Profile of Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in May 2008
If you think the slow U.S. economy is the biggest worry for U.S. tech companies right now, you're wrong.
Women prefer careers working with living things, rather than "inorganic matter," according to a study recently blogged about by my colleague, Richard Martin. But how come more females don't seem to realize that a successful career in the business technology field is all about working with people? People are "living things," too, right?
There are plenty of barriers to innovation, including a fear of change, riskiness, cost, and more. But an important element in facilitating innovation is collaboration, and Web 2.0 tools that help people share ideas are helping some organizations to break down the barriers stunting innovation.
Last week, SAP announced new university alliances to prepare future professionals with business, tech, and soft skills needed in the rollout of NetWeaver, ERP 6.0, and other popular SAP products. This week, the company talked to me about the work under way with other third parties to help fill the talent gap now.
Average tech wages dropped in the first three months of 2008 compared with a year ago, says IT staffing firm Yoh.
The pilot project with the Cleveland Clinic lets hundreds of patients add and access information about their medical histories and conditions.
By 2011, the Defense Department expects to have its integrated, interoperable electronic medical record system at more than 500 military medical facilities and hospitals worldwide.
Premier's Perinatal Safety Initiative will use technology to measure the infant health and cost-saving outcomes of boosting compliance with evidence-based clinical guidelines.
Having a hard time finding professionals to staff your SAP software rollouts? That's apparently the case for many organizations implementing NetWeaver, ERP 6.0, and other SAP technologies, as well as the third-party companies assisting in the deployments.
Currently, there is a deficit of 30,000 to 40,000 SAP project experts worldwide, admits Don Bulmer, SAP VP of global industry and influencers.
A report from the Society of Information Management says it is just as important to figure out what data you can throw out as it is to decide what to store.
Ken Abendshien is CIO of Midwest Health Systems Data Center, a tech support organization that provides outsourced data center services to 27 small county hospitals and long-term care facilities in Kansas, and two in Nebraska. Some of those sites are really tiny -- treating one or two patients a day. And with those hospitals having even tinier IT budgets, Abendshien needs to stretch his resources very carefully.
IBM hosted a summit this week to harness and share best practices for recruiting the growing Hispanic population into scientific, technology, engineering, and math careers.
Software-as-a-service KaleidaCare is helping keep case workers up to date on the situations and needs of 463 kids removed from Yearning for Zion ranch.