CIO Symmetry:

October, 2010


October 28, 2010  4:41 PM

Agile adoption basics, and basic mistakes

Posted by: Christina Torode

I came across a helpful post on the Edge of Chaos/Agile development blog on the 10 most common mistakes for agile adoption. No. 1: Don’t start with a tool. Choosing a...

October 26, 2010  5:55 PM

Ozzie leaves behind Microsoft’s technology vision

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, Leadership, Microsoft

Last week, I brought up the topic of chief software architect Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft. Since then, Ozzie, who rarely issues public statements, published a 3,453-word letter as a farewell and a final technology vision for...

October 21, 2010  7:06 PM

Where’s the love for Microsoft technologies?

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Microsoft

Remember when Microsoft’s marketing machine could make up a word like goodness to describe a new software feature, and people would eat it up like, well, chocolate? The ooohs and aaahs at shows -- and not just Microsoft-sponsored ones -- when the vendor demonstrated products, were a bit...

October 19, 2010  6:05 PM

Ozzie’s leaving the latest sign to break up Microsoft?

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, Microsoft

It's been years since the talk to break up Microsoft. When the company was on trial for antitrust violations in 2000, many experts felt that a breakup was just punishment. But as time went on, many others, from a purely...

October 14, 2010  6:03 PM

Virtual data center: A panacea for governance

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, virtual data center, Virtualization

Virtualization, to me, is in many ways like vitamin supplements: Whether you want to save money, pool resources or make employees more productive, there’s a virtualization pill for that. What I hadn’t considered was how developing a

October 12, 2010  1:00 PM

Mobile workforce will soon demand iPad-type tablets

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, iPad, mobile workforce

If ever there was a no-brainer reason to get an iPad, or some kind of equivalent thin tablet computer that will be coming soon from

October 11, 2010  8:29 PM

CIOs feverishly working on mobile strategy

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, mobile devices

It seemed no matter how a conversation started out with IT executives at this year’s Society of Information Management national event in Atlanta this week, it somehow wound its way back to developing a mobile strategy. One...

October 5, 2010  4:14 PM

Social media may not be a revolution, but it’s in your enterprise

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, social media

The social media multiverse is all a Twitter about the fact that one of today's most popular intellectuals has written an article saying that the revolution will not be tweeted. You should read his account, but...


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