CIO Symmetry:

June, 2012

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June 26, 2012  4:57 PM

Yammer does little to boost Microsoft’s enterprise collaboration wares



Posted by: Scot Petersen
collaboration tools, legacy systems, Microsoft, Yammer

So, with its $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer, Microsoft confirms its desire to become a player in "

June 22, 2012  9:31 AM

Study explores Internet consumers’ new mobile device use



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
digital reader, Internet, mobile devices, Nielsen, smartphones, survey

According to a recent worldwide survey of mobile device use, 36% of global consumers said that they now own a smartphone; that's a 15% increase since 2010. Also according to the...


June 18, 2012  5:01 PM

Web censorship: Should you be alarmed?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, Google, IT staff development and retention, Microsoft, mobile applications, mobile devices, Nokia, Staffing, tablet PCs, web censorship

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest bits of blogs and news that midmarket CIOs will find appealing. This week, we're taking a hard look at Web censorship, the Google Nexus release and how big data is fueling smartphone apps in ways you'd never imagine. Google reports an alarming...


June 12, 2012  8:02 PM

The role of the CIO is changing: What is your company doing about it?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, role of the CIO, Strategy for CIOs

I am going through the data from the second annual SearchCIO.com Role of the CIO survey. So far, the data suggests more skewing toward


June 11, 2012  8:24 PM

The Apple Retina display: Big whoop?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, desktops and laptops, Google, Mobile, mobile devices, tablet PCs, women in IT

Each week, we round up an executive summary of the high points around the blogosphere. This week, we're taking a look at the legality of Internet traffic regulation and how the big Internet companies deal with change haters. For gadget lovers, we're also looking at the new Apple Retina display, the...


June 5, 2012  3:13 PM

Let’s not go overboard about Flame malware



Posted by: Scot Petersen
cyberattacks, Flame, malware, Security

Similar to nuclear war scenarios, the most significant damage the recently discovered Flame malware will inflict comes from its fallout rather than from the initial blast.

The seriousness of Flame is real: Flame and the Duqu and Stuxnet malware are...


June 4, 2012  10:35 AM

Corporate innovation: Why you’re never going to win



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
IT innovation, Leadership and Strategy

We scoured last week's blogs for the best and brightest blog posts and media on topics of interest to midmarket CIOs. This week we're examining the problems that plague midsize corporations, like middle-management tar pits and stuck organizations. We also look at the challenge of...


June 1, 2012  3:23 PM

Smartphone usage a sign of impending mobility tsunami



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart

Consider your own smartphone use when you engage with other businesses -- whether it's checking your servers with a thin client or watching the latest episode of "New Girl." You rely on those apps. They have become a part of your life in some ways. In general, enterprise companies tend to have...


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