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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in July 2012
Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
The Death Of 'Open'
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.
IW 500 Conference CIOs Take Different Paths
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
There is no 'one size fits all' strategy when it comes to enterprise IT. Listen and learn as a powerhouse lineup of CIOs at the InformationWeek 500 conference describe the tactics they used to help their companies stay ahead.
5 Black Hat Security Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  7/27/2012
Beyond the bearded coders and men in black suits was a trove of security best practices for enterprise IT.
4 Ways Ford Is Exploring Next-Gen Car Tech
Commentary  |  7/26/2012
InformationWeek 500 Conference preview: Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas will discuss how the automaker is making software an ever more important part of the vehicle.
IT Chief Heals Growing Pains At Expanding SMB
News  |  7/26/2012
Georgia-based Digital Insurance has IT pain points that might sound familiar. Consider these strategies if your SMB has a growing need for speed.
Google Now Points To Future Of Mobile
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
I've been testing Google Now for a few weeks on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Search innovation is alive and well.
Dishonesty Flourishes Because We Enable It
Commentary  |  7/23/2012
When IT holds the keys to our business-critical systems, employee dishonesty can have serious repercussions. Duke professor Dan Ariely says we're wrong about how to keep employees honest.
10 Big Predictions About Big Data
News  |  7/23/2012
Will big data be a force for good or evil by the end of this decade? See if you agree with expert reactions to new Pew Internet Center research.
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Vs. The Mommy Judges
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
The mommy judges couldn't wait to weigh in on Marissa Mayer. But in their quest for answers, the judges miss the truth.
GM's IT Overhaul: 5 Critical Questions
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
InformationWeek reader reactions to GM's planned overhaul, including a huge shift away from outsourcing, point to the critical challenges facing CIO Randy Mott and his team.
Microsoft A Victim Of Its Own Success
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
For all its cash and market advantages, Microsoft is a company in decline.
Yahoo Heroine Mayer Boards Ship Lost In Space
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
As dramatic narrative, it doesn't get much better than this. Here's why we must root for Yahoo’s heroic young CEO to save the day.
Why Big Is Bad When It Comes To Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2012
Calling it "big data" doesn't do it justice. Gushing data would be far more accurate.
CIO Profiles: Tasos Tsolakis Of Iron Mountain
News  |  7/19/2012
You can still be effective, even in times of reduced budgets, says this CIO.
Maritz's VMware Legacy Defies Doubters
Commentary  |  7/19/2012
Maritz's competitive style led VMware to dominance in virtualization. You can bet that his new role as EMC chief strategy officer won't be a ceremonial one.
Workday Rumored To File For IPO
News  |  7/18/2012
ERP and human capital management software-as-a-service provider has confidentially filed for what would be the largest initial public offering since Facebook's.
How To Explain IT Value To Business Leaders
News  |  7/18/2012
Many IT leaders struggle to justify the cost of IT services and products to business leaders. The Technology Business Management Council has a framework to help CIOs to make the case.
Is The Corporate Brain Drain Inevitable?
Commentary  |  7/17/2012
Right now, it may just be a whiff of fear that's keeping your best employees from becoming micropreneurs. What happens when the wind changes?
The Rise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/17/2012
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
Allan Snavely, Lawrence Livermore Lab CTO, Dies Unexpectedly
News  |  7/16/2012
The 49-year-old high-performance computing expert was noted for co-designing the Gordon supercomputer, collaborative research, and bicycling prowess.
Why IT Outsourcing Often Fails
Commentary  |  7/13/2012
IT doesn't compare to a security guard force or a legal staff. It's part of your core intellectual property.
iPads In Factories: Early Lessons From GE
Commentary  |  7/12/2012
GE Energy Storage is piloting iPads in a New York battery factory. Check out big lessons from a small pilot.
General Motors' Big Bet On U.S. Tech Talent
Commentary  |  7/10/2012
In an IT overhaul, GM plans to create new U.S. software development centers. Manufacturers Ford and GE recently made the same move.
What Food Trucks Can Teach IT Pros
Commentary  |  7/10/2012
From the growing caravan of rolling restaurants in cities like San Francisco, three trends emerge that even big companies and their IT pros should taste.
Here Comes Corporate Brain Drain
Commentary  |  7/9/2012
If IT organizations don't get their act together, there's going to be a massive brain drain, and we're all going to be in trouble.
Why CMOs and CFOs Will Rule Above CIOs
Commentary  |  7/9/2012
As disruptive forces reshape IT's role, some CEOs are already asking why the CIO position needs to be part of the executive team.
HTC Profit Sinks On Smartphone, Tablet Woes
Commentary  |  7/6/2012
HTC reports 58% profit plunge, blames patent litigation and weak consumer demand. But its overall strategy may be the problem.
World Domination Summit: A Personal Life Strategy?
Commentary  |  7/5/2012
An innovation junkie attends a gathering of "amazing people" seeking a "remarkable life in a conventional world." But are they just bragging and promoting themselves?
Google Ventures: A Hands-On Startup Fund
News  |  7/5/2012
David Krane talks about how Google's venture capital arm works and some of the trends he's seeing from startups, on InformationWeek's Valley View.
Microsoft Ad Business In Doubt After $6.2 Billion Write-Off
Commentary  |  7/3/2012
Admission that its multi-billion aQuantive purchase has flopped prompts speculation Microsoft may exit digital ad market.
VMware Buys DynamicOps, Accelerates Software-Defined Data Center
News  |  7/2/2012
DynamicOps, a pioneer in multi-hypervisor management, brings VMware's IT-as-a-service strategy a giant leap forward.

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