October 25, 2011  8:31 PM

Customer crowdsourcing a growing trend for product design?

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, customer crowdsourcing

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

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, CIO leadership, IT and business alignment, technology priorities

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 11, 2011  11:56 PM

Five reasons enterprises are adopting Agile practices

Posted by: Christina Torode
Agile, agile methodologies, agile practices, CIO, Lean, waterfall, web services

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

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 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 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  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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