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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in July 2011
SAP Steals Share From Oracle In Strong Quarter
News  |  7/27/2011
Applications software license growth increased by 18%, versus 16% reported by Oracle in most recent quarter.
RIM Shares Rise On Layoffs, Exec Shuffle
News  |  7/26/2011
Investors believe changes will help stanch smartphone maker's losses for now, but longer-term challenges remain.
Secret CIO: When Reboot Has A Silver Lining
Commentary  |  7/25/2011
The 3 minutes that my netbook takes to restart prove critical to my effectiveness as a CIO. Here's why.
IT Jobs Are Growing, But Can It Last?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011
U.S. IT employment is back over the 4 million mark.
Licensing Headaches: Is VMware Or Microsoft Worse?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011
Recent VMware pricing controversy shows that software vendors are from Mars and IT is from Venus. But don't let emotion cloud your software plans.
Google+ Lesson: Business Users Come Second
Commentary  |  7/22/2011
Google's consumer-first approach can produce creative products. Just go in knowing where you stand.
5 Big Takeaways From Tech Earnings Season
Commentary  |  7/22/2011
Most of the bellwether vendors reported solid revenue and profit growth in their latest quarters, suggesting that the tech economy is back on track.
With Force10 Buy, Michael Dell Keeps Thinking Small
Commentary  |  7/20/2011
Why not Brocade? Dell has its problems, but its founder shuns the quick fix blockbuster acquisition.
Apple Not Engaged In CEO Search, Jobs Says
News  |  7/20/2011
Cupertino's current chief executive dismisses a report that its board is mulling a succession plan as "hogwash."
Social Security CIO Resigns Following Shakeup
News  |  7/19/2011
Frank Baitman leaves after staff gutted; observers say agency's 9-year experiment with CIO office never resolved line-of-authority problems.
How To Equip 5 Kinds Of Mobile Workers
Commentary  |  7/18/2011
Companies can't have just one mobile strategy. Start by segmenting employees by their needs.
IT Can Boost Service And Profitability
News  |  7/18/2011
Newly appointed insurance company CIO will shepherd in-flight claims and billing system implementations and boost existing analytic capabilities to pursue differentiation by superior service.
4 Things IT Can Do To Embrace Social Networking
Commentary  |  7/15/2011
Even if your organization has a social media policy and you're an engaged IT leader, it will take several iterations to get this right.
Apple, Samsung, HTC To Dominate Cellphone Sales
Commentary  |  7/14/2011
Second-quarter earnings reports are expected to reflect big changes in the handset market, with Nokia and LG declining and Android phone makers on the rise, say analysts.
Healthcare Needs Help On Transparency
Commentary  |  7/14/2011
The industry will need to get over its skittishness about sharing electronic health records with patients. Because patients will demand full access to their digital records, plain and simple.
IT Hiring And Promoting Not An Exact Science
Commentary  |  7/13/2011
Some readers took issue with my last column, but I'm sticking by my proven interviewing practices and processes.
RIM CEOs Face Tough Crowd At Shareholder Meeting
Commentary  |  7/12/2011
The BlackBerry maker's annual meeting is being held Tuesday, amid rising unrest among investors. One has even called for the company to split.
Enterprise 2.0 Innovators Must Bridge To The Laggards
Commentary  |  7/7/2011
If you're feeling frustrated that your boss, your executives, your peers aren't "getting it," it's not them; it's you.
SAS 70 Is Dead: Hello Better Cloud Governance?
Commentary  |  7/5/2011
Cloud computing, outsourcing, and their accompanying risks demand that we move beyond the vendor checkbox that SAS 70 represented.

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