Information Technology Management with a Purpose:

April, 2012

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April 30, 2012  7:42 AM

CIOs seeking promotion



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO career, job satisfaction, performance appraisal, problem management

I have often found my CIO friends unhappy, worried and agitated about the apparent lack of recognition of their efforts in their organizations. They feel ignored and side-stepped when not considered for promotion to the next level. I too have felt grumpy many times

April 23, 2012  3:33 AM

Importance of documentation



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
Audits and compliance, CIO and business continuity, exiting CIO, handing over the charge, IT process documentation, types of documentation

I realized the importance of documentation many years ago when I joined an organization to head its IT function. The previous IT head had left the organization...


April 16, 2012  4:56 AM

Are you ready for in-memory computing?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
data warehousing, in-memory analytics, In-memory computing, in-memory database

Over the last few years we have seen phenomenal changes in the technology landscape. New technology breakthroughs keep taking place every now and then; either in the hardware space or in new software and process ideas and these have been altering our approach to computing. I am now talking about...


April 9, 2012  8:45 AM

Taking an off for a vacation



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO vacations, delegation of responsibilities, job satisfaction, work-life balance

Many years ago, a senior colleague of mine in the company was treated as a blue-eyed boy of the department, and a person who, people said, could be relied upon. He was considered the most sincere and committed amongst us all and some others proudly said that there could be none like him. He was


April 3, 2012  8:20 AM

When will the cloud burst?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
application migration, Cloud computing, cloud migration, cloud security, SLAs and cloud, software licensing

The ‘Cloud’ has been at the horizon for quite some time and is now slowly moving to the center stage. A lot has been written about this topic and spoken of at numerous...


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