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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in August 2012
Apple Worked A Broken Patent System
Commentary  |  8/30/2012
Apple used a dysfunctional U.S. patent system to gain excessive control over technologies it did not invent. If you value innovation, don't cheer Samsung's punishment.
Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012
From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
Top 10 Healthcare IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012
Among 10 IT teams transforming parts of the U.S. healthcare system, you'll find important lessons in innovation and persistence.
Startup Weekend Made Me A Better IT Leader
Commentary  |  8/30/2012
You'll be amazed at what you can learn when you push outside of your comfort zone.
3 Ways To Turn Enterprise 2.0 Laggards Into Fans
Commentary  |  8/29/2012
Try these experiments to learn why early adopters differ from the people who want collaboration tech thoroughly documented and explained.
Siri And Rivals Prep Next Trick: Mind Reading
Commentary  |  8/27/2012
Move over KITT from Knight Rider, Apple and Google have smartphone companions that will offer helpful information before you ask. But the creepiness factor must be kept in check.
Outsourcing's New Reality: Choice Beats Cost
News  |  8/22/2012
Creative CIOs are getting not only savings but also added flexibility and specialized skills from their IT outsourcers. Just don't expect magic.
CIO Profiles: Sasan Goodarzi Of Intuit
News  |  8/22/2012
The federal government should focus on modernizing its critical infrastructure and systems.
The Problem With Social Collaboration On IT Projects
Commentary  |  8/22/2012
The buzzword of the day takes communications to a whole new level. It may ease implementation--or mean getting bogged down in consensus building.
Population Health Management: We'll Get There
Commentary  |  8/21/2012
Getting providers and IT leaders to think in terms of population health, not just about the patient in the office, is challenging but doable.
Intel's Plan To Make Laptops Sexy Again: Ultrabooks
Commentary  |  8/21/2012
Intel's ultrabook initiative has reinvigorated mobile PC design. But will ultrabooks steal some momentum from tablets, or are they too little, too late?
'Secure' Cloud File Sync Is The Wrong Move
Commentary  |  8/16/2012
Vendors playing to fears about the security shortcomings of Dropbox, SugarSync, and similar apps might as well be selling security blankets.
CIO Profiles: Vincent Melvin Of Arrow Electronics
News  |  8/15/2012
This CIO is focused on business intelligence as a way to gain an advantage in the market.
CIO Role In 2013: Four-Headed Monster?
Commentary  |  8/14/2012
Chief innovation officer. Chief infrastructure officer. Chief integration officer. Chief intelligence officer. Can you handle all four jobs?
Square, Starbucks Deal: Could Your Team Do It?
Commentary  |  8/9/2012
Forget the $25 million investment part of it. Does your company have the innovation infrastructure to make this kind of game-changing move?
How To Keep Your Best Talent
Commentary  |  8/9/2012
Pam Slim, author of the bestselling Escape From Cubicle Nation, discusses what might keep our best and brightest from fleeing our cubicles. Maybe the answer is to encourage a "side hustle."
HP Takes $8 Billion Hit As Consulting Business Fades
News  |  8/8/2012
Heads roll as massive write-off reflects reduced value of HP's Enterprise Services consulting division.
Cable And Telephone Companies Distort Reality
Commentary  |  8/6/2012
Telecom incumbents should consider innovating instead of abusing customers and playing fast with the rules.
For Vanguard CIO, Running IT Comes Second
Commentary  |  8/6/2012
Vanguard is bringing a true techie back in to lead IT, but his job will be about a lot more than technology.
Congress' $20 Billion Tech Mandate: Make Trains Safer
News  |  8/3/2012
Union Pacific is spending hundreds of millions on IT each year for the federal plan aimed at making train accidents less likely.
Why Union Pacific Builds Its Own Tech
News  |  8/3/2012
The railroad often finds off-the-shelf software and hardware is too expensive and isn't tuned to its needs.
Tech Hotshot, Want To Work At A Railroad?
News  |  8/3/2012
Union Pacific has to put a lot of energy into internships and recruiting to lure its IT talent.
Union Pacific Delivers Internet Of Things Reality Check
News  |  8/3/2012
U.S.'s largest railroad uses sensors and analytics to prevent derailments, but it also shows where the next wave of innovation is needed.
Sorry, But Outsourcing Isn't Evil
Commentary  |  8/2/2012
Outsourcing remains pervasive in both the public and private sectors, and it's not going away, despite the widespread backlash.
CIO Profiles: Franck Fatras Of Capital Access Network
News  |  8/1/2012
Leaving a major company for a startup is a big learning experience, this tech chief says.

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