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May 8, 2012  7:37 PM

Technology for competitive advantage is CIOs’ new Job One



Posted by: Scot Petersen
BI, big data, Business Intelligence, CIO Jobs, cloud computing, cloud computing strategy, Midmarket CIO, Outsourcing, outsourcing services, Strategy for CIOs

Competitive advantage is not that new a business term -- it was popularized by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter in the 1980s -- but it has never been more important as a...

April 3, 2012  7:44 PM

Geek Squad move is a peek into the future of IT for SMBs



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Best Buy, CIO careers, consumerization, IT consumerization, IT training and certification, Outsourcing, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy announced recently that it is extending its Geek Squad computer help services to small businesses and other partners. In its own way,...


December 16, 2011  4:57 AM

Can you trust your KPI scorecard?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
BI, big data, kpis, metrics, Outsourcing, Vendor selection and management

Mark Twain is attributed with the saying, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Any CIO faced with a meaningless key performance indicator (KPI) scorecard and 


November 21, 2011  8:50 PM

Will the outsourcing model be the death of CIOs?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Add new tag, CIO careers, mobile technology, Outsourcing

Each week, we scour the Web to track down interesting news pieces and commentary to help you maximize your surfing potential and information consumption. This week, we've got analysis of the Kindle Fire's marketing strategy, concerns about the IT outsourcing model, and tips for negotiations and job...


June 26, 2009  1:40 PM

Business knowledge management helps boost offshore strategy



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
Outsourcing

How important is business knowledge management to the success of your offshore strategy? Pretty important, one CIO who offshores to India told me recently. Offshore workers are often at a disadvantage when providing...


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...


April 22, 2008  5:09 PM

Justifying IT expenditures: Outsourcing isn’t always the answer



Posted by: Roger Crawford
Best Practices, CIO, Midmarket CIO, Outsourcing, Strategy for CIOs, Vendor Relationships


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