CIO Symmetry:

IT innovation

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June 4, 2012  10:35 AM

Corporate innovation: Why you’re never going to win



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
IT innovation, Leadership and Strategy

We scoured last week's blogs for the best and brightest blog posts and media on topics of interest to midmarket CIOs. This week we're examining the problems that plague midsize corporations, like middle-management tar pits and stuck organizations. We also look at the challenge of...

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 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...


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...


October 11, 2011  4:19 PM

What can we learn from the Steve Jobs Way?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Apple, CIO, IT innovation, Leadership and Strategy, Steve Jobs

There have been many timelines, retrospectives and other examinations of Apple founder Steve Jobs' career, aka the Steve Jobs Way, and it would be a waste if we don't learn lessons from him about how to run businesses going forward. Jobs' legacies include the company itself, its products and its...


July 19, 2011  5:38 PM

Phone hacking scandal reveals lack of corporate culture



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, ethics, IT innovation

If you could have heard News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch testify before Parliament on Tuesday, you might have almost felt sorry for him. Or you might have said, "There but for the grace of God go I." If...


May 3, 2011  3:36 PM

CIO innovation is about getting ahead of the problems



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, IT innovation

My colleagues and I in the CIO/IT Strategy Media Group have spent much of the first half of 2011 talking with CIOs about innovation. So much time that I think I might go crazy asking another question...


March 29, 2011  3:34 PM

Why ‘IT innovation’ is less about technology, more about integration



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, integration, IT innovation

What are we talking about when we are talking about IT innovation? The answers are as varied as there are people to answer the question. And the answers rarely have much to do with technology, which might seem odd when you are talking about


February 1, 2011  6:05 PM

IT innovation is just a matter of time



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, IT innovation

Innovation is a popular topic among IT professionals and media. It's also one of the more misunderstood concepts. If you ask 10 CIOs what IT innovation means to them or to their companies, you will get 10 different answers. You will get some original thought on it; you will also get some useful...


July 14, 2010  4:29 PM

IT consolidation for business innovation



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, IT consolidation, IT innovation, modernization, ROI

I’ve been touching base with IT folks and analysts lately to get a feel for the projects people are working on these days, and the phrases that keep coming up are IT consolidation, modernization and innovation. A senior network administrator with a national hospice care provider is working on...


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