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March 9, 2010  7:57 PM

Are you stress testing your IT strategies?



Posted by: Christina Torode
balanced scorecard, CIO, IT strategies

I recently spoke with Robert Kaplan, author of the Balanced Scorecard, about how he would revise his framework given the economic meltdown in the last few years. The addition he would make is a risk...

March 8, 2010  5:13 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Web browser wars in Europe, iPad’s new ad and more



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

I'm back from a couple of days off in Los Angeles – my first trip to southern California, and a well-timed one as I got to witness some of the pre-Oscar hoopla for myself. Now, it's back to the office to catch up on e-mails, blogs, Tweets and the latest tech news. Last week, during the...


March 3, 2010  7:51 PM

Are innovation strategies back on CIO agendas?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO management, innovation

IT innovation, that fraught phrase, has come roaring back after maintaining a polite silence during the fiscal misery of 2008 and 2009. Companies are starting to broadcast their efforts to foster technology innovation among the ranks. (You can read about radical, reapplied and incremental


March 3, 2010  5:50 PM

Mobile phone management strategy in a cloud-based world



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Cloud computing, mobile computing

Would paying for corporate mobile data in a cloud-like format change your mobile phone management strategy? It's something to consider -- AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson thinks the wireless industry is moving toward a


March 2, 2010  6:52 PM

Common desktop virtualization design-stage mistakes



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, desktop virtualization

Kevin Vogl has overseen hundreds of desktop virtualization deployments as vice president of virtualization for systems integrator Champion Solutions Group Corp., out of Boca Raton, Fla. And he’s seen his share of desktop virtualization design-stage mistakes, a common one being the creation of...


March 1, 2010  6:00 PM

CIO weekly blog: Google and Microsoft at odds, social media news



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

I am reporting live from TechTarget's brand new office in Newton, Mass., just up the highway from our longtime Needham offices. I have Internet access and my phone has a dial tone – so far, so good!

What's everybody else thinking about? It sounds...


February 26, 2010  4:14 PM

Public sector challenges mitigated by IT governance framework



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, IT governance

My background is in community journalism, so public sector challenges -- strained municipal budgets and efforts to improve education, health care and other city services -- are all too familiar to me. But rarely do I get to put that knowledge to work nowadays, as I did this...


February 24, 2010  8:56 PM

Is it better to work for an outsourcing provider than for corporate IT?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO careers, IT outsourcing, outsourcing provider

Consultant Tom Young has been mulling over the good, the bad and all the ugliness of outsourcing contracts for 13 years, eight of them with the IT advisory firm TPI, where he is managing director of the CIO services and infrastructure group. Before that, he was a financial director at AT&T...


February 24, 2010  5:15 PM

The year of desktop virtualization



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, desktop virtualization, VDI, virtual desktops, virtual infrastructure

When the audience at VMworld 2008 was asked if anyone had virtualized hundreds of desktops, I saw only one person raise his hand. This year, anecdotally, VMware said at its partner show that the majority of its customers are evaluating, testing or rolling out its virtual desktop infrastructure...


February 22, 2010  6:06 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Is the Windows 7 phone suited for the enterprise?



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

The New York Times caught my eye today with this piece on whether the Windows 7 phone will be better than the...


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