Premium-Inhalt. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has said that it plans to use Twitter and Facebook for finding buyers and sellers to close daily trading, following a technical glitch that saw its usual method of email fail.
Premium-Inhalt. As companies strive to regain the ground lost to the recession, CEOs are talking a lot about innovation. Some have decreed that a certain percentage of revenue must come from brand-new products and services each year. If CEOs want innovation, then CIOs ought to want patents. Not for internal IT operations inventions, but for unique business methods and other inventions made possible by new technology. The innovation mandate, and the convergence of social media, mobile technology and analytics, has companies running to the patent office, trying to lock in ownership of new ways to do business and interact with customers.
Premium-Inhalt. Can Dell transform itself from a hardware maker into a full-fledged software vendor, too? Based on its recent shopping spree, it sure is trying.
Premium-Inhalt. Nathan Brown is one of a growing number of CIOs who are experienced in moving from one sector to another, including from commercial to government and from for-profit to nonprofit. He's currently in an IT leadership position at Care.com after recently leaving the role of senior director of IT for Year Up, an IT workforce development program for young urban adults, and he was previously CIO for Harvard Law School.
Premium-Inhalt. Corporate CIOs and chief legal officers (CLOs) have a lot to talk about: data privacy, e-discovery and policies for employee mobile devices, to name a few topics. But a recent Gartner survey of 70 CLOs found that over half (51 percent) of them said they have conversations with CIOs no more than once a month.
Premium-Inhalt. Nearly two years ago in this column, I confidently predicted big changes in the CIO-CMO relationship. I was sure CIOs and marketing chieftains would overcome their historically conflicted, confrontational relationships to find new common ground and learn to collaborate more closely on issues of customer engagement.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're looking to improve your IT team's performance and productivity, corporate trainer Brian Souza shares three tips for how to get the most out of your employees.
Premium-Inhalt. Innovation is always a favorite topic when CIOs gather to talk about their businesses. That beloved "I" word was also front and center in the rush of late-summer punditry around Apple's legal victory in its patent-infringement lawsuit against rival smartphone-maker Samsung.
Premium-Inhalt. The story, "Hackers compromise Adobe server, use it to digitally sign malicious files," was inadvertently posted to the wire Friday during the editing process.
Premium-Inhalt. Some of the tablet makers at a launch event for Intel's emphasized the business smarts of their products as a way to distinguish them from Apple's market-leading iPad.
Premium-Inhalt. If you find yourself reaching for the mouse too often, Web app ShortcutFoo ($5, free demo with feature limitations) can help you start using the keyboard for everything.
Premium-Inhalt. Ask your average CIO about his business case for unified communications (UC), and the likely answer will come down to cost reduction or avoidance--savings generated by voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks, bills lowered using instant messaging instead of toll calls.
Premium-Inhalt. At a recent Intel event held to showcase upcoming Windows 8 hardware, Lauren Berger, blogger and author of "All Work No Play," delivered the opening presentation. Berger's topic was the life of a millennial, a group she considers herself a part of. As I am from a different, older generation, I don't have the same insight into millennials that Berger has. She is far better explaining what this powerful group of buyers is looking for than I would be.
Premium-Inhalt. Pundits say one of the roles CIOs must play is entrepreneur. But what does it mean to be an entrepreneurial CIO?
Premium-Inhalt. Not only are people taking fewer trips to the grocery store these days, but they also buy less than they used to. Campbell Soup Company knows that customers slipping away would be mm, mm, good. Campbell also knows that coaxing people to buy more soup will take more innovation than the 90-year-old company has shown in a long time.
Premium-Inhalt. Earlier this week I received a terrific letter from reader George, who was having a problem with Windows' System Restore on his Dell Desktop.
Premium-Inhalt. With corporate data stores bursting at the seams, 65 percent of the 369 companies surveyed by magazine have deployed or plan to deploy big data technology to boost the speed and quality of business decisions. The number-one hurdle is getting the big bucks to pay for it.
Premium-Inhalt. This weeks roundup of iOS apps is all about the multimedia entertainment: Weve got video, weve got music, weve got games, and weve got the brain of Albert Einstein.
Premium-Inhalt. Shares of technology companies finished up for the third quarter Friday, but face economic uncertainty for the rest of the year.
Premium-Inhalt. The website for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) now tells visitors it will not honor their browsers' do-not-track requests as a form of protest against the technology pushed by privacy groups and parts of the U.S. government.
Premium-Inhalt. Embattled satellite carrier LightSquared proposed on Friday that the government let it share spectrum with federal uses such as weather balloons so it can get enough spectrum to launch its proposed national LTE mobile network.
Premium-Inhalt. The Federal Communications Commission Friday voted to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to set the guidelines for a series of auctions that aim to transfer wireless spectrum from television broadcasters to mobile broadband operators.
Premium-Inhalt. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive might be the ultimate production-ready electric sports car with a price to match. Its four electric motors propel it from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. Its top speed is 155 miles per hour, which has to be electronically limited. The price tag is jaw-dropping at US$540,000.
Premium-Inhalt. As a leader, I know I can create and deliver value in many ways. Right now, the opportunity to do that is through technology, and there are so many possibilities open to us in healthcare. But I don't want to stop there.
Premium-Inhalt. With Intel unveiling a tablet processor this week, analysts say the chip maker may be on track to becoming less dependent on the struggling PC market.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple CEO Tim Cook's apology earlier today was unnecessary, a Wall Street analyst said.
Premium-Inhalt. Here's a paradox: Your need to hire great technologists is at an all-time high, but the talent pool is shrinking. Computer science enrollments are down, young people are not interested in IT, and "experienced mobile architect" is an oxymoron.
Premium-Inhalt. Just how popular is ? Very. It was the eighth most popular web search on the day of its launch. See also: .
Premium-Inhalt. With each year, Oracle becomes a bigger company and in turn, so does its annual OpenWorld conference, which kicks off Sunday in San Francisco.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has updated its flight search engine to make it easier to use on tablets, as more and more people use those devices to book their travel, the company said in a Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took the first step Friday toward groundbreaking auctions of television spectrum to mobile carriers faced with skyrocketing bandwidth demands from their customers.
Premium-Inhalt. PC users cringed at the news that the Windows 8 app store has ready to go, but fear not: The free AMD AppZone store is today bringing 500,000 Android apps to PCs.
Premium-Inhalt. It didn't take long for iOS accessory makers to react to the launch of the iPhone 5. Sure, the new phone is a little longer than its predecessors--and yes, it has that that's incompatible with every previous generation of accessories--but there's still gold in them thar accessory hills. This week's roundup features iPhone 5 gear, things for your older iPhone, and some of the cutest accessories we've ever seen.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe plans to revoke a code-signing certificate after hackers compromised one of the company's internal servers and used it to digitally sign two malicious utilities.
Premium-Inhalt. That didn't take long. Just a week after the debut of the iPhone 5 and its , accessory maker has a new adapter, the , that makes it possible to connect the new phone to speaker docks made for Apple's older 30-pin dock connector.