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October 7, 2009  9:00 PM

Why cybersecurity awareness is everyone’s responsibility



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, SMB security, Strategy for CIOs

October is national Cyber Security Awareness month! The campaign, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a partnership that works with the government as well as corporate sponsors, encourages online safety and best practices to protect...

October 2, 2009  2:58 PM

What Google Wave means for IT: Collaboration in IT management tools



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
business process management, Google Wave, Midmarket CIO, Project Management, Strategy for CIOs

The rush for Google Wave has begun. The much-anticipated release of Google’s collaboration tool has generated media hype, exclusive invites to try the beta and even


September 25, 2009  1:29 PM

Budget saver: Ramping up process automation with free automation tools



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
Business process, Business process automation, Midmarket CIO

Recently, I’ve been talking to CIOs at midsized organizations about whether the recession is over and the recovery has begun. In some industries at least, the cost-cutting isn’t over and the need to do more with less continues as a mandate. Some organizations are now cutting


September 18, 2009  2:47 PM

Social networking, real-time data feeds — where does that leave IT?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, employee productivity, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

The District of Columbia has won the 2009 Innovations in American Government Award in Urban Policy for its


September 4, 2009  2:43 PM

Swine flu and business continuity planning resources



Posted by: EditorAnne
business continuity planning

It’s barely September, yet warnings about flu season -- swine flu season, that is -- are circulating fast and furious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had a press conference this week, and swine flu is top of mind for many who do disaster recovery or business continuity for a...


August 27, 2009  9:08 PM

Multitasking in IT: Sought-after skill or burnout bedlam?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

In a world of information overload, many of us have turned multitasking into a way of life (I have done so with the help of RedBull). But are our efforts actually making us more efficient?


August 6, 2009  1:50 PM

Sought-after IT jobs — lawsuit-filing not among them



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CIO, CIO Jobs, Employment, Job Development, Microsoft, Microsoft Certified Professional, Midmarket CIO, Project Management Professional

IT jobs are down this year. Mix that lack of employment opportunity with an exceptionally tough job market (the average national unemployment rate is up to 9.4% as of July 2009), and you get some pretty frustrated individuals. One such individual is taking her frustrations to the next level and...


July 31, 2009  2:44 PM

IT project failures not the only reason CIOs get fired



Posted by: EditorAnne
Chief information officer, CIO, Midmarket CIO, Project Management

What’s going to get you fired from your CIO job? I was reminded this week of all the ways CIOs risk termination, from failed IT projects to jobs that outgrow them, during a “town meeting” (aka moderated conference call) on IT project...

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July 24, 2009  3:30 PM

Microsoft releases code to the Linux community — and?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Linux, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Open source

When Microsoft (historically not a fan of the GPL) announced this week that it would release 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community (meant to enhance the performance of Linux...


July 17, 2009  2:48 PM

With PPM software, don’t always throw in the kitchen sink



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Midmarket CIO, Project Management, Strategy for CIOs

Project and portfolio management (PPM) software is definitely not overlooked in the midmarket. According to a recent SearchCIO-Midmarket.com survey, 17% use some form of PPM software. But how many of those organizations are actually using all of what they paid for? Time and time again, I hear...


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