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October, 2011

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October 31, 2011  9:07 PM

A cloud computing strategy requires a good offense and defense

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

A discussion among the CIOs at the recent Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) summit on cloud computing strategies got me thinking about Eleanor...

October 27, 2011  9:04 PM

A CIO’s time is expensive; not every vendor relationship deserves it

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

An average 13.5% of your IT organization's time is spent on vendor management and procurement. That's based on Gartner Inc.'s recent polling of more than 1,300 organizations. It's an activity, Gartner suggests, that takes too big a chunk of your staff's time for you not to manage it...


October 25, 2011  8:31 PM

Customer crowdsourcing a growing trend for product design?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I recently heard an interesting twist on crowdsourcing. It wasn’t about the marketing group combing social media sites for new promotional ideas, or businesses having online contests to gather new product ideas from consumers....


October 21, 2011  2:35 PM

Technology priorities of CEOs not lining up with those of CIOs

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

The technology priorities of CEOs and those of CIOs differ greatly as those executives move into 2012. That difference is largely due to uncertainties surrounding the economy, a talent deficit, and fluctuating pricing for goods and services. Such was the buzz this week at the Gartner...


October 21, 2011  12:30 PM

Spying on top-secret documents through the camera in a company iPad

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

I have information about a company iPad and a security risk that you should know about. It came from a man in a military uniform at the

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October 14, 2011  3:10 PM

Fear of vendor lock-in is legitimate cloud concern — don’t be bullied

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

Although security and compliance are the risks IT professionals point to first when they're asked why they have bypassed cloud computing, bigger issues loom.

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October 11, 2011  11:56 PM

Five reasons enterprises are adopting Agile practices

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I've been talking to CIOs about Agile practices and why they decided either to do away with traditional project management methods like waterfall, or combine Agile with

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October 7, 2011  1:50 PM

Kraft Foods foretells how we will work in the digital age

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

I'm used to working from anyplace and (sigh) anytime. Getting to work usually involves guzzling coffee rather than driving my gas-guzzler to the office. But I am employed by a publishing company that was born in the

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October 5, 2011  5:49 PM

Cloud security concerns will be passé, Gartner analyst says

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Neil MacDonald wants you to stop worrying and love cloud service providers. This Gartner Fellow is putting in a tall order. Look at any survey of CIOs and IT professionals regarding cloud computing, from its buzzy emergence up until, oh, this morning, and you'll find that cloud security concerns...


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