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May, 2012


May 31, 2012  9:22 PM

The talent to fill soft skills gap may be closer than you think

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Did you know there may be unicorns in your IT organization? Let me explain. Earlier this week, I wrote a piece about how IT leaders are looking to fill soft skills...

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May 31, 2012  6:44 PM

Why IT spend as a percentage of revenue doesn’t work

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Using IT spend as a percentage of revenue to figure out how to divvy up IT investments doesn’t work in many large companies. For one, most enterprises have varied business units and goals. One business unit might be in fast-growth mode and require more tech spending; another might be mature and...


May 26, 2012  4:31 PM

Tell your CEO to get a social media life (s/he will thank you!)

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

At long last, we've successfully traversed the drudgeries of late winter and early spring and are poised to embrace those most rejuvenating unofficial first days of summer, otherwise known as Memorial Day weekend. Can you tell we've been looking forward to this? As you reflect and relax with...


May 25, 2012  8:39 PM

MIT Sloan honors pair of CIOs for information technology innovation

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

A pair of winners was selected for this year's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award for Innovation Leadership. Sharing the honor, announced this week at the 9th annual symposium, are Catherine Bruno, vice president and CIO of nonprofit Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), and Chris Perretta,...


May 25, 2012  2:30 PM

The revolution is here, but is the CIO’s role about cleaning up the mess?

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

What would the CIO role be without all the hand-wringing over whether it will survive another minute? This week was the annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, "Piloting the Untethered Enterprise," a one-day conference so crammed with provocation, bon mots, covert deal...


May 23, 2012  12:46 AM

CEOs: CIOs earn seat at the table by creating competitive advantage

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

CEOs -- just who do they think CIOs are? Who do they want you to be? Mobile may be on your mind. Perhaps you have your head in the cloud. That's all well, good and important to the CEO, as long as you can show you're adding value to the business and creating

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May 18, 2012  4:58 PM

Really big deals: Facebook IPO and SEC guidance on cybersecurity

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Unless you've been living in outer space (or on MySpace), it's impossible not to know that today is the day Facebook drops its privacy settings and friends the NASDAQ. News and analysis abound, but we think we've picked up a couple of more interesting tidbits on the whole big deal. And, if you've...


May 18, 2012  12:17 AM

Even a minor lapse in security protocol can lead to major costs

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Very bad things happen when security protocols are neglected. Just ask Stephen Fletcher, the now-former CIO for the state of Utah. Fletcher was fired by Gov. Gary...


May 16, 2012  3:29 PM

Disaster recovery documentation falling short

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I spoke with a CIO years ago who went around his data center and randomly shut down servers. He did this for two reasons. For starters, if no one noticed that the server was off for a week, it obviously wasn’t needed. The other, more important reason? He wanted to see how his IT staff...


May 11, 2012  9:44 PM

Of motherhood and mobile strategy

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

As we head into another weekend, we'd like to send best wishes to our readers who are also mothers. Come to think of it, being a CIO or IT leader is a lot like being a mom: Every day brings new challenges and changes, you're constantly trying to keep everyone satisfied, sometimes you just have to...


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