CIO Symmetry:

March, 2011


March 29, 2011  3:34 PM

Why ‘IT innovation’ is less about technology, more about integration

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, integration, IT innovation

What are we talking about when we are talking about IT innovation? The answers are as varied as there are people to answer the question. And the answers rarely have much to do with technology, which might seem odd when you are talking about

March 24, 2011  6:47 PM

Does your executive networking strategy include Twitter?

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
mobile technology, social media

This week marks Twitter's fifth birthday. It's a precocious 5-year-old, in that it has done in half a decade what most companies need 20 years to accomplish: become an integral part of our everyday lexicon, leaving some early adopters wondering how to even practice...

March 21, 2011  5:32 PM

The opportunity cost of Twitter for business

Posted by: Scot Petersen
mobile technology, social media

Last week, Site Editor Wendy Schuchart did a nice job showing the upside of Twitter for...

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March 16, 2011  8:07 PM

How P.F. Chang’s turned a plate of lettuce wraps into a Twitter win

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
social media

Awhile ago, a lady in Florida was sitting in a P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurant and sent out a 140-character update to Twitter about her delicious lettuce-wrap appetizer. Across...

March 15, 2011  5:16 PM

Systems integration project at heart of Wells Fargo-Wachovia merger

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, legacy systems, merger

It's hard to get CIOs to talk technology these days. And that's a good thing. I had the pleasure recently of meeting with the two men in charge of the giant systems integration project that was...

March 11, 2011  4:28 PM

Why aren’t more women in executive careers in IT?

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO careers, women in IT

Tuesday was International Women's Day. The United Nations' theme for 2011: "Equal access to education, training and science and technology." Last week at the FusionCIO conference in Madison, Wis., a casual poll of the attendees list shows that...

March 8, 2011  6:09 PM

Computer automation is already changing everything

Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process automation, CIO

I am a fan of the Science Channel shows "Factory Made" and "How It's Made." I find it fascinating how automated factories can do everything from build light bulbs and...

March 3, 2011  7:22 PM

Dice report: With poaching on the rise, is your IT talent happy?

Posted by: Christina Torode
IT jobs, IT salaries

Virtualization pros -- not just VMware experts, but people who know how the big picture behind server virtualization works and can connect the dots between servers, storage, networking and desktops. And application developers who have a talent for designing business apps for smartphones. These are...

March 1, 2011  7:09 PM

What would an Internet kill switch really mean?

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, cyberattacks, Internet kill switch

The Internet shutdown in Eqypt last month raised questions regarding whether the U.S. would be able to do the same with a so-called


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