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The key emerging technology issues that today's CTO needs to understand
CTOs, chief innovation officers, and business strategists are all charged with driving their companies forward, with technology a key enabler and often driver of delivering the products and services that opens up new business opportunities for their companies. The CTO section of InfoWorld.com is your gateway to the critical articles on the technologies and related business strategies to be an effective CTO.
Where the money is shows where the technology will be: Columnist Bill Snyder maps the 11 big technology IPOs of 2011 to the technologies that will become available for CTOs to take advantage of. As he notes, they're all aimed at consumers, the new basis for much business technology going forward.
Cloud interoperability: Don't hold your breath: Columnist David Linthicum gives the IEEE credit for its proposed effort to create portability and interoperability standards for the cloud, but says no one should count on them being real any time soon, as their very premise contradicts providers' self-interest.
BI in the cloud is a game-changer: Columnist David Linthicum explains why cloudified analytics will finally open up real power for business analysts to use to help their companies run smarter.
Even Microsoft's CIO struggles with the cloud: Nancy Gohring reports that making the cloud promise is no easy task, not even for Microsoft, which is trying to be a major cloud provider.
8 radical ways to cut data center power costs: Mel Beckman shows how new technologies and different management of existing ones can cut your data center power costs considerably, freeing up money that IT can use for more revenue-oriented activities.
Getting the control issues out of the way of taking advantage of mobile apps: Columnist Galen Gruman explains how one more control objection to taking advantage of mobile technology in your business can be batted away.
Get ready for the new generation laptop replacements: Columnist Galen Gruman surveys the emerging computers for employees on the go that aren't laptops. Get a taste of what the typical "computer" will be in five years.
Get ready for the new world of personal computing: Columnist Eric Knorr explains why the desktop and laptop PC in use today will go the way of the workstation and be replaced by tablets and other flexible forms of computing just now starting to emerge.
Understanding HTML5's local data storage capabilities: In this first of five articles, Peter Wayner surveys the key technologies in the emerging HTML5 Web standard.
Understanding HTML5's local data storage capabilities: In this second entry, Peter Wayner surveys the key technologies in the emerging HTML5 Web standard.
Understanding HTML5's canvas, video, audio, and graphics capabilities: In this third entry, Peter Wayner surveys the key technologies in the emerging HTML5 Web standard.
Understanding HTML5's forms capabilities: In this fourth entry, Peter Wayner surveys the key technologies in the emerging HTML5 Web standard.
The big promise of Big Data: What you need to know today: Frank Ohlhorst explains the Big Data concept, its key enabling technologies such as MapReduce and Hadoop, and how it could change market and business analytics for good.
What cloud computing really means: Columnists Eric Knorr and Galen Gruman toss out the hype around the various cloud terms and tell you what really is -- and isn't.
How to make your websites mobile-savvy: Dori Smith explains the techniques to make your websites mobile-savvy, so you can reach the smartphone and tablet generations.