CIO Symmetry:

January, 2012


January 31, 2012  3:08 PM

Shared services are the next generation of IT

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

Last week I wrote about the transformation of banking services into products. This week I want to discuss different types of services--shared services. One of the first technology...

January 30, 2012  3:52 PM

Does anyone still care about corporate social media?

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Each week, we scour the Web and collect all the best and brightest links to start your week off swinging. This week, we're looking at the latest credit card hacks, how Apple tricks its employees into keeping corporate secrets and a successful corporate social media campaign that will please all the...


January 27, 2012  2:22 PM

Google privacy policy changes? Get over it

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Three days ago, we all learned of some changes to Google's privacy policy. With the new changes, it will take what it knows about its users and "combine information you've provided from one service...


January 24, 2012  8:34 PM

Anti-piracy laws like SOPA and PIPA highlight online priorities

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

The recent pullbacks of the two controversial anti-online piracy bills -- SOPA and PIPA -- don't mean that users can continue indefinitely to download their favorite content whenever and wherever...


January 24, 2012  4:48 PM

Google data center solutions to adapt in your own IT shop

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Each week, we scour the World Wide Web to give you a quick punch of last week's biggest news stories and interesting blog posts. This week, we're taking a look at whether computer science should be mandatory education, the new Wi-Fi coverage in the London Underground, and two very creative data...


January 20, 2012  3:53 PM

Does BlackBerry have the smartphone features to stay relevant?

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Research in Motion (RIM) must feel like the belle of the ball this week, especially after a year of major foibles, like the big BlackBerry outage. After

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January 16, 2012  10:25 AM

Banks on Twitter? Don’t bank on it

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

Recently, I was with my son to open an account at the local branch of my once mighty but now struggling Mega Bank. The customer service rep ran through the "product" options we had for creating his account and linking it to our main accounts. This product was free but required a minimum balance, or...


January 13, 2012  8:43 AM

Strategic innovations roadblocked by project management

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

It's a very special time of the year and no, it's not just Girl Scout cookie season. We just completed our annual poll on IT salary satisfaction. Being kind of a data junkie, I've dived into our readers' responses with gusto and have been delighted in reading them. You've been painting quite the...


January 10, 2012  4:47 PM

IT salary satisfaction survey says IT directors squeezed in midmarket

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

A question for all of you midlevel IT managers and directors out there: What's got you down? According to new data from the CIO/IT Strategy Group poll on IT salary satisfaction, your subgroup in midmarket-size companies is the least satisfied with compensation. Almost 31% of you were "somewhat...


January 9, 2012  9:08 AM

Are your big data analytics ready for 2012?

Wendy Schuchart Wendy Schuchart Profile: Wendy Schuchart

Welcome to Q1 and the year of big data. Now that you're back in the saddle after a rousing holiday season, we've primed the well with our weekly dose of news from around the blogosphere, including the scoop on new releases of Linux and Hadoop, who exactly is still using Internet Explorer 6.0, and...


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