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CIO Center Stage — What gives you joy at work? That's a question rarely asked of CIOs, even in the benevolent sparkle of the holiday season. Yet it resonated deeply at our CIO Perspectives Los Angeles event last week as CIO Peter Weis of Matson Navigation explained his commitment to "meaning-based leadership."

Infor’s Future in the Enterprise Looks Cloudy and Bright — Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, discusses the state of company's cloud migration, the competitive landscape and why it prefers talking to line-of-business executives before selling to the CIO. He also discusses Infor's big data/analytics strategy and the future of cloud pricing.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @sharon000: 'The monolithic suite is dying' says former Oracle co-pres @cpinfor, now Infor CEO Q&A w @JohnGallant…

Dec 19, 2014

CEO Charles Phillips on why Infor’s cloud strategy tops rivals, even cloud-born SaaS providers. @CIOonline…

Dec 18, 2014

'The monolithic suite is dying' says former Oracle co-pres @cpinfor, now Infor CEO Q&A w @JohnGallant1 Free reg req'd

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10 Cool Marketing Automation Startups to Watch — Marketing automation can help businesses target prospects, separate out the tire kickers from the real buyers, and even help you find and test ideas for new products and services. The major platforms out there, such as ExactTarget (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud), Marketo, Pardot and HubSpot, are designed with larger enterprises in mind.

10 IT Roles to Target When Poaching Talent — IT organizations struggling to find high-quality talent are using a brazen approach to hiring -- poaching workers from within the walls of their biggest competitors. If you're brave enough to try this hire-to-hurt strategy, here are the top 10 IT roles you should go after.

Why Microsoft’s mobile marketing strategy hinges on iOS and Android — As part of its new platforms and productivity strategy, Microsoft is bringing services and applications to platforms like OS X, iOS and Android -- sometimes before they come to Windows devices. Windows loyalists claim chasing users at the expense of Microsoft's own platform gives them little incentive to stick by.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @djgeoffe: Why Microsoft’s Mobile Marketing Strategy Hinges on iOS and Android by @marypcbuk…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @marypcbuk: Thought about titling this "How Microsoft still expects to sell Windows while building for iOS & Android"…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @marypcbuk: Thought about titling this "How Microsoft still expects to sell Windows while building for iOS & Android"…

Dec 18, 2014

Thought about titling this "How Microsoft still expects to sell Windows while building for iOS & Android"…

Today’s CIO Better Know What’s in a Name — More than ever, CIOs need to be out among the people - and not just IT people. We're talking marketing, HR, finance, sales. Of course, meeting all these business colleagues can backfire if you can't remember their names. Here are some pointers to help master this underrated leadership skill.
Dec 18, 2014

CIOs need to be out among the people (not just IT). But that can can backfire if you can’t remember their names…

First look: BlackBerry Classic is a killer smartphone -- for keyboard lovers — If you're still using a BlackBerry smartphone with a "physical" QWERTY keyboard, or if you've switched platforms but still harbor fantasies about a return to the good old days when you didn't spend as much time cursing your on-screen keypad as you do typing on it, the BlackBerry Classic is the smartphone you've been waiting for.
Dec 17, 2014

@jandawson Thanks. BB did loan one to our sister pub CIO, whose hands-on is here:…. Its conclusions won't surprise you

Dec 17, 2014

BlackBerry Classic Review: A Killer Smartphone for Keyboard Lovers by @asacco… via @CIOonline

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BYOD brings bah humbug this holiday season — 'Tis the holiday season, but how will you be spending it? More than half of you will be logging on two or more hours a day -- some spending up to eight hours -- catching up on work, according to a survey by email data protection company ZixCorp.

Uber Sways Regulators With Old School Lobbying Tactics — "Corporations are people, my friend," Mitt Romney famously quipped during his presidential campaign. Like flesh and blood people, corporations have the right to donate money to politicians and lobby for whatever causes they favor. And in the case of Uber, the cause it favors is ... Uber.

7 Amazon Redshift Success Stories — The petabyte-scale Amazon Redshift data warehouse service has been shaking up the data warehouse market. Here are seven examples of companies that have transformed their business with Amazon hosted service.

How to Reduce Enterprise App Clutter on Your iPad — A typical business executive fires up a half-dozen iPad productivity apps -- Salesforce, Office 365, Yammer, Zendesk, Workday, among them -- to get through the day. Opening and closing apps every few minutes, though, can become tedious and annoying. The problem is only going to get worse with more apps to check daily.

How IBM’s Watson Could Change Your Business — Early this year, IBM formed the Watson Group, investing $1 billion to commercialize the Watson cognitive computing technology that captured the public's imagination in 2011 when it beat two former Jeopardy! champions at their own game.
Dec 16, 2014

How IBM tailors its Watson cognitive computing technology to your business problems. @CIOonline…

Dec 15, 2014

@JohnGallant1 Q&A w/ Watson Group Chief about how the tech is being rolled out to enterprises, developers & end users…

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