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April 16, 2012  6:13 PM

Don’t let reduction of compliance regulations short-change governance



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Compliance mgmt., information security management, Leadership and Strategy, Risk management, Security, security risk

The newly signed Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act will, among many things, reduce the number of compliance regulations with which companies will have...

April 13, 2012  3:16 PM

Hotel wireless Internet comes with more than you think



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Marriott, Security, security risk, Wi-Fi

Those of us who travel a lot already know that free hotel Internet service is a little sketchy most of the time, but at the Times Square Marriott, the online service provider makes even crappy free hotel Internet service look good. Justin Watts had noticed something a little hinky when he loaded...


April 12, 2012  3:02 PM

The CIO’s best business transformation teacher? Another CIO



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Business process, business transformation, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IBM, Leadership and Strategy, Networking, Strategy for CIOs

As CIOs struggle to innovate around business transformation, they are finding that other CIOs are the best friend they can have. We have written much in the past two years about how the CIO must make friends throughout the enterprise -- with theĀ 


April 6, 2012  2:56 PM

Will vendor relations be strained after Dell acquisitions?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
AppAssure Software, Cisco, Clerity, cloud applications, cloud computing, cloud security, Dell, Hacking, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Make Technologies, security tools, SonicWall, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management, Wyse Technologies

It's been a busy week for Dell, not to mention for managing CIO vendor relations. This past Tuesday, Dell announced its impending acquisition of Wyse Technology Inc., a cloud software and hardware company (and the source of one of our favorite


April 3, 2012  7:44 PM

Geek Squad move is a peek into the future of IT for SMBs



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Best Buy, CIO careers, consumerization, IT consumerization, IT training and certification, Outsourcing, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy announced recently that it is extending its Geek Squad computer help services to small businesses and other partners. In its own way,...


April 2, 2012  5:04 PM

Where are the successful women in business leadership?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Amazon, big data, business continuity planning, data breach, data security, Facebook, Hacking, IBM, IT staff development, IT staff development and retention, Millennials, social media, social media tools, Staffing, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Each week, we scour the Web looking for the choicest cuts of the blogosphere. This week, we're taking a look at the illusive Millennial-generation traits that lead to a quest for more "me time" while the generation's women are experiencing job burnout. Richard Branson asks why there aren't more...


March 30, 2012  2:02 PM

What CIOs can learn from the Swiffer innovation inspiration



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Application development, business alignment, IT innovation

The funny thing about innovation inspiration is that it sometimes needs to be teased out by your team. Take the Swiffer, for instance. At one time, Swiffer's parent company,


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 19, 2012  11:42 AM

The new iPad release: A win or a wash?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Apple, data privacy, Google, Google Plus, iPad, iPad 3, mobile application development, mobile applications, mobile technology, mobile workforce, remote connectivity, Skype, social media, social media tools, social networking, women in IT

Each week, we cover all the best blogs and give an executive summary for busy CIOs. Things were shaking in the world of IT last week, with the breaking news that there's a risk of data privacy on Skype and the very revealing study that women are considered better leaders than men. And let us not...


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...


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