Join Us: Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud Executive Webcast, January 17

Register here. In 2012, cloud computing will transition from hype and discussion, to part of every enterprise’s reality, and IT is uniquely positioned to lead this transformation and help business reap the benefits of cloud computing. To help you get real-world answers, I’d like to invite you to an interactive virtual event designed to help…


Preparing for the Private Cloud – Rethinking IT Roles

  Written by Bob Violino, TechWeb A growing number of companies are moving to cloud computing environments to take advantage of potential benefits such as lower IT costs, increased efficiencies and the greater flexibility provided by the cloud model. Many of them are implementing private clouds or infrastructure-as-a-service environments to handle key parts of their…


Innovation and the Retail Industry

  By Bob Violino, TechWeb Business innovation not only helps companies enhance processes and improve the bottom line, it also allows them to stand out from competitors in a dramatic way. That’s certainly true in the retail sector, where innovative ideas are transforming the customer experience. “Faced with the empowered consumer, retailers must provide a…


Paul Bryan on Innovation with Windows Phone

  Interview with Paul Bryan, Senior Director, Windows Phone Product Management Innovation comes in different shapes and sizes.  Where should organizations put their focus today? With the rapidly growing use of smartphones and slates, opportunities abound for organizations to re-evaluate how they are mobilizing their workforce and reaching their customers. For example, organizations can explore…


IT-Driven Innovation: Not as Easy as You Think

  By Paula Klein, TechWeb It would seem that all an IT team has to do is snap its fingers and innovation happens. After all, these are the best and brightest technologists in the enterprise working on leading-edge systems and devices that should bring the business into new, uncharted territory. Why, then, is it actually…


Students Drive Innovation

  By Bob Violino, TechWeb Creating a culture of innovation is more critical than ever to a company’s success. Customers and business partners expect organizations to embrace new and inventive ways of providing services, building and delivering products, and communicating and collaborating. Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes, and with today’s highly connected, tech-savvy…


Innovation in the Public Sector? You Betcha!

  By Paula Klein, TechWeb Contrary to what many believe, lots of public-sector agencies and governments are very innovative when it comes to IT. That’s the finding of research conducted by Dr. Mark W.S. Chun, director of the Center for Applied Research and associate professor of information systems, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University…


Microsoft on Innovation: Support Organizational Performance

  By Paula Klein, TechWeb This blog was originally posted on this site on October 25, 2011 by Paula Klein of TechWeb.  It has been updated for August 2012 A company’s strong performance today is no guarantee of longevity: companies that survive and prosper in the long term continually adapt, evolve, and reinvent themselves to…


Live Executive Webcast: New Devices and Infrastructure in the Enterprise – November 1st at 3:30 P.M. GMT/8:30 A.M. PST

Register here. Today IT faces an ever growing challenge on satisfying end-user experience in supporting a variety of new devices while keeping business processes secure. At the same time, social networking is an integral part of everyone’s life, blurring the border of personal and work time.  Join Microsoft executives Tony Scott, Brad Anderson and Steve…


Garth Fort on Consumerization of IT

Garth Fort, General Manager of Microsoft’s Security and Management Division, discusses what IT leaders are starting to see as a result of consumerization of IT, the security and management implications, and offers advice on how CIOs can manage the influx of consumer devices entering the workplace. [Video]