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  • IT execs hope iPad, PlayBook can boost decision-making process

    Tablets like Apple's iPad and the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will change and improve the way corporate employees work and make decisions, contend IT executives at Chevron and TD Bank. Both companies are evaluating and running trials on such devices.

    Written by Matt Hamblen03 Feb. 11 05:57
  • The blind side

    For years, CIOs struggled with iPhones and now iPads coming into the enterprise-but Android devices will blindside them. Even worse, the fragmented world of Android is coming quickly.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige31 Jan. 11 22:00
  • IT ideas on the cheap

    Discovering IT innovations that you can apply to your business can be a disorganised and frustrating process. The hottest technology may be inappropriate for your business needs. It's time-consuming to identify and validate new technology with limited IT resources. In addition, traditional ways to learn about useful technologies, such as IT conferences and research reports, may not provide enough proven ideas that are good matches for your business needs.
    It's time to get creative. Here are three ways to uncover innovative ideas without spending much time or money:

    Written by Rick Swanborg26 Jan. 11 22:00
  • The enterprise iPad frenzy

    Last summer, KLA-Tencor, a Silicon Valley semiconductor equipment maker, rebounded from the market doldrums to post annual revenues of US$1.8 billion. The happy CEO surprised the company's 5,400 employees by telling them that they would each be rewarded with a shiny, new iPad.
    "The whole euphoria of an iPad started, and we had to get into high gear," says CIO Ashwin Ballal, charged with the massive iPad rollout. "That's when my nightmare began."

    Written by Tom Kaneshige25 Jan. 11 22:00
  • Android expected to outdo rivals in OS game

    Google's Android operating system is expected to outdo its rivals worldwide, according to a recently released statement by Canalys.
    Market analysis firm Canalys said Android "will grow more than twice the rate of major competitors in 2011" even though there are some challenges, particularly in the United States.

    Written by Veronica C. Silva22 Jan. 11 22:00
  • Apple stays quiet about Jobs' future

    Apple executives answered questions about the company's products and the state of the Korean technology market Tuesday, but they offered no insight into the most pressing issue before the world's most valuable technology company: Is Steve Jobs coming back?

    Written by Robert McMillan19 Jan. 11 11:13
  • With Apple's Jobs on leave, many questions and few answers

    With Steve Jobs taking another medical leave, Apple customers, investors, partners and employees are again left to wonder what implications this will have for the company's stock, financial performance, product development and business operations.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez18 Jan. 11 04:55
  • 10 IT-related predictions for 2011

    We were wrong -- so far -- that Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO by the end of this year, but we were right that Apple's tablet, whose name wasn't known at the end of last year, would be huge. OK, so that second one was probably a given, but not all of our 2010 predictions were so easy. We think the same is true with our 2011 predictions.

    Written by Nancy Weil21 Dec. 10 01:46
  • Take your reading on the road

    CIO New Zealand is combining with its sister publications Reseller News, Computerworld, Unlimited and PC World to develop a mobile application, and we want you to tell us what you’d like to see in an app that combines our technology and business titles.

    Written by CIO New Zealand15 Dec. 10 22:00
  • CIOs and the ‘app store effect’

    Of the many consequential effects of the "app store" phenomenon, there is one staring down IT departments today: Not only does your average consumer now expect application selection, purchase and delivery to be pretty darn seamless, so too does your smartphone-toting knowledge worker and line-of-business manager.
    If the app store can do it, the thinking goes, then why can't my corporate IT department roll out that Web-based application just as easily and quickly?

    Written by Thomas Wailgum31 Oct. 10 22:00
  • iPad enterprise invasion and security risks

    IT organisations have come to a stunning realisation: There is no stopping the great iPad enterprise invasion. Risks abound as companies must deal with securing iPad apps without much help from Apple, says Julie Palen, senior VP of mobile device management at Tangoe, a telecom expense management software and services provider.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige30 Oct. 10 03:59
  • Apple flies into Qantas lounges

    Qantas has announced plans to kit out its club members' lounges at airports across the country exclusively with Apple technology before the end of the year.
    The agreement with Apple is an attempt by the airline to set itself apart from market rival Virgin Blue by aligning with the consumer electronics giant's popular technology.

    Written by Brian Corrigan25 Oct. 10 22:00
  • Cyclone Computers becomes Apple reseller

    Cyclone Computers’ appointment as an Apple Authorised Education Reseller (AAER) is seen by the company’s managing director, Richard Morgan, as an opportunity to drive significant increase in delivery of educational content through digital media.
    The appointment means that Cyclone Computers can now sell Apple’s range of MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPods and iPads to educational bodies within New Zealand.

    Written by Reseller New Zealand staff24 Oct. 10 22:00
  • Four things we learned from Apple earnings

    Another booming quarter, Apple products in high gear, and a surprise visit from a fired up Steve Jobs made for one heck of an earnings call Monday. "As most of you know, I don't usually participate in Apple's earnings calls," Jobs says, adding, "But I couldn't help dropping by for our first $20 billion quarter."

    Written by Tom Kaneshige20 Oct. 10 04:46