March, 2009


March 30, 2009  3:23 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Private cloud, ID management, security compliance

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO weekly wrap-up

Welcome back from the weekend! Here are the latest stories from, dealing with the private cloud, identity and access management, and some very newsy security standards for compliance for federal funds.

March 25, 2009  8:43 PM

IBM layoffs: India Business Machines Corp.?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IBM, layoffs, offshoring

The news today from The Wall Street Journal that IBM is expected to cut a large number of U.S. workers in its global services unit and move that work to IBM employees in India reminded me that IBM, in addition to its possible takeover of Sun Microsystems Corp., is also rumored to be...

March 23, 2009  3:19 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Risk management, SaaS and SOA, disaster recovery

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO weekly wrap-up

Greetings, bloggers! Take some time away from your NCAA brackets and delve into the latest from on risk management, SaaS and SOA, and disaster recovery plans for branch offices:

March 20, 2009  3:27 PM

Cost savings on IT contractors: How to get the best rates

Posted by: Christina Torode

I was talking to IQNavigator the other day. They have software that helps companies manage what they spend on contingent workforces, such as IT contractors, and on vendor services, among other things.

Companies also outsource...

March 16, 2009  1:56 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: BI strategy, sourcing contracts and IT governance

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO weekly wrap-up

This past week, homed in on business intelligence strategy, IT transformation, cost reduction tips for your strategic sourcing contracts and IT governance in an economic recession. Read, learn and don’t forget to comment!

March 13, 2009  6:10 PM

Align your IT staff with corporate strategy or risk being outsourced

Posted by: Christina Torode
IT/business management

At the Gartner BI Summit this week, Robert Kaplan, a professor with Harvard Business School and co-author of the Balanced Scorecard, shared a few interesting anecdotes on how CEOs motivate employees to stay in sync with the corporate strategy.


March 9, 2009  4:12 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Cloud computing, IT financing tips, SaaS and SOA

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO weekly wrap-up

For the latest from – including cloud computing tips, conference coverage, cost-cutting strategies for CIOs and our guide on Software as a Service (SaaS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) – check out the stories below.

March 6, 2009  4:00 PM

Are Indian offshore companies sweating a few bounced checks?

Posted by: Karen Guglielmo

Are Indian outsourcing firms turning down business out of fear of U.S. companies going bankrupt? As a result of the current economy, there’s an uptick in U.S. companies sending work offshore to places like India. So you’d think Indian offshore companies would be happy about the potential new...

March 5, 2009  2:34 PM

IT transformation is off the table in a recession, CIOs say

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT/business management, Recession

How much pressure are CIOs feeling to deliver the proverbial more with less? At a lunch yesterday of IT and business executives in Madison, Wis., the strain was palpable. So was a creeping weariness with the do-more-with-less strategy that’s been the boast of every hotshot CIO since IT’s own...

March 2, 2009  5:16 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Data protection, log management tools and SaaS CRM

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO weekly wrap-up

If you’re located anywhere on the East Coast, then I probably don’t need to tell you that we’re covered in several inches of snow, with more to come. Seriously, when will this winter end?

In the meantime, distract yourself with our latest


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