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CIOs Discuss How They Approach Emerging Technology


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published September 15, 2010
Enterprise CIOs share insights into how they evaluate and adopt new technologies and engage with startups.

Gartner Trims IT Spending Forecast


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published July 6, 2010
IT spending for 2010 is still expected to rise, just not as much as thought.

iPad Opening CIOs to Web-Based Apps, OSes


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published June 28, 2010
The head of Google's Enterprise division says the iPad has made it easier for the company to sell its apps into enterprises, threatening Microsoft's hold.

IT Spending Still in Recession: Report


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published June 23, 2010
But the good news is 45 percent of the IT exec's plan to increase spending in 2010.

Tech Experts See Bright Future in the Cloud


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published June 14, 2010
Pew survey of well-regarded technology observers and insiders sees traditional desktop computing fading away.

Lenovo Brings Pizzazz Back to PC Design


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published June 11, 2010
The new all-in-one ThinkCentre M90z is sleek, but also sports features designed to appeal to IT.

Symantec - Cloud Requires Security Diligence


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published June 4, 2010
While Cloud computing can curb data center expansion, significant security and information management issues remain.

HP's Small Business Push for Storage, Networking


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published June 2, 2010
Already a major player, HP touts new products and an alliance with Microsoft to win more of the small-to-medium-size (SMB) market.

Google Embraces VMware, App Engine for Enterprise Cloud Push


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published May 19, 2010
A new App Engine for business and alliance with VMware are Google's latest moves designed to woo enterprise IT buyers into the Cloud.

Enterprises Barely Tapping Web 2.0 Potential


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published April 26, 2010
Tim O'Reilly says companies can gain a lot more insight and value from online social networks, but they have to go beyond paying lip service to Facebook, Twitter and similar phenomena.

Is IT Ready for Video in the Enterprise?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published April 23, 2010
Sure video crops up here and there on enterprise networks, but wider, more seamless adoption is coming as the business and strategic technology case becomes clearer.

iPad for the Enterprise - Is There a Fit?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published April 9, 2010
Apple is pitching it to consumers, but enterprise vendors like Sybase and Cisco are lining up to support the iPad.

IT Staffing - Women a Clear Minority in Europe's IT 'Boys Club'


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published March 29, 2010
Report says only about 35 percent of IT staffing jobs in Europe are held by women. The report comes amid complaints of inequality related to working conditions.

Working with Open Source Software Vendors


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published March 22, 2010
Open source may have very different pricing and distribution from commercial software vendors, but an IBM exec's suggestions for evaluating and maintaining it may sound very familiar.

Most CIOs Optimistic about IT Staffing in Q2


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published March 10, 2010
Skills most in demand are networking, database and, surprise, surprise, security folks.

IT Staffing - Jobs Report Shows Android, iPad Skills in Demand


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published February 18, 2010
The latest quarterly report from online contract services firm Elance indicates strong demand for mobile tech skills, and a few surprises.

Big Tech, Mobile Get New Year's Critique


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published January 11, 2010
Analyst firm has key suggestions for Apple, Cisco, RIM and others.

IT Employees Less Happy, Working Less Hard


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published January 8, 2010
Once considered leaders in putting in extra effort during the workday, fewer of today's IT employees go beyond the call of duty.

The Tech Skills You'll Pay More for in 2010


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published December 18, 2009
Web development skills remain highly sought-after as the new year begins, while demand for cross-platform mobile talent is expected to grow in 2010.

Report: Information Overload Costs U.S. $900B


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published December 30, 2008
Basex says information overload and interruptions carry a huge price in lost productivity. So what can we do?

Tech Firms Still Ready to Deal


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published December 3, 2008
Execs from Google, IBM, Microsoft and others say economic climate won't slow interest in acquisitions.

Information Overload: Is There a Cure?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published April 1, 2008
Between meetings, mobile phones, e-mail and IM, we're failing victim to the stresses of daily business. Interruptions are here to stay, so what do we do?

Innovation on Macworld Expo Show Floor


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published January 16, 2008
Apple's surge brings more exhibitors and attendees to seminal Mac event.

ClusterSeven Looks To Secure Google Spreadsheets


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published December 7, 2007
'Security camera' for Excel, now available for Google Spreadsheets.

Strategic Tech for 2008


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published October 10, 2007
Gartner highlights critical technology that IT needs to be watching.

NetSuite's SuitePhone brings business management apps to the iPhone


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published July 12, 2007
NetSuite's SuitePhone brings business management apps to the iPhone.

Web 2.0 Yes, Open Source, Maybe


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published June 25, 2007
Survey of IT executives indicates concern over maintenance costs of open source software.

Security Vendors Debate the 'Arms Race'


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published May 3, 2007
With the rise in attacks, from malware and phishing to assorted viruses and identity theft, it's no wonder the market for security software and services is booming.

Should IT Embrace Consumer Technology?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published April 24, 2007
Gartner asserts enterprise software is "falling behind."

IT Spending a Trillion Dollar Deal


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published January 16, 2007
Latest research forecasts $1.48 trillion will be spent worldwide by 2010.

Subscribe to Sun Hardware?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published January 9, 2007
Sun Microsystems has a unique plan designed to future-proofs its latest blade system.Sun Microsystems has a unique plan designed to future-proofs its latest blade system.

The 'Moral Obligation' of Energy Efficiency?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published December 8, 2006
Department of Energy leads confab of AMD, Intel, HP, Dell, IBM and others to discuss how to make datacenters more efficient.

HP-Gate, What's the Damage?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published September 11, 2006
HP's sterling comeback gets a black eye in boardroom scandal.

Notebook Safety Doesn't End With Recalls


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published August 28, 2006
Research firm says recalls should only be a first step.

IT Spending Highest Since Pre-Y2K


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published July 11, 2006
Research firm says companies are investing more in technology, though not as much in IT staff.

What is The Purpose of PDAs?


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published December 16, 2005
Research firm says business users aren't taking full advantage of them.

On The M&A Radar: BI Software


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published October 28, 2005
The fallout from enterprise software consolidation isn't going to end any time soon, which will leave IT organizations to decide whether to stay the course or switch suppliers.

DHS Chief Calls for Reverse Manhattan Project


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David Needle

| CIO Insights Article Published July 29, 2005
Technology is a crucial tool in the fight against terror, Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff told a Silicon Valley audience Thursday.