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Business decision makers (BDMs) are increasingly guiding IT decisions at many leading companies. Here, we explore the shift of influence and examine the top issues facing business innovators, and how each line of business should approach this new relationship with technology.
  • When and how to deploy e-health records tech

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    Over the next two years, 58% of small physician practices plan to roll out electronic health records. And by 2014, the federal government wants more than half of all healthcare facilities to use EHRs.
  • How to add depth to your IT team's bench

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    The potential for losing tech talent is on the rise these days. Thanks to an uptick in IT hiring and an increase in retirements among baby boomers, your A-team employee lineup may be in danger.
  • 10 Communication Mistakes CIOs Still Make

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    CIOs' communication skills have come a long way since the days of data processing. But they continue to make many communication mistakes that hamper their effectiveness on the job or hinder their relationships with staff and other executives.
  • Experience Base: Leading an Enterprise Change Initiative

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Nearly everything Douglas Saunders needed to know about leading enterprise change, he learned in the halls of Congress.
  • Privacy advocates fear massive fed health database

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:28 am

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management wants to collect (and store) healthcare claims of millions of Americans. How concerned about privacy should you be?
  • How Mayo Clinic Doctors Use Smartphones to Diagnose Patients

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    Neurologists diagnose patients remotely using images delivered to smartphones.
  • Oracle vs. SAP: Battle of Fall 2010 Balance Sheets

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    A head-to-head examination of how the two software giants' revenues, executives and strategies fared during their most recent quarters.
  • What CFOs want IT managers to know now

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    You can't run a company without technology, but you can't invest in technology without the blessings of the finance department. And thanks to the long-stagnant economy, the pendulum of power between Finance and IT is swinging decidedly toward the chief financial officer's door these days.
  • How to Network: 7 Ways to Give, Not Just Receive

    Posted October 26, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    Are you reluctant to make networking a bigger part of your job search because you're scared that no one will want to meet with you? Think giving, not taking. Here are seven reasons why your contacts actually want to hear from you.
  • How telepresence and Internet 2 changed Boston schools

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Thanks to the advent of videoconferencing set up by Internet 2 connectivity, schools are now utilizing video services that help students learn more interactively.
  • Fiber-to-the-jungle

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Arizona State University and the Smithsonian Institute are using a fiber-to-the-jungle connection to provide distance learning that could include extending lectures into the rainforest via Wi-Fi connections.
  • Oracle's silence on Google lawsuit, Java process raise eyebrows

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Litigation over Java is cause for concern, but some see positives in company's development efforts
  • For NASA, Open-Source Cloud Computing Isn't Rocket Science

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 11:02 am

    NASA's Nebula open-source cloud computing initiative offers quick infrastructure provisioning. Other services, including a development platform, are in the works, and could potentially save taxpayers millions.
  • Five-year plan: 8 problems IT must solve

    Posted September 28, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    You can't march into the future dragging old problems that should already have a solution. Here's what must be done.
  • How to get tough with your tech vendors

    Posted September 28, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Consultants offer their top tips for driving a hard, smart IT bargain in a tough economy
  • How to keep employees from stealing intellectual property

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Your data is your business. And if you're not vigilant about your employees' access to that data, you're going to end up out of business. That's the advice of Patricia Titus, current CISO of Unisys and former CISO of the Transportation Security Administration.
  • IT embraces its new leaner lifestyle

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Like many budget-constrained IT executives, PHI Inc. CIO James Quinn will be heading into 2011 with a list of worthy projects that the global helicopter transportation company will nonetheless be deferring -- at least for the time being. But there are certain kinds of projects you won't find on that hold list.
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi essentials for enterprise IT

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 9:16 am

    The rapid adoption of IEEE 802.11n as the Wi-Fi standard is transforming the wireless experience for users, and the enterprise network. Here's a round up of the news, issues, trends, and information you can use for keeping up with the fast-changing Wi-Fi world.
  • Outsourcing: Brazil Blossoms as IT Services Hub

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    CapGemini's $300 million bet on Brazilian outsourcer CPM Braxis is another sign of a sizzling South American IT services market. But much of the activity remains focused on serving local Latin American customers rather than winning over U.S.-based clients.
  • How a Global IT Revamp Is Fueling Ford’s Turnaround

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    When Ford unveiled its re-engineered Explorer in July, the buzz focused on its new options--an engine promising 30 percent better fuel economy, a touch-screen multimedia system, intelligent four-wheel drive, in-vehicle Wi-Fi and inflatable seat belts.
  • How 6 Memorable Tech Companies Got Their Names

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    We've tracked down the inside scoop on six of tech's most unforgettable company names. Some of them have pretty surprising backstories -- like a well-known Web giant that was almost called "BackRub"
  • Rural Outsourcing: Why It's Better in Des Moines

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 11:27 am

    When it comes to total cost of ownership, outsourcing stateside to Iowa or Arkansas trumps offshoring for some CIOs.
  • What CIOs Look for in an Enterprise Architect

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Enterprise architects need strong business and technical skills, and years of experience.
  • IT Works Out, Gets Fit

    Posted August 27, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    The phrase "team-building exercise" has a literal meaning for the IT staff at JM Family Enterprises Inc.
  • Ten Ridiculous New Tech Acronyms

    Posted August 25, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Every so often, you have to SYH (shake your head) at the acronyms created by technology companies. Just don't be an -aaS about it.

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