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May 10, 2011  7:05 PM

The sky’s the limit for cloud-enabled applications



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, cloud applications

Back in the day, the must-have feature for technology products was "Internet-enabled." (Remember when Windows became Internet-enabled? It meant sticking the browser in.) It got kind of sickening to hear it over and over. Now we take it for granted. Now it's "cloud-enabled," and as much as I am...

May 3, 2011  3:36 PM

CIO innovation is about getting ahead of the problems



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, IT innovation

My colleagues and I in the CIO/IT Strategy Media Group have spent much of the first half of 2011 talking with CIOs about innovation. So much time that I think I might go crazy asking another question...


April 28, 2011  1:33 PM

PlayStation Network breach is Sony’s shameful nadir



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, data breach

Another week, another major hack. It seems these things go in cycles. There was a major breach at email provider Epsilon earlier this month. But the


April 22, 2011  10:00 AM

A bad experience with a Trojan virus drives home BYOD benefits



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO

Mondays have a reputation for being the least favorite day of the week for many people. Normally I disagree with that feeling, but this Monday at 9 a.m., my laptop started acting a little hinky. I knew something was up, but then 10 minutes later, Windows warned me that it had blocked some strange...


April 12, 2011  1:32 PM

What have we learned from the Epsilon security breach?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, data breach, data security, Epsilon

My wife and I started getting the emails April 4. Best Buy. Our bank. Other e-commerce sites we had shopped. The impact of the Epsilon security breach was far and...


April 8, 2011  1:40 PM

Mobile technology in health care now the answer instead of the problem



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, health care

The first "mobile computing device" that I used was a 30-pound IBM "luggable" PC. It cost more than $4,000 and boasted the Intel 8088 microprocessor running at a blazing 4.77 MHz and ran off of two 5 1/4-inch floppy drives. There really wasn't anything mobile about it, and not much computing was to...


March 29, 2011  3:34 PM

Why ‘IT innovation’ is less about technology, more about integration



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, integration, IT innovation

What are we talking about when we are talking about IT innovation? The answers are as varied as there are people to answer the question. And the answers rarely have much to do with technology, which might seem odd when you are talking about


March 15, 2011  5:16 PM

Systems integration project at heart of Wells Fargo-Wachovia merger



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, legacy systems, merger

It's hard to get CIOs to talk technology these days. And that's a good thing. I had the pleasure recently of meeting with the two men in charge of the giant systems integration project that was...


March 8, 2011  6:09 PM

Computer automation is already changing everything



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process automation, CIO

I am a fan of the Science Channel shows "Factory Made" and "How It's Made." I find it fascinating how automated factories can do everything from build light bulbs and...


March 1, 2011  7:09 PM

What would an Internet kill switch really mean?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, cyberattacks, Internet kill switch

The Internet shutdown in Eqypt last month raised questions regarding whether the U.S. would be able to do the same with a so-called


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