CIO Symmetry:

April, 2012

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April 30, 2012  6:48 PM

Innovation lessons from IT Leadership Award winners



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Air Systems, Application development, cost-cutting tips, Customer relationship management, EHR, Green IT, green it practices, IT PPM, Kevin Soohoo, Nicole Bradberry, Paul Stamas, Rise Health, Steve Mallard, Tennessee Technology Center

My favorite stories from the first SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards:

April 27, 2012  2:12 PM

Social media privacy and your Millennial workforce



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
data privacy, IT workers of the future, Millennials, mobile devices, mobile tools, mobile workforce, social media, social media policies, social media privacy, social networking

We're currently working on more stories for our series on Millennials -- those workers under the age of 30. One of the things that has struck me most is that...


April 24, 2012  5:46 PM

COBIT 5.0 takes IT governance frameworks to next level



Posted by: Scot Petersen

It's one thing to get excited about new releases of Windows, iPhones or even HTML. It's another to get jacked and pumped about IT governance frameworks. But in the...


April 20, 2012  2:43 PM

CEOs disregard CIOs when it comes to strategic changes



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
business alignment, chief executive officers, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT/business alignment, Leadership and Strategy, Strategy for CIOs

Unless you work for a very special CEO, chances are fairly good that yours doesn't think you're up to snuff when it comes to the CEO position. Five months ago our resident expert, CEO John Weathington, asked whether


April 16, 2012  6:13 PM

Don’t let reduction of compliance regulations short-change governance



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Compliance mgmt., information security management, Leadership and Strategy, Risk management, Security, security risk

The newly signed Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act will, among many things, reduce the number of compliance regulations with which companies will have...


April 13, 2012  3:16 PM

Hotel wireless Internet comes with more than you think



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Marriott, Security, security risk, Wi-Fi

Those of us who travel a lot already know that free hotel Internet service is a little sketchy most of the time, but at the Times Square Marriott, the online service provider makes even crappy free hotel Internet service look good. Justin Watts had noticed something a little hinky when he loaded...


April 12, 2012  3:02 PM

The CIO’s best business transformation teacher? Another CIO



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process, business transformation, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IBM, Leadership and Strategy, Networking, Strategy for CIOs

As CIOs struggle to innovate around business transformation, they are finding that other CIOs are the best friend they can have. We have written much in the past two years about how the CIO must make friends throughout the enterprise -- with theĀ 


April 6, 2012  2:56 PM

Will vendor relations be strained after Dell acquisitions?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
AppAssure Software, Cisco, Clerity, cloud applications, cloud computing, cloud security, Dell, Hacking, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Make Technologies, security tools, SonicWall, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management, Wyse Technologies

It's been a busy week for Dell, not to mention for managing CIO vendor relations. This past Tuesday, Dell announced its impending acquisition of Wyse Technology Inc., a cloud software and hardware company (and the source of one of our favorite


April 3, 2012  7:44 PM

Geek Squad move is a peek into the future of IT for SMBs



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Best Buy, CIO careers, consumerization, IT consumerization, IT training and certification, Outsourcing, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy announced recently that it is extending its Geek Squad computer help services to small businesses and other partners. In its own way,...


April 2, 2012  5:04 PM

Where are the successful women in business leadership?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, big data, business continuity planning, data breach, data security, Facebook, Hacking, IBM, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, Millennials, social media, social media tools, Staffing, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest cuts of the blogosphere. This week, we're taking a look at the illusive Millennial-generation traits that lead to a quest for more "me time" while the generation's women are experiencing job burnout. Richard Branson asks why there aren't more...


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