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  • Learn the secret to Kaiser Permanente's sustainable mobile strategy

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Healthcare CIOs know mobile is important to their customers. Phil Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, took a slow-but-steady mobile approach and is seeing big results since its new site and apps launched.
  • Mind the Byte seeks secure clouds to transmit research

    Posted April 15, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Pharmaceutical and chemical research firm Mind the Byte is using vCider, which aims to take the sting out of managing and securing virtual private clouds across different infrastructure providers.
  • Telus links social, traditional training

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    When major Canadian telecommunications company wanted to change how it handles employee training, it turned to social networking.
  • White House CIO endures after tough start

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    In Brook Colangelo's first 40 days as CIO of the Executive Office of the President, the White House email system was down 23% of the time while he and his staff put in 80-hour weeks.
  • In depth: What does APT really mean?

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    And what should companies do about truly persistent threats?
  • Strategic guide to enterprise mobile applications

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    Download our ebook for advice from peers about how to create a mobile apps strategy, identify the key challenges and build an enterprise app store.
  • Pepsi reveals secret to selling more corn chips

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    There's nothing coincidental about the way grocery stores display and price their merchandise. Focus groups used to be the go-to resource for such market research, but today manufacturers like beverage behemoth PepsiCo find virtual simulation technology to be the cheaper, faster option.
  • How to find weak links in your supply chain

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    Just as all politics is local, so are supply chains local. If one of your key manufacturers in Asia or a big IT service provider in South America goes down after a disaster, you might, too.
  • Sephora uses iPad app to drive lipstick business

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Cosmetics retailer Sephora knew the iPad could produce a whole new market of buyers eager to swipe and tap their way into new make-up purchases. So they provided an app to make the experience as appealing as possible.
  • Piston Cloud has made the tough private cloud decisions for you

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:08 am

    Joshua McKenty, co-founder and chief executive officer of Piston Cloud, what he calls The Enterprise OpenStack Company, was in on the ground floor of OpenStack's creation, working as he was on the Anso Labs team at NASA to build a compute cloud on top of open source platform Eucalyptus. The team eventually gave up on that and wrote Nova, which NASA uses today to power its Nebula Cloud environment, and Nova was ultimately contributed to the OpenStack project, which it formed with Rackspace. McKenty left NASA after Anso was acquired by Rackspace in 2010, and formed Piston Cloud in 2011 with co-founders Gretchen Curtis (also of NASA) and Christopher MacGown of Rackspace. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with McKenty for a deep dive on why OpenStack matters and where Piston Cloud fits in.
  • The essential strategy guide on the consumerization of IT

    Posted March 6, 2012 - 11:35 am

    Consumer tech is now part of most companies' technology portfolios, raising questions for both IT and management. Here's how to make it all work.
  • BYOD: There is no stopping employees' devices on your network

    Posted March 5, 2012 - 8:00 am

    It used to be the IT department's answer was always no when an employee asked to use a personal device for work. IT often felt the risk was far too great to the company's network security to allow this.
  • Your ultimate guide to social engineering

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Social engineering attacks security at its weakest link: People. Preying on employees' best intentions, social engineers gain unauthorized access to systems and information.
  • Your IT career: Making time for continuing education and career development

    Posted February 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Demanding full-time jobs, often coupled with hectic family responsibilities, prevent many IT professionals from pursuing the continuing education and professional development programs they need to remain relevant in the mercurial IT industry and competitive job market. But IT professionals who don't make time to take classes, study on their own, earn certifications or pursue advanced degrees risk becoming obsolete.
  • TD Bank unites 85,000-plus workers

    Posted February 19, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    TD Bank Group deployed IBM collaboration software to help its 85,000 employees collaborate more efficiently.
  • The future of hypervisors

    Posted February 7, 2012 - 8:36 am

    The world of hypervisors is complicated by the fact that there are proprietary and open source tools, each with different strengths and weaknesses.
  • CES 2012 in a nutshell

    Posted January 25, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    As technology conferences go, CES this year reached new heights of stardom, with its own television show on Spike TV and big entertainment names like Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson and Ryan Seacrest.
  • LAPD drops Google Apps plan

    Posted January 13, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    After more than two years of work, the city of Los Angeles has abandoned its effort to migrate its police operations to Google's hosted email and office application platform because it says the service cannot meet FBI security requirements. Insider (registration required)
  • What does 2012 have in store for Anonymous?

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 8:08 am

    Anonymous in 2011 took on everything from HB Gary to a Mexican cartel, from oil companies to banks, from NBC to a transportation site. What have companies learned from this year of terror? The most that can be said is that corporate security needs to be shored up.
  • Mobile tactics could be key to 2012 election

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 11:36 am

    Analysts say candidates must improve their mobile tech plans to communicate with younger voters.
  • Mozilla to launch enterprise Firefox this month with 7X slower pace

    Posted January 6, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    Mozilla on Thursday said it will kick off a slower-paced Firefox release schedule for enterprises at the end of this month. Insider (registration required)
  • Online retailers turn to social networks for holiday profits

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    Retailers are going out of their way this year to integrate holiday season sales efforts with social networking sites to boost bottom line profits.
  • CIOs disconnected from business execs

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    CIOs and their fellow executives have conflicting priorities on cost and competitors, says our 2012 State of the CIO survey.
  • Cloud computing changes everything

    Posted December 26, 2011 - 9:05 pm

    The sheer number of cloud players - or companies that claim to be cloud players -- is staggering. By some estimates there are more than 2,000 software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies alone. At this early point in the cloud revolution, there are certainly front runners, but the field is wide open.
  • Resume makeover: How an enterprise architect can become a CIO

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Carlton Lassiter began looking for a new job five months ago, after being passed over for a director of strategic planning position with his current employer. His résumé just didn't succeed in giving hiring managers the impression that he was qualified. Lassiter needed a résumé makeover.
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