CIO Symmetry:

September, 2010


September 30, 2010  8:55 PM

A list of to-dos before taking the email hosting plunge

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Whether you call it email hosting services, cloud or SaaS email, or just plain email hosting, there are capabilities that you will need to have in place before offloading email. This month, our experts are going to explore the different options for email outsourcing and put forth a checklist for...

September 28, 2010  4:39 PM

A smart business intelligence strategy

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

My campaign to forever rid my home of snail mail is coming along, except for two areas: Clothing catalogs and Sierra Club membership appeals. The clothing catalogs I can understand. They might be the last thing that disappears from U.S. Postal Service mail bags.

September 24, 2010  1:10 PM

Bandwidth and compliance are key to strong disaster recovery solutions


By Laura Smith, Features Writer As more midmarket firms explore virtualization to achieve cost savings and other benefits, they're discovering that adequate bandwidth and compliance with regulations as part of their disaster recovery solutions...

September 16, 2010  6:30 PM

Supporting cloud services is a quandary for IT

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

A CIO was recently approached by a business line manager about a problem with a cloud service. The manager asked if the CIO could help resolve the issue, and the CIO gave him a flat-out “No.” It is a sign of the struggle going on in many IT organizations: If users bypass IT to buy

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September 14, 2010  3:38 PM

The new data security software landscape

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

The number of niche data security software solutions providers is getting smaller, and so are the choices for IT managers. HP's announcement this week to acquire ArcSight is its...

September 10, 2010  1:55 PM

Emerging technology that’s hitting its stride

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Social media, it seems, is on everyone's mind these days. How do I use it as a business tool? Should I allow employees to use social media tools for business purposes? Its uses are varied, but it is clear, as far as emerging technology is concerned, that social media has entered the mainstream...

September 7, 2010  4:49 PM

Improving business services management, one vehicle at a time

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

It's funny the places where you can gain some insight about business services management. Last week, I spent two hours waiting at my local Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to exchange a green-lettered license plate for a red one (I...

September 2, 2010  6:54 PM

Mobile application development made easy … eventually

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

A while back, I checked in with a few IT managers about their mobile application development plans. I was wondering if business intelligence applications were making their...


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