CIO Symmetry:

December, 2011

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December 22, 2011  4:26 PM

Just one way to become a CIO



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, CIO careers

People often ask us how to become a CIO. Happily, our expert Scott Lowe has offered to detail exactly the path he took -- and the many steps required -- to become a CIO: This month's topic...

December 20, 2011  9:15 AM

Responsibilities of a CIO: Long on demands, short on time



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT staff development and retention, IT training and certifications

You never know where you might gain more insight on the responsibilities of a CIO. Somewhere along the line, my job title and the websites I work on got mixed up, and as...


December 19, 2011  5:50 PM

Should you practice Facebook resistance?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Customer relationship management, Facebook, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology, mobility, SharePoint and Web 2.0, Skype, techie gift ideas, Wi-Fi

Whether you're experiencing the end-of-year slowdown or a flurry of last-minute requests along with annual performance appraisals, December is always a little out of the ordinary. Here's our weekly summary of the best and brightest links from the blogosphere, hoping to light up your winter solstice...


December 16, 2011  4:57 AM

Can you trust your KPI scorecard?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
BI, big data, kpis, metrics, Outsourcing, Vendor selection and management

Mark Twain is attributed with the saying, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Any CIO faced with a meaningless key performance indicator (KPI) scorecard and 


December 13, 2011  3:33 PM

Cloud security planning should be part of strategy from beginning



Posted by: Scot Petersen
cloud computing, cloud security planning, data privacy, Information security mgmt.

What are you doing about cloud security planning? I say planning because, in a survey of attendees at the recent SearchCompliance.com


December 8, 2011  7:17 PM

Good interview questions drive project management success



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
business process management, CIO Careers and Staffing, Google, interview questions, IT staff development and retention, women in IT

We all know that the secret to project management often can be boiled down to your team members. We're currently in the process of collecting nominations for our SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT...

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December 6, 2011  9:31 AM

Cloud computing services adoption could be the answer for security



Posted by: Scot Petersen
cloud computing, data privacy, security tools

About a year ago I moderated a panel on cloud computing services adoption in health care. A quick poll of the audience indicated that security was the No. 1 reason why their...


December 5, 2011  7:41 PM

Can you use the Kindle Fire for business?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Business performance management, mobile technology, remote connectivity

Each week, we mine the Web for the jewels of knowledge that appeal to CIOs. This week, we're looking at the trend of using the Kindle Fire in business, what compels women to quit their IT teams and the expanding reach of the Data.gov website.  We're still not entirely on board with the iPhone...


December 2, 2011  3:58 PM

Are you at risk? Huge Java vulnerability now weaponized and exploited



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
data privacy, Risk management, security tools

It's every CIO's worst nightmare -- that panicked call when you least expect it, delivering the worst possible news: "The firewall has been...


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