CIO Symmetry:

Midmarket CIO


November 19, 2008  10:37 PM

Looking for layoff news? Social networking tools may have your answer



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Job Development, Midmarket CIO

The troubled economy has led some companies to lay off employees, and this year they are approaching it in a whole new way. No more discreet, hush-hush conversations – company news is being spread rapidly through blogs and other social networking tools. ...

November 14, 2008  3:24 PM

IT spending is down: Now what?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

Analyst firm IDC has predicted a significant slowdown in worldwide IT spending in 2009. The newly revised estimate brings IT spending at 2.6% growth in 2009, down from IDC’s earlier projection of 5.9%...


November 6, 2008  9:26 PM

Google Chrome: How secure is your information?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO, Web surfing

Google is growing. From Chrome to G1, it’s not just for searching anymore.

As the Google giant is creating new breeds of consumers (“cross-consumers,” I call them -- spanning email, news, mobile devices, Web browsers, etc.), what is happening...


November 5, 2008  9:34 PM

How user-friendly is your website?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

Are “user-friendly” projects more likely to catch on? It makes sense – the easier it is for the average user, the more likely it is that they will continue using it. You know, the whole “keep it simple, stupid”?

A survey of John McCain’s...


October 31, 2008  3:59 PM

Gmail apps: Text your contacts



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Google, Midmarket CIO, Web 2.0

Google Gmail users now have the option to send text messages to mobile phones. The experimental app, found in Gmail Labs, was made available to all users Thursday night. The feature is very similar to chat – find your contact (if the mobile number is saved in your contacts list) and the option...


October 30, 2008  2:41 PM

Halloween costumes only an IT geek could love



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO

What could be scarier than IT security breaches and software audits? For those of you who want to impress your friends and co-workers with a little bit of Halloween creativity (while sending along some subtle hints), Rachel Lebeaux, associate editor of SeachCIO.com, and I...


October 23, 2008  9:13 PM

Geekin’ out with Google’s G1



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Google, Midmarket CIO, Mobile

On Wednesday, the G1 Google phone for T-Mobile with Android – the first “free, open source and fully customizable mobile platform” was made available in stores to the general public. A geek at heart,...


October 22, 2008  7:43 PM

Obama’s CTO of the USA



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, CIO Jobs, Midmarket CIO

Barack Obama, if elected president, will be looking for a cabinet-level chief technology officer (CTO) – a first in the White House. Job responsibilities will include ensuring the U.S. is caught up with technologies, infrastructure and services for the 21st...


October 17, 2008  2:20 PM

Microsoft hosts midmarket CIOs – Vote for the biggest CIO challenge



Posted by: EditorAnne
Blogs, CIO, CIO Jobs, Hacking, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Outsourcing

A midmarket CIO’s challenges are many, and I’m always amazed by the stories I hear when I’m out on the road meeting many of you.

This week I touched down in Redmond for Microsoft’s US Midsize Business CIO Summit, an...


October 17, 2008  2:11 PM

2009 cybersecurity threats revealed – wah waaah



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, DataCenter, Hacking, Midmarket CIO, Security, VoIP, Web 2.0

You know that new iPhone you got? Or the Android order you put in? Well, not to get all Debbie Downer on you, but your sexy smartphone is a security threat.


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