CIO Symmetry:

June, 2008


June 30, 2008  3:20 PM

MSM Monday Round-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

PCI compliance kicks up a notch today. Retailers apparently “panicking.” New nanotechnology could mean

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June 26, 2008  7:42 PM

Weekly Wrap-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

What we did this week: Decided we didn’t want to work anymore and made other departments do our job. This is what passes for leadership these days. Tried...


June 25, 2008  2:15 PM

Microsoft Windows XP users need a shoulder to cry on



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

Apparently, customers are supposed to be happy that Microsoft is going to support its most successful OS for another six years. If you haven’t already, you really should take a look at Microsoft Senior Vice President Bill Veghte’s

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June 24, 2008  3:24 PM

Bill Gates’ not so big exit



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

Legacies are a funny thing. Take Hugh Grant. Director Richard Curtis, in the DVD commentary to his film Love Actually, claims a shot of Grant bowing on stage will be the final image in the actor’s nightly news obituary someday. Grant, also on the commentary, disagrees. He expects...


June 23, 2008  1:27 PM

MSM Monday Roundup



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

Nicholas Carr writes in The Atlantic this month that Google – the entire Internet, really – is making us “stupid.” Carr argues the quick-skip culture of search, Web surfing and short-form writing may...


June 19, 2008  12:15 AM

Notes from CIO Decisions 2008



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO

I know this sounds like self-promotion, seeing as I work for TechTarget and all, but CIO Decisions is pretty freaking great. For those that don’t know, the whole gist of this conference is that we get about 200...


June 17, 2008  12:34 AM

Monday Round-up: CIO Decisions edition



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

Howdy from Carlsbad, Calif. We just got in for CIO Decisions today and we’re ready for a week of good tips, discussion and leadership recognition. For those of you who don’t know, the CIO Decisions conference is an...


June 12, 2008  7:24 PM

Calling FedEx out



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO

Sometimes you hear something and think: “Hey, that can’t be true.” Take this statement from FedEx Corp. CIO Rob Carter at his Enterprise 2.0 Conference keynote this week. “There's also a cool new Facebook application. It's the No. 1 Facebook application right now, called Launch a...


June 12, 2008  7:05 PM

Weekly Wrap-up



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Weekly Wrap-Up

What we did this week: Took Google’s Rishi Chandra a little too literally and destroyed every server in the building.

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June 11, 2008  8:09 PM

More (final) thoughts from Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

Where are the users!?!?! No, seriously. There have been a few guys on stage presenting their companies' Enterprise 2.0 strategies. Some are very interesting. Some, not so much. But I thought this was the big year. So how come I’ve got one vendor complaining to me that he got one lead yesterday....


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