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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in June 2012
Apple Obsolescence Debate: More Analysis Please, Fanboys
Commentary  |  6/28/2012
The Apple-can-do-nothing-wrong crowd cranked up the hate machine when I questioned the vendor's upgrade treadmill. Some responses and clarifications are in order.
4 Steps To A Successful BYOC Program
Commentary  |  6/28/2012
Many employees are ready and willing to use their own computers to get work done. Consider these steps to launch a bring-your-own-computer program.
Randy Mott's Journey To General Motors
Commentary  |  6/28/2012
The CIO's road through Wal-Mart, Dell, and HP was marked by very different cultures and expectations.
General Motors Will Slash Outsourcing In IT Overhaul
News  |  6/28/2012
GM's new CIO Randy Mott plans to bring nearly all IT work in-house as one piece of a sweeping IT overhaul. It's a high-risk strategy that's similar to what Mott drove at Hewlett-Packard.
U.S. Tech Leadership On Solid Ground, IT Pros Say
Commentary  |  6/27/2012
But worries continue about offshoring of tech jobs and innovation, state of STEM education.
I'm A 'Tech Savvy' Pro, But Am I CIO Timber?
Commentary  |  6/27/2012
Our Secret CIO, John McGreavy, answers questions from our readers.
CIO Profiles: Harry Lukens Of Lehigh Valley Health Network
News  |  6/27/2012
Robotics will become more common in surgery, predicts this healthcare CIO.
MDM As Mobile Strategy, Career Necessity
Commentary  |  6/27/2012
Mobile device management is about a lot more than managing and monitoring mobile devices. It's a crucial CIO strategy challenge.
Ford Chairman: Tech Needed To Combat Global Gridlock
Commentary  |  6/27/2012
Ford Motor chairman Bill Ford Jr. thinks traffic congestion could be so limiting to mobility that it becomes a human rights issue.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Through Technology
News  |  6/26/2012
Sir Ken Robinson, an innovator and educator, talks to the InformationWeek 500 audience about the role technology is playing in changing our culture. "Technology is not leaving us alone, it's getting right in the middle of things," he says.
Next Valley View: Google I/O Deep Dive
Commentary  |  6/25/2012
Join us for the next episode of our live Web TV show on June 27, featuring news and analysis from the Google I/O show, special Google guests, and more.
Apple's Planned Obsolescence: Customer Revolt Brews
Commentary  |  6/22/2012
Short term, Apple will make more money. Long term, it will annoy, and lose, even ardent device fans.
Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
Commentary  |  6/21/2012
The latest business management craze is called "The Lean Startup." Don't swallow this lite philosophy without asking some critical questions first.
Microsoft Surface: Enterprise Tablet Market Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  6/20/2012
Windows 8 tablets will need to take off with consumers before CIOs will embrace them. Here's why.
Microsoft Tablet Surfaces A New Strategy
Commentary  |  6/19/2012
Surface looks to be an intriguing tablet in the short term, but harmful to Microsoft's fragile partner ecosystem. Consider these five possible motivations driving Microsoft.
Controller Smackdown Hitting Private Cloud Near You
Commentary  |  6/19/2012
At Cloud Expo, IT staffers dig into the enterprise cloud management tools melee and ongoing battle between CloudStack and OpenStack to find some interesting truths.
How To Innovate Like A Startup
Commentary  |  6/14/2012
Lean Startup author Eric Ries discusses what CIOs and other IT leaders can learn from entrepreneurial companies.
7 Ways Sentiment Is Hard To Decipher Online
News  |  6/13/2012
Online comments don't fall neatly into like or dislike, so it take nuances to understand them.
Sentiment Analysis: How Companies Now Listen To The Web
News  |  6/13/2012
People are talking on social networks and web sites about your products and brands. Using software to listen in takes new skills and tactics.
CIO Profile: David Rowe Of Echo Global Logistics
News  |  6/13/2012
Always have "belt and braces," this tech chief learned from a stint in the U.K.
4 Elite CIOs Share Lessons
Commentary  |  6/13/2012
Four top CIOs recently explored IT trends at an event for academics, who must figure out how to educate the next generation of IT leaders.
What Can You Learn From IT Vendor M&As?
Commentary  |  6/13/2012
A lot. Consider the track records of some of the most acquisitive IT vendors over the past few years: Salesforce.com, Oracle, IBM, SAP, Dell, and HP.
Social Enterprise Litmus Test: The Annual Report
Commentary  |  6/13/2012
If the company claims to be a social business, look for evidence of real corporate transformation in the CEO's letter to shareholders.
Cisco's Cloud Play: Three Strong Examples
Commentary  |  6/12/2012
Cisco CEO John Chambers talks a lot about listening to customers, and this time it looks like the company really has.
PCs Tell Tablets: We're Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  6/12/2012
The hoopla coming out of Apple this week notwithstanding, the PC is very much alive in a post-PC world. Here's why.
Bluelock Lets Customers See Cloud Charges, Control Bills
News  |  6/12/2012
VMware supplier's tool is designed to prevent cloud bill shock by telling customers what their bill will be and how to adjust usage to stay within the monthly budget.
HP-Oracle Itanium Suit: Divorce, Silicon Valley Style
Commentary  |  6/8/2012
HP and Oracle were like Sonny & Cher, The Captain & Tennille, or any other duo that was inseparable--right up until the moment they separated.
Siri Fixes: What We Want From Apple WWDC
Commentary  |  6/7/2012
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference promises some exciting new Siri developments, but Apple must attend to its Siri-ous problems first.
Oracle Cloud: Big Bravado, Huge Questions
Commentary  |  6/7/2012
As Oracle CEO Larry Ellison touts the cloud-readiness of Fusion, he needs to deal with some critical questions around pricing and features.
How To Handle IT Growing Pains
News  |  6/6/2012
How can managers keep IT staffers happy even as a company morphs from a startup into a large enterprise? Consider this CEO's advice.
Why The CIO Position Is In Jeopardy
Commentary  |  6/6/2012
Disruptive market forces generated by IT are now turning on IT's builders and managers. The number of CIOs will decrease during the next five years.
There's Something About Larry
Commentary  |  6/5/2012
Oracle badly needs to articulate a customer-centric vision. The cloud seems like a great place to start--and here's what Larry Ellison should say.
CIO Profile: Suren Gupta Of Allstate
News  |  6/1/2012
Experience has taught this tech chief not to "boil the ocean."
Collaboration Trumps Innovation For CEOs
Commentary  |  6/1/2012
CEOs know that disruptive technology can crush their business, and they're betting big on collaboration to save their skins, an IBM survey suggests.
4 IT Career Mistakes Can Hold You Back
News  |  6/1/2012
The path to a satisfying IT career can be paved with missteps. Here's how one IT pro corrected common mistakes and found success starting his own company.
5 Critical Tactics In The Wells Fargo-Wachovia Integration
Commentary  |  6/1/2012
Few IT shops will ever work on a project as big as this historic banking acquisition. But some tactics Wells Fargo used make sense for smaller scale mergers and consolidation projects.


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