CIO Symmetry:

September, 2011


September 29, 2011  6:11 PM

What does the Amazon tablet PC mean for midmarket CIOs?

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Amazon has announced the newest player in tablet devices, the Kindle Fire. The most amazing thing about the Amazon tablet PC isn't its screen resolution, the Android guts or the partnerships with various content providers for instantaneous streaming via Amazon...

September 27, 2011  4:12 PM

HP management’s latest mistakes have ship foundering

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

By my reckoning, HP management hasn't made a good decision since about 1999. After Lew Platt, HP did the following: hired Carly Fiorina, bought Compaq (which hadn't yet digested Digital Equipment Corp.), fired Fiorina, hired and fired Mark Hurd, and hired and fired Leo Apotheker in less than a year...


September 26, 2011  6:09 PM

Easy and not-so-obvious ways to improve people skills

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Fall has fallen, and that sound you hear is the end of the year starting to whirr out of control. Stay on top of the latest blogerati posts with our handy little smorgasbord of IT-centric tidbits. We've got some insider scoop on a possible iPhone 5 release date and also loads of tips to improve...


September 23, 2011  1:38 PM

What the new Facebook changes mean for IT consumerization

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Two months ago, I predicted "a huge exodus of Facebook users over to G+," but Facebook isn't going out without a fight. It continues to chase some of the innovations of Google+. Earlier...


September 20, 2011  5:33 PM

‘IT consumerization’ means different things to different people

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

We're hearing a lot about the "consumerization of IT." What does this really mean? There are two parallel lines of thought: One is that IT consumerization is a change in the...


September 19, 2011  6:48 PM

Don’t hold your breath: It’s a long wait for the iPad 3 launch

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Twiddling your thumbs waiting for the iPad 3 launch? We've got scoop on the hottest tidbits from around the Web, including a bit of a sticky situation for Google and the creepy potential of big data. • Cross this off your Christmas list: The

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September 14, 2011  7:02 PM

Target leaves Amazon e-commerce, gets slammed by Missoni for Target

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

As a CIO, it's your worst nightmare: The marketing department dreams up some fantastic promotion aimed at the very core of its prime demographic. The team stirs up a public frenzy with slick advertisements and viral buzz, imprinting the release date into the consumer's brain. Then when the fateful...


September 13, 2011  3:07 PM

Google Desktop and new app lifecycles could put users in a bind

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

So Google is discontinuing Google Desktop, along with a bunch of other "apps" that the search giant released over the past seven...


September 12, 2011  7:40 PM

Squeezing every dollar out of your cloud computing strategy

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

You might not be ready to say goodbye to summer, but it's definitely fiscal year crunch time. If you're like most CIOs, you're already feeling the pressure and are buckling down to do some serious heavy lifting on your special projects and big picture things like your cloud computing strategy and...


September 9, 2011  2:57 PM

What’s the verdict on the VMworld 2011 booth babes?

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Last week, CIO Symmetry was in the middle of a veritable booth babe coup. I never would have imagined that the VMworld 2011 promotional models would be such an emotional subject and, yet,...


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