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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in October 2010
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Commentary  |  10/31/2010
Do you E2.0? If so, I need your help. InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey to determine what's important to you when you're choosing Enterprise 2.0 applications, and how vendors stack up against a list of criteria rating the performance, applicability, cost, and reliability of their software.
Global CIO: Can HP's CEO Survive? The Board Talks It Over
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Secret surveillance reveals the HP board's contentious conversation about their legally embattled CEO, whose troubles might be only just beginning.
Secret CIO: Making The Most Out Of A Flawed Budget Process
Commentary  |  10/28/2010
Our company doesn't shoot from the hip, nor does it waste inordinate amounts of time negotiating budget charge-outs.
Global CIO: President Obama's Dangerous Campaign Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
Global CIO: In Larry Ellison's Legal Battle With SAP, HP Is Collateral Damage
Commentary  |  10/27/2010
Ellison says Oracle will compel new HP CEO Apotheker to testify about what he knew during his SAP tenure—unless HP's board keeps him "far, far away."
Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential Tech Vendors: The Second 10
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
Why Marketing Should Run Its Own Technology
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
A new breed of 'marketing technologist' is emerging. Here are 3 reasons IT should give them control.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
Global CIO: Can Charles Phillips Grow Infor While Avoiding Oracle & SAP?
Commentary  |  10/26/2010
The Oracle ex-president's new company has $2 billion in revenue and 70,000 customers—and suddenly a much higher profile within SAP and Oracle.
Global CIO: As IBM Accelerates Analytics Business, Can Anyone Keep Up?
Commentary  |  10/25/2010
IBM has put analytics at the heart of its corporate strategy and is leveraging its entire $100-billion business to drive the "smarter" solutions that analytics animate.
Global CIO: Oracle And Cisco Join Forces On $1-Trillion Idea
Commentary  |  10/24/2010
Their new plan could create 2 million private-sector American jobs, add $50 billion to the federal treasury, and trigger new investment in the U.S.
Global CIO: SAP Shares Corporate Treasure With Customers
Commentary  |  10/22/2010
SAP's turning its massive database of customer best practices into a rich knowledge base for customers looking to turbocharge the performance of their businesses.
Innovation Mandate Gets Glenn Beck Shout-Out
Commentary  |  10/21/2010
The Fox News commentator, citing InformationWeek Analytics research, says the U.S. has gotten soft. But are we underestimating just how technically strong we really are?
Global CIO: Inside Steve Jobs' Head: The Supremacy Of Software
Commentary  |  10/21/2010
Jobs reveals some of the strategic thinking that's made Apple perhaps the most innovative and wealthy company on the planet.
Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential IT Vendors, Part 2 (Microsoft And HP?)
Commentary  |  10/20/2010
Here are #6 through #10 on our list of the most vital and strategic vendors—and as with Part 1, it includes some surprises re who's in and who's out.
Global CIO: Apple Storms The Enterprise As iPad And iPhone Surge
Commentary  |  10/20/2010
Apple's massive penetration of the world's largest IT departments raises the question: will CIOs drive the future or preserve the status quo?
Global CIO: Steve Jobs Declares War On Google
Commentary  |  10/19/2010
Emphasizing great products and customer experiences vs. Google's "fragmented" approach, Jobs calls out Google as self-centered, disingenuous, and off-target.
Global CIO: 7 Tips For Using The iPad In Business
Commentary  |  10/19/2010
These lessons come compliments of Mercedes-Benz Financial, which has been testing iPads in car dealerships the last four months.
Why Steve Jobs Loves Optimized Systems
Commentary  |  10/19/2010
While much of the attention today surrounding highly engineered and optimized systems centers on big, powerful machines used in data warehousing and OLTP, Apple CEO Steve Jobs reminded the world in yesterday's earnings call that Apple's iPhones, iPods, iPads and Macs have always embodied that model: "And this results in an incredible product at a great price."
Global CIO: The Top 10 Most Influential IT Vendors (Apple And Facebook?)
Commentary  |  10/18/2010
It's no longer just the 10 biggest, but rather the 10 that are most forcefully driving and shaping the business-technology ideas of tomorrow.
Global CIO: Enterprise Apps Not Among Products Google's REALLY Excited About
Commentary  |  10/15/2010
Google went out of its way to highlight a few of its emerging growth businesses and share more detailed financial numbers than usual. Hey, why not enterprise apps?
Global CIO: An Open Letter To HP Chairman Ray Lane
Commentary  |  10/14/2010
While lashing Mark Hurd publicly probably felt good, it achieved little or nothing for HP's customers and employees, and you need to focus on the future.
Google's Marissa Mayer Gets New Job Description
News  |  10/13/2010
The company's longtime VP of search products and user experience is leaving search behind to focus on geo/local products.
Global CIO: On HP Vs. The Media, Michael Arrington Is Simply Wrong
Commentary  |  10/13/2010
Arrington says HP's board is 'bullying' the New York Times for its critical coverage, but I say bully for HP for defending itself.
Global CIO: EMC Taking Plunge Into Red-Hot Optimized Systems Market
Commentary  |  10/12/2010
EMC and recently acquired Greenplum will launch a data-warehousing appliance featuring EMC's storage expertise, says analyst Jason Maynard.
Innovation Mandate: Patrick Byrne Lays It On The Line
News  |  10/12/2010
Our schools are awful and our financial markets are corrupt, insists Overstock.com's outspoken CEO, so no wonder that U.S. technology innovation is in jeopardy.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Be Crucial Witness At Oracle-SAP Trial
Commentary  |  10/12/2010
As the court decides how much SAP must pay Oracle, Ellison will describe the harm done to Oracle by the actions of SAP's former subsidiary.
2011 Spending Rise: Social, Private Cloud, Mobile?
Commentary  |  10/12/2010
IT executives continue to say that IT spending will increase in 2011, but what will they spend their budgets on? What growth initiatives will they look to fund? We've been listening for some hints.
Global CIO: In Oracle Trial, HP Might Pay Higher Price Than SAP
Commentary  |  10/12/2010
While SAP will have to pay archrival Oracle many millions of dollars, HP's paying a steep toll in ongoing distractions tied to its CEO and board.
Global CIO: Are HP And SAP Perfect Match Or Train Wreck?
Commentary  |  10/11/2010
Unless HP intends to become a software powerhouse, its hiring of ex-SAP CEO Apotheker makes zero sense. So where's the benefit for SAP?
Global CIO: As Apple Soars On iPad, Should Microsoft Acquire BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  10/8/2010
Apple might sell a mind-bending 45 million iPads next year, while Microsoft's only smartphone salvation is to buy BlackBerry maker RIM.
Global CIO: IBM & Dell Get In Obama's Face With $1-Trillion Challenge
Commentary  |  10/7/2010
Their plan for helping the White House save $1 trillion includes a haunting scenario for America if no action is taken.
Global CIO: SAP's Sweeping Turnaround: Exclusive Co-CEO Interview
Commentary  |  10/5/2010
Vowing to create "people-centric software," SAP's retooling for greatly accelerated development, deployments, and time to value, says Jim Hagemann Snabe.
Jack Welch Says HP Board Is Dysfunctional
Commentary  |  10/5/2010
Admitting he doesn't understand all the "back room dynamics," management guru Jack Welch says Mark Hurd's dismissal was a result of tensions between Hurd and the HP board, which Welch said "appears to be somewhat dysfunctional." Read on for the transcript from Welch's appearance on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop."
Global CIO: IT As Strategic Support Function
Commentary  |  10/5/2010
IT organizations should be measured based not on how efficient they are, but based instead on how efficient they make the value stream.
Thinnest Material Ever Captures Nobel Physics Prize
News  |  10/5/2010
The invention, just one atom thick, paves way for ultrafast transistors, lighter airplanes, and more fuel-efficient cars.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison And HP CEO: Courtroom Showdown Looming
Commentary  |  10/4/2010
The damages phase of the Oracle-SAP lawsuit, prominently featuring new HP CEO Apotheker, begins in a few weeks—and the sparks will be flying.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Heightened Attacks On HP Doom Alliance
Commentary  |  10/3/2010
With a fresh round of pointed barbs at new HP CEO Leo Apotheker, Larry Ellison shows that Oracle's reclassifying HP from ally to enemy.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Puts HP In Crosshairs Via Slap At New CEO
Commentary  |  10/2/2010
Eleven days after HP and Oracle kiss and make up over Hurd's transfer, HP picks a former Oracle nemesis as CEO—and Ellison's 'speechless' reaction speaks volumes.
Innovation Mandate: Does America Have The Fire For Innovation?
Commentary  |  10/1/2010
About a quarter of respondents to our Innovation Mandate survey view the current and emerging U.S. workforce as complacent when it comes to IT innovation.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To HP CEO Leo Apotheker
Commentary  |  10/1/2010
The IT industry and its customers are changing in profound ways. As you take the helm of the world's largest IT company, here are a few suggestions.
HP CEO Apotheker Sized Up By His SAP Successor
Commentary  |  10/1/2010
When the stunning news came in Thursday night that Hewlett-Packard had picked long-time software executive and former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to lead the $130 billion IT company, I was eager to get the reaction from one of the co-CEOs who replaced Apotheker 8 months ago after he resigned from SAP. Here's what SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott had to say.


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