CIO Symmetry:

Leadership and Strategy


April 20, 2012  2:43 PM

CEOs disregard CIOs when it comes to strategic changes



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
business alignment, chief executive officers, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT/business alignment, Leadership and Strategy, Strategy for CIOs

Unless you work for a very special CEO, chances are fairly good that yours doesn't think you're up to snuff when it comes to the CEO position. Five months ago our resident expert, CEO John Weathington, asked whether

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 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 


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...


March 7, 2012  4:30 PM

Could tablets replace laptops at your company?



Posted by: Sarah Blanchette
Amazon Kindle, Apple, desktops and laptops, iPad, iPad 3, Leadership and Strategy, mobile devices, mobile technology, ROI, tablet PCs

With Apple's launch of its new iPad, the world is buzzing with tablet hype. Apple's newest device, which will be available March 16, might have you wondering whether you should do away with laptops altogether and issue these shiny new tablets...


March 6, 2012  5:07 PM

Big data in context is how real understanding begins



Posted by: Scot Petersen
big data, Business Intelligence, data deduplication, data storage, IBM, Leadership and Strategy, Managing data storage

Big data, big picture, big salad. It really doesn't matter, according to


February 14, 2012  4:54 PM

CIOs learning to juggle business growth strategies with technology



Posted by: Scot Petersen
IT business transformation, IT/business alignment, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership, Leadership and Strategy, ROI

You start spending enough time around CIOs and you can really feel the changes swirling around them. On the one hand, CIOs and senior IT executives must drive business growth strategies through technology. On the other hand, they are being asked to do more in areas that have nothing to do with...


January 3, 2012  9:55 PM

BYOD backlash leads 2012 technology trends



Posted by: Scot Petersen
big data, Bring your own device, Business Intelligence, BYOD, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology, technology trends

I got a kick out of SearchHealthIT.com's 2012 technology trends not to watch. Since the site launched in late 2009, it has written extensively about electronic medical records,...


December 19, 2011  5:50 PM

Should you practice Facebook resistance?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, Customer relationship management, Facebook, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology, mobility, SharePoint and Web 2.0, Skype, techie gift ideas, Wi-Fi

Whether you're experiencing the end-of-year slowdown or a flurry of last-minute requests along with annual performance appraisals, December is always a little out of the ordinary. Here's our weekly summary of the best and brightest links from the blogosphere, hoping to light up your winter solstice...


November 30, 2011  3:20 PM

First, ‘bring your own device’; now, a zero email policy



Posted by: Scot Petersen
Email and messaging, Leadership and Strategy, mobile technology

The wave of optimism that began with advancements in smartphones and tablets that could enable a new generation of bring-your-own-device employees has been...


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