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Gartner Says Great Governance Not an Accident


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published June 14, 2011
The analyst firm plans to explain how to tell the difference between "good" and "great" governance at London Summit.

SharePoint Dinged for Lack of Management Controls


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published July 8, 2010
SharePoint's lack of management controls causing IT headaches.

Bing Update for iPhone Adds Social Media Features


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published June 23, 2010
The Bing update for iPhone is meant to attract more consumers to Microsoft's search engine.

IT Staffing Is Slowly Rebounding


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published June 15, 2010
The latest survey from tracking firm Janco shows growing strength in large companies' IT staffing numbers, while SMBs are still on the fence.

Microsoft Signs Massive Cloud Apps Deal


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published June 4, 2010
Microsoft online services like free e-mail, instant messaging, and calendaring are the new standard for hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and staff in Kentucky's Department of Education.

Windows 7 Refresh Cycle Already Underway


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published June 3, 2010
Enterprise IT buyers are already beginning to move forward with the Windows 7 "refresh cycle." An exec from Microsoft's Windows Division talks about why it's happening so soon.

Microsoft Initiative Pushes Real World Modeling in the Cloud


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published May 18, 2010
Microsoft is gearing up for an initiative aimed at lowering the barriers to building and testing models.

SharePoint and Office 2010 Debut


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published May 12, 2010
Microsoft Office may be one of the software giant's two biggest earners, but the company's collaboration server SharePoint provides the hub around which the latest version of Office revolves.

IT Has a Big Change in Attitude for Windows 7


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published March 17, 2010
Adoption of Windows 7 is on the fast track to replace Windows XP in the enterprise.

Microsoft's 'All In' the Cloud


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published March 5, 2010
CEO Steve Ballmer lays out the five principals that will guide the Redmond giant in the Cloud of tomorrow.

Today's The Day - Windows 7 Launched


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published October 22, 2009
Microsoft's bets big on it's new flagship product but roll out low-key compared to other such events.

Is Vista Still a Flop With IT?


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published June 23, 2008
New reports indicate Vista may still not be kick starting large-scale deployments in IT shops.

XP Service Pack Rocky for Some, OK for Others


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published May 9, 2008
Windows XP's last service pack poses challenges for some users, but so far it's largely business as usual.

Microsoft Roadmap Leads to 'Oslo'


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published October 31, 2007
Microsoft lays out a roadmap for its service-oriented architecture vision.

Microsoft Gets Serious About Hosted Enterprise Software


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published October 2, 2007
Exchange, SharePoint receive a SaaS makeover as part of Redmond's nascent "software-plus-services" push.

Report: TJX Security Was 'Inadequate'


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published September 26, 2007
Retailer faulted for collecting too much information, keeping it too long, and not upgrading security systems quickly enough.

Is Economics Driving PC 'Innovation' Offshore?


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published June 15, 2007
Shifts in manufacturing, R&D, point to PC design moving overseas as economic realities change, recent academic study says.

Gates on The Future of Our Digital Lives


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Stuart J. Johnston

| CIO Insights Article Published May 17, 2007
The 10th annual CEO Summit draws more than 100 top execs to hear Gates prognosticate.