February 4, 2010  8:04 PM

Merck, Chevron and BP are touting a new IT management framework

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, IT management

It’s easy to forget how young a discipline IT is, given its enormous presence in our lives. Yesterday, however, that fact was front and center, as I watched the top IT talent at Intel Corp., Merck KGaA, BP PLC and Chevron Corp. talk about raising their “maturity levels.” Brilliant minds, and...

February 1, 2010  9:18 PM

Business intelligence software as a revenue generator

Posted by: Christina Torode
BI software, Business Intelligence, CIO

You’ve gotten them: those 10-page documents detailing your cell phone bill, credit card account or bank statement. But now, because of the economy, you may start to receive those statements in an online-only format -- with business intelligence (BI) options built in. At least that’s the...

February 1, 2010  6:00 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Google Chrome, iPad, social networking privacy

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

Good afternoon! Here's some of the latest chatter in the tech sphere today:

Google's Chrome browser continues to gobble...

January 29, 2010  4:04 PM

The next big enterprise business tool: the iPad? Share your thoughts

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, hardware, IT budgets

OK, OK, enough with calling Apple's new tablet computer the "iTampon." The name "iPad" is worth a giggle, maybe, but one of the top-trending topics on Twitter? Please. Let's put...

January 27, 2010  9:11 PM

Oracle plays hardball with Rimini on third-party maintenance

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, maintenance, software

"This case is about the massive theft of Oracle's software and related support materials through an illegal business model by Defendant Rimini Street and its CEO and President, Defendant Seth Ravin," states the

January 25, 2010  5:28 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Twitter from space, end of iPhone exclusivity?

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

A few things I'm expecting our readers to continue talking about this week: The possible end of iPhone exclusivity on AT&T. Would having your choice of service...

January 22, 2010  2:58 PM

Password best practices: Why your company’s data privacy is at stake

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, Data privacy, Security

When I heard about a study on password worst practices at social network app maker RockYou (which was hacked late last year), my initial thought was a very mature "I must be...

January 21, 2010  1:45 PM

2010 IT budgets are unsettled and unsettling

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Add new tag, IT budgets

After a week or so on the phone with any CIO I could get in touch with, here’s my super-unscientific prognostication on IT budgets in 2010: IT spending and CIO priorities are all over the...

January 18, 2010  5:12 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Help Haiti using technology, IT outsourcing deals

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

To our readers in the U.S., happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I'm guessing some of you have the day off and won't see this post until later in the week, but I wanted to catch you up on the buzz on the Web, as well as our latest content from

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January 15, 2010  7:27 PM

How do you balance IT strategic planning and tactical decisions?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO leadership, IT strategies

Our IT salary and careers survey did a little probing this year around one of those fraught CIO career questions: How much time do you devote to IT strategic planning as opposed to tactical decisions? We also asked whether the recession had an impact on that ratio. Not...

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