September, 2011


September 29, 2011  6:57 PM

The organizational benefits of Agile methodologies

Posted by: Christina Torode
Agile, BPM, CIO, SOA

Sometimes considered a Wild West approach to project management, Agile methodologies in actuality can create order, not chaos. The key is being clear on what Agile means at your organization....

September 27, 2011  2:25 PM

SIM CIO survey: IT budgets trend up, BI reigns as top CIO investment

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Add new tag, BI, Business Intelligence, CIO, CIO survey, IT and business alignment, IT budgets, IT hiring, IT investments, IT priorities, IT salaries

When asked, "Are you better off than you were three years ago?" most IT organizations answer in the affirmative. IT budgets,

September 23, 2011  2:27 PM

Enterprise social networking sucks the social out of ‘social’

Posted by: Linda Tucci
enterprise social networking, Quad, SharePoint

The man sitting next to me at lunch yesterday works at a bank too big to fail. We were at the Forrester 2011 Forum in Boston, and were both following the content and...

September 22, 2011  1:01 AM

Taking business back from cloud service providers

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud service providers, public cloud

One in five of the companies responding to a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) survey of cloud trends said they are moving some or all of their...

September 15, 2011  6:59 PM

Going Google? Follow these steps, CIOs, and ante up, consultant says

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO leadership, Google Apps; change management

"The beautiful part of the cloud is that the technical challenges are not the critical part of the effort." That's Jason Lee of consulting firm MavenWave Partners talking about his firm's rationale for focusing on cloud-based computing solutions -- and deciding to partner with

September 14, 2011  1:32 PM

IT consumerization rules in the hands of the business

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, consumerization of IT, Enterprise mobility, IT consumerization, social media policies

Criticism of IT's command-and-control approach is pretty common these days, given the march to people-centric computing, as Gartner dubs it, or IT consumerization, as IT execs themselves call it.

When it comes to mobility,...

September 9, 2011  2:34 PM

IT shops can’t keep up with consumerization of IT

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, consumerization of IT

If the consumerization of IT doesn't kill IT shops, it might make them stronger, so the theory goes. However, it’s certainly driving them crazy in the short...

September 8, 2011  8:08 PM

What’s driving product lifecycle management adoption?

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, product lifecycle management

Siemens held its product lifecycle management (PLM) event in Boston yesterday and, as might be expected, it was replete with customer testimonials on the benefits of using PLM...

September 1, 2011  8:24 PM

A gut check on technology hiring turns out to be a gut wrencher

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT budgets; IT hiring; CIO, Outsourcing

Come Labor Day, thoughts turn to IT budgets and technology hiring -- or mine do, anyway. So, this week I sent out feelers to CIOs and people who track technology spending and labor statistics. Could they tell me what's happening? With talk of a

September 1, 2011  6:55 PM

Which cloud computing vendors will end up on top?

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, cloud computing vendors, cloud market trends

Gartner analyst David Mitchell Smith made one thing clear when he gave an overview of the leading cloud computing vendors during a recent webinar. He was not endorsing any of them.

But it was obvious that Gartner is placing its bets on a few technology companies -- namely Microsoft and...


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