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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in January 2011
Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All
Commentary  |  1/31/2011
New CEO Leo Apotheker finally talks about HP's future but says nothing about the enterprise. Instead, he says HP will out-cool Apple. Word up.
Intel Discloses Flaw In Sandy Bridge Chipset
News  |  1/31/2011
Fixing the 6 Series chipset design error will cause a $300 million revenue drop in the first quarter, said the company.
Healthcare Software Venture Funding Jumps 19%
News  |  1/31/2011
The gain in 2010 was driven by the increased market for digitized medical records and other health IT services, reported Dow Jones VentureSource.
IBM To Invest $150 Million In U.S. Entrepreneurs
News  |  1/31/2011
Big Blue will fund educational and mentoring services through President Obama's Startup America program.
Global CIO: The Software Revolution: Can SAP Light The Fuse?
Commentary  |  1/30/2011
Three emerging technologies have sparked a new generation of incredibly fast enterprise apps with huge disruptive potential—and SAP plans to lead this revolution.
For Doctors, EHR Adoption Isn't A Spectator Sport
Commentary  |  1/28/2011
Selecting and adopting an electronic health records system is critical to the health of a physician's practice.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Need A Time Machine To Catch Us, Says IBM
Commentary  |  1/27/2011
Ellison's vowed to remake Oracle in the fashion of circa-1960 IBM: a true systems company. But IBM says it's impossible for Ellison to overcome that 50-year head start.
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
Steve Jobs Should Take A Cue From AIG's Cancer-Stricken CEO
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
Robert Benmosche's forthrightness about his illness is in stark contrast to the Apple chief’s secrecy.
Global CIO: Apple iOS Crushes Google Android In Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2011
The iPad continued to surge into the enterprise as Q4 activations jumped more than 50%, while Windows Mobile devices dropped out of Top 10, says Good Technology report.
Facebook Makes Credits Sole Legal Currency
News  |  1/25/2011
Developers must pay the social media giant a 30% cut whenever online game players use the virtual money.
Global CIO: Steve Jobs' Legacy: 10 Ways He's Rocked Our World
Commentary  |  1/23/2011
The profound influence of Apple's brilliant founder and CEO has changed how corporations of all kinds approach strategy, design, and customer engagement.
Global CIO: Google's Eric Schmidt: Top 10 Reasons Mobile Is Always #1
Commentary  |  1/22/2011
"The answer should always be mobile first," outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last year—and his compelling arguments are even more persuasive today.
Global CIO: FedEx CIO Explains The Real Power Of Cloud
Commentary  |  1/21/2011
Tempted to dismiss the ‘private cloud’ as the latest IT blather? Rob Carter has a new data center in Colorado that begs to differ.
AMD Beats Wall Street Estimates
News  |  1/21/2011
The microprocessor maker delivers solid earnings, offers few details on the recent resignation of CEO Dirk Meyer.
Global CIO: IBM Zings Oracle And HP Over Limited Vision
Commentary  |  1/20/2011
Calling Oracle "a one-trick pony" and saying HP's failed to invest wisely, IBM's hardware chief says IBM's surging hardware revenue is a sign of things to come.
Global CIO: HP & Microsoft Launch Broad Fleet Of Application Appliances
Commentary  |  1/18/2011
The new HP-branded optimized systems are aimed at BI, data warehousing, Exchange, and database consolidation, with one priced at almost $2 million.
Steve Jobs Should Be Apple's Last Rock Star CEO
Commentary  |  1/18/2011
His vision and design instincts laid the groundwork for the device maker's historic turnaround, but now Jobs' company needs a different kind of leader to grow beyond its fanboy base.
Analysis: Google Dropping H.264 Support In Chrome Is Shortsighted
Commentary  |  1/18/2011
Google's singular focus on WebM misses the big picture, and is a real misstep for a company that aims for universally accessible information.
Global CIO: HP's New Strategy Will Intensify Battles With IBM And Oracle
Commentary  |  1/17/2011
HP will pump up investments in high-growth technologies and shift some top-level managers as part of new CEO Leo Apotheker's growth strategy.
Down To Business: IT Spending's Heading Up, But Is It Headed In The Right Direction?
Commentary  |  1/14/2011
The true measure of enterprise IT vitality will be whether CIOs get serious about rebalancing their spending mix.
Intel Soars To Record Earnings
News  |  1/14/2011
Business spending, particularly in the data center group, led the chipmaker to income and revenue peaks in the fourth quarter.
11 Steps To Calculate Cloud ROI
News  |  1/13/2011
Migrating to the cloud for pure cost savings? Be honest about the true budget picture--positive or negative.
11 Steps To Calculate Cloud ROI
News  |  1/13/2011
Migrating to the cloud for pure cost savings? Be honest about the true budget picture--positive or negative.
CIO Profiles: Donagh Herlihy Of Avon Products
News  |  1/13/2011
A focus on growth is essential right now, says Herlihy.
Global CIO: Inside SAP: 2,500 iPads Are Only The Beginning
Commentary  |  1/13/2011
SAP's CIO says those 2,500 iPads will soon be joined by Blackberry Playbooks and Android devices and more--and here's how he and his team are making it all happen.
MySpace Confirms Sale Rumors
News  |  1/13/2011
News Corp. is exploring options for unloading the money-losing social media property, said MySpace.
Facebook Paid $8.5 Million For
News  |  1/12/2011
The social media company acquired the URL from the American Farm Bureau Federation in late 2010.
Global CIO: iPads As A Better Tool For Face-To-Face Collaboration
Commentary  |  1/12/2011
Think of one-on-one sessions, like doctor-patient or salesperson and a prospect. Will a tablet work better than a laptop?
Global CIO: Microsoft Launching Cloud Attack On Enterprise Stack
Commentary  |  1/12/2011
CEO Steve Ballmer is realigning Microsoft's enterprise products as he prepares to take on IBM, Oracle, and SAP for major enterprise deals.
Global CIO: The PC Is Dying: Long Live The iPad!
Commentary  |  1/10/2011
In April, Apple was expected to sell maybe 15 million iPads in 2011. Three months later, the number was 36 million. Today, do I hear 55 million?
Global CIO: The Top 10 CIO Issues For 2011
Commentary  |  1/9/2011
Blazing performance, the Chief Acceleration Officer, hybrid clouds, optimized systems, The iPad Explosion, analytics, and others lead our list of CIO priorities or 2011.
Silicon Valley Crackup: Oracle & HP Killing 25-Year Alliance?
Commentary  |  1/6/2011
After nearly three decades of close collaboration, the HP-Oracle alliance is disintegrating in the wake of severe friction between top-level executives at each company.
Global CIO: The Case For Copying Apple's App Store
Commentary  |  1/6/2011
Manpower's IT team is adopting the App Store model internally, making it part of how technology runs in a global company. Should you?
Zynga To Acquire Social Web Browser Flock
News  |  1/6/2011
Deal marks the game developer's eighth purchase in eight months.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Should Acquire Dell (And 10 Other Crackpot Ideas)
Commentary  |  1/5/2011
The acquisition would triple Oracle's revenue and spike its market share, says Motley Fool. But, there's just one problem: the deal would be a terrible fit.
Down To Business: CES Goes Over The Top With 'Greenest' Claims
Commentary  |  1/5/2011
Are there no limits to the industry's sanctimonious eco-friendly posturing?
Global CIO: World Of Warcraft, Not The DoD, Will Drive IT
Commentary  |  1/4/2011
Our intrepid CIO, Stu Laura, on why the people who understand things like space age algorithms and voice and facial recognition will be the masters of the future IT universe
Global CIO: The Year Of iPad: Apple Booms In Business And In China
Commentary  |  1/4/2011
With 40,000 iPad-specific apps available, most of the Fortune 100 deploying iPads, and its China business soaring, Apple is becoming a huge force in enterprise IT.
Innovation Mandate: An Interview With NASA's CTO For IT, Chris Kemp
News  |  1/3/2011
From a technology perspective, I see every new space craft and new mission as a new way to connect with the public.
Global CIO: How 'Call Of Duty' Is Driving Global Innovation
Commentary  |  1/3/2011
The military-industrial complex is now the entertainment-industrial complex, writes Andy Kessler, and video games are turning global business upside-down.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's 10-Point Plan For World Domination
Commentary  |  1/2/2011
Revenue and profits are soaring, new products are everywhere, and as always Ellison's talking some trash—will his model become the industry norm?

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