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Obama May Pick Twitter Lawyer for Privacy Post
May 08, 2013
The Obama administration appears to be sending a message to privacy advocates that it's taking their issue seriously by creating a new position devoted to it -- and choosing a high-profile tech lawyer to occupy it. The White House reportedly is tagging Nicole Wong, Twitter's legal director for products, for a top privacy post.
Years Inside Intel Could Be New CEO's Biggest Handicap
May 03, 2013
Intel announced Thursday that COO Brian Krzanich will take the helm on May 16, replacing current CEO Paul Otellini, who will retire this month after 38 years with the company, eight of them as its chief. Krzanich has his own long history at Intel. The 52-year-old joined the company 31 years ago as a newly minted college graduate.
Big IT Firms Apply Talents to Fed Cybersecurity Research
April 30, 2013
Protecting Internet information has become a costly enterprise, with worldwide spending on security estimated at $60 billion in 2012. That figure will grow to $86 billion by 2016, according to a Gartner study. To help ensure that those investments are being spent wisely -- and to keep technology a step ahead of threats -- 11 major companies have joined a program designed to research data security.
Cook Replacement Rumors Smolder
April 22, 2013
Steve Jobs left big shoes to fill, and rumors circulated this week that Apple CEO Tim Cook may not be living up to expectations. This comes as Apple's stock closed at a 52-week low last Friday. Adding to the company's misery, Apple reportedly has earned the nickname "Poison Apple" with some Asian suppliers who are finding its high standards and low price expectations somewhat hard to meet.
Feds to Spend Big on Big Data
April 03, 2013
The mushrooming growth of data generated by government agencies will drive federal IT investment in the necessary tools for managing colossal amounts of bits and bytes. As a result of the explosion in information, the government will be spending increasing amounts of its funds on Big Data capabilities.
Cook's Apology Part of China Brand Rehab
April 02, 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a public apology to customers in China this week following nationwide criticism over the way the company handles warranty and return policies in the country. For the past two weeks, several media outlets in China have run stories claiming that Apple's customer service policies, particularly in regards to the iPhone, leave much to be desired.
Rebooting IT to Run Like a Business
March 25, 2013
It's one thing to employ enterprise resource planning to streamline an entire organization's business processes -- to use software and data to create a more efficient flow of information between different departments. However, what about applying ERP to an individual information technology department within that organization? What benefits could be achieved?
The Perils of Making Up Your Social Media Policy as You Go
March 21, 2013
Social media and its close relative, social CRM, allow you to connect with customers in new and meaningful ways, on a greater scale and at a greater velocity than ever before. When it's done right, that is. When it's done wrong, like anything in this era of increasingly automated communication, your mistakes are amplified and intensified by customers.
Android Mastermind Rubin to Turn His Thoughts Elsewhere
March 14, 2013
Andy Rubin, the man who helped maneuver Android into the No. 1 mobile OS position, is stepping down as head of Android at Google. Taking Rubin's place will be browser and applications chief Sundar Pichai. The reshuffling effectively folds Google's mobile OS, applications and Chrome browser into one operation.
PM's Stabs at Visa Program Ignite Furor in Aussie Tech Industry
March 14, 2013
Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is taking flak from the nation's tech industry for accusing IT firms of abusing the nation's skilled migration program. The "457 visas" program is designed to facilitate the immigration of skilled overseas workers to fill voids in the labor force.
The Employee Heroes at HP: Making an Impossible Turnaround
March 11, 2013
It is very difficult to pull off a turnaround. This is because you typically start with a company that is unprofitable and lacking the resources to compete. You have employees who are still on the job only because they haven't been able to find another one, and you're selling products that few want to buy. To successfully execute a turnaround, you need heroic employees who are willing to step up despite the problems.
Reports: US Cybersecurity Firewalls Built on Shaky Foundations
March 08, 2013
A pair of new reports suggest that despite repeated attempts by the Obama administration to beef up U.S. cybersecurity, the nation is not ready to handle a major attack, and government agencies lag far behind deadlines for showing security improvements. Those conclusions are reached by the Office of Management and Budget and the Defense Science Board Task Force.
The Fox in the FOSS Henhouse
October 02, 2012
Oracle's proprietary posture may have soiled the welcome mat and vilified its good standing in the FOSS community as CEO Larry Ellison has pushed the balance point between servicing his customers and nickel-and-diming them to turn a higher profit. Clearly, since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems -- and with it OpenOffice and Java -- the company has not acted very neighborly with open source developers.
Weak Planning Cripples IT Leadership in Federal Agencies
September 18, 2012
As IT innovation comes in rapidly evolving cycles, continuity and consistency remain important factors in managing change. The adoption of innovative IT calls for a certain amount of management stability to transition from old to new methods in productive ways. In turn, that stability depends on an organization's ability to provide orderly management succession planning and execution.
VMworld 2012: Passing the Torch - and the Ammunition
September 11, 2012
Chief executive transitions in the IT industry often tend toward melodrama or at least bald quirkiness: The number of ignominious CEO departures at HP and Yahoo could qualify both companies for their own telenovelas. After successfully acquiring Sun Microsystems, Oracle unceremoniously booted CEO Jonathan Swartz, an event he noted by tweeting a Zen-like haiku.
An Intrepid Expedition Into the Wilds of Virtualization
August 27, 2012
The latest BriefingsDirect end-user case study uncovers how outerwear and sportswear maker and distributor Columbia Sportswear has used virtualization techniques and benefits to significantly improve its business operations. We'll see how Columbia Sportswear's use of deep virtualization assisted in rationalizing its platforms and data center.
5 Warning Signs of Ineffective Security
August 21, 2012
Most cars nowadays come with driver and passenger airbags. It's a great safety feature that's helped save numerous lives since installing them routinely has become the norm. But sometimes, though it is rare, airbags fail to deploy even when circumstances arise where they should. Ask yourself: How would you know the difference between an airbag that works compared to one that doesn't?
Big Data and the Deep Blue Sea
August 20, 2012
A fascinating global ocean studies initiative helps best define some of the IT superlatives around big data, cloud computing and middleware integration capabilities. The Ocean Observatories Initiative and its accompanying Cyberinfrastructure Program aims to provide an unprecedented ability to study the Earth's oceans and climate using myriad distributed data centers and literally oceans' worth of data.
The Cloud: It's Not Just a Technology - It's a Catalyst
August 13, 2012
"The word 'cloud' gets thrown around a lot, but when I drill into the topic, I find that customers are really talking about services and integrating different services, whether they are on-premises, in the public cloud arena, or even that gray land, which is called 'outsourcing,'" said HP's Paul Muller.
Forging Trust Within the Supply Chain
July 30, 2012
Let's examine the latest efforts to make global supply chains for technology providers more secure, verified, and therefore trusted. We'll examine the advancement of The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum to gain an update on the effort's achievements and to learn more about how technology suppliers and buyers can expect to benefit.
A New Day for ID Management
July 23, 2012
Let's examine the relationship between controlled digital identities in cyber risk management. Our panel will explore how the technical and legal support of ID management best practices have been advancing rapidly. And we'll see how individuals and organizations can better protect themselves through better understanding and managing of their online identities.
The Cloud: Aggressive Adoption, Accretive Benefits
July 16, 2012
Many organizations have gleaned huge benefits from high degrees of virtualization and aggressive cloud computing adoption. Revlon and SAP are two companies that recently participated in a VMware-organized media roundtable event in San Francisco. The event, attended by industry analysts and journalists, demonstrated how mission-critical applications are transforming businesses.

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