CIO Symmetry:

July, 2009

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July 31, 2009  2:44 PM

IT project failures not the only reason CIOs get fired



Posted by: EditorAnne
Chief information officer, CIO, Midmarket CIO, Project Management

What’s going to get you fired from your CIO job? I was reminded this week of all the ways CIOs risk termination, from failed IT projects to jobs that outgrow them, during a “town meeting” (aka moderated conference call) on IT project...

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July 24, 2009  3:30 PM

Microsoft releases code to the Linux community — and?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Linux, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Open source

When Microsoft (historically not a fan of the GPL) announced this week that it would release 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community (meant to enhance the performance of Linux...


July 17, 2009  2:48 PM

With PPM software, don’t always throw in the kitchen sink



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Midmarket CIO, Project Management, Strategy for CIOs

Project and portfolio management (PPM) software is definitely not overlooked in the midmarket. According to a recent SearchCIO-Midmarket.com survey, 17% use some form of PPM software. But how many of those organizations are actually using all of what they paid for? Time and time again, I hear...


July 9, 2009  2:58 PM

Project prioritization quandary: Will index cards do the job?



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
project prioritization, project scheduling system

Whether they’re using formal project scheduling systems or informal index cards pinned to the wall, midmarket companies are taking steps to standardize project prioritization. But are these efforts enough to address the endless list of projects in their queues? Seventy-five percent of the 236...


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