CIO Symmetry:

February, 2011

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February 24, 2011  5:38 AM

Food for thought: Cloud computing technology minimizes human touch



Posted by: 4Laura
cloud computing, Vendor Relationships

The topic of innovation made for choice dinner conversation last week when President Barack Obama met with a dozen titans of the IT industry at a private home in Silicon Valley, Calif. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama wanted to know how lessons learned by the technology industry --...

February 22, 2011  7:47 PM

Get cloud computing security in line with enterprise practices



Posted by: Scot Petersen

You have been reading a lot about cloud computing on SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com lately. With good reason: The cloud is the latest game-changer in corporate IT. Sure, there's the...


February 17, 2011  5:57 PM

Application retirement: Saying goodbye isn’t so easy



Posted by: Christina Torode
Application development, SaaS, SOA

There are forces moving organizations down a path toward application retirement but, for some, it might be easier to keep a legacy application rather than put a more modern spin on it. The arguments for


February 15, 2011  3:14 PM

Pros and cons of disaster recovery in the cloud



Posted by: Christina Torode
cloud computing, disaster recovery, Vendor Relationships

Disaster recovery in the cloud is manna from heaven for some IT executives. There’s no grappling over IT dollars for DR for a given project. The cost of DR is simply slipped in as part of the monthly...


February 10, 2011  9:43 PM

Effects of the Egypt Internet shutdown



Posted by: Scot Petersen
data privacy, remote connectivity, Web 2.0

It's a sign of how dependent our lives have become on the Internet, or more accurately, of "being connected." News of Egypt cutting off Internet and cellular service for...


February 8, 2011  3:59 PM

Software tools can be basis for successful ITIL strategy



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, ITIL, software

The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) can be a useful tool -- for those who have ventured into it. Just 40% of 169 IT managers at midmarket firms surveyed by SearchCIO-Midmarket.com last year are...


February 3, 2011  7:35 PM

Is there an iPhone business app for that?



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, iPhone business apps, mobile application development, mobile applications, mobile technology

I’ve had an iPhone 4 for a few months now and I haven’t even begun to tap all the things I can do, and I’m nowhere near taking advantage of all...


February 1, 2011  6:05 PM

IT innovation is just a matter of time



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, IT innovation

Innovation is a popular topic among IT professionals and media. It's also one of the more misunderstood concepts. If you ask 10 CIOs what IT innovation means to them or to their companies, you will get 10 different answers. You will get some original thought on it; you will also get some useful...


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