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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in December 2010
COD Black Ops Crosses $1 Billion Mark
News  |  12/22/2010
The latest Call of Duty video game ties the movie "Avatar" as the fastest entertainment products to hit the million-dollar revenue mark.
Google Voice Extends Free Calling Through 2011
News  |  12/22/2010
Hoping to grab share from Skype in the VoIP space, Google's giving Gmail users another year of service at no charge.
Innovation Mandate: Is America's STEM Education Deficit Overblown?
Commentary  |  12/17/2010
In the second of our two-part series, we explore what needs to be done to solidify this nation's technical grounding
Google, MySpace Renew Search Deal
News  |  12/17/2010
Contract terms cover display and search advertising, but no longer include guaranteed payments, say reports.
Global CIO: Oracle Seeks New Whipping Boy As SAP Thrives
Commentary  |  12/16/2010
Why has Oracle stopped crowing about its competitive thrashings of SAP? Maybe Oracle's turned cuddly—but more likely, SAP's turned the competitive tables.
Practical Analysis: Choosing SaaS Apps Is IT's Work
News  |  12/16/2010
LOB partners tend to fall in love with an app’s interface and functionality, but they don’t know enough about things like integration and user authentication.
CIO Profiles: Michael Restuccia Of The University Of Pennsylvania Health System
News  |  12/16/2010
You're never completely sure how to proceed--so don't let that hold you back, he advises.
The Morphing IT Budget: It's About More Than Opex
News  |  12/16/2010
Buying computing resources as services shifts expenditures from capital to operating. What does that mean for CIOs and their financial clout?
The Morphing IT Budget: It's About More Than Opex
News  |  12/16/2010
Buying computing resources as services shifts expenditures from capital to operating. What does that mean for CIOs and their financial clout?
Global CIO: An Open Letter To IBM CEO Sam Palmisano
Commentary  |  12/16/2010
We ask IBM's chairman and CEO about analytics, competition, mobility, and how the pursuit of a Smarter Planet will extend the transformation of the world's most-influential IT company.
Atos Origin To Buy Siemens IT Services Unit
News  |  12/15/2010
The $1.1 billion deal, which gives Siemens a 15% stake and a place on Atos' board, is expected to create an outsourcing powerhouse and step up competition with IBM in Europe.
3D TVs Fail To Draw Holiday Shoppers
News  |  12/15/2010
Retailers report sluggish sales on televisions with the latest bells and whistles.
Global CIO: Is Larry Ellison Hurting Oracle By Hammering Competitors?
Commentary  |  12/14/2010
Excellent industry analyst Josh Greenbaum says Ellison's recent words and deeds are doing damage to Oracle, but I believe the opposite is true.
Acer Shoots For 20% Of 2011 Tablet Market
News  |  12/14/2010
The world's number two PC maker also expects its China business unit will comprise 20% of its total sales by 2015.
Broadcom Unveils Affordable Android Processor
News  |  12/14/2010
Dual-core chip aims to bring advanced applications to low-cost, mainstream smartphones.
Global CIO: HP Claims Server Supremacy And Tells IBM: Migrate THIS!
Commentary  |  12/13/2010
HP says 100 IBM mainframe customers have switched to HP this year, and offers details on three as a counterpoint to IBM's "Migration Factory" claims.
Postal Service Names CIO
News  |  12/13/2010
Ellis Burgoyne, who started his USPS career 32 years ago as a letter carrier, was promoted as part of an overhaul of the agency's executive team.
Global CIO: Apple, IBM, Or Microsoft: Who Has #1 Most-Valuable Software Product?
Commentary  |  12/12/2010
The top software-product franchise gets a value of $110 billion, and both Oracle and Microsoft have two entries in the Top 6. But who's #1?
Server Den: HP Fires Back At Oracle: 'Ellison Bought A Money Losing Business'
Commentary  |  12/10/2010
Hewlett-Packard appears to have had enough of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s bashing, and is answering back in a statement that minces no words.
Red Hat Stock Gets Upgrade
News  |  12/10/2010
Analysts expect good things from the Linux developer due to its strength in renewing major contracts.
Innovation Mandate: American Students Score 'C' In Math And Science
Commentary  |  12/9/2010
In the first of a two-part series on STEM education, we look at the dim U.S. results on the latest PISA tests and ask: What's a country to do?
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Vows To 'Go After' HP; Is Alliance Dead?
Commentary  |  12/8/2010
Calling HP's high-end computers vulnerable, slow, and expensive, Ellison promised to pound HP in the marketplace—this is an "alliance?"
Global CIO: Top 10 Tech Stories Of The Year: The Complete List
Commentary  |  12/8/2010
The cloud, mobile, IBM, Oracle-Sun, SAP, the death of the tactical CIO, HP's CEO shuffle, Apple's rise in the enterprise, and optimized systems were all among 2010's top tech stories. Here's the full list with links to more than 150 analytical and opinionated columns.
Global CIO #1 Story Of The Year: The Surge To Optimized Systems
Commentary  |  12/7/2010
IBM and Oracle are leading this new wave of highly integrated hardware-software combos that boost performance and cut busywork—and most other IT vendors are racing to catch up.
Wolfe's Den: Cisco Seeks To Rule The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/7/2010
The networking behemoth intends to automate cloud deployment, as spotlighted via its just-announced partnership with BMC. We chat with Lew Tucker, Cisco's chief technology officer of cloud computing, who talks about cloud-o-nomics, interoperability standards and how Cisco aims to be the go-to supplier of equipment to cloud providers.
Global CIO: Steve Jobs Calls Out Google And iPad Rocks The Enterprise
Commentary  |  12/6/2010
Top 10 Stories Of The Year #2: As Apple's revenue scales to $100 billion, Google emerges as primary competitor and IT emerges as massive opportunity.
Groupon Passes On Google Acquisition Bid
News  |  12/6/2010
The reported $6 billion offer wasn't sweet enough to convince the daily deal site to sell.
Global CIO: HP Ousts Hurd And Seeks Software Strategy: Top 10 Story #3
Commentary  |  12/5/2010
HP's CEO-suite melodrama resulted in the company now being run by a software executive. Meanwhile, HP's numbers stayed strong.
Google Adds To Social Network Names
News  |  12/3/2010
Founder Sergey Brin is said to be deeply involved in development of what's now being called Google +1.
Global CIO: Insights From 3 Great CIOs: P&G, FedEx, HP
Commentary  |  12/3/2010
Each an IW Chief of the Year, they share insight on legacy tech, slow IT, and opportunities ahead.
Global CIO Top 10 Stories: Oracle Buys Sun For Systems Push
Commentary  |  12/2/2010
More than a simple linear takeover, Oracle-Sun has accelerated some widespread transformations in the IT business—can Larry Ellison take full advantage?
A Glimpse At Procter & Gamble's Innovation Facilities
News  |  12/2/2010
From the demonstration room to the 'handshake room.'
Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini: 2010 Chief Of The Year
News  |  12/2/2010
How does Filippo Passerini and his team hope to digitize the company end to end? Not by playing it safe.
Secret CIO: What Makes For A High-Performing IT Manager?
Commentary  |  12/2/2010
Our intrepid CIO's views on the attributes that put IT pros on the fast track--and the qualities holding some of them back.
CIO Profiles: Marc Brown Of Del Monte
News  |  12/2/2010
Just being adequate won't get you anywhere, Brown advises.
Wolfe's Den: Why Oracle's Sun Servers Are Sinking (And Why That's A Good Thing)
Commentary  |  12/2/2010
Gartner reports scary Q3 sales news for the server business Oracle took control of when it acquired Sun Microsystems, but Larry Ellison's focus on optimized systems such as Exadata is the reason Oracle needn't worry.
Facebook To Lose Director Of Engineering
News  |  12/2/2010
Aditya Agarwal is moving on after more than five years in the position.
Global CIO: IBM Details Raids On Customers From HP And Oracle
Commentary  |  12/2/2010
IBM gives customers names and says its "Migration Factory" wins over HP and Oracle/Sun have averaged almost $1 million in revenue.
Twitter Value Pushed To $4 Billion By Investors
News  |  12/1/2010
Venture capitalist John Doerr, determined to own a piece of the microblogging service, is at the center of a bidding war.


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