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August 20, 2013  6:49 PM

Small business trends: mPOS driven by consumerism



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
Android, BI, Bring your own device, Business, Business performance management, Business process, business process management, business services management, BYOD, CIO, integration, Internet, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone business apps, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, midmarket businesses, Midmarket CIO, Mobile, mobile applications, mobile development, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools, mobile workforce, mobility, smartphone features, smartphones, Strategy for CIOs

Want to know how mobility is influencing small business trends with regard to customer payments? The answer is at your fingertips -- literally. Arriving in email inboxes last week was an announcement from PayPal: "Your mobile card reader is Here." PayPal's new mobile card reader, PayPal Here,...

March 20, 2013  3:42 PM

Samsung Galaxy S4 launch patronizes women in technology



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
Bring your own device, BYOD, Chief information officer, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, CIO salary and careers survey, IT staff development, IT workers of the future, jobs, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, mobile application development, mobile applications, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools, mobility, Samsung, Samsung S4

One step forward, two steps back for women in technology? Just when women in tech seem to be breaking through IT leadership glass ceilings and making strides towards equality on the consumer end of technology, Samsung goes and gets all sexist with its Samsung Galaxy S4 launch.  IT leaders like...


August 27, 2012  3:57 PM

Facial recognition technology to be used by local law enforcement



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, cyberattacks, data privacy, emerging technologies, emerging technology, Facebook, Google Plus, Google privacy policy, iPad 3, IT, IT culture, Mobile, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools, mobile workforce, mobility, online reputation, smartphones, Web 2.0

Can local law enforcement utilize facial recognition technology against images now visible with the new Facebook privacy settings? That's one question raised by this week's Best of the Web, where we scour the blogosphere for the news that relevant to midmarket CIOs. This week, we've got the scoop...


February 9, 2012  10:52 PM

Are your social media policies turning off your Millennials?



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
Cisco, IT workers of the future, Millennials, mobile devices, mobile workforce, mobility, social media, social media policies

There's a certain sense of technology entitlement among my Millennial peers. If you don't believe me, walk into any college classroom on any college campus...


January 20, 2012  3:53 PM

Does BlackBerry have the smartphone features to stay relevant?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
BlackBerry, Microsoft, Mobile, mobile applications, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools, mobile workforce, mobility, RIM, RIM BlackBerry software, Samsung, smartphone features, smartphones

Research in Motion (RIM) must feel like the belle of the ball this week, especially after a year of major foibles, like the big BlackBerry outage. After


December 19, 2011  5:50 PM

Should you practice Facebook resistance?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Customer relationship management, Facebook, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology, mobility, SharePoint and Web 2.0, Skype, techie gift ideas, Wi-Fi

Whether you're experiencing the end-of-year slowdown or a flurry of last-minute requests along with annual performance appraisals, December is always a little out of the ordinary. Here's our weekly summary of the best and brightest links from the blogosphere, hoping to light up your winter solstice...


October 25, 2011  5:20 PM

Apple’s Siri speaks to iPhone users, but what is the message?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Apple, CIO Careers and Staffing, iPhone, mobile technology, mobile workforce, mobility, Web 2.0

Full disclosure: I've been an iPhone user since 2008 and I just bought my second iPad. So, I'm not bashing Apple products, and I'm not bashing iPhone users or users of Apple products in general. However, as Bill Murray once said in


September 20, 2011  5:33 PM

‘IT consumerization’ means different things to different people



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, IT consumerization, mobility

We're hearing a lot about the "consumerization of IT." What does this really mean? There are two parallel lines of thought: One is that IT consumerization is a change in the...


August 9, 2011  5:13 PM

Is iPhone 5 ready to overpower competitors for business users?



Posted by: Lmartinek
CIO, iPhone 5, mobility

I was with some friends last week when we landed on the topic of phones. The conversation began when one person said she was planning to buy a new phone within the next couple of weeks, but it wasn't long before her brother interjected. He began adamantly telling her she should wait for the iPhone...


June 20, 2011  7:58 PM

Load your iPhone 4 and iPad 2 with powerful database-building apps



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, disaster recovery, iPad 2, iPhone business apps, mobility, VAAI

Now that summer is officially here, you've undoubtedly been busy covering for vacationing co-workers or trying to squeeze a few hours of R&R in for yourself. Here's a quick rundown of the best of the blogs, in easy, bite-sized pieces, including the scoop on iPhone 4 and iPad 2 rumblings, an...


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