CIO Symmetry:

February, 2012

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February 29, 2012  8:22 PM

Chief scientist urges CIOs consider big data analytics



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, Business Intelligence, data privacy, Risk management

NEW ORLEANS -- The highlight of IBM PartnerWorld 2012 was not the sales updates nor the award winners, but a half-hour presentation by IBM's chief scientist, Jeff Jonas. The Las Vegas resident genius invigorated the 1,000-strong crowd of IBM's partners and guests, starting with the simple tale of a...

February 24, 2012  10:45 AM

CIO survey shows executives satisfied with their jobs — for now



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
CIO and IT salaries, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, CIO salary and careers survey, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention

Most midmarket IT executives don't see themselves job hunting anytime in the near future. According to a


February 23, 2012  7:54 PM

Will Obama’s data-privacy bill of rights work?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, Apple, data privacy, data security, Google, Google privacy policy, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, mobile applications, Research In Motion, Web 2.0, Web surfing

After a month fraught with data privacy disasters, the big guns are stepping up to the plate. Yesterday, the White House issued a call for Congress to pass a...


February 20, 2012  5:26 PM

Are personal privacy violations just the cost of mobility?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, data privacy, data security, Facebook, Google, Google privacy policy, iPhone, Moore's Law, Security

Each week, we scour the Web and bring you the most tantalizing tidbits that hit our radar. This week, we're looking at the nasty reality of personal privacy violations, the price of insider trading and a hot new transistor that's the size of a single atom. • Remember Google's vow to do...


February 16, 2012  8:21 PM

How does your annual salary increase measure up?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO salary and careers survey, IT salaries, IT/business alignment, Midmarket CIO

Now that you've locked in your carefully worded 2011 performance appraisal, for most companies, it's the best time of the year: the annual pay increase. Well, if you're lucky enough to get an annual pay increase, that is. We've all heard people bragging about getting raises in the double...


February 14, 2012  4:54 PM

CIOs learning to juggle business growth strategies with technology



Posted by: Scot Petersen
IT business transformation, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, ROI

You start spending enough time around CIOs and you can really feel the changes swirling around them. On the one hand, CIOs and senior IT executives must drive business growth strategies through technology. On the other hand, they are being asked to do more in areas that have nothing to do with...


February 13, 2012  5:25 PM

How free mobile apps risk personal data privacy and security



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Android, big data, data privacy, data security, Google, Hacking, iPhone, iPhone business apps, mobile applications, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools

Each week, we scour the Web and bring you the choicest cuts for your approval. This week, we're looking at data privacy and security in the form of denial-of-service attacks, smart chatting and two free mobile apps suffering from major personal data security issues. Your team is your first line...


February 9, 2012  10:52 PM

Are your social media policies turning off your Millennials?



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
Cisco, IT workers of the future, Millennials, mobile devices, mobile workforce, mobility, social media, social media policies

There's a certain sense of technology entitlement among my Millennial peers. If you don't believe me, walk into any college classroom on any college campus...


February 9, 2012  5:16 PM

Can adding a second monitor hurt your worker productivity?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
desktops and laptops, IT spending and budgeting, monitors, Multitasking, worker satisfaction

I'm writing this blog post on my second monitor. It's a 21-inch widescreen. I also have a third monitor, a 24-incher that actually belongs to a second computer -- and sometimes I use my iPad as another auxiliary window to...


February 2, 2012  9:24 PM

Post-PC era: Is 100% remote desktop virtualization even smart?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
desktop virtualization, mobile devices, remote connectivity, ROI, tablet PCs, VMworld

Last August, I sat at VMworld 2011 with 19,000 other IT literati and heard CEO Paul Maritz assure us that we were in the post-PC era. But are we really? Certainly...


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