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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...

June 26, 2009  1:40 PM

Business knowledge management helps boost offshore strategy



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
Outsourcing

How important is business knowledge management to the success of your offshore strategy? Pretty important, one CIO who offshores to India told me recently. Offshore workers are often at a disadvantage when providing...


June 19, 2009  3:37 PM

Using PPM software to bring financial accountability into IT



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
IT project and portfolio management, IT/business alignment

The CIO, as the liaison between business and IT, needs to know exactly what’s going on in IT and then translate it into something the business side understands: dollars and cents. To do that, the project and portfolio management (PPM) discipline -- and software -- is becoming increasingly...


June 2, 2009  4:59 PM

Don’t be like GM: How a BPM strategy can help you avoid bankruptcy



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Business, Business process, business process management, CIO, Circuit City, generalmotors, linens n things, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs, Sustainability, Workflow

Midmarket CIOs who think of a business process management (BPM) strategy in its basic form as a tool for putting processes around purchase orders, claims or employee onboarding and offboarding should re-consider the role it plays in business sustainability during a recession, according to one...


May 8, 2009  1:58 PM

Open source cloud computing: The future midmarket sweet spot?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Customer relationship management, Interoperability, Midmarket CIO, Open Cloud, Open source, Strategy for CIOs, SugarCRM

What happens when open source and cloud computing collide? Cost savings, flexibility and (at least one open source vendor hopes) midmarket CIOs checking it out. Open source CRM provider SugarCRM has launched an on-demand version of its software that is included free with an on-premise...


March 27, 2009  1:31 PM

Midmarket CIOs are just not that into business process management



Posted by: Christina Torode
business process management, SharePoint

Midmarket companies may think that putting processes around purchase orders, claims or employee onboarding and offboarding is akin to having a business process management (BPM) strategy, but in fact those projects are really just traditional workflow management.

At least according to...


March 20, 2009  3:07 PM

March Madness 2009: What network slowdown?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, Networking, Strategy for CIOs

March Madness has officially started. Offices are buzzing with pick-to-win pools, friendly competition amongst peers and co-workers -- and the network slowdown caused by streaming live videos of the game. Is your network up to snuff and prepared to...


March 20, 2009  2:31 PM

IT job opportunities persist, even as recession deepens



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO Jobs, Employment, Midmarket CIO

As the national job market continues to founder, with total jobless claims reaching a record high of 5.5 million, IT professionals can take solace in a recent report from Forrester Research Inc. analyst Andrew Bartels. The...


March 6, 2009  5:50 PM

Obama chooses a federal CIO: The next generation of CIOs?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, CIO Jobs, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

President Obama selected Vivek Kundra as his first federal CIO. Kundra, formerly chief technology officer for the District...


February 27, 2009  5:26 PM

Navigating your SaaS contract: Buyer beware?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, SaaS, Strategy for CIOs

Even as CIOs face smaller IT budgets in a range of areas this year, one segment that still has traction is Software as a Service (SaaS). The subscription-based software...


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