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Global CIO's Open Letter To CEOs


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TOP STORY: Global CIO: Open Letters To Ellison, Hurd, Chambers, & Plattner

MORE NEWS: Full Nelson: 10 Most Memorable Moments Of Mobile World Congress

ANALYTIC REPORT: Mobile Broadband: Beyond Smartphones

WHITEPAPER: Get More from Your IT Budget

BLOG: Piper Jaffray: 3 Firms To Grow Big In The Cloud

WEBCAST: Working Smarter in Healthcare

RESOURCES: InformationWeek Analytics 2010 WAN Optimization Survey

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 Friday, February 19, 2010 

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Global CIO: Open Letters To Ellison, Hurd, Chambers, & Plattner


In the past year we've made candid suggestions to each of those executives via open letters -- were our ideas on target?

RELATED INSIGHTS

Global CIO: An Open Letter To SAP Chairman Hasso Plattner

Global CIO: An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

Global CIO: An Open Letter To SAP CEO Leo Apotheker

Global CIO: An Open Letter To Cisco CEO John Chambers

ALSO SEE

Full Nelson: 10 Most Memorable Moments Of Mobile World Congress

Great phones, new apps, amazing technology demonstrations, photos, funny stories, and more than you can cram into a single article.

Server Den: AMD Emphasizes Energy Efficient Opterons

Our columnist interviews AMD chief marketing officer Nigel Dessau, who talks about the scrappy chip vendor's upcoming processors, the four stages of virtualization, and why scale-out servers could be the platform of the future.

Obama Ponders Manned Mars Missions

The President wonders what it would take to put humans on the red planet in live Q&A with shuttle crew.

Amazon Launches Kindle For BlackBerry

The retailer said user demand spurred them to develop the e-book reader software for BlackBerry smartphones.

DHS Misses Target For Smart Card ID System

Poor management, insufficient funding, and deficient IT systems are blamed for a three-year delay by the Department of Homeland Security in issuing smart cards to 250,000 employees and contractors.

Windows Phone 7 Dev Kit Nears Release

Microsoft promises "best in our history" development platform for its slick new mobile OS.

Trade Commission Investigates Apple, RIM

Eastman Kodak says digital cameras in the iPhone and BlackBerry infringe on its patents and the smartphones shouldn't be imported into the U.S.

 
QUOTE OF THE DAY...
"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
-- Carrie Fisher 
 

Global Botnet Attack Hits Enterprise, Government PCs

Operating undetected for about a year, the criminals behind the cyberattack had control of more than 74,000 computers.

Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Gets Green Light

Companies say it's now just a matter of days before they implement their wide-ranging search alliance.


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ANALYTIC REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS

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Mobile Broadband: Beyond Smartphones

We've designed this Informed CIO report to provide insight into how to evaluate these new platforms. Besides the operating system, you'll have to decide where to buy your mobile device and what kind of service plan is right for your business. Should you go with 3G or Wi-Fi? Should you tether phones to your new devices? And what kind of security is right? These are all questions to consider before you make a decision.

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SAP At A Crossroads

Amid the sudden resignation of CEO Leo Apotheker, the German software company is doing some serious self-evaluation. On the line is everything from its technical architecture to its licensing model to its relationships with partners and customers.

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Identity Management: 10 Questions to Ask


Enterprises want to partner securely across industry and national borders. That means it's not a matter of if you'll launch an identity management program, but when. Here, we discuss how identity management can deliver cost savings, tighter security and smoother audits. But there are risks, too.
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TODAY AT THE BLOG


FEATURED BLOG
Featured BloggerPiper Jaffray: 3 Firms To Grow Big In The Cloud


Posted by Charles Babcock

It's almost a manifesto. "Everything will move to the cloud," predicts Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst Mark Murphy and researcher Brian Schwartz. And as it does, three medium-sized companies will become star cloud suppliers. Do you think you know who they are? I, for one, didn't get them right.

ALSO SEE

Another Massive Breach Reveals Sorry State Of IT Security

Posted By George Hulme


On the heels of the operation Aurora attacks, and constant stories about the Advanced Persistent Threat, another security firm has discovered a botnet that is responsible for stealing sensitive data from more than 2,500 companies over the past 18 months.

Could Sharing Your Location Impact Your Employment?

Posted By Allen Stern


Lately we've read reports about people losing their job or not receiving a job offer because of what they write about on their blog or post on one of the social networks. But what about the new location tools like Foursquare and Gowalla? Could using one of these services be the quickest ticket to a pink slip or a non-offer?

iPhone Owners Intentionally Break Old iPhones For Upgrades

Posted By Eric Zeman


According to SuperCover Insurance, iPhone owners smash their old iPhone on purpose when a new model is announced in order to get a free upgrade. SuperCover also says that 40% of all claims are suspicious. Is the iPhone that addicting?

Motorola's Backflip Landing March 7 On AT&T

Posted By Eric Zeman


AT&T is the last major wireless network operator in the U.S. to launch an Android handset. Though one in is on the way -- Motorola's Backflip -- the company said today that it plans to have a total of five Android handsets available by the end of June this year.


WEBCASTS

Working Smarter in Healthcare


Working smarter in healthcare means creating an agile and collaborative organization that empowers people and embraces change. It means leveraging the combined power of people, processes and information with flexible technology in a smarter planet context. Attend our webcast and start working smarter!

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RESOURCES AND EVENTS


InformationWeek Analytics 2010 WAN Optimization Survey


For the past 21 years, InformationWeek has honored the country's most technologically innovative companies with its prestigious InformationWeek 500 ranking. Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels. Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT initiative completed within the past 12 months.


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Image Gallery: A Cloud Computing Fortress


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Nominate your company for the 2010 InformationWeek 500 -- our 22nd annual ranking of the nation's very best business technology innovators. Deadline is April 30. Organizations with $250 million or more in revenue may apply now.


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