CIO Symmetry

Oct 31 2011   5:44PM GMT

How to be a strategic leader in the IT industry

Lmartinek Lisa Martinek Profile: Lmartinek

What happened in the IT world last week? Here’s the scoop on what you might have missed, including how IBM set an example for strategic leadership, Hewlett-Packard Co.’s recent decision and cloud computing.

IBM made history by selecting its first female CEO, Ginni Rometty. But Jena McGregor believes the way she was selected is what makes IBM a strategic leader in the IT industry.

Meg Whitman recently took over as CEO at HP, and with that, HP has decided to stay in the PC business after considering “strategic alternatives.” She released a statement explaining that “keeping the Personal Systems Group within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees.”

Dropbox formally announced Dropbox for Teams for enterprises, but is it ready to compete with Box.net?

Tony Fadell, the former leader of the development of the iPod and iPhone, has a new project. Are you imagining the possibilities right now? He’s remade the thermostat. Seriously.

Where does the future of cloud computing lie? According to Jeff Belk, the cloud is going to need some help, and its future is in our hands.

Steve Jobs was one of the most strategic leaders and innovators in tech history, but how are the sales of ┬áhis new biography? As you could have guessed, it’s already topped the charts and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

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