CIO Symmetry:

May, 2012

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May 29, 2012  5:40 PM

Strategic and agile equals true business transformation



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Agile, agile projects, business transformation, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology, ROI

Linda Tucci raised a great point in her debut CIO Matters column last week. That is, and I'm paraphrasing, how far have CIOs really come in this digital age from being...

May 24, 2012  4:03 PM

Should CIOs read their young employees’ social network profiles?



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
data privacy, employee perceptions, ethics, IT staff development and retention, rogue employees, social media, social media privacy, social networking, Staffing

Millennials are sometimes referred to as the "Facebook generation," and for good reason. About 75% of millennials have a


May 23, 2012  1:40 PM

Market forces and the final chapter of the browser wars



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla

Browser wars? What browser wars? A recent news story reported that Google Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most used browser on the Internet. My...


May 17, 2012  4:40 PM

Recruitment tips for finding talented Millennials



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, IT training and certification, IT workers of the future, Millennials, Recruitment tips, Staffing

Millennials (sometimes called Generation Y) are in high demand, especially in the


May 14, 2012  5:17 PM

Dude, you’re getting a hostile workplace



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, Dell, IT staff development and retention, Leadership, women in IT, workplace culture

In April, Dell's summit in Copenhagen was emceed by Mads Christensen, who is apparently Denmark's version of Rush Limbaugh -- well-known for shocking audiences with bigoted, misogynistic remarks. During his banter, Christensen unleashed a flurry of comments that were decidedly hostile toward women...


May 11, 2012  2:22 PM

Resume killers: Should Yahoo’s CEO be fired for embellishing resume?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart

Have you been following the sordid tale of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's resumé killers? In an effort to secure seats on Yahoo's board, Third Point founder Daniel Loeb's corporate...


May 10, 2012  3:46 PM

The most popular mobile OS? Hint: It’s not an Apple product



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Android, Apple, BYOD, Google, Hacking, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile workforce, network security policy, Operating systems, Security, security risk, SMB security

We've scoured the Web looking for the top notes for your executive lunch break. This week, we're digging into mobile and smartphone news, including the most popular mobile device and the risks your BYOD users are facing with the latest Android malware attacks. The majority of U.S. mobile users...


May 8, 2012  7:37 PM

Technology for competitive advantage is CIOs’ new Job One



Posted by: Scot Petersen
BI, big data, Business Intelligence, CIO Jobs, cloud computing, cloud computing strategy, Midmarket CIO, Outsourcing, outsourcing services, Strategy for CIOs

Competitive advantage is not that new a business term -- it was popularized by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter in the 1980s -- but it has never been more important as a...


May 3, 2012  4:39 PM

Practical lessons in workplace culture from Google and Facebook



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO Careers and Staffing, Evernote, Facebook, Google, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, work/life balance, worker satisfaction, workplace culture

When it comes to retaining your IT talent, it's about more than benefits and job security -- workplace culture matters too. It's the intangible (and sometimes tangible) practical lessons in keeping your IT talent happy that make the difference. For instance, Phil Libin, CEO of


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