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July 23, 2012  5:38 PM

Microsoft source code sexually harasses women in technology



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
SMB security, social media, social media tools, Twitter, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management, women in IT, Yahoo!

Worried that you missed the latest news? Don't be. We scour the Web and wrangle up the best and brightest from around the blogosphere. This week, we're looking at the Cybersecurity Bill, creepy WiFi spying and women in technology. From our latest CIO Matters column on

April 6, 2012  2:56 PM

Will vendor relations be strained after Dell acquisitions?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
AppAssure Software, Cisco, Clerity, cloud applications, cloud computing, cloud security, Dell, Hacking, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Make Technologies, security tools, SonicWall, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management, Wyse Technologies

It's been a busy week for Dell, not to mention for managing CIO vendor relations. This past Tuesday, Dell announced its impending acquisition of Wyse Technology Inc., a cloud software and hardware company (and the source of one of our favorite


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,...


February 24, 2011  5:38 AM

Food for thought: Cloud computing technology minimizes human touch



Posted by: 4Laura
cloud computing, Vendor Relationships

The topic of innovation made for choice dinner conversation last week when President Barack Obama met with a dozen titans of the IT industry at a private home in Silicon Valley, Calif. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama wanted to know how lessons learned by the technology industry --...


February 15, 2011  3:14 PM

Pros and cons of disaster recovery in the cloud



Posted by: Christina Torode
cloud computing, disaster recovery, Vendor Relationships

Disaster recovery in the cloud is manna from heaven for some IT executives. There’s no grappling over IT dollars for DR for a given project. The cost of DR is simply slipped in as part of the monthly...


December 19, 2008  3:58 PM

Vendor gifts: Holiday cheer or ethical dilemma?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Midmarket CIO, Vendor Relationships

Twas the night before deadline and all through the office, we worked with our heads down, appeasing our bosses. But what to my weary eyes should appear? The USPS delivery, bringing vendor-purchased cheer! Brown, unmarked boxes of who knows what, Cookies?...


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


April 10, 2008  6:22 PM

If you only knew the power of the dark (green) side…



Posted by: Roger Crawford
CIO, Green IT, Midmarket CIO, Vendor Relationships


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