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April 28, 2010  8:47 PM

Don’t let IT problems creep up on you — take control with strong IT leadership



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Leadership, Midmarket CIO, Networking, Strategy for CIOs

Terry Childs, former network admin for the city of San Francisco, was recently found guilty of one felony count of denying computer services. In 2008, Childs refused to hand over

April 22, 2010  7:03 PM

How one CIO guaranteed the use of BI dashboards



Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

The crew at outdoor apparel and accessory retailer Eastern Mountain Sports knows a thing or two about motivation. They are guides, not employees, after all, who traverse mountains themselves. But since introducing Information Builders’ BI dashboards across its 64 stores, competition has kicked up...


April 21, 2010  2:58 PM

Apple’s lost iPhone a lesson in chain of custody, data loss prevention



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
data breach, Midmarket CIO, SMB security, Strategy for CIOs

Security threats are everywhere. Not just your traditional hackers and cybercriminals -- I'm talking about the people who work for you. Those who absent-mindedly leave a laptop in an airport or misplace a flash drive are putting your company's data at risk.

This type of data loss is pretty...


April 15, 2010  7:50 PM

More colleges move to cloud email like Gmail, ditch in-house email



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Google, Midmarket CIO

Colleges across the country have started turning to cloud email services such as Gmail in an effort to cut costs. It's...


April 8, 2010  7:57 PM

Is security part of your vendor risk assessment process?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
data breach, Midmarket CIO, SMB security

Security continues to be a top priority for IT organizations shelling out budget dollars and planning for the future. But do you know the right questions to ask when evaluating potential security vendors and service providers?

This week, I wrote a story for SearchCIO-Midmarket.com on the...


April 2, 2010  2:06 PM

Microsoft business intelligence tools here in May



Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, CIO, Microsoft

I just got word from Microsoft that they plan to release Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 -- with the new Microsoft business intelligence (BI) features -- on May 12.

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March 25, 2010  9:03 PM

Cloud computing pricing sky high for some



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, cloud computing, cloud computing pricing

CIO Rich Secor decided to look into cloud computing pricing to see what all the buzz was about. Could it save his company, Health Advances LLC, some money? Could it provide better application...


March 25, 2010  8:26 PM

Gaga for Google Fiber? We’re all a bit crazy when it comes to tech



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Google, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

The Google Fiber for communities deadline is right around the corner. In an effort to test out its plans for high-speed broadband and fiber-to-the-home connections, Google has asked interested communities to step forward and...


March 19, 2010  3:04 PM

IT execs weigh in on cloud computing and IT business transformation



Posted by: Christina Torode
cloud computing, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

I was at a Boston Society for Information Management (SIM) event the other day on transformation: how CIOs are transforming the business and the role of IT, but what struck me is how little a role cloud computing...


March 18, 2010  8:19 PM

Top IT certifications: Do they matter to you?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
IT training and certifications, jobs, Midmarket CIO

How important are IT certifications today? As organizations start to hire again (there were 58,229 available tech jobs on Dice.com this month), IT certifications could help potential candidates stand out from the competition -- and possibly make more money.


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