CIO Symmetry:

Leadership and Strategy


January 24, 2014  7:24 PM

Hadoop 2.0, 2014 IT master plan, NSA data collection and more



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

This week, SearchCIO and SearchCompliance shared a slew of content covering a wide variety of IT hot-button issues. On Monday, the Data Mill was all about Hadoop – Hadoop 2.0, to be specific. In her weekly column, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski talked to Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker, both...

January 13, 2014  6:46 PM

CIO news from CES 2014, cloud news from Cloud Pulse and more



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, cloud computing, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, Strategy for CIOs

Alongside our New Year's coverage of TechTarget's 2013 IT Salary and Careers Survey, SearchCIO, SearchCIO-Midmarket and SearchCompliance have been pouncing on the hot...


January 9, 2014  4:11 PM

IT professional salary info and career aspirations: An executive view



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
CIO, IT salaries, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

Every fall, TechTarget polls the IT masses to find out which technology professionals have enough dough in which to roll. In addition to learning who the high earners are, TechTarget's 2013 Annual Salary and Careers Survey asked participants (1,711 IT professionals in North America) about bonuses,...


December 16, 2013  9:41 PM

Boston technology planning and strategy for a new mayor administration



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Application development, application management, Best Practices, big data, data analytics, Leadership and Strategy, mobile applications, Open source

I was there as a resident, not as a technology editor, but as I settled into this past Saturday's town hall-style forum led by Boston Mayor-elect Marty...

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December 10, 2013  1:28 PM

Smart machines, smart process apps and smart CIOs



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
Agile, Amazon, Apple, big data, Business performance management, BYOD, Chief information officer, CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, mobile applications, mobile development, mobile devices, mobile technology, Project Management, security risk, security tools

We'd like to think SearchCIO was sounding really intelligent last week with all of our "smart" talk. For starters: In Senior Features Writer Karen Goulart's weekly Searchlight roundup, which features top stories and blog posts from around the Web, she highlighted John Markoff's New York...


September 16, 2013  12:55 PM

What Apple’s iPhone 5c announcement means for SMB CIOs



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
BYOD, CIO, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone, iPhone 5, iPhone business apps, Leadership and Strategy, Midmarket CIO, mobile technology, smartphone features, smartphones, Strategy for CIOs, tablet PCs

If it wasn't obvious before, it's definitely crystal-clear now: We're engulfed in a worldwide march towards mobile. For the previously uninitiated, this realization comes in the aftermath of the most recent iPhone unveiling at the Sept. 10, 2013, Apple Special Event where the tech giant announced a...


August 20, 2013  6:49 PM

Small business trends: mPOS driven by consumerism



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
Android, BI, Bring your own device, Business, Business performance management, Business process, business process management, business services management, BYOD, CIO, integration, Internet, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone business apps, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, midmarket businesses, Midmarket CIO, Mobile, mobile applications, mobile development, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools, mobile workforce, mobility, smartphone features, smartphones, Strategy for CIOs

Want to know how mobility is influencing small business trends with regard to customer payments? The answer is at your fingertips -- literally. Arriving in email inboxes last week was an announcement from PayPal: "Your mobile card reader is Here." PayPal's new mobile card reader, PayPal Here,...


March 20, 2013  3:42 PM

Samsung Galaxy S4 launch patronizes women in technology



Posted by: Emily McLaughlin
Bring your own device, BYOD, Chief information officer, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, CIO salary and careers survey, IT staff development, IT workers of the future, jobs, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, mobile application development, mobile applications, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobile tools, mobility, Samsung, Samsung S4

One step forward, two steps back for women in technology? Just when women in tech seem to be breaking through IT leadership glass ceilings and making strides towards equality on the consumer end of technology, Samsung goes and gets all sexist with its Samsung Galaxy S4 launch.  IT leaders like...


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 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...


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