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Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project


Why – and How – to Do a Better Job of Listening to Your End User Customers

IT managers haven't always been the best listeners. Here are some strategies to consider, taken from the best and worst customer interaction stories heard at a recent conference.

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How to Fish for (and Land) IT Talent

CIOs need to be deeply involved in writing IT job postings -- not just leave it to the HR admin -- to lure great hires.

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Are You Managing Your World, or Does it Manage You?

This post offers a few key ideas for improving leadership by asking a simple question.

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CIOs Tasked With Federal IT Overhaul Battle Culture and Bureaucracy

Government officials urge CIOs to work with senior management to break down cultural and operating siloes. To be successful, IT and the business units must work together in common cause on shared services, data centers and...

Girls Won't Make a Pass at a Man in Google Glass, HP Exec Warns

Outlines where HP wants to play in the wearables market

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

The data migration will help Xiaomi improve load times for its international services

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You’ve Outsourced the Context and Kept the Core. Now What?

Kathy Kountze-Tatum, CIO of Northeast Utilities, on building a consultative IT organization

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When Others Suffer For Your Mistakes

What we geeks need to realize is that delivering a fix is insufficient.

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

It's one thing to announce and another to deliver, one Hana expert says

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CMOs Paralyzed by Paradigm Shift (and CIOs Aren’t Helping)

While CMOs drown in a sea of new digital marketing technology products and services, CIOs are noticeably not coming to the rescue.

IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing

IBM issues media advisory, raising the possibility that it has struck a deal with GlobalFoundries

Disruptive technology reaps cash as venture capital pours in

Investments in software companies through the third quarter surpassed those for all of 2013

Cisco Exec: Turnover in Engineering No Problem

The engineering reorganization currently underway at Cisco is intended to streamline product development and delivery to customers, says EVP Pankaj Patel.

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BMC Turnaround a Lesson in Corporate Leadership

When most companies are in trouble, they clean house or sell off assets. BMC has done neither. So far, it's working. Other firms would be wise to follow CEO Bob Beauchamp's example.

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6 Marketing Strategies for Selling Older Merchandise

Marketing and merchandising experts share their top strategies for getting rid of last season's inventory -- without having to write it off.

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Offshoring Remark Haunts GOP Senate Candidate in Georgia

Offshore outsourcing doesn't always get much attention in U.S. Senate races, but the issue is pitting two political newcomers against each other in Georgia.

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CIOs and CMOs Must Join Forces to Win Digital Consumers

Winning in the age of the digital consumer and the ‘mobile moment’ requires the CIO and the CMO to work together, Forrester CEO George Colony said at Dreamforce. Together, they can truly understand customer behavior and how customers...

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CIO-to-CMO Transition of Power Is Becoming a Reality

Three years ago, Gartner predicted that by 2017 CMOs will spend more money on IT than CIOs. All signs indicate that shift is well underway.

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