Businesses Change the Game with Technology

  By Bob Violino, TechWeb The business world is becoming much more mobile, and the workforce more technologically savvy. At the same time, new opportunities are arising in cloud computing, social media, “Big Data” and data analytics. CIOs who take advantage of these trends have a chance to add value to their enterprises, and be…


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…


Social in the Enterprise

“The opportunity is that your organization can be more agile, more innovative, more efficient than ever before… The challenge is, we have to govern things well.” Recently I sat down with Christian Finn, Director, SharePoint, Microsoft, to get his thoughts on social media, new devices and collaboration in the enterprise. Steven Ramirez: Now that social…

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Facebook and Docs—Office Web Apps the Easy Way

Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today. Last November, Facebook announced a new messaging service that will connect you with your friends and family without regard for which transport mechanism each person prefers. You can read the blog post “See the Messages that Matter” by Joel Seligstein, for details. Enter DocsWhat wasn’t in…

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In Social Media, is Privacy the First Casualty?

Last December on TechCrunch, Rohit Khare posted an article called “Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You.” In it, he deconstructed the data breach at RockYou, in which thirty-two million user accounts were exposed via a SQL injection attack. What’s notable is not the breach itself—these happen all too often—but that apparently…

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The Path We Take Together

What if you built a campus and let the students decide where the sidewalks should go? Years ago I recall reading something about Pepperdine University. According to the story, when the campus was first built in Malibu, California, there were no sidewalks. What the university decided to do instead was to see which paths students…

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