April 22, 2010  9:33 PM

IT exec gets muzzled on use of social media, security

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Chief Information Security Officer, CIO, Security, Social media

For my story today on how CIOs are balancing the use of social media at their companies and security concerns (with great difficulty, BTW), I discovered something that all of you probably know. The...

April 20, 2010  7:07 PM

Gartner’s take on emerging business intelligence technology

Posted by: Christina Torode
BI software, Business Intelligence, CIO, data management, mobile computing

The most tangible success measure of business intelligence technology is usage -- and mainstream BI just isn’t there, and won’t be for some time, according to Gartner analyst Kurt Schlegel. The pronouncement came during a presentation at the 2010 Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las...

April 19, 2010  5:26 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Cloud computing strategy, Gartner on BI and more

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, CIO weekly wrap-up

I'm watching the Boston Marathon with one eye this afternoon, and catching up on the latest tech news with the other:

A keyboard on your hand sounds like sci-fi, but a former...

April 16, 2010  3:13 PM

Don’t be a horror story! Why social media policies matter to the CIO

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Compliance, risk management, Security, Web 2.0

Although social media technologies aren't generally a focus for, two stories this week highlighted some reasons why CIOs need to establish strong social media policies to monitor their...

April 16, 2010  2:09 PM

CIO careers: Seeking legal experts

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, CIO careers, risk management

Of all the conversations I had with attendees this week at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las Vegas, it was actually one with Gartner analyst Debra Logan about CIO careers that surprised me the most. Logan is finding that more...

April 12, 2010  4:08 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Tweetie app acquired, iPad clones and cloud news

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, CIO weekly wrap-up

Twitter exploded over the weekend with reports that the microblogging platform had acquired Atebits, the maker of the Tweetie app for the...

April 9, 2010  2:36 PM

Computer hardware upgrades and iPhone OS 4: When software spurs buying

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, hardware, IT budgets, software

As an iPhone 3G owner, I was very excited to hear about the Apple iPhone's newest operating system, the iPhone OS 4 software upgrade, planned for deployment this summer. Actually, I've never felt that my iPhone was lacking because I couldn't run simultaneous applications, but I...

April 7, 2010  8:23 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Cloud computing, IT innovation, CIO role and DR/BC

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, CIO weekly wrap-up

I'm a bit late with this post this week, but you can still catch up's latest news on cloud computing, IT transformation, the evolving CIO role and IT business continuity and disaster recovery:

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April 7, 2010  7:27 PM

Five steps to playing a bigger part in your company’s M&A

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO management, Gartner, Mergers and acquisitions

I spoke with Gartner analyst Dave Aron for my story today about the CIO role in a merger and acquisition. The topic seemed timely: A variety of reports suggest that corporate M&A activity is heating...

April 7, 2010  4:57 PM

A move to cloud computing services — back in 1999

Posted by: Christina Torode
business processes, CIO, cloud computing services

Back in 1999, the beta for Amazon EC2 was seven years away; Google Apps, was well, a gleam in Google’s eye; and Erik Dubovik was moving business processes into the cloud. It wasn’t called cloud computing...

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