CIO Symmetry:

July, 2011


July 29, 2011  1:21 PM

Does your Internet usage policy make your employees cry?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO

How are you feeling today? Lonely? Upset? Vaguely withdrawn from society? If so, quick -- check your Twitter stream on your smartphone. Better now? We've all heard BlackBerry jokingly referred to as a "CrackBerry," but according to a recent study of 1,000 U.K. workers, 53% of technology users...

July 26, 2011  6:35 PM

IT transformation means one thing: New IT job skills needed



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, IT jobs

I found it amusing/disturbing during the NFL player lockout that players were worried about making ends meet. Many players should certainly...


July 25, 2011  5:29 PM

Gear up to install OS X Lion



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud computing, desktops and laptops, Operating systems

Massive heat waves in the South and Midwest have us scurrying for the cool, comforting glow of our monitors in the delicious air conditioning, so we've been scouring the Web and have found some choice selections for your Monday reading pleasure. Check out the scoop on installing OS X Lion,...


July 22, 2011  2:12 PM

A green data center starts with a bucket of white paint



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, data center cooling, Green IT

Every CIO knows that sometimes the littlest changes can make a big impact on the bottom line. For instance, recently former President Bill Clinton suggested that one of the fastest ways you can save on cooling costs for your data center starts by looking up: What color is your roof? If it's like...


July 19, 2011  5:38 PM

Phone hacking scandal reveals lack of corporate culture



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, ethics, IT innovation

If you could have heard News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch testify before Parliament on Tuesday, you might have almost felt sorry for him. Or you might have said, "There but for the grace of God go I." If...


July 18, 2011  4:00 PM

IPad Bluetooth keyboards, iPad’s own keyboard vulnerable to hackers



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Cisco, Ethernet, iPad, software

Were you on vacation and unplugged last week? While you're planning your shopping list for the week, you might want to add an iPad Bluetooth keyboard and a 20-foot touch-screen wall. Here's what you missed around the Web last week. If you're avoiding iPad Bluetooth keyboards for fear that...


July 15, 2011  4:02 PM

The secret behind successfully balancing work and life on vacation



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, work/life balance

Confession: I have taken a conference call while walking to dinner down Bourbon Street. I have also been pulled into a meeting while driving my parents over the Golden Gate Bridge and had to pull off at the rest stop to participate in an hour-long argument over which font should be used for a...


July 12, 2011  4:10 PM

What chief information officers have in common with Kevin Bacon



Posted by: Scot Petersen
chief executive officers, CIO

What does a chief information officer have in common with Kevin Bacon? Mathematics.

The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game has been around for a while. It proves that all of us are more intertwined with society than we...


July 11, 2011  11:27 AM

Will Google social media be the fastest growing network in history?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud applications, social media

The world is a busy place, and last week was no exception. We saw the last public launch of NASA's shuttle program, witnessed tremendous buzz in the wide scramble for adoption of Google's social media project Google+ and a whole lot of candles on IBM's birthday...


July 8, 2011  2:45 PM

Can the new Google social network overtake Facebook?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Email and messaging, Google Plus, Leadership and Strategy, SharePoint and Web 2.0, social media

Facebook and Google have been at war for years. They want your eyes on their sites, and they'll do anything toward that goal. You've undoubtedly heard about the potential new heir to the Facebook throne, Google+ (G+). The new Google social network started quietly accepting new users two weeks...


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