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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in December 2012
Email Overload: Disease Or Symptom?
Commentary  |  12/20/2012
Email overload is a symptom of larger management dysfunctions. Why are your employees spending so much time covering themselves for every little thing?
10 Year-End To-Do Items For IT Leaders
Commentary  |  12/20/2012
It's time to reflect, give thanks, recharge and come out of the gate swinging in 2013.
Best Of InformationWeek 2012: 12 Must-Reads
News  |  12/20/2012
Catch up on the best of what InformationWeek had to offer this year, from profiles of top CIOs to investigations of tech security gone wrong.
2012's Most Memorable Reader Comments
News  |  12/19/2012
From Apple's iPad Mini to outsourcing, you had plenty to say. Take a look back at some of this year's heated technology discussions.
5 Ways To Stay Ahead Of Consumerization Of IT
Commentary  |  12/19/2012
Here's how to seize on the user trend as an opportunity rather than a problem.
PR Gone Wild, 2012: 12 Hall Of Shamers
Commentary  |  12/18/2012
We get a lot of bad public relations pitches during a year, but these 12 speak for themselves. Enjoy, but please think carefully before paying for a FaceTime facelift.
Internet Of Things: Coming To Pool Near You?
Commentary  |  12/18/2012
IT pros need to start conversations about how networked devices might change their businesses, no matter how unlikely the application might be.
Should You Buy A 7-Inch Or 10-Inch Tablet?
Commentary  |  12/17/2012
Hear me out on this one, tablet shoppers: You should buy a 7-inch tablet and a 10-inch tablet.
7 Ways Outsourcing Has Changed
Commentary  |  12/17/2012
The old role of outsourcers -- doing repetitive stuff overseas because it is a lot cheaper -- is history. See what's coming to take its place.
Amazon Details Cloud Bills By The Hour
News  |  12/14/2012
AWS uses operational data to deposit hourly usage information in a customer's S3 storage account. Customers can request alerts when thresholds are crossed.
Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage
News  |  12/13/2012
Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future.
6 Ways IT Still Fails The Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2012
IT leaders should prepare their teams to avoid these mistakes in 2013.
Health IT Bubble Is No Bubble At All
Commentary  |  12/12/2012
Unlike the disappointing tech startups of the late 1990s, healthcare IT will continue to grow because it addresses problems the medical industry has yet to solve.
Tell Me Again Why CEOs Should Tweet
Commentary  |  12/12/2012
Social media matters, but that doesn't mean it's every CEO's job to participate.
All I Want For Christmas Is Less Email
Commentary  |  12/11/2012
When it comes to managing the email onslaught, we have met the enemy, and he is us. Needed now: Willpower.
Union Pacific Opens Austin Software Development Center
News  |  12/11/2012
CIO Lynden Tennison goes where the talent is to build his development team.
9 Inspiring Innings With SF Giants CIO Bill Schlough
Commentary  |  12/10/2012
After getting to know Bill Schlough, InformationWeek's L.A. baseball diehard Fritz Nelson has just one question: Why isn't this guy with the Dodgers?
San Francisco Giants' Bill Schlough: InformationWeek IT Chief Of The Year
News  |  12/7/2012
The Giants' CIO and his team are innovating in areas such as analytics-based scouting and in-stadium wireless, keeping the World Series champions ahead of the game.
Outlook 2013: IT Is Still Too Internally Focused
News  |  12/6/2012
Tech spending is looking up, but IT must focus more on customers and less on internal systems.
Does Microsoft Really Need To Make Its Own Hardware?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012
Without some fundamental added value, Microsoft's hardware offerings are likely to go the way of the Zune.
Silicon Valley Needs To Get Out More
Commentary  |  12/6/2012
The next great technology problems to solve are out there in rail yards, power plants and farm fields. If Silicon Valley is going to drive this "Internet of things," it needs to build closer ties with companies in established industries.
Mark Hurd Interview: Oracle Leading Or Following?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012
Oracle President Mark Hurd talks strategy with InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson and some CIO customers. Watch the interview and read our analysis.
CIOs As Rainmakers: The New Meme, Deconstructed
Commentary  |  12/5/2012
When your CEO or CFO asks you to be a rainmaker, it's a call for help. Wrap it all in context and respond in a holistic way.
Always Connected, But Always Distracted
Commentary  |  12/4/2012
Take a step back and ask what's more important: taking in what's online or taking in what's right in front of you?
Cloud Collaboration Tools: Big Hopes, Big Needs
Commentary  |  12/4/2012
Cloud-based collaboration tools give enterprises valuable advantages, but vendors must step up now to answer some key questions on security and integration.
4 Steps To Build A BYOD Business Case
Commentary  |  12/4/2012
Use these strategies to gather the support you'll need for a successful bring-your-own-device program.
CIO Strategy: 5 Ways To Transform Your 2013
Commentary  |  12/3/2012
Take the reins in these key areas and you will win a place back at the big table in leading your company's technology efforts.


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