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Fri, May 24, 2013 - It's taken decades to develop a hosted desktop that is inexpensive, fast, flexible, scalable and usable. Will an Nvidia-Citrix partnership finally buck the trend?
Thu, May 23, 2013 - Application-tuning capabilities coupled with today's commodity cloud offerings are more than many users need. Just like broadband Internet, though, it's only a matter of time before these 'overserved' users turn to the commodity cloud to meet 'unserved' needs. Will this leave enterprise cloud deployments in the cold?
Fri, May 17, 2013 - The BlackBerry has always been a business phone. The iPhone wowed us all--and it nearly put BlackBerry out of business--but it emphasizes entertainment and not productivity. If you're an IT executive, it's finally time to put function before form, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle writes.
Fri, May 17, 2013 - In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and his team of editors.
Wed, May 15, 2013 - BYOD (Bring You Own Device) promises many benefits such as greater innovation, better work-life balance and improved productivity, but it also increases pressure on IT to manage and secure devices and data. Keep up on the latest consumerization of IT news and research on CIO.com.
Mon, May 13, 2013 - Hadoop is nearly synonymous with the analysis of big data. The Hortonworks Data Platform on Windows is significant as it means that companies lacking Linux expertise will finally be able to benefit from the big data analysis platform, which has been out of the reach of Windows shops.
Fri, May 10, 2013 - In the last 15 months, Computer Science Corp. CEO Mike Lawrie has handpicked his executive team and streamlined the CSC product line. This is a good start, but if CSC wants to emulate the turnaround efforts of IBM and Apple, the company should look for a formidable CFO and step up its marketing efforts.
Thu, May 09, 2013 - The rapid rise of cloud computing means corporate IT may no longer be the cheapest purveyor of application hosting, infrastructure, storage and other services. The sooner IT leaders come to terms with this, the better.
Wed, May 01, 2013 - Traditional IT vendors may deride Amazon as a mere bookseller, but Amazon Web Service is growing quickly, not to mention inexpensively. If those vendors aren't careful, AWS will soon compete against them in the enterprise cloud computing market--and if current trends hold, the competition may not even be close.
Tue, April 30, 2013 - IT departments can keep employees from using malware-infested mobile apps by creating an internal store of company-approved apps. The store can also collect feedback from users about their preferences.
Tue, April 30, 2013 - Three years after Chatter's release, there are many who still doubt Salesforce.com's collaboration platform. It's time to wake up and smell the coffee. The long-term collaboration improvements are worth the short-term workflow disruptions.
Tue, April 30, 2013 - Higher education is stepping up its efforts to teach big data analytics and business intelligence, but professors say they need businesses that depend on data to work with them to provide students with real data and real business problems to solve.
Mon, April 29, 2013 - One of a CIO’s greatest risks is not moving fast enough, says columnist Adam Hartung. To avoid out-of-date thinking, ask futuristic questions like "What if in five years smartphones and tablets totally replace laptops?“
Mon, April 29, 2013 - Winning the hearts and minds of employees is the first step towards developing the innovations that will meet customers' changing needs, says CIO Scott Seese.
Mon, April 29, 2013 - The chief marketing officer at International Speedway offers insights into how innovative technology can improve the guest experience.
Fri, April 26, 2013 - Apple profit fell in the quarter that ended March 30. CEO Tim Cook also announced that the company plans to give shareholders $100 billion of Apple's massive reserves. This should please investors, but CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle ponders whether the move could also be a way for Cook to give himself a lucrative golden parachute.
Thu, April 25, 2013 - GE, Allstate try crowdsourcing contests where external brainiacs compete to produce the best answers to big-data analytics questions.
Wed, April 24, 2013 - Negotiate initial cloud computing contracts to address data ownership and pricing, or you risk delaying the migration when you want to change providers.
Tue, April 23, 2013 - According to a new report, the value of a Facebook "like" has increased 28 percent over the last three years. Here's a look at other findings from the survey, plus tips for how you can continue to use Facebook to build brand loyalty and drive sales.
Mon, April 22, 2013 - With major vendors such as Dell, HP, IBM and RackSpace throwing their weight behind OpenStack, the project is poised to be a preeminent private cloud player. But discussions at the recent OpenStack Summit show that the project does have some growing up to do before it gets there.
Wed, April 17, 2013 - Consumers often fail to perform transactions online due to authentication failure. But while they struggle, they also distrust websites with weak authentication procedures.
Mon, April 15, 2013 - Few IT issues keep CIOs up at night the way mobile and BYOD do. Four mobile security trends will bring CIOs both restful nights and new challenges in 2013, says Forrester Research.
Tue, April 09, 2013 - At this year's Cloud Connect conference, discussion moved from defining cloud computing to discussing practical enterprises applications of the cloud. That is, until two McKinsey consultants suggested that the cloud could spell the end of IT organizations as we know them.
Tue, April 09, 2013 - A majority of organizations believe that big data can give them a competitive advantage, but nearly 60 percent also believe that moving from data to insight is a major challenge. Consulting firm PwC says four barriers stand between your operation and data insights.