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VA data guru Dat Tran on turning data into information

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been collecting data for nearly a century. But Dat Tran, the VA's deputy assistant secretary for data governance and analysis, says it's not enough to just collect data. He says the VA needs to transform its data into information that gives decision-makers insights into veterans' needs. Tran is leading the effort to do that, to establish strong data governance and apply predictive analytics so the department can better serve the country's veterans. It's a monumental task, but Tran says it's essential so the government can help its veterans in the most effective, efficient manner possible. Here he discusses the challenges of big data at the VA and elsewhere.

Written by Dat Tran21 Oct. 13 13:34

How IT Can Produce Better Patient Care

For Dr. Bob Laskowski, president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, technology means empowering physicians and patients.

Written by Martha Heller30 Sept. 13 16:41

IT Hiring Manager Seeks a Perfect Fit

This CIO wants IT employees who are dedicated to the company's mission of using IT to fight healthcare fraud and waste.

Written by Phil Schneidermeyer30 July 13 19:01

Enterprises must collaborate and get social now (or pay later)

Jacob Morgan, author of 'The Collaborative Organization,' speaks passionately about what collaboration can do both inside and outside the enterprise. CIO.com talked to Morgan about the emerging trend and why it's important to act now.

Written by Kristin Burnham09 July 12 18:30

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst weighs in on strategy, Oracle and growth

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is coming up on his five-year anniversary at the helm, following his arrival in December 2007. Under Whitehurst's leadership, Red Hat's revenue has grown from US$523 million in its fiscal 2008 to more than $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2012, without deviating from its core strategy of open-source infrastructure software.

Written by Chris Kanaracus28 June 12 14:51

How to win at the IT outsourcing negotiating table

If CIOs want to get the most from IT outsourcing deals, they need to treat negotiation as an organizational business process--with training, tools, and processes--rather than an IT purchasing arrangement.

Written by Stephanie Overby25 June 12 13:24

Microsoft Q&A: With Windows 8, the choice is yours

Day two at Microsoft TechEd 2012 was all about Windows 8. CIO.com caught up with Windows corporate VP Antoine Leblond, who discussed why CIOs should test Windows 8, why developers should love it, and why we'll all be touching our laptop screens sooner than we think.

Written by Shane O'Neill12 June 12 16:33

Cloud computing and governance in the digital age - Part 2

During the Saleforce.com Dreamforce event in San Francisco, CEO Marc Benioff sat down with some of the leaders in the industry to talk about Cloud computing and governance in the digital age. The panel was made up the former US federal government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, the vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and Burberry chief executive officer, Angela Ahrendts. The four leaders discussed various issues during the course of the wide ranging conversation, including best practice for Cloud computing by governments and the importance of human rights.

Written by Georgina Swan06 Sept. 11 16:21

Cloud computing and governance in the digital age

During the Saleforce.com Dreamforce event in San Francisco, CEO Marc Benioff sat down with some of the leaders in the industry to talk about Cloud computing and governance in the digital age. The panel was made up the former US federal government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, the vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and Burberry chief executive officer, Angela Ahrendts. The four leaders discussed various issues during the course of the wide ranging conversation, including best practice for Cloud computing by governments and the importance of human rights.

Written by Georgina Swan05 Sept. 11 13:37

NBN Co CIO: The IT leadership strategy of Australia’s new telco - Part 2

NBN Co’s tasks are split between network construction and business-as-usual telecommunications, and few of the company’s employees could map out the same 20-year careers at the company that often herald the same position at Telstra. They share much of the history, however; many of the staff hired so far herald from chief executive, Mike Quigley’s own alma mater — Alcatel-Lucent — as well as a range of Australian and international telcos.

Written by James Hutchinson16 Aug. 11 08:00

ABC chief information officer talks multimedia

Ken Gallacher may be the CIO for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), but that doesn’t mean he is the sole provider of technology to the broadcasting giant. “The common theme has been about getting out there with the team and the business, especially with the business and directors that are driving and shaping our technology,” he said.

Written by Lisa Banks12 April 11 11:54

Is this the toughest CIO gig on the planet?

The first Federal CIO of the United States, Vivek Kundra, has his work cut out for him. But as fellow CIO, Scott Stewart discovered, he has a plan.

Written by Scott Stewart02 Feb. 11 08:00
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