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June 18, 2012  5:01 PM

Web censorship: Should you be alarmed?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, Google, IT staff development and retention, Microsoft, mobile applications, mobile devices, Nokia, Staffing, tablet PCs, web censorship

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest bits of blogs and news that midmarket CIOs will find appealing. This week, we're taking a hard look at Web censorship, the Google Nexus release and how big data is fueling smartphone apps in ways you'd never imagine. Google reports an alarming...

June 12, 2012  8:02 PM

The role of the CIO is changing: What is your company doing about it?



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, role of the CIO, Strategy for CIOs

I am going through the data from the second annual SearchCIO.com Role of the CIO survey. So far, the data suggests more skewing toward


June 11, 2012  8:24 PM

The Apple Retina display: Big whoop?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, desktops and laptops, Google, Mobile, mobile devices, tablet PCs, women in IT

Each week, we round up an executive summary of the high points around the blogosphere. This week, we're taking a look at the legality of Internet traffic regulation and how the big Internet companies deal with change haters. For gadget lovers, we're also looking at the new Apple Retina display, the...


June 5, 2012  3:13 PM

Let’s not go overboard about Flame malware



Posted by: Scot Petersen
cyberattacks, Flame, malware, Security

Similar to nuclear war scenarios, the most significant damage the recently discovered Flame malware will inflict comes from its fallout rather than from the initial blast.

The seriousness of Flame is real: Flame and the Duqu and Stuxnet malware are...


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...


May 23, 2012  1:40 PM

Market forces and the final chapter of the browser wars



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla

Browser wars? What browser wars? A recent news story reported that Google Chrome has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most used browser on the Internet. My...


May 10, 2012  3:46 PM

The most popular mobile OS? Hint: It’s not an Apple product



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Android, Apple, BYOD, Google, Hacking, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile workforce, network security policy, Operating systems, Security, security risk, SMB security

We've scoured the Web looking for the top notes for your executive lunch break. This week, we're digging into mobile and smartphone news, including the most popular mobile device and the risks your BYOD users are facing with the latest Android malware attacks. The majority of U.S. mobile users...


May 8, 2012  7:37 PM

Technology for competitive advantage is CIOs’ new Job One



Posted by: Scot Petersen
BI, big data, Business Intelligence, CIO Jobs, cloud computing, cloud computing strategy, Midmarket CIO, Outsourcing, outsourcing services, Strategy for CIOs

Competitive advantage is not that new a business term -- it was popularized by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter in the 1980s -- but it has never been more important as a...


May 3, 2012  4:39 PM

Practical lessons in workplace culture from Google and Facebook



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO Careers and Staffing, Evernote, Facebook, Google, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, work/life balance, worker satisfaction, workplace culture

When it comes to retaining your IT talent, it's about more than benefits and job security -- workplace culture matters too. It's the intangible (and sometimes tangible) practical lessons in keeping your IT talent happy that make the difference. For instance, Phil Libin, CEO of


April 30, 2012  6:48 PM

Innovation lessons from IT Leadership Award winners



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Air Systems, Application development, cost-cutting tips, Customer relationship management, EHR, Green IT, green it practices, IT PPM, Kevin Soohoo, Nicole Bradberry, Paul Stamas, Rise Health, Steve Mallard, Tennessee Technology Center

My favorite stories from the first SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards:


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