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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in February 2013
CIO Profiles: Keith J. Figlioli Of Premier
News  |  2/28/2013
Don't waste this healthcare alliance CIO's time with overhyped marketing promises.
20 People Who Changed Tech: James Watt
Commentary  |  2/28/2013
In this first of a series on the great technical minds of history, Howard Anderson chronicles the enormous impact of the inventor of the steam engine.
Yahoo Flap Misses The Bigger Point
Commentary  |  2/28/2013
New CEO Marissa Mayer wants all company employees to work in the office. This isn't about exercising control; it's about setting a tone for change.
Marc Benioff Gets Back On Track
Commentary  |  2/27/2013 CEO focuses more on the customer and less on social. Here's why that should resonate with CIOs.
How To Improve The IT Decision-Making Process
Commentary  |  2/27/2013
"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful." --George E. P. Box
Immigration Reform: Find The Middle Ground
Commentary  |  2/27/2013
A 'virtual march' on Washington aims to bring more highly skilled technical workers into the U.S. It's time for a constructive debate rather than more vitriol.
Could A MOOC Ease Your Talent Problems?
News  |  2/26/2013
Boston's EdX partnership with MIT should spur CIOs to consider creating their own massive open online courses to fill skills gaps.
Federal CIO Q&A: Security, Sequestration And More
News  |  2/25/2013
Biggest challenge in realizing agile, efficient government IT continues to be the required cultural change, says Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel.
4 IT Leadership Failures That Make Employees Leave
Commentary  |  2/25/2013
When it comes to creating IT job satisfaction, it's not what CIOs and other IT leaders say. It's what they do.
Big Data Myths Persist
News  |  2/21/2013
Big data hype has reached a level where some customers are actually avoiding labeling projects as big data, Tibco executives say.
P&G CIO: There's A Better Way To Create Software
Commentary  |  2/13/2013
Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini thinks cooperation among the likes of Disney, FedEx and Goldman Sachs could push software vendors to build more relevant analytics software --and build it faster.
Dell's Future: 3 Wild Cards CIOs Should Understand
Commentary  |  2/12/2013
As Dell pursues going private, Microsoft's $2 billion stake isn't the only thing that should give enterprises pause.
3 Ways That IT Still Fails Itself
Commentary  |  2/11/2013
Sometimes we in IT act as our own worst enemy. IT leaders must study these mistakes with brutal honesty.
Lean IT: Think Big About Agility
Commentary  |  2/11/2013
Cloud, DevOps, Agile and Lean Startup methodologies all aim to make companies more adaptive. But alone, no one of them can deliver on that promise.
7 Moves Dell Must Make Now
News  |  2/7/2013
Dell's decision to go private was a bold step, but the company must continue making aggressive decisions to succeed.
P&G CEO Shares 3 Steps To Analytics-Driven Business
Commentary  |  2/7/2013
CEO Bob McDonald makes the case that analytics needs to move from the periphery of operations to the "center of how business gets done."
Your First 100 Days As CIO: Must-Do Items
Commentary  |  2/5/2013
New CIOs should start preparing during the interview process, say two McKinsey consultants. How good are your listening skills?
CIO Profiles: Ken Harris of Shaklee
News  |  2/4/2013
Hands-on attention from higher-ups key to IT project success, says CIO for natural nutrition company Shaklee.
10 Mobility Trends CIOs Should Watch
News  |  2/4/2013
Tablets will lose steam, BYOD will become ubiquitous and mobile rollouts will get less expensive, says Yankee Group analyst.
Unlock The Value Of Data: Share It
Commentary  |  2/4/2013
How can your business open up data to others? It's more than time to ask.
The Taxman Cometh For Big Data-Driven Companies
Commentary  |  2/1/2013
Data-driven commerce is an economic good, not a bad, so we shouldn't consider taxing it like carbon emissions.
10 Crucial Questions Agile Developers Should Ask Employers
Commentary  |  2/1/2013
Find out whether that agile development job you're interviewing for might be a nightmare in the making.

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