Interviews

  • SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

    By Chris Kanaracus | 20 September, 2014 04:19

    SAP's announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has relinquished his CEO seat to become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle.

  • NetApp sets its sights on cloud data management: A Q&A with CEO Tom Georgens

    By John Dix | 22 July, 2014 06:50

    Moving virtual servers around a hybrid cloud environment isn't hard, but managing the data is. That's why NetApp wants to be "the enterprise data-management standard across the enterprise," says CEO Tom Georgens. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Georgens to get his take on what changes in the cloud computing world.

  • HP CIO, Ramon Baez, sees your future in the Cloud

    By Joab Jackson | 13 June, 2014 08:03

    At its annual Discover user conference, Hewlett-Packard put cloud computing and big data on the top of the agenda, capitalizing on the heavy work it has been doing with these technologies.

  • Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines

    By Stephen Lawson | 31 May, 2014 04:56

    Jeff Schilling, who joined cloud hosting startup FireHost this week as chief security officer, knows a thing or two about cybersecurity.

  • 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.

  • Whirlpool CIO moves 69,000 global employees to Google Apps

    By Mary K. Pratt | 05 May, 2014 23:46

    Whirlpool CIO Mike Heim is taking IT, and all the other business units, in a new direction. Heim is moving the company, with its 69,000 global employees, to http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247616/4_things_to_do_now_to_get_ready_for_the_Internet_of_Things?. He says the move could transform how Whirlpool employees get work done by increasing real-time collaboration. Indeed, he sees the potential for IT-driven transformation in other areas, too. Here Heim, who joined Whirlpool in May 2012 after 33 years at pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, shares his ideas on leading IT through change.

  • Cloud computing causing rethinking of disaster recovery

    By John Dix | 31 July, 2013 00:42

    Cloud computing gives organisations the opportunity to rethink many traditional IT practices, but it may be a particularly good fit for disaster recovery and business continuity.

  • HP Q&A: Converged Cloud is company's chief initiative

    By Joab Jackson | 10 May, 2013 20:39

    Saar Gillai, named head of Hewlett-Packard's Cloud operations in January, is on the hot seat.

  • NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson talks growth, strategy and life with Oracle

    By Chris Kanaracus | 09 January, 2013 20:59

    NetSuite is one of the SaaS (software as a service) market's pioneers, having sold its growing family of ERP (enterprise resource planning), e-commerce and other applications since 1998. The vendor's results have been beating Wall Street's predictions, and may yet again in a few weeks, when NetSuite is expected to announce its fourth-quarter and year-end results.

  • Google: Concerns over Instant unwarranted

    By Juan Carlos Perez | 14 September, 2010 03:20

    Google shook the search market last week with the launch of Instant, a new feature that lets the company's search engine refresh results on the fly as people type their queries.

 

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