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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in January 2015
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Google Dinged by Nexus 6, Glass Disappointments
News  |  1/30/2015
High R&D expenditures and botched Nexus 6 smartphone sales dent Google's fourth quarter numbers.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
Dear Marketing: You're Doomed (If You Don't Change)
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Marketing pros and the technologists who support them are killing us with irrelevancy and no opt-in. Quit it, or risk the black hole.
Microsoft HoloLens Vs. Google Glass: No Comparison
News  |  1/29/2015
Microsoft's HoloLens and Google Glass both are headsets. But with its ability to respond to wearers' voices, hands, and eyes, the HoloLens has a brighter future.
How CIOs Can Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
Choosing to embrace cloud computing gets you only halfway there. Now you must reframe your strategy: Core business over costs, and employee productivity over control.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
When Agile Falls Short: iRise CEO
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
As iRise launches its ambitious cloud-based visualization platform, CEO Emmet Keeffe tells us agile doesn't actually work on the vast majority of projects.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
News  |  1/27/2015
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
News  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Drones, Phones & More: What Tech Will Last A Century?
Slideshows  |  1/26/2015
The first transcontinental phone call was made 100 years ago this week. What technology including the phone will make it another 100 years?
5 Reasons Tech Vendors Exaggerate
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
From overeager marketing to the need for differentiation, vendors often overstate a product's capabilities. Vendors and buyers alike need to be more honest with each other -- and themselves.
Chromebooks Win For California Students
Commentary  |  1/23/2015
In an area where computers at home aren't common, Chromebooks in the classroom are making a measurable difference in student performance.
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
NFL Cheating Scandal: 4 Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
What can CIOs learn from Deflategate, a cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots?
Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups.
Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and that's a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
Millennials In IT: How To Talk To Old People
Slideshows  |  1/21/2015
There are certain phrases that are like passwords to the heart of your IT managers. And, no, I'm not talking about, "I bought you a fresh box of adult diapers."
How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.
IoTivity Preps For IoT Standards Showdown
News  |  1/20/2015
Open-source IoTivity framework is built to ensure interoperability among devices and services across the Internet of Things. But it's got competitors. Who will win?
9 CIO Tech Priorities For 2015
Slideshows  |  1/20/2015
What's on the agenda for CIOs this year? Top executives at last week's NRF Big Show had plenty of advice for retailers, but these tips apply to any customer-facing company.
Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
Commentary  |  1/19/2015
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
The Trouble With Dashboards
Commentary  |  1/17/2015
Gleaming executive dashboards are often based on no data whatsoever, and they tell us nothing useful.
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
Enterprise Drones: What CIOs Should Know
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Flying drones are coming to the enterprise: Will CIOs and the FAA be ready?
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
Marriott Reverses Personal WiFi Blocking
News  |  1/15/2015
Marriott Hotels will no longer prevent guests from using their personal wireless access points, but it will continue exploring security solutions.
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
PC Market Continues Slow, Steady Growth
News  |  1/14/2015
An uptick in PC market growth is good news, but analysts predict slow progress in the coming year.
Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
News  |  1/14/2015
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
IBM Renews Mainframe With z13
News  |  1/14/2015
Here's a look inside IBM's new 141-core computer.
3 Tips For Minding The IT Skills Gap
Commentary  |  1/14/2015
In the digital enterprise, CIOs must help IT staffers expand their abilities and value soft skills as much as tech acumen.
Three Pillars Of Open Source Governance
Commentary  |  1/13/2015
As more commercial businesses spring up around open source software, these guidelines will ensure communities stay vibrant and open.
Amazon Trumps Microsoft With C4 Virtual Servers
News  |  1/13/2015
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
Microsoft Protests Bug Disclosure By Google
News  |  1/12/2015
After Google discloses Win 8.1 vulnerability two days prior to planned patch, Microsoft argues in favor of vulnerability publication schedules.
Verizon Cloud Outage Draws Overblown Angst
Commentary  |  1/12/2015
Verizon Cloud's planned 40-hour outage set off outraged critics, but long-term implications will make the cloud service more stable and more competitive.
Rebuilding Trust In Your Organization
Commentary  |  1/12/2015
Can management rebuild trust in an organization when it has been lost?
Microsoft Matches Amazon With Cloud Crypto Key Storage
News  |  1/9/2015
Microsoft's Azure cloud adds encryption key storage service, Docker Linux containers, and other features to better compete with Amazon.
How To Build A Data-Driven Dream Team
Commentary  |  1/9/2015
Like any good sports team, your data team needs a leader, a common goal, and group chemistry.
CommonWell: Healthcare Interoperability Or Bust
Commentary  |  1/8/2015
Peter Bernhardt of CommonWell Health Alliance, a group of clinical and health IT organizations, talks about its goal of better data exchange and application integration.
Intel's $300 Million Diversity Plan Looks Impossible
Commentary  |  1/7/2015
Intel's goal of having a culturally representative workforce in place by 2020 is laudable. But given the challenges that must be overcome, it seems unlikely.
Health IT: How Developing Markets Can Trump US
Commentary  |  1/6/2015
With the US market hostile to health IT innovation today, entrepreneurs should look to the developing world for markets and opportunities.
Cuba Calling? Not So Fast...
News  |  1/6/2015
Lack of infrastructure and enterprise communications capabilities will make a tough go for companies interested in taking advantage of loosening restrictions.
The Other Side Of Real Estate Big Data
News  |  1/6/2015
Real estate agents are finding new success by tapping into the power of big data analytics.
Robots Down On The Farm
News  |  1/6/2015
By 2020, robots will handle many more farming tasks. Take a look.
Data Centers Slash Energy Usage
News  |  1/6/2015
Modern data centers use open and green tech to respond faster to customer needs while cutting 40% of electricity use.
UPMC: New Leaders, Same Big Health Tech Ambitions
News  |  1/6/2015
Long a pioneer in adopting electronic medical records, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is on the verge of making them work together in new ways.
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