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Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'

informationweek.com — What's the best way for companies to tease out innovative ideas and deliver innovative new products and services amid the stresses of day-to-day operations? Hadley Stern, VP of Fidelity Labs, an 80-person incubator for financial services company Fidelity Investments, maintains that "innovation doesn't just happen." It needs to be structured.

Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough?

informationweek.com — To tap the Internet of Things, CIOs need to bridge the gap between the culture of grinding out small wins and the Silicon Valley disrupt-or-nothing mindset. Here's how two business cultures react to a 1% improvement in a company's operational efficiency: General Electric: Holy crap! Silicon Valley: Yawn...
Oct 30, 2014

Internet of things: Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough? My take at ubm.io/1wJ40DP #industrialinternet #IoT

Oct 30, 2014

Chris Murphy: Is 1% IT-derived improvement boring? Or a breakthrough? by @murph_cj via @InformationWeek ubm.io/1rVR2PG

Oct 30, 2014

#IoT Insight: Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or A Breakthrough? by @murph_cj via @InformationWeek ubm.io/1xFqwgW

Oct 30, 2014

Is 1% Improvement Boring, Or Breakthrough? by @murph_cj @InformationWeek ubm.io/1rD6DTd <#IoT reality outside Sil. Valley

8 Scariest Comments Your Boss Can Make

informationweek.com — Halloween is just around the corner, so it's time to talk about scary things. But there are things in this world that are much more frightening than ghosts and ghoulies. There's Kim Kardashian. There's the fact that some people like Kim Kardashian. And then there's your boss.

ConocoPhillips CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners

informationweek.com — Mike Pfister, CIO of ConocoPhillips, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers. Laurianne McLaughlin currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Editor-in-Chief, overseeing daily online editorial operations. Prior to joining InformationWeek in May, 2011, she was managing editor at CIO.com. Her writing and editing work has won multiple ASBPE (American ...

Cloud Computing: IT's Driving Again

informationweek.com — Enterprise spending on cloud has grown 38% in 2014, and IT now controls 80% of that budget, finds Verizon study. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Verizon's second annual " State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud" report, released Tuesday, reports that 71% of businesses expect to have public-facing applications in the cloud by 2017.

Toromont Industries CIO: IT Job Hunt Tips For Beginners

informationweek.com — Mike Cuddy, CIO of Toromont Industries, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers. Laurianne McLaughlin currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Editor-in-Chief, overseeing daily online editorial operations. Prior to joining InformationWeek in May, 2011, she was managing editor at CIO.com. Her writing and editing work has won multiple ASBPE (American ...

Royal Caribbean Cruises CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners

informationweek.com — Bill Martin, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, shares his advice for young people pursuing IT careers. Laurianne McLaughlin currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Editor-in-Chief, overseeing daily online editorial operations. Prior to joining InformationWeek in May, 2011, she was managing editor at CIO.com. Her writing and editing work has won multiple ASBPE (American ...

McGraw-Hill Education CIO: IT Career Tips For Beginners

informationweek.com — David Wright, CIO of McGraw-Hill Education, shares his advice for new and recent graduates pursuing IT careers. Laurianne McLaughlin currently serves as InformationWeek.com's Editor-in-Chief, overseeing daily online editorial operations. Prior to joining InformationWeek in May, 2011, she was managing editor at CIO.com. Her writing and editing work has won multiple ASBPE (American ...

New Tactics To Protect Data On The Move

webinar.informationweek.com — Register for this webinar to learn about:  Data encryption: How self-encrypting drives change the game  Cloud services and authentication: How to make it all work.  End users: How to prioritize controls.  Mobile security essentials: What you need to know before you pick your next platform.
Oct 30, 2014

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Cooking Up DevOps With Chef

informationweek.com — As DevOps grows its foothold in IT departments, so do software platforms for automating configuration, provisioning, and other traditional tasks in managing infrastructure. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) As DevOps adoption grows inside IT departments, so too does interest in automation platforms well-suited to the speed and agility commonly touted as DevOps' prime benefits.

Game Of Applications: A Song Of Speed And Strategy

informationweek.com — As every company that's conquered a market knows, dominance is not just about capturing the crown -- it's about keeping it. Time to market is imperative in the age of applications -- of that there is no doubt.

ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve

informationweek.com — ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board. With Halloween just around the corner, physicians may find it comforting to know that ICD-10 does not need to be on our list of scary things.

NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice

informationweek.com — The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.' The Weather Company, which owns a slew of weather-reporting and weather-prediction businesses, has no shortage of data and no shortage of data management tools at its disposal.

3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees

informationweek.com — There's no perfect model for building the perfect team, but all empowered employees need the following characteristics. This year has seen its share of surprises globally with change being arguably the only constant in the new global workplace.
Oct 30, 2014

3 Essentials For Supporting High Performing Employees by Anant Gupta via @InformationWeek ubm.io/1tkDkdJ #HCL

Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up

informationweek.com — Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft this week released updates for both the iOS and OS X versions of OneNote.

Verizon Wireless Embroiled In Tracking Controversy

informationweek.com — Verizon Wireless is in hot water with security and privacy advocates regarding unique identifier headers that function as what one EFF expert calls "perma-cookies." Verizon Wireless is tracking more than just your bandwidth usage these days -- it's also spent the last two years collecting data on your mobile web searches, the apps you use, and the websites you visit, according to security researchers.

Twitter, IBM Partner On Social Insight For Business

informationweek.com — Twitter data will be made available through IBM's cloud and enhanced with its analytics to support enterprise apps and business decisions. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)

Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest

informationweek.com — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, might be a genius, but his concern about artificial intelligence (AI) vastly overstates the danger. In response to a question from an audience member at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, Musk suggested AI might be our greatest existential threat.
Oct 29, 2014

I'd worry more about driverless cars -- Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest by @thomasclaburn via @InformationWeek ubm.io/1vhN7Of

Oct 29, 2014

Tom Claburn's thoughtful piece on artificial intelligence: a great read by @thomasclaburn via @InformationWeek ubm.io/1p1ryVL

Oct 29, 2014

Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest -- @thomasclaburn sees more immediate threats via @InformationWeek ubm.io/1u7jrsH

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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?

informationweek.com — Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating. Imagine it's the day after mid-term elections. You turn on CNN to discover that Nate Silver's predictions were wrong. Obviously such an event means no less than the Zombie Apocalypse has begun.