Stories by Tom Kaneshige

  • Why your workers hate BYOD

    By Tom Kaneshige | 08 November, 2014 08:23

    At a New York banking firm, a couple of executives lost their jobs because they didn't report lost phones within 24 hours, in violation of a draconian BYOD policy. At a California law firm, the CIO knew every time one of its lawyers slipped away to play golf, exposed by watchful BYOD management software.

  • You are responsible for your own Internet privacy

    By Tom Kaneshige | 24 October, 2014 02:32

    Bill Clinton's run for presidency nearly derailed when rumors surfaced that he had smoked marijuana during his time in England. In an effort to control the damage, Clinton admitted that he indeed experimented with the illegal drug but "didn't inhale." Imagine how history might have changed if a video of a glassy-eyed Clinton with a joint between his lips had shown up on Youtube (which, of course, didn't exist at the time).

  • It's risky business when CMOs tackle tech alone

    By Tom Kaneshige | 14 October, 2014 23:30

    There's a reason why marketers keep IT in the dark about marketing tech purchases. The geeks will put the tech vendor through an obscene, jargon-filled laundry list of requirements and testing that will drag the sales cycle for months. Marketers won't be able to get their hands on the technology until it's too late - that is, after competitors beat them to the punch.

  • BYOD twists and turns keep CIOs off-balance

    By Tom Kaneshige | 19 August, 2014 07:57

    In New York City, venerable companies give luxurious corporate cars to power brokers dressed in Armani suits driving down Wall Street. But across the country in San Francisco, you're more likely to see blue jeans-clad execs driving shared Zipcars to their wacky digs in SoMa, or south of Market.

  • How CIOs can survive and thrive in a swirl of change

    By Tom Kaneshige | 19 August, 2014 05:51

    CIOs face unrelenting change as part of the job description. Today they must deal with change coming at them from all fronts. More than ever before, CIOs now have to knock down walls, connect corporate silos, keep customers in their sights, be willing to fail fast and pivot to a more successful strategy -- one that usually involves wielding the power of data analytics.

  • Mobile workers: ‘I want my Blackberry back'

    By Tom Kaneshige | 22 July, 2014 01:46

    At a well-known investment firm in New York City, something strange is happening: Mobile app performance issues and privacy concerns have sparked a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolt, and now many employees are asking for their corporate BlackBerry back.

  • Apple's partnership with IBM leaves CIOs hanging

    By Tom Kaneshige | 17 July, 2014 08:37

    The big news this week of Apple and IBM joining forces to dominate the mobile enterprise market makes a great story - at least on the surface.

  • How CIOs can boost mobile app adoption

    By Tom Kaneshige | 16 July, 2014 02:23

    CIOs with an eye on mobility have probably spent a small fortune creating a private enterprise app store. They've spent countless hours tending to an environment where business managers plant seeds for app ideas and developers bring those ideas to fruition. Often, the number of mobile enterprise apps sprouts like weeds.

  • What is going wrong with BYOD?

    By Tom Kaneshige | 14 June, 2014 03:37

    The Bring Your Own Device movement was supposed to make employees more productive while saving companies money. But a funny thing is happening on the way to mobile nirvana: Companies aren't doing it, according to a new study by CompTIA.

  • Why mobile strategies are stalling at many enterprises

    By Tom Kaneshige | 12 June, 2014 09:47

    CIOs know the value of having a mobile strategy. So why aren't companies doing it right? A study from Accenture sheds some light on why some companies aren't moving forward fast enough with their mobility initiatives.

  • In Pictures: Most popular mobile apps in 6 key industries

    By Tom Kaneshige | 06 June, 2014 08:42

    Some industries adopt technology more quickly than others, but even the most careful and slowest-moving industries have bought into the value of mobile apps. Here are the top 10 apps in each of six major industries.

  • In Pictures: Silicon Valley tech execs behaving badly

    By Tom Kaneshige | 03 June, 2014 08:06

    Move over Donald Sterling. The exploits of these misbehaving technology executives give the now-infamous billionaire L.A. Clippers owner a run for his money when it comes to moronic acts.

  • CIOs must adapt or risk being replaced

    By Tom Kaneshige | 13 May, 2014 03:04

    Michael Keithley has more than two decades of experience as a CIO. However, the IT veteran says he's seeing more change now than ever before. CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige sat down with Keithley to talk about the challenges he and his colleagues face, the need to speak the same language as the business side and the reality of what lies ahead for CIOs who refuse to change their approach.

  • Why CIOs shouldn't block rogue Cloud apps

    By Tom Kaneshige | 01 May, 2014 00:05

    Enterprises have an average 461 Cloud apps running in their organisations (nine to 10 times IT's estimates), according to some reports. Line-of-business managers hesitate to bring in the CIO out of fear of being blocked. If CIOs can remove this fear, everyone, it turns out, benefits.

  • Microsoft's Office for iPad shakes up mobile enterprise

    By Tom Kaneshige | 15 April, 2014 05:43

    It's hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out Cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

 

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