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April 30, 2012  6:48 PM

Innovation lessons from IT Leadership Award winners



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Air Systems, Application development, cost-cutting tips, Customer relationship management, EHR, Green IT, green it practices, IT PPM, Kevin Soohoo, Nicole Bradberry, Paul Stamas, Rise Health, Steve Mallard, Tennessee Technology Center

My favorite stories from the first SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards:

April 20, 2012  2:43 PM

CEOs disregard CIOs when it comes to strategic changes



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
business alignment, chief executive officers, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT/business alignment, Leadership and Strategy, Strategy for CIOs

Unless you work for a very special CEO, chances are fairly good that yours doesn't think you're up to snuff when it comes to the CEO position. Five months ago our resident expert, CEO John Weathington, asked whether


April 12, 2012  3:02 PM

The CIO’s best business transformation teacher? Another CIO



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process, business transformation, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IBM, Leadership and Strategy, Networking, Strategy for CIOs

As CIOs struggle to innovate around business transformation, they are finding that other CIOs are the best friend they can have. We have written much in the past two years about how the CIO must make friends throughout the enterprise -- with theĀ 


April 3, 2012  7:44 PM

Geek Squad move is a peek into the future of IT for SMBs



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Best Buy, CIO careers, consumerization, IT consumerization, IT training and certification, Outsourcing, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy announced recently that it is extending its Geek Squad computer help services to small businesses and other partners. In its own way,...


April 2, 2012  5:04 PM

Where are the successful women in business leadership?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, big data, business continuity planning, data breach, data security, Facebook, Hacking, IBM, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, Millennials, social media, social media tools, Staffing, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest cuts of the blogosphere. This week, we're taking a look at the illusive Millennial-generation traits that lead to a quest for more "me time" while the generation's women are experiencing job burnout. Richard Branson asks why there aren't more...


March 30, 2012  2:02 PM

What CIOs can learn from the Swiffer innovation inspiration



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Application development, business alignment, IT innovation

The funny thing about innovation inspiration is that it sometimes needs to be teased out by your team. Take the Swiffer, for instance. At one time, Swiffer's parent company,


March 20, 2012  3:34 PM

Renewable energy sources scarce, but there’s plenty of energy to save



Posted by: Scot Petersen
cost-cutting tips, Green IT, IT/Business Leadership

This wasn't a new story, but it was to me. So, I was a little disappointed to read about the dangers of wind power. Dangers? From a clean, renewable energy source? Yes,...


March 16, 2012  1:47 PM

The bad example set by the Britannica online edition



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Britannica online edition, IT business transformation, IT innovation, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, online reputation, SharePoint and Web 2.0, Wikipedia

This week, the Encyclopaedia Britannica announced that its most recent print run would be its last, ending a 244-year run of printing out giant tomes. The $1,395 print-bound sets were swooped up by...


March 13, 2012  7:53 PM

Big data meets automated content development



Posted by: Scot Petersen
big data, Business process automation, SaaS, SharePoint and Web 2.0, SOA, Web 2.0

I was thinking about automated content development before it was possible. Now it's a reality. My first job in journalism was to take calls on Friday nights from high school football coaches, who would relay the stats and a few details about the game. A bunch of other college interns and I would...


February 16, 2012  8:21 PM

How does your annual salary increase measure up?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO salary and careers survey, IT salaries, IT/business alignment, Midmarket CIO

Now that you've locked in your carefully worded 2011 performance appraisal, for most companies, it's the best time of the year: the annual pay increase. Well, if you're lucky enough to get an annual pay increase, that is. We've all heard people bragging about getting raises in the double...


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