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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in May 2012
CIO Profiles: Edward Marx Of Texas Health Resources
News  |  5/31/2012
This tech chief learned the hard way: Trust but verify.
5 Qualities IT Leaders, Paratroopers Share
News  |  5/31/2012
FireHost CEO Chris Drake says years of jumping out of a plane prepared him to be a technology leader.
IT As Profit Maker
Commentary  |  5/31/2012
In defining your company's core operations, is IT one of them? Many non-IT companies have patented, trademarked, or copyrighted at least one tech innovation.
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Apple's Tim Cook Talks Siri, Steve, And Competition
News  |  5/30/2012
Apple CEO said a lot without saying too much when AllThingsD grilled him Tuesday night.
Meet The New CTO--It's The CIO
News  |  5/29/2012
Power base in telecommunications service providers has shifted to the IT team, as evidenced by Vodafone's new hiring plan.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  5/25/2012
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?
How Much Risk Should CIOs Take?
Commentary  |  5/25/2012
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium debates whether CIOs should let a 1,000 innovation projects bloom and examines when to keep legacy systems operating.
Memo to Apple: Siri's Charms Fading Fast
Commentary  |  5/24/2012
If Apple doesn't improve its Siri iPhone 4S personal assistant, a breakup is coming. Performance issues, privacy worries may outweigh the magic.
HP Cuts 27,000 Jobs, Doesn't Fix Identity Problem
Commentary  |  5/23/2012
A little more guidance on HP's long-term vision would go a long way right now, with customers and investors.
CIOs: Know Thy Power Brokers
Commentary  |  5/23/2012
Our intrepid CIO, Stu Laura, reflects on where to find and cultivate the true power in an IT organization.
Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health IT Must Focus On Quality
News  |  5/23/2012
KP CEO George Halvorson says too many organizations approach IT projects from the wrong angle. Start with the health care issues and savings will follow, he says.
Yahoo ResuMess: The Trouble With Entitlement Culture
Commentary  |  5/21/2012
The resume drama for Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson had a quiet player: a corporate culture that seeks fairness but produces employees who feel entitled. Here's what his successor, and all managers, must know about that problem.
Cloud's Tough Enemy: Chargeback Pushback
News  |  5/18/2012
Chargeback has always been hard for IT, but cloud computing forces the issue. At the same time, pushback from business users continues.
Open Source: Why Are You Still Waiting?
Commentary  |  5/18/2012
Open source technology has pervaded government IT. The private sector must follow, because of cloud, agility, mobility, and the wild card: teenagers.
Next Valley View: Cloud, Baseball IT, And More
Commentary  |  5/18/2012
Tune in May 23 for the next episode of our live Web TV series, including chats with execs from Framehawk and Cloudability, plus Bill Schlough, CIO of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.
Social Collaboration: A Work In Progress
Commentary  |  5/18/2012
Improving collaboration continues to top executive priority lists, so let's revisit whether they're "teasing out" the right tools and techniques.
HP Layoffs Signal Punishing Fall
Commentary  |  5/18/2012
Unless HP can turn enterprise software, cloud services, or some other line into a high-volume, high-margin business, it's in for a world of hurt.
How To Build The Right IT Skills
Commentary  |  5/17/2012
Every IT pro, no matter how senior, must always be in learning mode, but especially in a lackluster economy.
CIO Profile: Dave Barnes Of UPS
News  |  5/16/2012
This tech chief sees an expansion of collaboration platforms and the advancement of predictive analytics.
Consumerization: IT Doesn't Hate End Users (Anymore)
News  |  5/16/2012
IT is coming around to the benefits of the consumerization of IT, our survey finds.
Can IT Be Trusted With Personal Devices?
Commentary  |  5/15/2012
Mobile device management as a path to security is a fundamentally flawed strategy. You must manage the data.
SAP Faces Uphill Battle On Database, Mobile, Cloud
Commentary  |  5/15/2012
SAPPHIRE conference spotlights a young, three-pronged strategy that remains a work in progress.
Software Engineer: 2012's Top Job
News  |  5/14/2012
Hiring demand, high salaries, and some lesser-known perks make software engineering the most enviable profession, survey finds.
Is Open Source Hardware IT's Next Big Thing?
Commentary  |  5/11/2012
Open source hardware isn't just for hobbyists. Early corporate adopters can reap business benefits.
3 Lessons From Yahoo's Meltdown, From An Insider
Commentary  |  5/11/2012
A former Yahoo exec who was laid off offers insights from the company's five-year drive to self-destruction.
The CIO Wears Two Hats: Isn't IT Enough?
Commentary  |  5/10/2012
Like Rick Roy, a growing number of CIOs now run IT plus another major business function. Here's why CUNA Mutual Group pointed Roy at procurement, real estate, physical security, and facilities.
Pentagon CIO Talks Security, Mobility, Shared Services
News  |  5/10/2012
Budget cuts and cybersecurity demands have led the Department of Defense to push increasing resources into a long-term strategy to create shared IT infrastructure across the military, CIO Teri Takai says.
Q&A: Google's Jonathan Rochelle Talks Enterprise Strategy
News  |  5/9/2012
Google Apps group product manager Jonathan Rochelle goes one-on-one with InformationWeek's Paul McDougall at Interop 2012.
NASA Blue Marble Project: Visual Data Lessons
Commentary  |  5/8/2012
What can IT leaders learn from the visualization techniques NASA used to create the Blue Marble earth images? Check out our video interview with one of the project's key developers.
State of SMB IT: Spending, Priorities
News  |  5/8/2012
Spiceworks' State of SMB IT report shines a light on where SMBs are spending their IT time and money. Take a look at the plans of your peers.
Why Security Isn't A BYOD Showstopper
Commentary  |  5/7/2012
IT should view the bring-your-own-device phenomenon as less of a threat and more as an opportunity. Here's why.
Federal CIO Touts Shared Services Model
News  |  5/7/2012
White House's cut-and-invest strategy aims to redirect billions of dollars in IT funding toward shared technology platforms and services.
If Apple Walls Garden, IT Should Demand Keys
Commentary  |  5/7/2012
Here's how and why IT must influence Apple and its smaller competitors to share a key to the walled garden coming to a desktop near you.
10 Lessons From Leading Government CIOs
Commentary  |  5/7/2012
Under extreme budget pressure, federal IT leaders adopt shared services and build mobile app stores as they shift dollars where most needed.
The Fall Of The Messiah Leader
Commentary  |  5/7/2012
Many CEOs create an illusion of control, but heroic, charismatic leadership in the context of large public companies is mostly a myth.
Dell/Compellent Wins Our Storage Evaluation
Commentary  |  5/3/2012
IT pros want reliability, performance, and low cost--and they say they’re getting it best from Dell’s recent storage acquisition, Compellent.
CIO Profiles: Jim Swartz Of Sybase
News  |  5/3/2012
There's more we can do to transform business by thinking mobile, says Sybase's CIO.
Why IT Has A Credibility Problem
News  |  5/2/2012
How can every project save money? Our first-ever IT Spending Priorities Survey shows that is IT's expectation, and that it needs to ground rosy projections in reality.
CIOs: Don't Get Taken For Granted
Commentary  |  5/2/2012
If your IT organization is seen as executing each new strategic initiative seamlessly, the job can't really be all that difficult, right?
CIO Profiles: Kevin Zaffaroni Of Acxiom
News  |  5/2/2012
This tech chief learned the hard way never to hand over the “keys of the kingdom” to a software vendor.
RIM CEO Heins Impresses The BlackBerry Faithful
Commentary  |  5/2/2012
Research In Motion's new CEO Thorsten Heins connected with BlackBerry World attendees in a way RIM's former CEOs never did. He also acknowledged the seriousness of RIM's current plight.
EHR Vendor Allscripts' Health Questioned By Analysts
News  |  5/2/2012
Allscripts, one of the largest providers of health IT products and services, reports a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and a management shake-up.
Barnes & Noble Deal Shows Microsoft's Patent Power
Commentary  |  5/1/2012
Bookseller could have continued expensive court battle with Microsoft over Android-based Nook, or cut Redmond a sweetheart deal. It chose the latter.

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