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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in March 2013
Smartphone Battery Life: Back To The Future
Commentary  |  3/29/2013
Three innovations could help you squeeze a full day's work out of your smartphone battery. Many of us haven't seen that since 2007.
5 Underrated Healthcare Trends From A Top CIO
Commentary  |  3/27/2013
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CIO Dan Drawbaugh shares his thoughts about what the next health IT opportunities will be.
Netflix's Cloud Contest: More Companies Should Follow Suit
Commentary  |  3/26/2013
The economics of open innovation are too compelling to ignore.
8 Reasons Enterprise Architecture Programs Fail
Commentary  |  3/26/2013
Successful enterprise architecture programs marshal the right people, support structures and approaches -- and dispense with the distractions.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Marconi And Tesla
Commentary  |  3/22/2013
In this sixth installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles the pioneers of radio.
CIOs Must Embrace Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/21/2013
The title 'chief digital officer' may yet go the way of the 'chief evangelist,' but the digital business movement is a force CIOs can't ignore.
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
How Should We Measure Clouds?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013
Too often, IT pros start at the bottom and work up. In the cloud, we need to look at the business model and set metrics from there.
Chubb CIO Explains His No-Stress Social Rollout
Commentary  |  3/18/2013
Jim Knight, global CIO for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, says the company's move to Jive as a social business platform is all about innovation and collaboration. Not required: sleepless nights.
Big Data Profile: FICO's Andrew Jennings
News  |  3/18/2013
FICO's chief analytics officer discusses mobility, machine learning, consumer empowerment and why big data is no savior.
Monitoring Vs. Spying: Are Employers Going Too Far?
Commentary  |  3/18/2013
The email brouhaha that erupted at Harvard recently did not meet my definition of spying. If your company monitors, do it with reasonable cause.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Thomas Edison
Commentary  |  3/14/2013
In this fifth installment in our series, Howard Anderson chats up the Wizard of Menlo Park.
7 Tech Trends CIOs Call Overrated
News  |  3/14/2013
IT leaders share their opinions on "the most overrated IT movement." Do some of these buzzwords bug you?
Education CIO Profile: Yale's Len Peters
Commentary  |  3/14/2013
Yale University's CIO discusses his career path, disruptive forces in education technology and more.
Boston, IBM Plot Smarter City
News  |  3/14/2013
Public-private partnerships aim to deliver services that cash-strapped cities can't provide on their own. In Boston, pilot projects tackle energy, traffic and more.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Alexander Graham Bell And Theodore Vail
Commentary  |  3/13/2013
In this fourth installment in our series, Howard Anderson tells how a masterful inventor and a business genius transformed communications.
Can Colleges Tame The Bandwidth Monster?
Commentary  |  3/13/2013
Not likely. But OpenFlow and other new networking technologies provide some hope.
3 Warning Signs Your IT Team Is Job Hunting
News  |  3/12/2013
Do you know how to spot clues that your IT team members may soon leave? Consider this expert advice on IT talent retention.
3 Reasons Your Top IT Pros Leave
News  |  3/12/2013
Here's why your best people might be looking for another job -- and expert advice on how to keep them.
IT Age Discrimination: You're Not The Dinosaur
Commentary  |  3/12/2013
In our discussion of IT ageism, many IT pros say they feel caught in a hiring trap. Don't wait for some big, slow and stupid organization to snap you up.
New Technologies Require New Organizational Approaches
Commentary  |  3/8/2013
The cloud, mobile and big data movements put a premium on speed and innovation, not just efficiency and security.
IBM CEO Rometty Shares Vision Of Big Data Era
News  |  3/8/2013
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says big data and predictive decisions will reshape organizations, and computers that learn, like Watson, will be tech's next big wave.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Samuel Morse
Commentary  |  3/7/2013
In this third installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles a world-class artist turned inventor of a building block for today's computers.
Allscripts' dbMotion Deal Speaks To Larger Trend
Commentary  |  3/7/2013
Healthcare and other companies will have to push more development of the technology they'll need for the challenges ahead.
Why You Should Attend Interop
Commentary  |  3/7/2013
Big data, enterprise mobility and software-defined networking lead the themes for conference sessions and exhibits at Interop Las Vegas 2013.
Goodbye IT, Hello Digital Business
News  |  3/6/2013
Delighting customers is job No. 1. Everything else is secondary.
CIO Profiles: Steve Mills Of Rackspace
News  |  3/6/2013
IT infrastructure on demand is shaking up the hosting services industry, says this CIO.
GM Hiring 1,000 IT Employees In Phoenix Area
News  |  3/6/2013
General Motors puts the last of its four new U.S. tech development centers in Arizona. No Silicon Valley?
No Google, No Microsoft, No Problem: MWC 2013
Commentary  |  3/6/2013
Mobile World Congress 2013 was notable for its workmanlike flavor. What didn't happen there was also conspicuous.
HIMSS: Should Healthcare Be More Like Airline Industry?
Commentary  |  3/5/2013
Such a comparison says not only that the healthcare industry must change, but also that those changes will be dramatic and gut wrenching.
VMware CEO Causes Public Cloud Stir
Commentary  |  3/4/2013
Pat Gelsinger asserts VMware ecosystem must capture customers before public cloud does. Will this be his Mitt Romney 47% moment?
20 People Who Changed Tech: Francis Cabot Lowell
Commentary  |  3/4/2013
In this second installment in our series, Howard Anderson profiles one of the great thieves and populizers of the Industrial Revolution.
IT Age Discrimination Or Employee Inertia?
Commentary  |  3/4/2013
There is bona fide ageism and there is failure to learn new skills in a constantly changing field. Let's not confuse the two.
What's Excel's Place In Big Data Age?
Commentary  |  3/4/2013
Microsoft has its own opinion. But do CIOs want to make Excel the analytics engine for the masses?
Evernote Breach: What It Means To Enterprise IT
Commentary  |  3/4/2013
Cloud naysayers will insist that this incident shows why we should never use the cloud. Give me a break.
EBay, PayPal Fuel Future Of Mobile Commerce
Commentary  |  3/1/2013
Hungry, time-pressed Mobile World Congress reporters prove mobile payments may, in fact, be as exciting as advertised.
Yahoo Flap: Should IT Leaders Ban Work At Home?
Commentary  |  3/1/2013
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just banned working at home. But she's a CEO of a company in need of turnaround, not an IT leader.

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