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Business and Technology Reporter — The Wall Street Journal

Business and technology reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft’s Genee Acquisition Reflects Drive to AI-Enable Digital Experience — Microsoft Corp. on Monday said it has agreed to buy Genee, a "smart" scheduling app, as the company continues its effort to embed AI in all of its digital experiences. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pentagon to Ramp Up Data Center Consolidation Efforts — The Pentagon is ramping up cost-saving efforts to consolidate or close hundreds of data centers, Department of Defense officials said this week. In a plan unveiled Thursday, the agency said it was putting together a "data center closure team to assess and recommend closures of the costliest and least efficient facilities beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017."

Verizon Enterprise Picks Up a Former EMC CIO — A unit of Verizon Communication Inc. that serves businesses and public-sector groups has hired a former chief information officer at EMC Corp. as its new CIO, the company said. Vic Bhagat, a technology industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, took over the top IT post at Verizon Enterprise Solutions on Monday, according to a company spokesman.

Sophos Taps GoPro CIO — Internet security firm Sophos Group PLC has tapped GoPro Inc.'s chief information officer as its first CIO, a year after a billion-dollar public market debut. Tony Young, who was GoPro's top IT manager since February 2015, started at the Oxford, U.K.-based internet security firm on Monday, a spokeswoman told CIO Journal.

Delta Glitch Highlights Backend Vulnerabilities for CIOs — A computer meltdown last week at Delta Air Lines Inc. offers a lesson for corporate IT chiefs, industry analysts say. In the race to develop more customer-facing applications and services, don't neglect the backend IT systems. That's especially crucial at larger firms, where backend systems over time can become a jumble of new and old IT applications, infrastructure and architectures from a mix of different vendors - often as a result of acquisitions or incomplete integration efforts, they say.

Airbus Lands New CIO from Qantas — Airbus Group SE has named Qantas Airways Ltd.'s Luc Hennekens as its new chief information officer, for both the parent company and its civil aircraft manufacturing unit, the company said Thursday. Mr. Hennekens, who has been CIO at Qantas for the past three years, is expected to start in October.

OPM Hires Permanent CIO — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has named veteran federal technology manager David DeVries as its permanent chief information officer, two years after a pair of massive data breaches at the agency led to a government-wide clampdown on IT security.

Only 19% of CIOs at Top U.S. Firms are Women: Study — Less than a fifth of chief information officers at top U.S. companies are women, according to a report by executive-search firm Korn/Ferry International. Across all industry sectors, women accounted for just 19% of CIOs at the top 1,000 firms by revenue, the report said.

U.S. Firms Shed 88K IT Jobs in July — U.S employers grappling with tighter budgets shed 88,000 information technology jobs in July, reversing gains from the previous month, according to an analysis of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data by CompTIA. The declines came even as IT-sector firms - the single biggest employer of IT workers - ramped up hiring for the second consecutive month, the IT industry trade group said.

GE Elevates Two IT Executives — General Electric Co. named two of its top IT executives as company officers, the company said Monday. GE Healthcare CIO James Richards was named to vice president. Mr. Richards, who has the health-care unit's CIO since March, has "spent his entire career in GE," having joined in 1999 as a trainee in its financial-management program, according to a company statement Monday naming four new executives at its health care, power and energy units.
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Aug 23, 2016

The Internet of Things is here and it isn’t a thing—it is services via connected devices  via @WSJ

Aug 23, 2016

At Kimberly-Clark, ‘dead wood’ workers have nowhere to hide  via @WSJ

Aug 23, 2016

Replacing Steve Jobs: How Apple CEO Tim Cook Has Fared Five Years Later  via @WSJ

Aug 23, 2016

Microsoft’s Genee Acquisition Reflects Drive to AI-Enable Digital Experience  via @WSJ

Aug 23, 2016

The Morning Download: Microsoft to Infuse Office Software with AI  via @WSJ

Aug 17, 2016

Facebook’s point system fails to close diversity gap in hiring  via @WSJ

Aug 17, 2016

Obama Administration to Privatize Internet Governance on Oct. 1  via @WSJ

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