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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in April 2011
RIM's Reduced Forecast Darkens Outlook
Commentary  |  4/29/2011
Research In Motion predicted it will sell fewer devices than previously thought because it has failed to update its aging line of high-end BlackBerry smartphones.
M/A-COM Acquires Optomai To Boost Fiber Optic Business
News  |  4/29/2011
Fabless semiconductor company Optomai targets the high-speed optical market to resolve power consumption, cost, and size issues faced by 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps systems.
Nokia Drops Symbian, Cuts 7,000 Jobs
News  |  4/27/2011
Accenture to assume maintenance of OS as Finnish phone maker transitions to Windows Phone 7.
The Five Core Competencies For Developing IT Leaders
Commentary  |  4/27/2011
A 40-year IT veteran shares his framework for grooming high-potential directors for executive-level success.
Global CIO: Data Mining Faces The Supreme Court Test
Commentary  |  4/26/2011
A high court hearing raises a question critical to the number-crunching business world: How much should individuals be able to control the data companies have about them?
Customer-Centric Development: It's Now Or Never For IT Shops
Commentary  |  4/26/2011
IT leaders must focus on what customers want from mobile apps, or CMOs will just give up on internal IT.
Global CIO: How The Cloud Changes What IT Pros Do
Commentary  |  4/23/2011
As Brady Corp. has moved to cloud computing, its CIO sees a shift in the skills its IT organization needs.
When Oracle And Cisco Face Fire, Their Execs Breathe It Too
Commentary  |  4/22/2011
Oracle is battling the big players in Big Data with its integrated stack approach. Cisco is battling the commoditization of its core business. As those battles were heating up, Oracle President Safra Catz and Cisco CEO John Chambers came out with a little fire.
Down To Business: IT's Lords Of Discipline
Commentary  |  4/21/2011
Many business technology organizations still have a long way to go when it comes to project and portfolio management and functioning like a well-oiled machine.
Global CIO: Analytics Will Take Over Your Company
Commentary  |  4/18/2011
Resistance is futile, as fact-based decision-making trumps gut feel.
Bending The 80/20 Process Barrier
Commentary  |  4/15/2011
Think you can offload complexity only by outsourcing? Not so. Tackle process improvements, then add IT automation to get all the goodness with less risk.
Global CIO: Business Execs, Not Technologists, Leading Tech Innovation
Commentary  |  4/15/2011
So says a top exec from Indian service provider Infosys, which is spending more time with CFOs and business unit leaders as those execs drive more IT projects.
CIO Risk Takers, Rain Makers
Commentary  |  4/13/2011
When CIOs take calculated risks, choosing emerging technologies from less established companies, the payoff can be enticing. We take you inside the journey of two established organizations for a deeper look at this success.
Life As Google's CIO
News  |  4/8/2011
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Global CIO: The Toyota-Microsoft Cloud Partnership Is A Big Deal
Commentary  |  4/7/2011
It will offer a very public test of Microsoft's Azure cloud, and it will test Steve Ballmer's goal to "shoot ahead of what customers think they're interested in today."
Guerra On Healthcare: Gathering Support For Your EMR
Commentary  |  4/6/2011
To get a capital-intensive health IT project funded, you may need some advanced political skills.
Down To Business: Public-Private Partnerships, The Good And The Bad
Commentary  |  4/4/2011
Collaboration on big IT issues and projects is one thing; companies feeding at the government trough is another.


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