CIO Symmetry:

August, 2009

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August 27, 2009  9:08 PM

Multitasking in IT: Sought-after skill or burnout bedlam?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

In a world of information overload, many of us have turned multitasking into a way of life (I have done so with the help of RedBull). But are our efforts actually making us more efficient?

August 27, 2009  8:31 PM

Are SaaS and server virtualization helping you turn the budget corner?



Posted by: Christina Torode

I’ve been asking IT execs what’s on their agenda for next year and the good news is that it’s not all about further delaying projects. Rather, budgets are opening up a bit, due, in part, to ROI realized from investments in a SaaS platform and server virtualization. One midmarket financial...


August 21, 2009  3:24 PM

Beware of rising server room temperatures



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
data center cooling, server management

When you’re cranking the A/C during these final hot days of summer, don’t forget about data center cooling as well. The consequences for not monitoring server room temperatures could...


August 14, 2009  3:25 PM

Employee retention troubles? Try IT e-learning courses



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
IT training and certifications

Signs are that the economic recession is receding and the recovery is slowly beginning. Great news, right? But with recovery comes new job opportunities, and potential attrition on your staff. Particularly if IT at your company has been hard-hit and travel and training budgets cut, people could be...


August 6, 2009  1:50 PM

Sought-after IT jobs — lawsuit-filing not among them



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CIO, CIO Jobs, Employment, Job Development, Microsoft, Microsoft Certified Professional, Midmarket CIO, Project Management Professional

IT jobs are down this year. Mix that lack of employment opportunity with an exceptionally tough job market (the average national unemployment rate is up to 9.4% as of July 2009), and you get some pretty frustrated individuals. One such individual is taking her frustrations to the next level and...


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