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December 10, 2013  1:28 PM

Smart machines, smart process apps and smart CIOs

Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
Agile, Amazon, Apple, big data, Business performance management, BYOD, Chief information officer, CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, mobile applications, mobile development, mobile devices, mobile technology, Project Management, security risk, security tools

We'd like to think SearchCIO was sounding really intelligent last week with all of our "smart" talk. For starters: In Senior Features Writer Karen Goulart's weekly Searchlight roundup, which features top stories and blog posts from around the Web, she highlighted John Markoff's New York...

July 2, 2012  4:44 PM

Leap second creates havoc for cloud computing services

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, cloud computing, cloud services, disaster recovery, IT staff development and retention, IT/Business Leadership, Linux, Midmarket CIO, Operating systems, Strategy for CIOs

Did the "leap second" get you down this weekend? Did the Amazon cloud computing services outage prevent you from watching old episodes of Louie on your iPad’s Netflix app? Us too. Between all of the service outages this weekend, you might have missed some prime Internet surfing time....

March 22, 2012  2:49 PM

Midmarket CIOs drive innovation through excellent leadership

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, BYOD, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership

There have been a lot of exciting things afoot at recently. We're dedicated to engaging midmarket CIOs on a one-on-one level, and finding out what amazing things you're doing to innovate and drive your companies through excellent leadership in IT. This...

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...

February 14, 2012  4:54 PM

CIOs learning to juggle business growth strategies with technology

Posted by: Scot Petersen
IT business transformation, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, ROI

You start spending enough time around CIOs and you can really feel the changes swirling around them. On the one hand, CIOs and senior IT executives must drive business growth strategies through technology. On the other hand, they are being asked to do more in areas that have nothing to do with...

November 4, 2011  1:57 PM

Are you in danger of losing your Gen Xers?

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership and Strategy

We have been exploring how CIOs need to approach millennials in the workplace -- especially how members of that generation

September 27, 2011  4:12 PM

HP management’s latest mistakes have ship foundering

Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, HP, IT/Business Leadership

By my reckoning, HP management hasn't made a good decision since about 1999. After Lew Platt, HP did the following: hired Carly Fiorina, bought Compaq (which hadn't yet digested Digital Equipment Corp.), fired Fiorina, hired and fired Mark Hurd, and hired and fired Leo Apotheker in less than a year...

August 26, 2011  1:32 PM

Lessons learned from Steve Jobs’ effective leadership style

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership

You may have heard that Steve Jobs has decided to step down from his successful tenure as Apple's CEO. Without a doubt, Jobs' effective leadership style was directly...

June 17, 2011  1:55 PM

If you’re worried about business alignment, you’re doing it wrong

Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
business alignment, business process management, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership and Strategy

Why is IT so concerned with business alignment? That's the question that Dr. Michael Ali, CIO at Harman, asked during his Forrester IT Forum keynote that left many of the IT professionals in the audience stumped. It seems like a no-brainer,...

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