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  • News: Spirits Distributor Serves Real-Time Business Intelligence

    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.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II will come to Sprint first

    Sprint will be the first U.S. mobile carrier to sell Samsung's Galaxy S II, starting Sept. 16, but T-Mobile and AT&T said Tuesday they also will offer the phone.

  • News: How Collaboration Enables Affordable Innovation

    Ten years ago, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly launched an internal website called InnoCentive. The aim was to harness brainpower from its global staff to solve problems that had thus far stymied its R&D experts.

  • News: Five Things CIOs Need to Know about Anonymous

    1. Nobody's in charge. "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.

  • News: How KKR Used Data Mining For Competitive Advantage

    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 "The Secret to Successful Software Innovation Projects.")

  • News: Court to hear arguments in warrantless wiretapping cases

    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.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II Phones Arrive on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

    The much-anticipated next generation of Galaxy S phones has finally arrived on U.S. shores. Samsung is unveiling Galaxy S II 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.

  • News: Why Companies Should Donate Used PCs Instead of Recycling

    When we write about sustainability in CIO, we often focus on how IT leaders can help their companies cut energy consumption. 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.

  • News: Brocade caters to cloud customers

    Brocade has unveiled an infrastructure procurement model designed for cloud computing, along with additions to its new VDX data center switch line.

  • News: VMWorld 2011: The business case for Cloud computing

    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.

  • News: Digitally sketch on paper with Wacom's Inkling

    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 Inkling, announced Tuesday, hopes to eliminate these intermediary steps and bring artists back to their roots: drawing on pen and paper.

  • News: Apple: Samsung 'illegal, abusive, anticompetitive'

    The crucial legal battle between Apple and Samsung has got ugly with Apple calling Samsung all sorts of rude names.

  • News: How CIOs Drive M&A Success

    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.

  • News: Becoming a Strategic IT Leader

    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.

  • News: Finding the Right Road to Successful Innovation

    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.

  • News: VMworld brings flurry of third-party product launches

    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.

  • News: Google partners to provide cheap, Wi-Fi service in Nairobi

    A partnership between Google and an Internet service provider in eastern Africa launched Wazi Wi-Fi, a high-speed wireless broadband network in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • News: Giving Users the Virtual Desktop They Want

    Scenario: The user experience will make or break desktop virtualization

  • News: World's thinnest material could boost Internet speeds

    Two Nobel Prize winning scientists out of the U.K. have come up with a new way to use graphene – the thinnest material in the world – that could make Internet pipes feel a lot fatter.

  • News: Oracle wants HP-Hurd settlement tossed out

    Oracle is accusing Hewlett-Packard of fraud in connection with the companies' settlement agreement over the hiring of former HP CEO Mark Hurd, and wants the pact dissolved, according to a court filing Tuesday.



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