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January 13, 2012  8:43 AM

Strategic innovations roadblocked by project management



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO and IT salaries, CIO salary and careers survey, IT innovation, IT salaries, IT spending and budgeting, IT/business alignment, Project Management

It's a very special time of the year and no, it's not just Girl Scout cookie season. We just completed our annual poll on IT salary satisfaction. Being kind of a data junkie, I've dived into our readers' responses with gusto and have been delighted in reading them. You've been painting quite the...

December 22, 2011  4:26 PM

Just one way to become a CIO



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, CIO careers

People often ask us how to become a CIO. Happily, our expert Scott Lowe has offered to detail exactly the path he took -- and the many steps required -- to become a CIO: This month's topic...


December 20, 2011  9:15 AM

Responsibilities of a CIO: Long on demands, short on time



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT staff development and retention, IT training and certifications

You never know where you might gain more insight on the responsibilities of a CIO. Somewhere along the line, my job title and the websites I work on got mixed up, and as...


December 19, 2011  5:50 PM

Should you practice Facebook resistance?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Customer relationship management, Facebook, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology, mobility, SharePoint and Web 2.0, Skype, techie gift ideas, Wi-Fi

Whether you're experiencing the end-of-year slowdown or a flurry of last-minute requests along with annual performance appraisals, December is always a little out of the ordinary. Here's our weekly summary of the best and brightest links from the blogosphere, hoping to light up your winter solstice...


December 16, 2011  4:57 AM

Can you trust your KPI scorecard?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
BI, big data, kpis, metrics, Outsourcing, Vendor selection and management

Mark Twain is attributed with the saying, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Any CIO faced with a meaningless key performance indicator (KPI) scorecard and 


December 8, 2011  7:17 PM

Good interview questions drive project management success



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
business process management, CIO Careers and Staffing, Google, interview questions, IT staff development and retention, women in IT

We all know that the secret to project management often can be boiled down to your team members. We're currently in the process of collecting nominations for our SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT...

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November 22, 2011  8:19 PM

Celebrate a colleague with our CIO awards



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Leadership and Strategy

We all know those amazing IT leaders who make a difference in our companies day in and day out but often go unrecognized by the IT world at large. Not everyone can pull a Steve Jobs or a Bill Gates, after all, but I have witnessed solid and amazing innovation in midmarket companies time and again....


November 21, 2011  8:50 PM

Will the outsourcing model be the death of CIOs?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Add new tag, CIO careers, mobile technology, Outsourcing

Each week, we scour the Web to track down interesting news pieces and commentary to help you maximize your surfing potential and information consumption. This week, we've got analysis of the Kindle Fire's marketing strategy, concerns about the IT outsourcing model, and tips for negotiations and job...


November 14, 2011  8:36 PM

Tweak your corporate Twitter policy or risk getting p0wned



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Add new tag, business process management, Risk management, SharePoint and Web 2.0

Each week we scour the Web and bring you the freshest scoop from around the blogosphere. This week, we're serving up tasty helpings of corporate Twitter intellectual property questions, IT leadership paradigms, and whether you should stash away your R&D team members in a secret cave and mine...


November 7, 2011  5:24 PM

Sustainability initiatives driving innovation



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
cloud computing, Green IT, SharePoint and Web 2.0

You got an extra hour this week, so why does it seem like you're still crushed by the weight of your to-do list? We're here to help. We've got an executive summary of the blogosphere's greatest hits, including an optimistic piece on decision making, an update from the National Institutes of Science...


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