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January, 2010


January 29, 2010  4:04 PM

The next big enterprise business tool: the iPad? Share your thoughts



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, hardware, IT budgets

OK, OK, enough with calling Apple's new tablet computer the "iTampon." The name "iPad" is worth a giggle, maybe, but one of the top-trending topics on Twitter? Please. Let's put...

January 27, 2010  9:11 PM

Oracle plays hardball with Rimini on third-party maintenance



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, maintenance, software

"This case is about the massive theft of Oracle's software and related support materials through an illegal business model by Defendant Rimini Street and its CEO and President, Defendant Seth Ravin," states the


January 26, 2010  4:03 PM

Cloud computing: Does IT scalability translate into business agility?



Posted by: Christina Torode

I was talking to an analyst recently about how to improve IT responsiveness when the subject of cloud computing came up. The cloud lets IT scale out servers and entire platforms pretty quickly, which to me translates into better IT response times and, in turn, increased business agility. A...


January 25, 2010  5:28 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Twitter from space, end of iPhone exclusivity?



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, CIO weekly wrap-up

A few things I'm expecting our readers to continue talking about this week: The possible end of iPhone exclusivity on AT&T. Would having your choice of service...


January 22, 2010  2:58 PM

Password best practices: Why your company’s data privacy is at stake



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Data privacy, Security

When I heard about a study on password worst practices at social network app maker RockYou (which was hacked late last year), my initial thought was a very mature "I must be...


January 21, 2010  1:45 PM

2010 IT budgets are unsettled and unsettling



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Add new tag, IT budgets

After a week or so on the phone with any CIO I could get in touch with, here’s my super-unscientific prognostication on IT budgets in 2010: IT spending and CIO priorities are all over the...


January 18, 2010  5:12 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Help Haiti using technology, IT outsourcing deals



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, CIO weekly wrap-up

To our readers in the U.S., happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I'm guessing some of you have the day off and won't see this post until later in the week, but I wanted to catch you up on the buzz on the Web, as well as our latest content from

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January 15, 2010  7:27 PM

How do you balance IT strategic planning and tactical decisions?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO leadership, IT strategies

Our SearchCIO.com IT salary and careers survey did a little probing this year around one of those fraught CIO career questions: How much time do you devote to IT strategic planning as opposed to tactical decisions? We also asked whether the recession had an impact on that ratio. Not...


January 15, 2010  3:39 PM

Google in China: Drawing lessons for your IT outsourcing plan



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, IT outsourcing, outsourcing contracts

Google's decision this week to stop cooperating with Chinese government censors -- and, quite likely, pull its business efforts out of China completely -- has lit up...


January 13, 2010  7:14 PM

The elasticity factor: How CIOs are hedging IT budgets and hiring



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO management, IT hiring

I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? (No, not plastics.) I've been checking in with CIOs and analysts, following up on our annual


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