CIO Symmetry:

April, 2011


April 28, 2011  1:33 PM

PlayStation Network breach is Sony’s shameful nadir

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, data breach

Another week, another major hack. It seems these things go in cycles. There was a major breach at email provider Epsilon earlier this month. But the

April 22, 2011  10:00 AM

A bad experience with a Trojan virus drives home BYOD benefits

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart

Mondays have a reputation for being the least favorite day of the week for many people. Normally I disagree with that feeling, but this Monday at 9 a.m., my laptop started acting a little hinky. I knew something was up, but then 10 minutes later, Windows warned me that it had blocked some strange...

April 19, 2011  2:01 PM

Cisco killed the Flip camera and other surprises

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO Careers and Staffing, Cisco, consumer electronics, flip video camera, mobile technology, ROI

The news last week that Cisco killed the Flip mini-camcorder -- or, as Cisco put it, restructured its consumer products division -- is full of surprises. First, I...

April 15, 2011  3:28 PM

CIOs and facilities managers need to be BFFs with green IT practices

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
greeen computing, green it practices, mobile technology, remote connectivity

I live in a relatively modest 1,500-square-foot bungalow. It was built shortly after World War II by the first owner, a man who wanted his house to withstand possible mortar attacks from a resurgent Axis Alliance. Embedded within its very walls...

April 12, 2011  1:32 PM

What have we learned from the Epsilon security breach?

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, data breach, data security, Epsilon

My wife and I started getting the emails April 4. Best Buy. Our bank. Other e-commerce sites we had shopped. The impact of the Epsilon security breach was far and...

April 8, 2011  1:40 PM

Mobile technology in health care now the answer instead of the problem

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, health care

The first "mobile computing device" that I used was a 30-pound IBM "luggable" PC. It cost more than $4,000 and boasted the Intel 8088 microprocessor running at a blazing 4.77 MHz and ran off of two 5 1/4-inch floppy drives. There really wasn't anything mobile about it, and not much computing was to...

April 5, 2011  7:56 PM

Are the Mozilla Firefox 4 and IE9 releases wreaking havoc on your old apps?

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Business performance management, data centers, desktops and laptops, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft, Mozilla, network management, software, Windows XP

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and

April 1, 2011  3:32 PM

Are aging Baby Boomers taking your IT wisdom with them in retirement?

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Baby Boomers, CIO careers, IT staff development, Leadership and Strategy, Staffing

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that retiring Baby Boomers will leave a record number of jobs open when they retire -- by the time 2018 rolls around, we'll be looking at a...


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