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September 16, 2013  1:08 PM

Introducing the Yammer culture to a Microsoft world



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO

Last year, Microsoft Corp. purchased Yammer for $1.2 billion, and, as analysts have argued, the acquisition was about more than social collaboration...

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September 13, 2013  6:35 PM

Apple iOs 7 gives a little love to the enterprise



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Sooo, who wants a gold iPhone?!* If Apple's annual Cupertino hype-o-rama failed to excite you with it's new colors and cheaper prices for iPhones, that may be because you came in a little late. If you blinked, or failed to hit "refresh" on your browser, you might have missed the official...


September 6, 2013  8:15 PM

Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition has potential to shake up mobile market



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad mobile world. For the most part that world is being lorded over by Android (Google) and Apple. And while some have pooh-poohed Microsoft's Nokia acquisition as a weak, last-ditch effort at relevancy -- let alone superiority -- in the mobile market such quick dismissal may...


September 4, 2013  5:00 PM

Zipcar puts a face on hybrid IT



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, CIO leadership, CIO role, CIOs, CMO, Leadership and strategic planning, Social media

IT+Product +Marketing. That's the formula behind car-sharing pioneer Zipcar's mission to deliver personalized service to its more than 800,000 members, said  Brian Harrington, chief marketing officer (CMO).


August 27, 2013  7:33 PM

New VMware tools aim at realizing software-defined data center



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Are you and your IT organization ready to go for 100% virtualization? VMware is, and not so much in the abstract. Of course the goal of VMware would be to have every customer at 100%


August 23, 2013  8:09 PM

Social shopping — former mallrats turn to mice



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

There's a lot to hate about going to the mall. In fact, after the age of 17, there's pretty much nothing to like. And yet, there is something about that communal "does this look good on me?" experience folks are allegedly pining for in the age of buying online. Enter social shopping -- think your...


August 16, 2013  6:24 PM

Email privacy is a myth, regardless of what Google said or didn’t say



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

There's an old expression in journalism: "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."  In other words, take nothing for granted when reporting a story. Apparently those who reported Google's "shocking admission" about email privacy forgot that little piece of advice. Honestly, besides being...


August 9, 2013  8:01 PM

Extra! Bezos’s big buy brings digital age to doorsteps



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Are we not in the digital age? Why would someone who could afford to buy absolutely anything choose to buy The Washington Post? Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's purchase of the paper certainly had tongues wagging and keyboards clacking. Was it to be closer to the seat of political power? A vanity move?...


August 2, 2013  8:07 PM

The tangled Web of data privacy issues



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

It seems we've all been so wrapped up in where, when and how  the government is spying on our communications we forgot all about how our employers do it too. In a week rife with news related to data privacy issues, it was the tale of the pressure cooker-Googling Long Island couple that stole the...


July 26, 2013  7:47 PM

Data scientists need to earn trust



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

They're a hot commodity in high demand. They're the cool kids who know how to get down and dirty with the big data. They're the data scientists, the folks who give meaning to, well, just about any information you can collect. But what if their results are flawed? What if they don't really have all...


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