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July 12, 2013  7:27 PM

Samsung’s Jay-Z mobile app launch a how-not-to reminder for CIOs



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Poor Jay-Z already had 99 problems, now an app glitch is one. Actually, the big fail that was the "Magna Carta The Holy Grail" album mobile app launch was more of a problem for business partner Samsung and millions of Mr. Carter's fans. (Chances are Jay-Z is making it out of this one unscathed.)...

July 5, 2013  4:46 PM

Patent suggests self-destructing email coming soon



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

It would be the special delivery we've all dreamed of since the dawn of the electronic exchange of words -- self-destructing email. And while it could save jobs and relationships the world over, it could also be a pretty helpful email security tool,  as is pointed out in this week's top...


June 24, 2013  7:09 AM

Cloud migration can be a winning move — even when it’s not



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

The days may be long and include far too much coffee, but I always enjoy a good tech conference. The new ideas, the inspirational talk, the excessive coffee (didn't say too much was a bad thing) but most of all I love the tales from the trenches. This week at the E2 conference in Boston I...


June 14, 2013  4:12 PM

How much is your data privacy worth?



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

If the government sent us discount coupons would we feel differently about their data collecting "habits"? This week the Searchlight looks at a few of the many, many opinions and players currently sharing the data privacy stage. Now that the cat we all knew existed is out of the bag, what do we do...


May 17, 2013  6:32 PM

Cybersecurity must be a team effort to succeed



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

You've gotta hand it to those cybercriminals, they're not afraid to innovate. This week's SearchCIO.com Searchlight starts off with a look at a brazen hacker business model that offers DDoS attacks as a service. It's just another example of the ever-evolving cybercrime landscape requiring the...


May 10, 2013  9:20 PM

Looking forward to the day we don’t talk about women in tech



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Jennie Lamere did something pretty cool. The 17-year-old high school senior beat out 80 competitors to win a recent hackathon. The prize-winning innovation is an app that called Twivo that can be used to block TV spoilers from Twitter feeds. And I just did something pretty cool, too. I managed to...


May 3, 2013  4:33 PM

Amazon enterprise cloud dominance could be good for CIOs



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

Try to contain your surprise. The lead item in this week's SearchCIO.com Searchlight asserts that Amazon is poised to conquer the enterprise cloud services market. Writer Christopher Mims lays out the argument, and darn if it doesn't seem plausible. What's more, IMHO, it just might be a good thing...


April 26, 2013  6:23 PM

Enterprise cloud computing soon will cease to be



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

OK, it may not technically be true, but semantically -- the end is near! This week's SearchCIO.com Searchlight leads off  with the opinion of an esteemed federal CIO (and several of his peers) who believes the days of separating "cloud computing" from "computing" have are nearly over. Remember,...


April 22, 2013  7:55 PM

The power of social media undeniable in times of crisis



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

These days, I often find myself among those who are tiring of the way social media has inserted itself into just about every part of our lives. But with the terror attack at the Boston Marathon and the subsequent frighteningly chaotic search for suspects that followed, I found myself grateful for...


April 12, 2013  4:27 PM

Creativity is wasted without strategy for managing innovation



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO

The people on your team seemed to be brimming with creativity when you hired them. So why aren't all these great ideas translating to innovation in your organization? Perhaps it's because you've overlooked the importance of a strategy for managing innovation. As the author of this week's lead...


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