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3 Things CSOs Can Learn From CPOs
Maria Korolov/CIO Magazine January 29, 2015
The role of the CSO and CIO has been changing dramatically as technology becomes more and more vital to business strategies. Sometimes, it can be hard to keep up.
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10 Essential Elements for a Secure Enterprise Mobility Strategy
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Amol Joshi, SVP of business development at Redwood City, Calif.-based Ivalua Inc., suggests that CSOs and CIOs can pick up a few tricks from Chief Procurement Officers.
Apple posts record profits
David Goldman-CNN Money January 28, 2015
Apple (AAPL, Tech30) sold 74.5 million iPhones in the last three months. That helped Apple's profit soar more than 37% to $18 billion. That's larger than Gazprom's $16.2 billion profit during the first quarter of 2011 -- the previous profit record posted by a corporation.
NETSUITE TRANSFORMS RETAIL BUSINESS OPERATIONS AT JOURNELLE AND ALTON LANE
NETSUITE January 12, 2015
NRF 2015 and SAN MATEO, Calif.—January 12, 2015—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that two fast-growing fashion and apparel retailers—Journelle, a seller of high-end lingerie and loungewear, and Alton Lane, a maker of men's custom-tailored clothing, have deployed NetSuite to run their core retail business processes from order management, inventory management, financials, supplier purchasing and customer relationship management (CRM) to marketing—all from within one unified cloud-based business management platform. The modernization efforts taken by these two retailers enabled both companies to replace a mix of disparate software applications that hamper business efficiency, visibility, growth and the ability to deliver the shopping experiences today's customers expect. Upgrading to NetSuite has resulted in streamlined operations, efficient processes and real-time visibility into their business performance and customers, while reducing IT costs and overhead. Further, these retailers are now able to deliver engaging, personalized and seamless omnichannel shopping experiences to their customers.
Google is becoming a wireless carrier
CNN TECH January 23, 2015
Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon.
Google (GOOGL, Tech30) will start selling cell phone service along with its Android phones, according to multiple news reports. This has been a long time coming.
For years, Google has been assembling just about all the pieces it needs to become a mobile provider.
The search giant already makes the most-used mobile software on the planet, it designs and sells phones online, and it has become an Internet service provider with its Google Fiber initiative. It even has its own VoIP phone service called Google Voice, which allows people to get a Google phone number and call people through Gmail or Hangouts over Wi-Fi.
The missing link has been the cell towers needed to build out a nationwide network.
Rather than spending the tens of billions of dollars it would cost to create a wireless network, Google reportedly will carry its service over Sprint (S) and T-Mobile's (TMUS) networks. Google declined to comment.
Google is expected to pay those carriers just $2 per gigabyte, according to Macquarie Securities analyst Kevin Smithen. That means Google could choose to provide super-cheap service that gives Verizon (VZ, Tech30) and AT&T (T, Tech30) something to worry about.