Business expectations for data protection have evolved more rapidly than IT can respond. Initially, CIOs sought to lower operational and capital cost and risk by covering the protection continuum (from availability to archive). Now, CIOs need protection to help accelerate the business and drive revenue.
In late 2013, I had the opportunity to testify before the Judiciary Committee of the United States’ House of Representatives about pending legislation focused on improving the country’s patent system. H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, was subsequently passed by the U.S. House but was never voted on by the U.S. Senate. The abusive patent litigation that prompted activity in the U.S. Congress continues to stifle many young businesses and affect overall business growth for companies of every size. Continue reading
Perhaps he had Formula 1 racing on his mind during the CIO Summit in Montreal, but one CIO compared the hybrid cloud to using multiple modes of transportation. For instance, throughout the year, we may drive our own car, rent a car or take a taxi. The key is choosing the appropriate, convenient and flexible option based on our unique needs. Continue reading
- A Jawbone used to be a wearable device for geeks.
- Walgreens used to be a pharmacy where you went to get your prescriptions.
- You could only get a prescription after an in-person visit to the doctor.
- To test your blood pressure, you had to wear a rubber sleeve, not just put your socks on.
- You went to see a doctor when you felt off color and, strangely, you felt better just sitting in reception waiting while people all around you were coughing.