CIO Symmetry:

October, 2011


October 31, 2011  5:44 PM

How to be a strategic leader in the IT industry



Posted by: Lmartinek
desktops and laptops, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology

What happened in the IT world last week? Here's the scoop on what you might have missed, including how IBM set an example for strategic leadership, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s recent decision and cloud computing. IBM made history by selecting its first female CEO, Ginni Rometty. But Jena McGregor...

October 26, 2011  8:00 PM

Generation Y and technology: Till death do us part



Posted by: Lmartinek
IT staff development, mobile devices

They're here. No, I'm not talking about ghosts. I'm talking about the new generation. Generation Y, a group also known as


October 25, 2011  5:20 PM

Apple’s Siri speaks to iPhone users, but what is the message?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Apple, CIO Careers and Staffing, iPhone, mobile technology, mobile workforce, mobility, Web 2.0

Full disclosure: I've been an iPhone user since 2008 and I just bought my second iPad. So, I'm not bashing Apple products, and I'm not bashing iPhone users or users of Apple products in general. However, as Bill Murray once said in


October 24, 2011  4:27 PM

Why you need to care about trends in cloud computing



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, Application development, cloud computing, cloud computing strategy, cloud services, Development, Intel, Oracle, Ubuntu

Every week, we scour the Web and give you a rundown of the week's best and brightest blog posts. This week we're serving up some analysis about DevOps in networking, the brain's preference in user interfaces,...


October 20, 2011  8:25 PM

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo urges creative destruction



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, creative destruction

Creative destruction. I've heard that term a lot this year, although it's hardly a new concept. From what's happening with the Occupy Wall Street madness to the pressure to innovate in the IT space. I always have a fanciful...


October 18, 2011  3:50 PM

GARP Assessment takes records management to the next step



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, GARP, GARP Assessment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Here at the ARMA International 56th Annual Conference and Expo, records information managers cringe a little when their Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles (GARP) get mentioned with the words "The World...


October 17, 2011  7:53 PM

The fallout from the BlackBerry outage



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
BlackBerry outage, CIO, Google Plus, iPhone 4S

Here's what you may have missed last week while you were standing in line to get your new iPhone 4S or waiting for your email during the cataclysmic BlackBerry outage: • As anyone with a BlackBerry is already well aware, Research In Motion suffered


October 14, 2011  2:43 PM

Is your data center disaster recovery plan ready for a zombie attack?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, data centers, disaster recovery plan

As any CIO knows, you must be prepared for just about anything. Hurricanes in Vermont? Sure. Earthquakes in Virginia? You bet. But many CIOs forget about one very obvious hole in their disaster mitigation strategies: an uprising of the undead. In the spirit of Halloween, let's think about how your...


October 11, 2011  4:19 PM

What can we learn from the Steve Jobs Way?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Apple, CIO, IT innovation, Leadership and Strategy, Steve Jobs

There have been many timelines, retrospectives and other examinations of Apple founder Steve Jobs' career, aka the Steve Jobs Way, and it would be a waste if we don't learn lessons from him about how to run businesses going forward. Jobs' legacies include the company itself, its products and its...


October 10, 2011  9:58 PM

Be more effective by increasing your business storytelling



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, CIO, Leadership and Strategy, RAMCloud

It's been a busy week around the Web, and chances are you missed some things. Between the news of the iPhone 4S and Steve Jobs' death, it seems like the Web was absolutely sticky with Apple juice -- so you might have missed the latest RAMCloud buzz and a handy-dandy little crib sheet to help you...


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