his vision for HP.
Global CIO: My Farewell Column: 10 Big Things For CIOs To Think About
Commentary  |  3/13/2011
Your humble columnist says goodbye and thanks, and poses 10 big questions today's CIOs need to answer.
Global CIO: Saving Lives And Changing The World Via NPower
Commentary  |  3/11/2011
About 30 world-class CIOs and some top IT companies are helping nonprofits unleash the power of technology in partnership with a marvelous organization called NPower.
When It Comes To Enterprise Software, It's The Contract, Stupid
Commentary  |  3/9/2011
Customers crying foul over big deployments gone awry often ignore the very language that defines the scope of the software offering or implementation. Here's how to smarten up.
Global CIO: IT Execs Worry Too Much About Data Quality
Commentary  |  3/9/2011
How's that for a bit of heresy?
Global CIO: How Lands' End's CIO Made The Case For Cloud
Commentary  |  3/7/2011
Steve Cretney plugged into a company goal--global expansion--to overcome doubts.
CIO Profiles: Dennis Strong Of McCoy's Building Supply
Features  |  3/2/2011
Switching from a local exchange carrier to a competitor was a real pain, says McCoy's CIO.
IT Must Create Products, Not Just Cut Costs
Features  |  3/2/2011
Our Global CIO Survey reveals IT at the core of new products, business models, and innovation strategies. How does your organization stack up?
ADP To Acquire AdvancedMD
News  |  3/2/2011
The human resources services firm will integrate AdvancedMD's practice management and electronic health record offerings for SMB medical practices into its Employer Services segment.
Global CIO: Why BMW Suddenly Loves Mobile Apps
Commentary  |  3/2/2011
You, too, should probably be thinking about tying your products to the mobile Internet, even if you think $100 million is a bit rich to throw at this opportunity.
Why Sun Microsystems Failed
Commentary  |  3/1/2011
Former CEO Scott McNealy's allegiance to Sun's hardware culture shortchanged its software initiatives, and ultimately doomed the company.
Down To Business: Can The Healthcare Industry Handle All This IT?
Commentary  |  3/1/2011
The hope is that the platforms healthcare providers are being dragged into deploying today will serve as the foundation for future innovation.
Harris To Acquire Carefx For $155 Million
News  |  3/1/2011
Buying the maker of the Fusionfx medical interoperability suite will further Harris' entry into the commercial healthcare market.

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