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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation
posted in September 2013
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
The Next Billion-Dollar IT Wunderkind
Commentary  |  9/27/2013
Tech's next big star will improve information value, information delivery or maybe both.
Robots Taking All Our Jobs? Ridiculous
Commentary  |  9/26/2013
Neo-Luddite idea that automation causes high unemployment rates has been disproved throughout history.
Big Data Profile: Olly Downs, Globys
News  |  9/25/2013
Olly Downs, senior VP of data sciences at marketing analytics firm Globys, spends his days finding the delicate balance between effective and creepy when it comes to personalized marketing.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Apple Fingerprint Hack: A Great Reminder
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Apple's hacked fingerprint reader serves as a reminder to enterprise users: Be cautious about which two-factor mechanism you use.
Microsoft Observations From The Trenches
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Despite Microsoft's leadership problems and Windows 8 struggles, there are still huge opportunities for partners and customers.
Community And Anonymity Must Get Along
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Anonymity might be the only path to building community in an age of corporate brand preservation.
DATA Transparency Bill Needs More Work
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Proposed legislation aims to improve data accountability and transparency in government. Revisions have improved the bill, but some elements still need attention.
Microsoft's Next Moves: 11 Takeaways
News  |  9/20/2013
As Microsoft charges ahead with retiring CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" plan, here's what customers can expect.
Crowdsourcing: Pick The Brains Of World's Best
Commentary  |  9/19/2013
Crowdsourcing is an affordable way to quickly test a slew of ideas and technologies so you can fail early and ultimately pick the best idea.
Why General Motors Went Green (But Not Cloud)
Commentary  |  9/19/2013
GM's new data center lands LEED certification as the automaker continues insourcing IT operations.
Outsourcing Vs. Insourcing: You Need Both
Commentary  |  9/19/2013
Reshored IT services are on the rise, but your company might be best served by "rightsourcing" -- using a combination of insourcing and outsourcing based on your needs.
Future CIO: Embrace Digital, Become A Business Partner
Commentary  |  9/19/2013
CIOs should prepare for an era of digital disruption where a decentralized IT department is spread across the company.
Innovation Isn't Porn, It's A Relationship
Commentary  |  9/19/2013
Powerful relationships take commitment and the right kind of effort.
'Rise Of The Machines': Should CIOs Tune In?
Commentary  |  9/18/2013
CNBC's documentary, airing Wednesday night, explores our increasingly tech-dependent, interconnected world. Does it offer any insight for CIOs?
Dropbox File Brouhaha: Use Case Is The Issue
Commentary  |  9/16/2013
Before you pull your files over a perceived security threat, ask yourself: How are you using the cloud file sharing service?
IW 500 Lessons: Endless Projects To Consumerization Myths
Commentary  |  9/13/2013
Lessons on analytics, e-commerce, clouds, mobile and more from the InformationWeek 500 companies.
Big Data Innovation: Time To Focus
Commentary  |  9/13/2013
Too many big data initiatives start with nebulous goals. Executives from MetLife and Tivo Research Analytics pipe up on getting practical.
The Year Of VDI: Never
Commentary  |  9/12/2013
Some companies anticipated replacing up to 90% of their PCs with VDI alternatives. Then tablets changed the equation.
7 Habits Of Well-Rounded IT Pros
Commentary  |  9/12/2013
Follow these strategies to improve your communications, people and business expertise -- and become more attractive to current and future employers.
Lessons From A Failed Federal IT Project
Commentary  |  9/12/2013
What's Plan B when a federal CIO's important IT program crashes and burns?
Bringing IT Back In-House? Watch Out For 6 Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/11/2013
Taking back the reins from outsourcers -- also known as insourcing -- can yield agility benefits. But it also carries risk.
Big Data Profile: Chitra Dorai, IBM
Commentary  |  9/11/2013
IBM distinguished engineer and master inventor Chitra Dorai is named on more than 35 patents. Check out her current analytics project in the mortgage industry.
Why We Started A Health IT Innovation Institute
Commentary  |  9/9/2013
Hectic healthcare environments haven't allocated time and resources needed to develop new technologies and procedures.
Windows XP Procrastination Pays Off: Intel's Mobile Move
Commentary  |  9/9/2013
If you've waited to replace Windows XP systems, good news. This week brings the debut of a new class of fast, power-saving mobile systems based on Intel's enterprise-ready Haswell processors.
Eulogy For The Google 20
Commentary  |  9/9/2013
Why we should both love and hate the practice of giving employees one day a week to work on side projects.
Conquering IT's Three Monsters
Commentary  |  9/6/2013
Former NASA CIO tells how government CIOs -- who often face challenges of mythological proportions -- can become heroes.
Picturing Your Social Business In 2020
Commentary  |  9/6/2013
What will a "social business" look like seven years from now? For starters, the CIO will have a transformed role.
Beware The Faux Innovators
Commentary  |  9/6/2013
Before we can understand what innovation is, we must first understand what it's not.
How UF Health Turns Genetics Into Actionable Info
News  |  9/5/2013
The key is making genetic test data instantly relevant to physicians. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Cloud, Mobile And Analytics Lessons From The IW 500
News  |  9/5/2013
The InformationWeek 500 research shows doubts about hybrid clouds, sentiment analytics and mobile apps for employees.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Taps Tech To Expand Care
News  |  9/5/2013
Nationwide Children's Hospital used virtual desktops and live streaming video to streamline EHR systems and make neonatal care available at nearby hospitals. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Royal Caribbean Broadens Bandwidth Horizons
News  |  9/5/2013
The cruise line's journey to increase bandwidth and keep passengers online for an entire trip has led to direct and indirect revenue gains. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Oklahoma U. Brings Order To Digital Disarray
News  |  9/5/2013
OU's "One University" digital learning program includes the development of iBooks and "MOOC-like" courses as well as the university's own iTunes channel. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
GlaxoSmithKline Clicks With Customers Via Collaboration Tools
News  |  9/5/2013
The pharma company is using a suite of voice, video, mobile and document sharing apps to connect more efficiently with customers. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
GM Custom Mobile App Helps Earn Customer Trust
News  |  9/5/2013
General Motors IT group developed a mobile app that helps salespeople access car data quickly and engage better with potential buyers. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innivation Award winners.
Boeing Brings Tablets On Board For Technicians
News  |  9/5/2013
The use of tablets by Boeing aircraft technicians has boosted safety and productivity. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
How UPMC Plays To Win In Healthcare IT
News  |  9/5/2013
UPMC, the No. 1 company in the IW 500 ranking, expects tech to improve patient heath, cut operating costs and also be a revenue source.
How Gap Connects Store And Online Channels
News  |  9/5/2013
For Gap, the No. 3 company in the IW 500 ranking, building the right number of Ship From Store operations is critical to profitability.
What Penske Learned While Rebuilding Its E-Commerce Site
News  |  9/5/2013
Penske Truck Leasing, the No. 4 company in the IW 500 ranking, needed a used truck site that appeals to customers and search engines.
Miami Children's Hospital Prepares For Telemedicine Growth
News  |  9/5/2013
Miami Children's, the No. 5 company in the IW 500 ranking, thinks telemedicine will open up a new revenue source.
3 Ways To Foster Healthcare Innovation
News  |  9/4/2013
As some organizations struggle to innovate in today's complex regulatory landscape, others forge ahead.
Microsoft-Nokia Deal: Impact On Government IT
Commentary  |  9/4/2013
Microsoft's Nokia agreement could lead to a larger role in federal agencies' mobility plans.
5 MLB Analytics Practices That Work For Businesses
Commentary  |  9/4/2013
Best practices now embraced by baseball managers can be used by executives in all lines of business.
5 Lessons CIOs And CMOs Should Share
Commentary  |  9/4/2013
IT and marketing chiefs can do their jobs more effectively by teaching each other on some key matters., Workday Keep Cloud Momentum Rolling
Commentary  |  9/4/2013
The latest Salesforce and Workday results echo InformationWeek research: Cloud apps are moving beyond SMBs and into hard-core areas like ERP.

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