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May 25, 2012  8:39 PM

MIT Sloan honors pair of CIOs for information technology innovation



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Innovation leader, IT governance, IT innovation, Leadership and strategic planning, Leadership and strategy

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?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
agility, CIO, CIO role, Cloud computing, consumerization of IT, customer crowdsourcing, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, voice of the customer

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



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CEO, CIO, Competitive advantage, innovation, Leadership and strategy

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


May 18, 2012  12:17 AM

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



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Compliance, data breach, data leakage, Data privacy, information security strategy, risk management

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



Posted by: Christina Torode
business continuity, CIO, Disaster recovery, disaster recovery documentation, disaster recovery plan, risk management

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



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, CMO, data center construction, data centers, mobile strategy, mobility

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...


May 10, 2012  9:03 PM

Mobile spending trumps all, seeding a business revolution



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, Competitive advantage, IT budgets, IT security, mobile apps, mobile devices, mobile middleware, Mobile spending

Call it the triumph of consumerism, or just common sense. Mobile computing is on fire in the enterprise -- apps, middleware, tablets -- and the proof is in the pesos, pounds, the...


May 9, 2012  4:44 PM

BI? Website relaunch? It’s all about mobile app design



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, mobile app design, mobile application development, mobile strategy

Enterprises are outsourcing mobile app design and keeping the names of their partners a closely guarded secret for competitive gain. IT departments are being asked to redesign customer-facing websites with mobile use in mind, and provision desktop apps like


May 4, 2012  8:24 PM

With tech innovation, countries starting out with less are doing more



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Facebook, innovation, IT innovation, mobile applications, Security

When is the last time you actually dedicated time to innovative thinking? If it's taking you a while to answer (or you don't have time to remember because you're too busy working), you're not alone; and it might not be your fault. This week's roundup of bits from around the Web includes two...


May 1, 2012  4:05 PM

Four ways to improve your change management strategy



Posted by: Christina Torode
change management, change management strategy, change request, CIO, IT service management, ITSM

When I talked to IT Service Management expert Derek Lonsdale about change-management strategy challenges, he kept coming back to the change management advisory...


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