CIO Symmetry:

March, 2010

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March 25, 2010  9:03 PM

Cloud computing pricing sky high for some



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, cloud computing, cloud computing pricing

CIO Rich Secor decided to look into cloud computing pricing to see what all the buzz was about. Could it save his company, Health Advances LLC, some money? Could it provide better application...

March 25, 2010  8:26 PM

Gaga for Google Fiber? We’re all a bit crazy when it comes to tech



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Google, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

The Google Fiber for communities deadline is right around the corner. In an effort to test out its plans for high-speed broadband and fiber-to-the-home connections, Google has asked interested communities to step forward and...


March 19, 2010  3:04 PM

IT execs weigh in on cloud computing and IT business transformation



Posted by: Christina Torode
cloud computing, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

I was at a Boston Society for Information Management (SIM) event the other day on transformation: how CIOs are transforming the business and the role of IT, but what struck me is how little a role cloud computing...


March 18, 2010  8:19 PM

Top IT certifications: Do they matter to you?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
IT training and certifications, jobs, Midmarket CIO

How important are IT certifications today? As organizations start to hire again (there were 58,229 available tech jobs on Dice.com this month), IT certifications could help potential candidates stand out from the competition -- and possibly make more money.


March 11, 2010  3:15 PM

Why one IT guy found Windows 7 to be too user-friendly



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
IT, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

There has been a lot of Windows 7 coverage on SearchCIO-Midmarket.com -- everything from planning your migration strategy to making it your


March 4, 2010  8:40 PM

Reasons to adopt desktop virtualization



Posted by: Christina Torode
desktop virtualization

Desktop virtualization is not the slam dunk that server virtualization is in terms of cost savings. In a recent article, I talked to experts about how the cost of desktop PCs was replaced by even larger costs: new servers, networking components, storage, new talent and so on needed to support a...


March 3, 2010  5:17 PM

First open source, ITIL-aligned IT change management tool coming soon



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
change management, ITIL, Midmarket CIO, Open source

The open source community has a new addition: an enterprise-level, ITIL-aligned change management tool.

Recently unveiled at the Pink Elephant IT Service Management Conference & Expo,


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