CIO Symmetry:

May, 2009

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May 28, 2009  6:23 PM

Update on move to Gmail: Cost-cutting measure a mix of sun and clouds

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

I checked in with early cloud adopter Jerry Hodge, CIO of Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., for an update on his pioneering migration from Lotus Notes to Gmail -- the quintessential cloud app. The...

May 21, 2009  6:04 PM

What IT executives are talking about at Forrester’s IT Forum 2009

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

My first day at Forrester's IT Forum was filled with everything today's CIO should be aware of -- the changing role of IT, the need for constant innovation and the rapidly evolving workforce. By day four, attendees are still buzzing about what they’ve seen and heard while here. Six Sigma...


May 14, 2009  12:58 PM

Legacy systems integration: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Recently, while researching some information for a story on legacy systems integration, I dug around to figure out how midmarket IT execs determined and measured the benefits of legacy applications -- How did they decide what was important? What needed to go? Was it worth investing time in one of...


May 8, 2009  2:29 PM

Job security worries? Advice for keeping your CIO job in a recession

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

If I were a CIO who had just gotten canned or was just worried about my job security, I would want to be counseled by someone like John A. Challenger. Challenger is CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the marquee outplacement firm. Mild in tone, armed with statistics that put one’s private...


May 8, 2009  1:58 PM

Open source cloud computing: The future midmarket sweet spot?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

What happens when open source and cloud computing collide? Cost savings, flexibility and (at least one open source vendor hopes) midmarket CIOs checking it out. Open source CRM provider SugarCRM has launched an on-demand version of its software that is included free with an on-premise...


May 1, 2009  1:30 PM

Can outsourcing services save your favorite retail store?

Karen Guglielmo Karen Guglielmo Profile: Karen Guglielmo

With more than 150,000 retail stores expected to close their doors this year as a result of the current economic crisis, should retailers consider look to outsourcing IT services to help cut costs and stay in business?

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