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Midmarket CIO


July 31, 2009  2:44 PM

IT project failures not the only reason CIOs get fired



Posted by: EditorAnne
Chief information officer, CIO, Midmarket CIO, Project Management

What’s going to get you fired from your CIO job? I was reminded this week of all the ways CIOs risk termination, from failed IT projects to jobs that outgrow them, during a “town meeting” (aka moderated conference call) on IT project...

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July 24, 2009  3:30 PM

Microsoft releases code to the Linux community — and?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Linux, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO, Open source

When Microsoft (historically not a fan of the GPL) announced this week that it would release 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community (meant to enhance the performance of Linux...


July 17, 2009  2:48 PM

With PPM software, don’t always throw in the kitchen sink



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Midmarket CIO, Project Management, Strategy for CIOs

Project and portfolio management (PPM) software is definitely not overlooked in the midmarket. According to a recent SearchCIO-Midmarket.com survey, 17% use some form of PPM software. But how many of those organizations are actually using all of what they paid for? Time and time again, I hear...


June 2, 2009  4:59 PM

Don’t be like GM: How a BPM strategy can help you avoid bankruptcy



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Business, Business process, business process management, CIO, Circuit City, generalmotors, linens n things, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs, Sustainability, Workflow

Midmarket CIOs who think of a business process management (BPM) strategy in its basic form as a tool for putting processes around purchase orders, claims or employee onboarding and offboarding should re-consider the role it plays in business sustainability during a recession, according to one...


May 8, 2009  1:58 PM

Open source cloud computing: The future midmarket sweet spot?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
cloud computing, Customer relationship management, Interoperability, Midmarket CIO, Open Cloud, Open source, Strategy for CIOs, SugarCRM

What happens when open source and cloud computing collide? Cost savings, flexibility and (at least one open source vendor hopes) midmarket CIOs checking it out. Open source CRM provider SugarCRM has launched an on-demand version of its software that is included free with an on-premise...


March 20, 2009  3:07 PM

March Madness 2009: What network slowdown?



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

March Madness has officially started. Offices are buzzing with pick-to-win pools, friendly competition amongst peers and co-workers -- and the network slowdown caused by streaming live videos of the game. Is your network up to snuff and prepared to...


March 20, 2009  2:31 PM

IT job opportunities persist, even as recession deepens



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO Jobs, Employment, Midmarket CIO

As the national job market continues to founder, with total jobless claims reaching a record high of 5.5 million, IT professionals can take solace in a recent report from Forrester Research Inc. analyst Andrew Bartels. The...


March 6, 2009  5:50 PM

Obama chooses a federal CIO: The next generation of CIOs?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, CIO Jobs, Midmarket CIO, Strategy for CIOs

President Obama selected Vivek Kundra as his first federal CIO. Kundra, formerly chief technology officer for the District...


February 27, 2009  5:26 PM

Navigating your SaaS contract: Buyer beware?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
Midmarket CIO, SaaS, Strategy for CIOs

Even as CIOs face smaller IT budgets in a range of areas this year, one segment that still has traction is Software as a Service (SaaS). The subscription-based software...


February 20, 2009  5:08 PM

Qualities of a good leader: Avoid layoffs at all cost?



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

An article on our sister site, SearchCIO.com, this week highlighted the qualities of a good leader during a recession, culling advice from leadership experts and CIOs. The list...


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