Thursday, April 26, 2007

BI tools to integrate existing apps and ease-of-use

According to a recent Information Week survey, nearly 80% of respondents are interested in the ability to integrate BI offerings with existing applications. And, it's not only possible...but click your heels and, well...see below.

This company created a powerful custom Business Intelligence Web dashboard that works with their existing systems...and they were able to create it in-house in a matter of days. Here's how»

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Four steps to CIO relevance

Here's an interesting (and short) article from InformationWeek outlining the four steps to staying relevant as a CIO: Streamline, Offload, Reinvest, Innovate.

Get the steps»

Monday, April 23, 2007

Application Tip: How to go wireless with your Web applications

Wireless applications continue to make their case for improving employee productivity and saving gobs of money.

So...what if you could create them almost instantly and offer them to your business leaders at no additional cost and could single-handedly save your company big money?

The only thing you need to do to deploy your m-Powered applications as wireless, is to tweak the presentation layers of your application differently to make it useful to the wireless user. Here's how»

Friday, April 20, 2007

Earth Day 2007: 10 steps to a green Data Center

As most CIOs know, data centers often require a ton of electricity to maintain, and some vendors are starting to feel the CIOs' pain, marketing their servers and processors as energy efficient and eco-friendly.

So, recently, CIO Insight sat down with Dave Douglas, the vice president of eco-responsibility at Sun Microsystems, to craft some ways to cut energy costs from the data center and do the earth a favor in the meantime.

In honor of Earth Day (April 22), here are 10 steps to a green data center»

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

2 powerful IT conferences march into April and May education events

We're on the move this month to some powerful new educational seminars. If any of these are in your neck of the woods, come by and see us!

COMMON is just around the corner April 29-May 2, hosted in Anaheim, CA (Booth 401). And we'll be hosting a hands-on lab.

We'll also be at the Friedman User Group Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada May 14-16, and we'll be presenting on building successful Web initiatives in the B2B market space.

Check out more information on these events here»

Monday, April 16, 2007

Web Design Tip: Take your users where you want them to go.

There are many reasons you may want to create a Web page that redirects your users to a different part of your site. It could be a cumbersome URL, a Web page that was removed, or reserving the right to make changes to an application's URL.

Here's a quick how-to article to that tells you...well, how to create an HTML redirect or jump page.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Six Tips to Make IT projects and new ideas Succeed

Helping your ideas gain traction in the boardroom (and in practice) can be a tricky business. A new book offers CIOs some best practices. Here's an excerpt»

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Forget the Chart, Check the Cell Phone

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is betting you'll want your health data, especially if you're getting emergency treatment while traveling.

Starting at the end of March, they are providing 100,000 of its members with electronic access to their and their dependents' personal health records. Members will be able to access their information from cell phones as well as PDAs and PCs.

Read how this will work»

If you're interested in creating a similar application, to run on a wireless phone, you can learn more about m-Power's wireless capabilities here.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Developers: Expect a new language in the next five years

According to software experts attending the The ServerSide Java Symposium, IT should expect an entirely new language in the next five years, and an ongoing adaptation of current languages such as XML and Java. Read more about it here»

But, m-Power users don't have to worry about that because m-Power insulates users from the constant changes in languages, and gives them the ability to constantly adapt to the changing times. It lets you focus on what you want to build, not HOW to build it. Test your skills here»

It just takes 15 minutes to create one applications, and thirty minutes for two.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Three major factors failing RFID

There are three major factors that are causing RFID programs to fail according to Sara Lee CIO, which one is most harmful to your program?

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