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May, 2011

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May 27, 2011  2:42 PM

The CIO job of tomorrow, and who you need to think about hiring now



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

Tech-savvy employees. The need for speed. Self-service technology. The next time you're inclined to examine where your CIO job is headed, or who you need to hire, Forrester Research is...

May 25, 2011  6:41 PM

Add virtualization licensing to list of cloud security risks



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing

We’ve written quite a bit about the need for changes to software virtualization licensing terms to uncouple them from the physical hardware and accommodate the dynamic,...


May 20, 2011  1:36 PM

MIT’s CIO conference takes on the viability of IT innovation



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, IT innovation, MIT CIO conference

What struck me at this year's MIT CIO conference was the argument over what constitutes IT innovation and, as some speakers put it, whether...


May 20, 2011  12:29 PM

Tables turned: The language of business sounding more techie



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CEO, CIO leadership

A perennial scolding heard at conferences is that if IT leaders ever want to have a seat at the table -- if CIOs hope to play a strategic role at their organizations, they need to learn to speak the language of business.

Well, guess what? That table is turning. Or at least, it was my...


May 12, 2011  11:06 PM

Do you have that special something of an innovation leader?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, Innovation leader

I'm pretty sure there isn't a CIO around who hasn't asked himself at some point or another if he has what it takes to do the job. Heck, there's probably not a sentient person on the planet who hasn't wondered at times if he is up to the task. On these occasions, our tendency is to look inward for...


May 12, 2011  8:22 PM

Paradox of the day: Secret agent man and open source solutions



Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, fbi, open source

Okay, I have a funny story -- and a compelling one.

There I was, sitting in the second row, alone in the small conference room, waiting for a customer panel to begin at Red Hat's summit on open source solutions last week. The five panelists arrived early as well, shook hands with each...


May 6, 2011  5:26 PM

Red Hat rallies with the promise of an open source cloud PaaS



Posted by: 4Laura
Cloud computing, Conference coverage, cost, open source

Open source computing is based on the concept that sharing is a good thing -- a virtue we were all supposed to learn in kindergarten. This week at the World Trade Center in Boston, Red Hat shared its vision of an open source cloud ecosphere based on


May 5, 2011  4:42 PM

The information innovation that mattered in the hunt for bin Laden



Posted by: Linda Tucci
collaboration, collective intelligence

I wasn't looking for a CIO lesson or IT insight when I grabbed my laptop in the wee hours to read more about the story of the century. Like many others, I was just...


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