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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in August 2011
8 Signs Your IT Team Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  8/31/2011
IT teams can't afford to get this reputation. What are your danger signs?
Microsoft to VMware at VMworld: Game On!
Commentary  |  8/29/2011
After VMware customers cry foul about cost changes, Microsoft makes its licensing model pitch--just in time for VMworld 2011.
5 Key Challenges For AMD's New CEO
News  |  8/29/2011
Rory Read steps to the helm as the chipmaker confronts serious trouble in the turbulent mobile processor market.
What Enterprises Want From Apple Now
Commentary  |  8/26/2011
With some enterprises handing out iPads like tequila shots at a party, Apple needs to belly up to the bar with a few changes.
HP Must Decide What It Wants To Be
Commentary  |  8/26/2011
CEO Leo Apotheker must articulate a vision that HP's employees can rally around and customers can understand.
5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011
Leadership guru Carmine Gallo offers tips from the Apple CEO transition that your enterprise would be wise to learn.
Earthquake Shows Faults In Traditional Telecom Model
Commentary  |  8/25/2011
What we need are systems that actually function when traffic scales up rapidly. Yesterday's circuit-based telecom network simply can't do that.
How To Conquer Software's Rising Costs
News  |  8/24/2011
Complex licensing policies and increased fees can seems like an insurmountable challenge. These steps can help you get a better grip.
CIO Profiles: Chris Corrado Of Asurion
News  |  8/24/2011
"During economic downtimes, hire leaders to take advantage of what other companies aren't willing to do," advises Corrado.
Ford And Toyota Team Up To Speed Development
Commentary  |  8/23/2011
In a bold collaboration, the carmakers will compete on what customers see but cooperate on back-end data and telematics standards.
RIM's Secret Weapon: Managing Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  8/22/2011
CIOs have a mess of smartphones and tablets that employees now bring to work. RIM must come through on its promise to help them with that problem.
HP's Happy Talk: Enough Already
Commentary  |  8/19/2011
The next two to five years will be difficult for HP, as it tries to transform itself into a consulting and high-end services business like IBM.
Intel's Tablet, IBM's Memory--A Tale Of Two Giants
Commentary  |  8/18/2011
Intel plays tablet catch-up, while IBM continues to master complexity and profit at it.
Gmail Man Video Amuses--But Misleads
Commentary  |  8/18/2011
FUD shouldn't drive your enterprise software decisions. Read the terms of service instead of relying on snarky YouTube humor.
15 Tech Venture Capitalists Worth Knowing
Slideshows  |  8/17/2011
Venture capitalists, whether part of a firm or independent angel investors, play an important role in financing tech innovation. These movers and shakers dominate venture funding.
Social Networking Policy: Who Should Craft It?
News  |  8/17/2011
Don’t leave HR, legal, or marketing alone at a table for one to write your company's social networking policy. Consider this expert advice.
Millennials Aren't The Little Devils IT Imagines
Commentary  |  8/12/2011
Research suggests 20-somethings think highly of IT organizations and don't flout IT conventions as often as some of us might suspect.
Private Cloud Risk Outweighs Benefits, For Now
Commentary  |  8/12/2011
It doesn't pay to keep private cloud experts on staff, and I have a hard time believing there are service providers with deep core competencies here.
Amazon's Browser-Based Kindle Gives CIOs Hope
Commentary  |  8/11/2011
Hope that they won’t necessarily have to drown in a sea of device-specific mobile apps. Here’s why.
RIM CIO Adds A Huge Job In Management Shakeup
Commentary  |  8/8/2011
CIO Robin Bienfait gets a critical role in keeping business customers from defecting from the BlackBerry.
Great IT Leaders Must Be Great Managers
Commentary  |  8/5/2011
Many otherwise excellent IT leaders have failed because they took their eye off or didn't care about core management practices.
The New Federal CIO: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  8/4/2011
Vivek Kundra's successor, Steven VanRoekel, logged time at the FCC and Microsoft and is known to be an innovator. But he's never been a CIO.
The CIO Vs. The Information Access Mafia
Commentary  |  8/2/2011
Stu Laura, our intrepid CIO, takes on a failed and flawed model: providing Least Access to data.

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