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February 21, 2014  5:12 PM

The difference between a CIO and CTO; plus WhatsApp, Facebook and more



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, Strategy for CIOs, Web 2.0, Weekly Wrap-Up

Hot off the press! Senior Features Writer Karen Goulart hits on three big questions in her weekly column: Should CIOs focus on the potential

February 7, 2014  5:54 PM

Biometric technologies and an IT startup culture have CIOs buzzing



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, cloud computing, Leadership and Strategy, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, Strategy for CIOs, Web 2.0, Weekly Wrap-Up

As innovative biometric technologies enter the corporate sphere, we expect to hear IT leaders and their users exhale a big, collective sigh of relief. Why? Startup companies specializing in biometric authentication are popping up all over the place, providing...


September 10, 2013  5:34 PM

Could the IT department be the next Airbnb?



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs, Web 2.0

If you missed Thomas Friedman's recent column on the "sharing economy," it’s worth going back and taking a look. Friedman documents how a spark...


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...


March 13, 2012  7:53 PM

Big data meets automated content development



Posted by: Scot Petersen
big data, Business process automation, SaaS, SharePoint and Web 2.0, SOA, Web 2.0

I was thinking about automated content development before it was possible. Now it's a reality. My first job in journalism was to take calls on Friday nights from high school football coaches, who would relay the stats and a few details about the game. A bunch of other college interns and I would...


February 23, 2012  7:54 PM

Will Obama’s data-privacy bill of rights work?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, Apple, data privacy, data security, Google, Google privacy policy, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, mobile applications, Research In Motion, Web 2.0, Web surfing

After a month fraught with data privacy disasters, the big guns are stepping up to the plate. Yesterday, the White House issued a call for Congress to pass a...


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


February 10, 2011  9:43 PM

Effects of the Egypt Internet shutdown



Posted by: Scot Petersen
data privacy, remote connectivity, Web 2.0

It's a sign of how dependent our lives have become on the Internet, or more accurately, of "being connected." News of Egypt cutting off Internet and cellular service for...


June 3, 2010  3:15 PM

Why using social media is like sex



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

"Social [media] is like sex -- fun to read about, fun to look at, but to really understand it, you have to do it." How's that for an attention getter? That's how Nigel Fenwick, principal analyst at Forrester Research, ended his session on social media for the CIO at last week's Forrester IT...


February 19, 2010  4:08 PM

Social Connector ushers Microsoft into social networking tool fray



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Microsoft, midmarket businesses, Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

Twitter, schwitter: We've all been overexposed to social networking tools and news. But good, bad or ugly, Microsoft's inclusion of LinkedIn as an officially supported plug-in for Outlook is a...


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