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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in April 2012
3 Examples: Visual Technologies Change The Rules
Commentary  |  4/30/2012
Businesses of all shapes and sizes will soon be held to a higher standard of customer experience as they try to sell products, or convey content of any kind.
After Flashback, Apple Walled Gardens Won't Help
Commentary  |  4/27/2012
Apple and other vendors will use the Flashback botnet as reason to move forward with desktop walled garden restrictions. Here's why that approach won't cut malware.
Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
Commentary  |  4/26/2012
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
How Embedded Tech Can Change IT's Role
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
Consider some 75 examples of companies embedding technologies in products, from shoes to showers, in new ways. Embedded tech is finally allowing enterprise IT to generate revenue and growth.
An Open Internet: A Tale Of Two Approaches
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
The Obama administration takes a hard line, while the Aspen Institute sticks with softer platitudes, as some governments try to restrict Internet freedoms.
Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Commentary  |  4/25/2012
I'm using two consumer cloud services, one enterprise cloud service, and two conventional software packages to get you this column. Am I insane, or is this just how everyone works?
Intel Ivy Bridge: What Enterprise IT Gains
Commentary  |  4/24/2012
ARM will own the smartphone market, Intel will own the desktop and high-end laptop market, and the space in between the two will likely become more confused.
Can Software Help Infosys Out Of Financial Rut?
Commentary  |  4/23/2012
A digital marketing platform called BrandEdge is the Indian company's newest attempt to sell software, not just IT and BPO services. It's got its work cut out for it.
U.S. Suspends Controversial Outsourcing Training Program
News  |  4/23/2012
Funding stopped for USAID program that trained students in the Philippines to work in offshore, English language call centers serving U.S. companies.
How The Enterprise 2.0 Managerial Model Was Born
Commentary  |  4/23/2012
In this first of a three-part series, we explore the evolution of Management For Opportunity. How did "manager" become a dirty word?
Mobile Health Presents Life-Changing Opportunities
Commentary  |  4/20/2012
From medication reminders to wearable body sensors, mobile health solutions will become a vital part of our lives and many organizations' services.
How To Lose Your Best IT Employees
Commentary  |  4/19/2012
Ignore what motivates people in their jobs and they'll eventually leave. Our IT Salary Survey provides data you can use to cultivate your top performers.
Do IT Execs Make Too Much Money?
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
A Citigroup shareholder vote puts compensation back into the spotlight. Don't run with the "inequality" crowd.
Next Valley View: SuccessFactors, Zynga, And More
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
Tune into the April 24 episode of our live Web TV show to hear about SuccessFactors' answer to's Chatter, Zynga's private cloud, and much more.
What You Won't Learn From 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
Our billionaire-obessed society loves to ballyhoo the (rarely) successful mega-startup and its leader. But most of us can't start with a blank slate at our companies.
Leaving IT: 4 Job Options For Frustrated Techies
News  |  4/18/2012
The skills you've developed working in IT can pave the way to a career in a non-tech field.
6 Must-Have Skills For Aspiring CIOs
News  |  4/18/2012
Not everybody is cut out to be a CIO. Consider these six elements that help shape a successful chief information officer.
Asian Call Center Workers Trained With U.S. Tax Dollars
Commentary  |  4/18/2012
Multimillion dollar USAID program trains college students in the Philippines to work in offshore call centers, but one Congressman tells InformationWeek he's going to put a stop to it.
4 Reasons Naysayers Win IT Battles, Not Wars
Commentary  |  4/17/2012
Want to predict the best storage innovation coming down the pipe? Take a look at what traditional IT is saying won't work.
2012 IT Salary Survey: 12 Career Insights
Slideshows  |  4/17/2012
Nearly 14,000 IT pros took our 2012 salary survey, providing insights into salaries and bonuses. What can you learn to increase your paycheck and career satisfaction?
Don't Be Late For The Mobile Revolution
Commentary  |  4/17/2012
Mobility has produced some of the most sweeping changes ever in how we work, live, and play.
IT, Marketing Have Tense Relationship: Deal With It
Commentary  |  4/16/2012
Tension between IT and the marketing department is inevitable. CIOs must lead, not make excuses, in order to help the business deliver innovative products and services.
5 Tips For Negotiating Cloud Software SLAs
News  |  4/16/2012
Custom cloud service level agreements aren't the norm, but can be done. Prepare to make a business case to the cloud provider with this expert advice.
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Commentary  |  4/16/2012
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
Cash Flow 2.0: An SMB Auctions Off Receivables
News  |  4/13/2012
Small software firm sells some of its accounts receivable on an eBay-style marketplace. Its CFO explains the benefits.
IT Spending: Innovation Talk Vs. Survival Walk
Commentary  |  4/12/2012
Today's IT spending figures reveal much maintenance work. Has innovation stalled because IT is playing catch up after a long winter of spending freezes and cuts?
U.S. IT Jobs Back To 2008 Levels
Commentary  |  4/12/2012
Bureau of Labor statistics show IT unemployment still hovers above 4%, though, as more unemployed people relaunch their search for work.
Biggest IT Paychecks: Wall Street And San Francisco
News  |  4/11/2012
InformationWeek's U.S. Salary Survey details the effect industry and location have on IT salaries.
IT Salaries 2012: $90,000, 1% Raise Typical
News  |  4/11/2012
InformationWeek's 2012 U.S. IT Salary Survey shows IT pros doing OK in a slow-growing economy, with staffers typically making $90,000 and managers $116,000. Most wanted: People who blend business analysis and IT skills.
CIO Profiles: Brian Flynn Of Crawford & Co.
News  |  4/11/2012
The mantra of this CIO: Do things better, faster, and cheaper, with a focus on innovation.
Q&A: IBM Global Business Services CTO Talks Cloud
News  |  4/6/2012
IBM Fellow and Global Business Services CTO Kerrie Holley, who helped shape SOA, shares his thoughts on cloud trends, the future of IT, and more.
Calling While Driving Bans: Readers Speak Out
Commentary  |  4/6/2012
In a state where government plays nanny, mobile phones equal a danger as great as DUI. Let's apply critical thinking to the issue of regulating phone use in cars, instead of mob mentality.
Google CEO Larry Page Touts First-Year Accomplishments
News  |  4/5/2012
Google boss also justifies the hard choices he had to make to keep the company focused.
If Bono Loves Dropbox, Shouldn't You?
Commentary  |  4/5/2012
'Bring your own cloud' is coming to an enterprise near you. It's time for CIOs to study their options.
Federal IT Savings, Or Old-Fashioned Spending Shuffle?
Commentary  |  4/5/2012
Fed CIO Steven VanRoekel is making fiscal headway, but we need to see those billions saved actually fall to the bottom line.
Why CIOs Must Be More Social
News  |  4/5/2012
Kimberly Clark CIO Ramon Baez makes Top 25 Most Social CIOs list, explains why it's important to burst the corporate cocoon.
Forget Alignment: How To Co-Create A Business Strategy
Commentary  |  4/5/2012
Creating an IT strategy "aligned" with business goals just makes things worse. Instead, use this framework to cooperatively create a business strategy with a technology component.
HP's Cloud Strategy Takes Aim At Amazon
Commentary  |  4/4/2012
HP finally clarifies its cloud plans, which include private cloud bundles and public cloud services that will directly compete with Amazon Web Services.
Valley View Monologue: The Funny Things About IT
News  |  4/3/2012
You can't take everything in technology seriously. In the most recent episode of Valley View, host Fritz Nelson makes a punchline out of everything from Citrix VDI-in-a-box to Microsoft Azure, and then some.

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