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May 28, 2009  6:23 PM

Update on move to Gmail: Cost-cutting measure a mix of sun and clouds



Posted by: Linda Tucci
cloud computing, enterprise edition of Gmail

I checked in with early cloud adopter Jerry Hodge, CIO of Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., for an update on his pioneering migration from Lotus Notes to Gmail -- the quintessential cloud app. The...

May 21, 2009  6:04 PM

What IT executives are talking about at Forrester’s IT Forum 2009



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Web 2.0

My first day at Forrester's IT Forum was filled with everything today's CIO should be aware of -- the changing role of IT, the need for constant innovation and the rapidly evolving workforce. By day four, attendees are still buzzing about what they’ve seen and heard while here. Six Sigma...


May 8, 2009  1:58 PM

Open source cloud computing: The future midmarket sweet spot?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Customer relationship management, Interoperability, Midmarket CIO, Open Cloud, Open source, Strategy for CIOs, SugarCRM

What happens when open source and cloud computing collide? Cost savings, flexibility and (at least one open source vendor hopes) midmarket CIOs checking it out. Open source CRM provider SugarCRM has launched an on-demand version of its software that is included free with an on-premise...


April 16, 2009  7:06 PM

Is cloud computing a platform or a stage?



Posted by: mschlack
cloud computing, startup

Cloud computing is at that early stage where there’s much discussion of taxonomy: Is it infrastructure? Is it Software as a Service? Is it a platform? All well and good, but little discussed so far is “Whatever it is, where does it fit in the lifecycle of corporate IT?” Talking to IT folks...


March 27, 2009  1:31 PM

Midmarket CIOs are just not that into business process management



Posted by: Christina Torode
business process management, SharePoint

Midmarket companies may think that putting processes around purchase orders, claims or employee onboarding and offboarding is akin to having a business process management (BPM) strategy, but in fact those projects are really just traditional workflow management.

At least according to...


March 20, 2009  3:07 PM

March Madness 2009: What network slowdown?



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

March Madness has officially started. Offices are buzzing with pick-to-win pools, friendly competition amongst peers and co-workers -- and the network slowdown caused by streaming live videos of the game. Is your network up to snuff and prepared to...


March 20, 2009  2:31 PM

IT job opportunities persist, even as recession deepens



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO Jobs, Employment, Midmarket CIO

As the national job market continues to founder, with total jobless claims reaching a record high of 5.5 million, IT professionals can take solace in a recent report from Forrester Research Inc. analyst Andrew Bartels. The...


March 6, 2009  5:50 PM

Obama chooses a federal CIO: The next generation of CIOs?



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

President Obama selected Vivek Kundra as his first federal CIO. Kundra, formerly chief technology officer for the District...


February 27, 2009  5:26 PM

Navigating your SaaS contract: Buyer beware?



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

Even as CIOs face smaller IT budgets in a range of areas this year, one segment that still has traction is Software as a Service (SaaS). The subscription-based software...


February 20, 2009  5:08 PM

Qualities of a good leader: Avoid layoffs at all cost?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, CIO Jobs, HP, Midmarket CIO

An article on our sister site, SearchCIO.com, this week highlighted the qualities of a good leader during a recession, culling advice from leadership experts and CIOs. The list...


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