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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in March 2012
No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012
Let's outlaw distracting passengers in the name of safety. Or perhaps we can regulate a one-gag-per-passenger rule.
CIO Profiles: James A. Goetz of Convergys
News  |  3/29/2012
The Convergys tech chief is using real-time analytics to improve customer service.
7 Habits Of Innovative IT Leaders
Commentary  |  3/29/2012
There's no manual for innovation, but consider these expert best practices and reader lessons learned.
10 CIOs: Career Decisions I'd Do Over
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012
Listen and learn as leading CIOs share the decisions they'd do over, from misusing outsourcing to adopting tech too early.
CIO Profiles: James Knight Of Chubb
News  |  3/28/2012
Chubb's tech chief is helping to shake up the way the insurer measures IT effectiveness.
Is Wall Street Losing Its IT Career Luster?
News  |  3/27/2012
Bonus freezes. Public resignations. Perhaps it's not surprising that Wall Street IT execs are jumping to Silicon Valley start-ups, consulting firms, and technology providers.
Does Microsoft Know Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012
Microsoft, RIM and HP are among the vendors increasingly taking a "works best with our stuff" approach for new products. Consider what that means for your IT strategy.
Computing Cartels Shake Up IT Purchasing
Commentary  |  3/26/2012
Massive firms with global reach will emerge during the next 10 years, offering optimized stacks of computing capability on a pay-per-use basis.
Cloud Plans: Open Letter To Enterprise Application Vendors
Commentary  |  3/26/2012
One of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption is the state of application architecture. As buyers, we must get our app vendors on board--now.
8 CEOs Speak: IT Projects That Matter Most
Slideshows  |  3/22/2012
When does tech really get the CEO's attention? Listen as CEOs from Lowe's, Coke, and other companies explain the tech projects that are indispensable to business goals.
How To Make Information Security Everyone's Problem
Commentary  |  3/22/2012
Use self-interest and propaganda to change employees' attitudes about endpoint security.
Google In Decline? Critics Protest Too Much
Commentary  |  3/22/2012
Google remains well positioned despite its missteps and setbacks.
5 Ways To Land A Hot Programming Job
News  |  3/22/2012
As more and more large enterprises outsource their IT jobs, here's how you can jostle for a programming position at a killer startup.
What's On: Our Next Valley View
Commentary  |  3/21/2012
The March 28 episode of our live Web TV show will feature hot cloud technologies, mobile chips, an update from Evernote, and much more.
Tech Talent Shortage, Or Busted Moral Compass?
Commentary  |  3/20/2012
Readers weigh in on training, internships, partnerships, and 'cut-and-paste robotic HR people.'
6 Ways Best Buy's New President Defines Next-Gen IT
Commentary  |  3/20/2012
Former Starbucks CIO Stephen Gillett shows where IT leadership is headed--closer to the customer than ever.
Apple Announces Dividend, Stock Buyback
News  |  3/19/2012
iPad maker will offer investors $2.65 per share beginning in July, as it looks to put $98 billion cash stock pile to work.
IT's Consumerization Compliance Conundrum
Commentary  |  3/15/2012
Users are already bringing their own devices onto the network, and IT can no longer control where corporate data resides. What should you do to cope?
5 Most Common Resume Blunders
News  |  3/15/2012
When you get only two minutes to make a good impression, your resume has to be perfect. Robert Half research pinpoints missteps most likely to take you out of consideration.
4 Common Mistakes Made By Startups
Commentary  |  3/15/2012
If you want your product to be taken seriously at the next big conference, don't do any of these things.
4 Steps IT Must Take With Their Sales Teams
News  |  3/14/2012
IT isn't doing enough to help drive revenue. Here's how it can become more relevant to the sales and marketing teams.
A CEO's View Of Analytics: Duluth Trading Company
Commentary  |  3/14/2012
Steve Schlecht's company made its name with practical work clothes and clever ads. But it needs new analytical skills to thrive amid the retail disruption caused by mobile technology.
CIO Profiles: Jeanette Horan Of IBM
News  |  3/14/2012
IBM's CIO is looking for ways to leverage big data.
The High Cost Of Cool
Commentary  |  3/14/2012
New bells and whistles on your favorite technology are exciting, but sometimes they're just noise.
SXSW: Sights From Tech's Big Idea Party
Slideshows  |  3/13/2012
The South by Southwest conference rolls serious ideas and innovations into a party package. Take a peek at the flavor of this eclectic Austin confab.
SXSW: New Mobile Ideas Meet Old Battery Gripes
Commentary  |  3/12/2012
Using the right interface to solve certain problems dramatically speeds up the way that we interface with machines. Think geolocation--if your mobile battery doesn't go dead.
Innovative Ideas Are A Dime A Dozen
Commentary  |  3/12/2012
Ideas abound. The real challenge for CIOs is to pick the best ideas that can be implemented quickly and visibly.
When To Pick Up Cloud As A Tool
Commentary  |  3/12/2012
If you use infrastructure-as-a-service like Zynga and DreamWorks now do, it can be a good deal.
SXSW: What Gaming Should Teach IT Leaders
Commentary  |  3/10/2012
In World of Warcraft, the individual is 20% more productive when working in a cooperative group instead of playing alone. Wouldn't you love it if everyone on your work team felt the same way?
Want Your Personal Device Controlled By IT?
Commentary  |  3/9/2012
Your lips say "no" but your behavior says "yes". In the end, most employees will give up some privacy in return for convenience if their employers level with them.
Best Buy Hires Starbucks CIO Stephen Gillett
News  |  3/9/2012
Gillett will lead Best Buy's digital business, e-commerce, and IT operations. It's more evidence that CIOs who prioritize customer experience become business leaders.
4 Forces That Will Shape IT Economics In 2012
News  |  3/9/2012
Major forces are blowing apart traditional models of managing a firm's technology and related economics.
IT Jobs: 6 Essential Skills For The Cloud Era
News  |  3/8/2012
Want to stay relevant in the cloud era's rapidly changing IT job market? Take this expert advice.
Cloud ROI: The Missing Link
News  |  3/8/2012
What return are you getting on your investments in public cloud services? New research reveals you probably don't know, and that's a problem.
5 Leadership Skills CIOs, Senators Share
News  |  3/8/2012
Georgia state senator John Albers says his former CIO career prepared him well for the perils of politics. Consider his advice on key leadership traits for both roles.
The Myth Of Big Data
Commentary  |  3/8/2012
It's time to check in with our good buddy Stu Laura, CIO Supreme, about big data and what his company is doing about it.
IT Vendors Inflate Job Creation Claims
Commentary  |  3/7/2012
Microsoft, Apple, and others have commissioned studies showing they're spawning thousands of jobs. But they don't tell the whole story.
Ford Navigates Rough Road Of Software Development
Commentary  |  3/6/2012
Its MyFord Touch upgrade this week, addressing customer complaints, is only the beginning of Ford's transformation to a software company.
IT Risks Irrelevance In Digital Marketing Revolution
Commentary  |  3/5/2012
Chief marketing officers are overwhelmed with data and the rise of social media, IBM research shows, yet they aren't looking to CIOs for help.
UPS Handhelds Learn Smartphone Tricks
Commentary  |  3/2/2012
UPS' new device, which will go out to 100,000 brown-clad drivers, has some amazing features. But like any mobile device these days, it's already on the road to obsolescence.
CIO Profiles: Paul Browne Of Trinity Health
News  |  3/1/2012
Trinity Health’s CIO wants to keeps employees happy by making work more fun.
15 New Rules For IT To Live By
News  |  3/1/2012
The old IT rulebook is obsolete, but the new one that accounts for the rise of mobile, social, and analytics hasn't been written. Consider this a first draft, so your revisions are welcome.
CIO Profiles: Tim Theriault Of Walgreens
News  |  3/1/2012
This CIO is focused on improving Walgreens' underlying tech infrastructure.

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