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.
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."
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.