CIO Symmetry:

August, 2011


August 30, 2011  4:14 PM

Rooftop solar panels look to be a sound green investment



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, Green IT, ROI

Rooftop solar panels are finally turning on a light bulb over some business leaders' heads. A big office park in my town is putting up solar panels on the roofs of two parking garages on its property. The total of 2,052 panels, which will sit on previously unused space, will generate 585...

August 29, 2011  3:00 PM

What really happened with the RSA breach



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Linux, RSA, Steve Jobs, Twitter

It's been a busy week in tech, between the Earth shaking, hurricane preparations and the departure of one of tech's most recognizable faces, Steve Jobs. Here's our favorite pieces of tech news from last week, including an update on the RSA breach, how we're evolving our management styles in the age...


August 26, 2011  1:32 PM

Lessons learned from Steve Jobs’ effective leadership style



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership

You may have heard that Steve Jobs has decided to step down from his successful tenure as Apple's CEO. Without a doubt, Jobs' effective leadership style was directly...


August 23, 2011  3:43 PM

HP takes a turn at re-engineering the corporation



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, HP, IT business transformation

Everyone is in the middle of IT business transformation these days. You could call it re-engineering the corporation,


August 22, 2011  8:08 PM

Death to the HP TouchPad tablets! Long live the king!



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
HP TouchPad, IT spending and budgeting, mobile technology, SharePoint and Web 2.0

It's been a busy week in tech, with the demise of WebOS on everyone's lips and the inevitable budget crunch as we prepare for 2012. Never fear: We've scoured the Web so you don't have to! Here's a tasting menu of the choicest bits, including the HP TouchPad tablet fire sale, rumors of an Amazon...


August 19, 2011  2:21 PM

Scorned employee exploits network security policy after layoffs



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, network security policy, rogue employees, security risk

Picture this scenario: Employee A leaves the company to take another position. Your network security policy demands that you kill his ids and passwords, right? What about if Employee B leaves the company in a way that isn't entirely voluntary? You certainly kill his access, tout suite, but...


August 16, 2011  6:12 PM

How the Google acquisition of Motorola affects your mobile workforce



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Google, Linux, mobile workforce

It's been a busy week in tech. Google's acquisition of Motorola has everyone wondering how it will affect their mobile workforce. Here's a tasting menu of the choicest bits around the Web, including Google's acquisition of Motorola and how you'll have to pry the smartphones from the cold dead hands...


August 12, 2011  3:50 PM

IT cost reduction strategies: Can cloud computing help?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud services, IT budget

Ah, yes, these are the heady days of Q3, which means that it's time to start working on your 2012 budget. Is your IT department feeling like a panhandler these days?

CIOs today are certainly no strangers to tough economic times and working up


August 9, 2011  5:13 PM

Is iPhone 5 ready to overpower competitors for business users?



Posted by: Lmartinek
CIO, iPhone 5, mobility

I was with some friends last week when we landed on the topic of phones. The conversation began when one person said she was planning to buy a new phone within the next couple of weeks, but it wasn't long before her brother interjected. He began adamantly telling her she should wait for the iPhone...


August 8, 2011  8:16 PM

Law and Order: Hacker Protection Unit



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO Careers and Staffing, data privacy, Risk management

Every week, we scour the wealth of information on the blog circuit and give you the finer talking points to help you score erudite points around the Twitter water cooler. Here's the latest sampling from last week's blog posts, including the latest from the Black Hat conference, lessons in...


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