July 31, 2013

Healthcare and technology: How J&J Pharma CIO keeps them in sync
In this first part of a two-part CIO Innovators Profile video shot at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium event in Cambridge, Mass., Papathomas shares with Tech Target's Christina Torode how technology is creating new products and services for J&J Pharma and how IT must earn the right to be a trusted partner to the business.

Project Management: Do Less by Committing to More
Adaptation to project reprioritization does not affect projects that are already underway. Because business and management stakeholders are involved in the prioritization process, there are no surprises about the program schedule. Everyone also understands that the program backlog is always evolving based on the changing needs of the business.

How Intel Plans to Destroy the Legacy Data Center
Intel, to its credit, eventually came around and has been working furiously to create a high-efficiency platform based on Atom. Companies such as Facebook are flocking to it; they say it provides the best capacity, lowest operating costs and highest efficiency for Internet service loads. (Internet services are still the fastest-growing opportunity for this class of device.)

PRISM turned up the volume on cloud security conversations
The conversation about cloud security got more interesting following revelations on the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, even if many people figured that such government snooping was possible if not already happening. After talking with executives at a few cloud providers, it sounds like the PRISM news hasn’t necessarily lowered inquiries about public cloud services. What it is has done is prompt more questions about security.

DDoS attacks getting bigger but shorter in duration
Not only do they attack multiple sites, but they don't prolong an attack if they don't see immediate results. "They'll move from target to target after 10 or 20 minutes until they find one they can cause an immediate impact on," Smith noted. Attacks are becoming bigger because hackers have more resources to mount attacks than ever before, said Marc Gaffan, founder of Incapsula.

Spoofed! Fake GPS signals lead yacht astray
"We mimicked the entire GPS constellation," said Todd Humphreys, a researcher at the university's department of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. "We had a counterpart for each signal coming down from every satellite in the sky. When they mixed together with legitimate signals in the receiver, ours were slightly stronger," he said in an interview.

Reengineering a CRM strategy for the age of the customer
CRM leaders need to take a systematic approach to understanding the business drivers that affect the organization; this sets the context for the CRM strategy. Forrester defines business drivers as the "evolving customer, competitor, and technology trends that collectively act as an environmental force driving your company to evaluate and hone its CRM strategy and practices."

4 Ways To Build Your 'Executive Presence'
People judge a company by its leader. “Women [and men] who have ‘it’ have discovered the right formula of conveying their business expertise using a combination of competence — business knowledge — and warmth — their ability to connect with others,” said Rosina Racioppi, President and CEO of WOMEN Unlimited, which trains talented women to develop needed skills and mindset shifts to become leaders.

Microsoft relinquishes SkyDrive brand
According to the settlement, Microsoft will not pursue its planned appeal of this decision and Sky will allow Microsoft to continue using the SkyDrive name for a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand. The agreement also contains financial and other terms, the details of which are confidential.

Quote for the day:

"My troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." -- Walt Disney

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