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  • Meet the CIO who bought 4,500 iPads

    Medtronic Inc., which makes medical devices, may be one of the earliest and biggest corporate buyers of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet. CIO Michael Hedges has purchased 4,500 iPads for his company, which employs 40,000 people.

  • Oracle user group warns of support deadline

    The Oracle Applications Users Group is urging members running an older version of E-Business Suite to ensure they have all the necessary patches needed to qualify for extended support.

  • IT Certification: It's time for a state-run program

    Several weeks ago, as the Stuxnet worm was making its way through global business headlines, I was speaking with a CIO about a touchy topic: the need for broad-based, state-administered technology certification programs.

  • Upgraded retail security standard ignores mobile payments

    The second version of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is being released this afternoon by the organization PCI Security Standards Council, which sets the network and security requirements for merchants and service providers handling sensitive cardholder data.

  • 5 comments from Google's CEO on privacy

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt is getting a lot of attention lately, not so much for the company's ubiquitous search engine or any of the company's other products. It's more for what Schmidt has been saying about privacy.

  • Are Smart Grids the Top Priority for WE Utilities' CIOs?

    If we start with an oversimplified idea that "Smart Grids = Grids + ICT," then it is obvious that utilities IT budgets have a direct effect on our future achievements of a Smart Grid. However, while there is growing excitement in the market concerning new technologies, including those in the Smart Grid concept, utilities are always cautious when it comes to IT spending and have pressure to prove ROI or TCO reduction before implementing any new initiative. Utility CIOs' budgets are still subject to numerous influences, including cost containment, compliance with regulations, and maintenance of the existing infrastructure.

  • IT managers called to show their ultimate

    IT managers have been given the opportunity to showcase the teamwork, innovation and physical fortitude of their staff with the launch of the Ultimate IT Challenge from Optus.

  • Red Hat CEO: Software vendor model is broken

    The current model of selling commercial enterprise software is broken, charged the CEO for Red Hat. It is too expensive, doesn't address user needs and, worst of all, it leaves chief information officers holding all the risk of implementing new systems.

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