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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in November 2010
Twitter Uncertainty Spooking Investors
News  |  11/29/2010
Venture capital for Twitter startups has dropped 50%, largely due to confusion about the microblogging service's purpose and functions, reports CBI Insights.
Global CIO: The Rise Of Analytics Triggers The Fall Of The Tactical CIO
Commentary  |  11/19/2010
The Year's Top Tech Stories: Top-priority analytics projects are accelerating the need for CIOs to drop the "alignment" anchor and begin driving strategy, revenue, and profit. (#5 on our Top 10 list.)
Benioff Vs. Ellison: This Round Goes To Salesforce
Commentary  |  11/18/2010 CEO defends cloud computing as a better economic model, contrary to Oracle's appliances.
Credit Card Transactions Likely In Future Public Clouds
Commentary  |  11/17/2010
The PCI Security Standards Council has recognized virtualization as a safe technology; can cloud computing be far behind?
Web 2.0: Facebook CEO Says E-mail Is Too Complicated
Commentary  |  11/17/2010
"Almost every major product vertical is going to be rethought to be social," said Mark Zuckerberg. "Get on the bus."
Global CIO: SAP's Striking Turnaround Triggered By Customer-Centric Strategy
Commentary  |  11/17/2010
The Year's Top Tech Stories: A year ago, SAP was rudderless and lost. Today, under new co-CEOs, innovation is back and frustrated customers are now excited and delighted. (#6 on our Top 10 list.)
Top 5 Reasons Intel Is Winning And 4 Potential Pitfalls
Commentary  |  11/16/2010
Wins include the dominance of the Xeon server processor and research into data centers on a chip, while stumbling blocks center on a second-place communications chip business and settling on a potential successor to CEO Paul Otellini.
Global CIO: IBM Leads IT Industry With Surge In Analytics & Hardware
Commentary  |  11/16/2010
The Year's Top Tech Stories: IBM proved reports of its hardware demise were simple-minded delusions and continued to expand its transformative analytics business. (#7 on our Top 10 list.)
Global CIO: Top 10 Tech Stories Of The Year #8: The Mobile Revolution
Commentary  |  11/11/2010
Mobile devices and applications aren't just turning the IT world upside down—they're disrupting huge markets and industries. Which side of this revolution are you on?
Global CIO: Top 10 Stories Of The Year #9: The CIO Transformation
Commentary  |  11/11/2010
If you still believe in the old saw that "the CIO's job is to align IT with the business," then you might be on the endangered-species list.
Global CIO: Our S.O.S. For Application Consolidation
Commentary  |  11/10/2010
Following our divestiture from Bristol-Myers Squibb, our company took a big and bold approach to reduce our software portfolio.
Exclusive Data: iPad Indifference? Tablets Replacing Few PCs In Business
Commentary  |  11/9/2010
IT pros don't expect iPads or other tablets to win out over PCs, even for niche uses or mobile workers. That's a danger sign.
Global CIO: 'Net Neutrality' A Ballot Bomb: Supporters Shellacked At Polls
Commentary  |  11/9/2010
In last week's elections, all 95 Congressional candidates who had promised to support 'net neutrality' initiatives were defeated. Are we getting the picture here?
Global CIO: Top 10 Stories Of 2010: New Strategies, Platforms, & CEOs
Commentary  |  11/9/2010
Our list of this year's top IT issues sheds some bright light on the technologies and companies CIOs will be betting on in 2011.
Global CIO: Steve Jobs Creating New-Age Broadcasting Network?
Commentary  |  11/7/2010
Apple's massive new $1 billion data center could become the hub for an all-streaming broadcast network, says big-thinker Nick Carr.
Global CIO: Google Shows Its Cloud Frustration With Lawsuit
Commentary  |  11/5/2010
Google's recent lawsuit against the U.S. government shows a problem it faces trying to sell online-only apps to businesses and governments. Relief could be in sight.
Down To Business: Give Microsoft Some Credit
Commentary  |  11/4/2010
It may not be on the cutting edge of most technology movements, but posting the highest quarterly revenue and profit in company history isn't tantamount to embarking on the Bataan Death March.
Budgets Are Up; Now The Pressure's On
Commentary  |  11/4/2010
Smart IT leaders will carve out projects that let their companies find new customers or better serve existing ones without busting the budget
Global CIO: HP CEO Leo Apotheker's Agenda: What Will He Do First?
Commentary  |  11/3/2010
He said he'll travel the world to meet HP stakeholders, and spoke broadly (oracularly?) about HP's future in software and 'the stack.'
Global CIO: Will The Oracle-HP Alliance Survive The Oracle-SAP Trial?
Commentary  |  11/3/2010
In this bizarre love triangle, the Oracle-HP alliance supporting 100,000 customers might be the biggest casualty of the Oracle-SAP legal battle.
Global CIO: Under The Oracle-SAP Radar: Can Workday Scale Into Financials?
Commentary  |  11/2/2010
With many Fortune 500 companies using its SaaS HR apps, Workday is developing a suite of financial applications as well—plus an IPO.
Global CIO: SAP: The Top 10 Reasons We'll Beat Oracle In Applications
Commentary  |  11/1/2010
SAP says its strength in on-demand applications, mobility, and business analytics, plus a huge difference in philosophy, will keep it ahead of Oracle in enterprise apps.

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