Premium-Inhalt. One of my favorite clients was Shaun B. Higgins, when he was CFO and later European president for the bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises. Shaun is a character, and he enjoyed repeating that funny and useful axiom, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." From Shaun, I learned an important lesson about innovation: Innovators need to know where they are going and behave as if what they're doing is the most natural thing in the world.
Premium-Inhalt. While VMware had no shortage of new and updated products to debut at its VMworld conference, being held this week in Las Vegas, many VMware partners and competitors introduced their own offerings at the show as well.
Premium-Inhalt. A partnership between and an Internet service provider in eastern Africa on Tuesday launched Wazi Wi-Fi, a high-speed wireless broadband network in Nairobi, Kenya.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's +1 button is becoming more useful thanks to its , and now the company is considering whether +1 data should affect page rankings in Google searches.
Premium-Inhalt. Two Nobel Prize winning scientists out of the U.K. have come up with a new way to use – the thinnest material in the world – that could make Internet pipes feel a lot fatter.
Premium-Inhalt. Keeping pace with its rivals in the VDI (virtual desktop interface) market, VMware has updated its desktop virtualization software so that users can now personalize their desktops and stream them over WANs (wide area networks), the company said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. VMware CEO Paul Maritz urged customers to think beyond the desktop computer. It is a dead metaphor, he insisted, one ill-suited for today's workforce.
Premium-Inhalt. Nuance Omnipage Professional 18 provides a powerful means of converting a scanned document into an editable file. But this software ($500 as of August 27, 2011) is saddled with an interface that's so tortured, the program makes CAD software seem easy to understand by comparison.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite its substandard sales numbers ( only moved around 34,000 units during its debut month), Q Entertainment's on-rails rhythm action game is set to be bundled in with the newest version of the Microsoft Kinect Bundle. This new version, which still includes a Kinect motion controller and a copy of Kinect Adventures, is set to be packed in with a redeemable download code for a full copy of Child of Eden. Not bad for a game from a that came out a scant three months ago.
Premium-Inhalt. About a month ago I received an email from Blizzard Entertainment stating that a new World of Warcraft account had been started using my personal Gmail address. Someone with the user name of "Zhang" was hoping to do a little night elf adventuring using my data. I got on the phone with Blizzard right away, and they canceled the account faster than you can say Ogrimmar.
Premium-Inhalt. Charmer Sunbelt Group CIO Paul Fipps doesn't usually make IT investment decisions on instinct alone. Except, that is, when it came to implementing SAP's new in-memory analytics engine.
Premium-Inhalt. A quote for every occasion! Whether it be the continuing inanity of Lodsys's legal filings, the bizarrity of HP's decision-making, or one software company's attempt to reach out and help people. Would that which we call the remainders for Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by any other name smell as sweet?
Premium-Inhalt. to sell Samsung's Galaxy S II, starting Sept. 16, but T-Mobile and AT&T said Tuesday they also will offer the phone.
Premium-Inhalt. Ten years ago, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly launched an internal website called . The aim was to harness brainpower from its global staff to solve problems that had thus far stymied its R&D experts.
Premium-Inhalt. 1. "We are Anonymous. We are legion." This cryptic slogan is used by a band of hackers who call themselves Anonymous. Active for nearly a decade now, the group catapulted into prominence in the past year with attacks on PayPal, Visa, HBGary and Sony. Often called a hacking collective, Anonymous is essentially a movement. There is no central authority. From time to time, participants band together to launch "operations," led by a small group of trusted associates. The operation leaders write up orders and invite anyone who is interested to participate. Operations can happen online or in the real world.
Premium-Inhalt. When CIOs elect to build software from scratch, analytics systems are a popular project. The hope is that companies can find new insight and competitive advantage using data they already have. (For more on building software in-house, see ".")
Premium-Inhalt. Exxon Mobil Corp. and OAO Rosneft, Russia's largest oil producer, entered a partnership that may generate as much as $500 billion of investments.
Premium-Inhalt. Middle-market finance chiefs are earning an average $927,743 --- about 40% as much as the $2.3-million average for CEOs --- a about to be released by BDO USA shows. But the numbers also show the healthy 19% pace of CFO pay growth falling short of the 25% average rise scored by their bosses.
Premium-Inhalt. The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will begin hearing arguments on Wednesday on two related lawsuits involving the constitutionality and the legality of warrantless wiretaps of phone and email conversations of U.S. citizens by the government.
Premium-Inhalt. The Acer Aspire Ethos wears its role of like an good, off-the-rack suit. It fits fairly well, but needs some alterations before approaching perfection.
Premium-Inhalt. So far, no broadcast television networks have committed to broadcasting in 3D, despite the proliferation of 3D HDTVs. No problem--if you can't watch 3D TV, go out and make some content of your own with a 3D camcorder and a video-editing application such as Sony's Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 ($100 as of August 27, 2011). The new version of the software adds stereoscopic-3D-video-editing capabilities to a powerful, albeit somewhat complicated, application.
Premium-Inhalt. The much-anticipated next generation of Galaxy S phones has finally arrived on U.S. shores. Samsung is unveiling phones for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile at an event this evening in New York. The three phones will be available later this fall, but pricing and exact release dates haven't been announced.
Premium-Inhalt. When we write about sustainability in CIO, we often focus on how IT leaders can help their companies . It's an obvious target because it's relatively easy to quantify. Whether or not you have formal goals for reducing carbon emissions, those kilowatts saved and gallons of heating oil conserved drop right to the bottom line.
Premium-Inhalt. Brocade has unveiled an infrastructure procurement model designed for , along with additions to its new VDX .
Premium-Inhalt. Consona's Milt Volosyn is used to mergers and acquisitions (M&As). As CIO for the software and services company, he is responsible for managing about 14 different software products for business-critical tasks such as ERP, financing and marketing services and support.
Premium-Inhalt. The announced in July goes into effect on Thursday, Sept. 1. Subscribers, now is a good time to drop your Netflix DVD service--but keep the streaming service, of course--before the $6 fee hike goes into effect.
Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to illustration on the computer, artists have had few choices: Scanning, which requires touch-up work (and, if necessary, vector traces); drawing with a mouse or trackpad; or, the most-appealing so far, working on a tablet or pressure-sensitive display. Wacom's , announced Tuesday, hopes to eliminate these intermediary steps and bring artists back to their roots: drawing on pen and paper.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's a paradox for you: Successful acquisitions involve IT early, yet IT is typically brought in too late. Here's another: People are critical to a smooth acquisition, yet M&A teams often pay scant attention to employee communication. And finally: Leading an acquisition is a significant career opportunity for CIOs, yet many fail to live up to the challenge.
Premium-Inhalt. Before I could build IT's value, I first had to understand my peers' goals. It was as important for me to make time for personal conversations as it was for my team to deliver on time a project that would truly meet users' and customers' needs.
Premium-Inhalt. The latest version of the popular Roku media streamer adds Bluetooth support and a microSD card slot, allowing you to use the Roku2 for downloadable games. Out of the box, the Roku 2 XS ($100 as of August 27, 2011) lets you play Rovio's ubiquitous using nothing more than Roku's newly enhanced, motion-sensing remote.
Premium-Inhalt. More ! Don't get all excited, though, and jump to any crazy conclusions about HP resurrecting the TouchPad.
Premium-Inhalt. Over the years, several companies have tried to make the digital pen happen. Today, a new outfit has added itself to that list: , which has introduced a digital sketch pen. What distinguishes this digital ink slinger from its predecessors is its narrow target audience: artists.