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April, 2010


April 30, 2010  2:13 PM

CIO challenge: A generation of social media addicts

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

CIOs had better start paying attention to the fact that the I in IT is beginning to represent the personal pronoun more than the word "information." That’s what I found myself thinking after reading a study about the consumption of social media by students. The study, which...

April 29, 2010  6:55 PM

IT hiring: The drama behind the statistics

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Well, this sounds like a positive sign of economy -- and IT -- recovery. We've written recently about what CEOs look for in the CIO role, and now The...


April 27, 2010  8:07 PM

Business continuity strategies not shaping up in cloud

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I’ve been talking to business continuity and cloud experts over the past few days to find out if large companies are revamping their business continuity strategies as a result of the cloud. For the most part, the answer was no. Enterprises are not rushing to get rid of hot, cold or primary...


April 26, 2010  5:31 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Sony floppy disks going the way of the dinosaur?

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

It's the end of an era -- or is it? Sony has announced that it will stop manufacturing floppy disks in Japan. Point: USB drives. However, the...


April 23, 2010  2:11 PM

Antivirus software update goes rogue, corporate email security scares

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Wednesday was a busy -- read: frustrating -- day for many organizations using McAfee Inc.'s antivirus software or Google Inc.'s Gmail. Problems with the two popular services raised concerns about the potential downsides of automatic antivirus software updates, and could...


April 22, 2010  9:33 PM

IT exec gets muzzled on use of social media, security

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

For my story today on how CIOs are balancing the use of social media at their companies and security concerns (with great difficulty, BTW), I discovered something that all of you probably know. The...


April 20, 2010  7:07 PM

Gartner’s take on emerging business intelligence technology

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

The most tangible success measure of business intelligence technology is usage -- and mainstream BI just isn’t there, and won’t be for some time, according to Gartner analyst Kurt Schlegel. The pronouncement came during a presentation at the 2010 Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las...


April 19, 2010  5:26 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Cloud computing strategy, Gartner on BI and more

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

I'm watching the Boston Marathon with one eye this afternoon, and catching up on the latest tech news with the other:

A keyboard on your hand sounds like sci-fi, but a former...


April 16, 2010  3:13 PM

Don’t be a horror story! Why social media policies matter to the CIO

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Although social media technologies aren't generally a focus for SearchCIO.com, two stories this week highlighted some reasons why CIOs need to establish strong social media policies to monitor their...


April 16, 2010  2:09 PM

CIO careers: Seeking legal experts

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Of all the conversations I had with attendees this week at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las Vegas, it was actually one with Gartner analyst Debra Logan about CIO careers that surprised me the most. Logan is finding that more...


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