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April 5, 2011  7:56 PM

Are the Mozilla Firefox 4 and IE9 releases wreaking havoc on your old apps?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Business performance management, data centers, desktops and laptops, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft, Mozilla, network management, software, Windows XP

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and

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


March 15, 2011  5:16 PM

Systems integration project at heart of Wells Fargo-Wachovia merger



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, legacy systems, merger

It's hard to get CIOs to talk technology these days. And that's a good thing. I had the pleasure recently of meeting with the two men in charge of the giant systems integration project that was...


March 8, 2011  6:09 PM

Computer automation is already changing everything



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process automation, CIO

I am a fan of the Science Channel shows "Factory Made" and "How It's Made." I find it fascinating how automated factories can do everything from build light bulbs and...


March 1, 2011  7:09 PM

What would an Internet kill switch really mean?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, cyberattacks, Internet kill switch

The Internet shutdown in Eqypt last month raised questions regarding whether the U.S. would be able to do the same with a so-called


February 24, 2011  5:38 AM

Food for thought: Cloud computing technology minimizes human touch



Posted by: 4Laura
cloud computing, Vendor Relationships

The topic of innovation made for choice dinner conversation last week when President Barack Obama met with a dozen titans of the IT industry at a private home in Silicon Valley, Calif. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama wanted to know how lessons learned by the technology industry --...


February 17, 2011  5:57 PM

Application retirement: Saying goodbye isn’t so easy



Posted by: Christina Torode
Application development, SaaS, SOA

There are forces moving organizations down a path toward application retirement but, for some, it might be easier to keep a legacy application rather than put a more modern spin on it. The arguments for


February 15, 2011  3:14 PM

Pros and cons of disaster recovery in the cloud



Posted by: Christina Torode
cloud computing, disaster recovery, Vendor Relationships

Disaster recovery in the cloud is manna from heaven for some IT executives. There’s no grappling over IT dollars for DR for a given project. The cost of DR is simply slipped in as part of the monthly...


February 10, 2011  9:43 PM

Effects of the Egypt Internet shutdown



Posted by: Scot Petersen
data privacy, remote connectivity, Web 2.0

It's a sign of how dependent our lives have become on the Internet, or more accurately, of "being connected." News of Egypt cutting off Internet and cellular service for...


February 8, 2011  3:59 PM

Software tools can be basis for successful ITIL strategy



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, ITIL, software

The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) can be a useful tool -- for those who have ventured into it. Just 40% of 169 IT managers at midmarket firms surveyed by SearchCIO-Midmarket.com last year are...


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