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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in July 2013
Hyper-Inflated Tech Stats Grow 217% Crazier
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
The tech industry is rife with over-the-top, groundless predictions and estimates. Try these on for size.
7 Top Career Paths After IT
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
IT professionals looking to transition to new careers have skills that particularly suit certain roles. Consider this expert advice.
Gartner Tells Outsourcers: Embrace Cloud Or Die
News  |  7/31/2013
Service providers must adopt public cloud now or risk being left behind in a rapidly growing market, says study.
Can Microsoft Rebound From Surface Flop?
Commentary  |  7/31/2013
Clearly, Microsoft's Surface tablets have bombed. Now what will the company do about it, and what does it mean for customers?
6 Ways To Build Trust In Big Data
Commentary  |  7/30/2013
Many business leaders may not believe what big data says, even when it shows increased revenue or efficiency. Big data has to earn their trust.
How To Master The Enterprise Mobile App Lifecycle
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Enterprises are eager to develop mobile apps, but lack skills and cohesive deployment plans. It's time to take a full life-cycle approach.
Time For Plan B At Intel
Commentary  |  7/29/2013
Windows 8's poor reception has opened a wider door for competitive platforms. Microsoft's partner in the Wintel hegemony should invest in an alternative.
Big Data Helps Guide Colorado's Public Schools
News  |  7/26/2013
Colorado's RISE program draws on state assessments and other data to help officials judge how well various educational programs prepare students for college and career.
10 More Ways IT Pros Can Gain Business Credibility
Slideshows  |  7/26/2013
If you're an IT professional with ambitions, show that you know how to make an impact on the business. Here's how.
Why You Need To Rethink Your IT Job
Commentary  |  7/26/2013
As new technologies change behavior, IT pros must attain new skills or risk being ignored.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
IT Careers: 8 Steps Toward New Business Roles
Slideshows  |  7/25/2013
Moving from a traditional IT role to a more business-focused role has challenges. Consider this advice for a successful transition.
Brave Tales From The SysAdmin Trenches
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
Comedy. Tragedy. PEBCAK. Systems administrators know them all -- as evidenced by these tales from IT pros recognized on National SysAdmin Day.
Take An Email Sabbatical: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
Most of us can't simply turn off email during a vacation, but there's a practical way to get away from it while trying to unwind.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
The Death And Life Of Companies
Commentary  |  7/25/2013
Why the aging effects of Big should compel companies to have kids.
Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
Commentary  |  7/24/2013
Readers had plenty to say when we called for university CIOs to bear down on using and teaching big data. Can you learn from the example of Bill Gates' high school teacher?
3 Disruptive Technologies Gaining Speed
Commentary  |  7/24/2013
Former chief strategist of Netscape says IT leaders should brace themselves now for three big movements: smart cities, car tech and big data analysis.
5 Ways To Tick Off Your IT Recruiter
Commentary  |  7/24/2013
Executive recruiters can help you land your dream IT job -- but are you a dream candidate? These five common mistakes can tarnish your relationship with your recruiter.
CIO Profile: William H. Miller, Jr., Of Broadcom
News  |  7/23/2013
Bill Miller loves being the one to "tool people up" to make sure the big semiconductor supplier's chips are used in as many devices as possible.
5 Things CFOs Hate About IT
Commentary  |  7/23/2013
Technologists love to grouse about how "the bean counters" stand in the way of awesomeness. But guess what? That street goes both ways.
Formula One Racing Learns From Sensors
News  |  7/23/2013
Big data, meet fast data. Lotus Formula One team uses more than 200 sensors on the car to measure tires, brakes and more for real-time alarms and post-race analysis.
Social Business Needs Culture Of Open Leadership
Commentary  |  7/23/2013
Social is less about the technology and more about people making the right connections with one another. Are you making this happen for your company?
7 Elements Of A Successful Social Business
Commentary  |  7/22/2013
Social software and tools have made cross-functional collaboration easier than ever before, but beware cultural and philosophical barriers.
2 Concrete Steps Toward Mastering Innovation Management
Commentary  |  7/22/2013
Stop talking about innovation and start doing. Here's how.
Don't Give Up On The PC
Commentary  |  7/22/2013
The factors hurting the PC market now may not be Intel's fault, but they are Intel's problem. Fix them and we'll talk.
Can Big Data Help Save Cycling From Dopers?
Commentary  |  7/19/2013
Current Tour de France leader Chris Froome released data about his physical performance to fight doping rumors. Cycling should think bigger about its data.
Ace Your Internal IT Job Interview: 5 Tips
News  |  7/19/2013
Think you have an edge over external candidates because you know the company and have powerful references? That line of thinking won't help you land the job.
CIO Profiles: Greg Schwartz Of USAA
News  |  7/18/2013
This CIO wants vendors to know his company's mission and show him how to achieve its goals.
The Internet Of Things Gold Rush
News  |  7/18/2013
Ready or not, items from pills to power plants are poised to generate billions of data points. Here's how to stake your claim.
How To Beat Top Social Business Obstacles
News  |  7/18/2013
CIOs give their companies low grades on social business maturity -- and struggle with many of the same problems, says Deloitte and MIT research. Here's advice on bypassing common roadblocks.
5 Habits Of Highly Effective Government IT Leaders
Commentary  |  7/17/2013
Former Department of Transportation CIO Nitin Pradhan offers lessons for up-and-coming and incoming government IT execs.
The Developer Is King, Google And Startups Say
News  |  7/16/2013
There's never been a better time for developer-entrepreneurs, rising industry leaders argue.
Love Your Work, Or Sing The Dinosaur Blues
Commentary  |  7/16/2013
Back from this year's World Domination Summit, I ponder why finding work happiness -- a prerequisite for innovation -- is so dang hard.
10 IT Leaders To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/15/2013
Where to find the best IT words of wisdom, 140 characters at a time.
Quit Dithering On Digital Business Strategy
Commentary  |  7/15/2013
Digital is the future of business, and the movement needs leaders. You in, CIOs?
U.K. Lags In Tech Innovation Credibility
News  |  7/12/2013
KPMG Global Technology Innovation poll finds few global business leaders see the U.K. as a tech hub, underscoring Britain's urgency to change its reputation and attract investors.
Deloitte Outlines London IT Sector Challenges
News  |  7/11/2013
U.K. has potential as a global tech hub, but is hindered by inadequate investment in science and startups, says report.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Max Hopper And The CIOs
Commentary  |  7/10/2013
We salute the strategists, peace-makers and visionaries who turned tech innovations into distinct business advantages. Last of a 20-part series.
Disruptive Leadership: Bowdoin College CIO Mitch Davis
Commentary  |  7/10/2013
Iconoclastic technology leader argues change management must start with IT itself.
Microsoft's Surface Experiment Has Fallen Flat
Commentary  |  7/10/2013
Microsoft Surface devices can't find a home as consumers shrug and enterprises focus on Windows 7 and BYOD programs.
7 Reorg Moves Microsoft Should Make
News  |  7/10/2013
CEO Steve Ballmer's major shake-up of Microsoft is reportedly imminent. Here are seven ways he could lead his company to success.
Storage Needs To Be A Utility
Commentary  |  7/9/2013
Why should storage be different than electricity or water? Though there is no complete storage-as-a-utility solution yet, IT pros can integrate products to create one.
Facebook Graph Search: 8 Things To Know
News  |  7/9/2013
As Facebook rolls out Graph Search to all U.S. users, we break down the key facts for individuals and businesses.
Why Prism Is The Right Investment
Commentary  |  7/8/2013
Let's not get distracted as a nation from the real problem: our sorry state of analytics.
20 People Who Changed Tech: The Internet Pioneers
Commentary  |  7/3/2013
Just as the Internet isn't hierarchical but a peer-to-peer network, so are its "inventors," a gaggle of visionary nerds.
Parliament Pins U.K. Bank Trouble On IT Fiasco
News  |  7/3/2013
Co-op Bank's scrapped Finacle IT platform may have pushed the bank into serious financial troubles, say members of Parliament's Treasury committee.

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