CIO Symmetry:

October, 2008


October 31, 2008  3:59 PM

Gmail apps: Text your contacts



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Google, Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

Google Gmail users now have the option to send text messages to mobile phones. The experimental app, found in Gmail Labs, was made available to all users Thursday night. The feature is very similar to chat – find your contact (if the mobile number is saved in your contacts list) and the option...

October 30, 2008  2:41 PM

Halloween costumes only an IT geek could love



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

What could be scarier than IT security breaches and software audits? For those of you who want to impress your friends and co-workers with a little bit of Halloween creativity (while sending along some subtle hints), Rachel Lebeaux, associate editor of SeachCIO.com, and I...


October 23, 2008  9:13 PM

Geekin’ out with Google’s G1



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO, Mobile

On Wednesday, the G1 Google phone for T-Mobile with Android – the first “free, open source and fully customizable mobile platform” was made available in stores to the general public. A geek at heart,...


October 22, 2008  7:43 PM

Obama’s CTO of the USA



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, CIO Jobs, Midmarket CIO

Barack Obama, if elected president, will be looking for a cabinet-level chief technology officer (CTO) – a first in the White House. Job responsibilities will include ensuring the U.S. is caught up with technologies, infrastructure and services for the 21st...


October 17, 2008  2:20 PM

Microsoft hosts midmarket CIOs – Vote for the biggest CIO challenge



Posted by: EditorAnne
Blogs, CIO, CIO Jobs, Hacking, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Outsourcing

A midmarket CIO’s challenges are many, and I’m always amazed by the stories I hear when I’m out on the road meeting many of you.

This week I touched down in Redmond for Microsoft’s US Midsize Business CIO Summit, an...


October 17, 2008  2:11 PM

2009 cybersecurity threats revealed – wah waaah



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, DataCenter, Hacking, Midmarket CIO, Security, VoIP, Web 2.0

You know that new iPhone you got? Or the Android order you put in? Well, not to get all Debbie Downer on you, but your sexy smartphone is a security threat.


October 15, 2008  7:51 PM

Emotional working: What the financial crisis is doing to US employees



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

We’re all a little on edge lately. From the stock market to the housing crisis, feelings of instability infiltrate our daily lives. There’s no escaping it – we’re in an economic mess. And as the pressure mounts and the stress continues, some interesting things are...


October 10, 2008  1:53 PM

Google Goggles may prevent work email regret



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO, new products

Google has introduced its new Mail Goggles – and I love the idea.

The application, once enabled, will check your mental clarity by making you solve math problems after clicking send; then, if you can’t solve the problems, the email...


October 9, 2008  2:02 PM

Google and the tech stock drop



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO

Yes, even Google, one of the Internet companies best-positioned for a financial downturn, has falling stock. I watched the


October 8, 2008  6:45 PM

Web 2.0 in the workplace: Say “hello,” not “goodbye”



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

How much of our personalities is being lost behind Web 2.0? We Facebook, we blog, we get hooked up in LinkedIn, we SMS and email and twitter – but who are we portraying and who exactly is on the other end? And I’m not talking about customizing your Ning network with your...


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