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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...

December 4, 2013  4:11 PM

Put down the handheld devices and ‘be brave in the new world’



Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, Leadership, social media

The world is technology obsessed. So much so that Carl Hammerschlag, a Yale-trained psychiatrist who specializes in psychoneuroimmunology, or mind-body-spirit medicine, believes we're beginning to experience cultural attention deficit disorder. "As a culture, we're having trouble paying...


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...


May 14, 2012  5:17 PM

Dude, you’re getting a hostile workplace



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, Dell, IT staff development and retention, Leadership, women in IT, workplace culture

In April, Dell's summit in Copenhagen was emceed by Mads Christensen, who is apparently Denmark's version of Rush Limbaugh -- well-known for shocking audiences with bigoted, misogynistic remarks. During his banter, Christensen unleashed a flurry of comments that were decidedly hostile toward women...


March 22, 2012  2:49 PM

Midmarket CIOs drive innovation through excellent leadership



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
big data, BYOD, IT/Business Leadership, Leadership

There have been a lot of exciting things afoot at SearchCIO-Midmarket.com recently. We're dedicated to engaging midmarket CIOs on a one-on-one level, and finding out what amazing things you're doing to innovate and drive your companies through excellent leadership in IT. This...


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...


October 26, 2010  5:55 PM

Ozzie leaves behind Microsoft’s technology vision



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, Leadership, Microsoft

Last week, I brought up the topic of chief software architect Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft. Since then, Ozzie, who rarely issues public statements, published a 3,453-word letter as a farewell and a final technology vision for...


April 28, 2010  8:47 PM

Don’t let IT problems creep up on you — take control with strong IT leadership



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

Terry Childs, former network admin for the city of San Francisco, was recently found guilty of one felony count of denying computer services. In 2008, Childs refused to hand over


April 10, 2009  1:24 PM

The recession and oddballs: Working with Dwight Schrute



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Leadership

Looking for ways to do more with less? Drive innovation? Develop some overall new ideas? A new study suggests having a “socially distinct newcomer” in your team can help with decision making. The study, recently...


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