November 9, 2009  3:54 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT outsourcing templates, SOA implementation

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

Good morning! We're enjoying some beautiful Indian summer weather here in the Northeast -- if only every Monday could start like this! Last week on, we talked to Virginia's CIO about that state's IT outsourcing problems, provided links to some...

November 6, 2009  4:07 PM

The art of a SOA implementation: Design for the future

Posted by: Linda Tucci

I’ve been digging into service-oriented architecture this week again in an effort to understand a bit better the technical requirements of a SOA implementation. Daunting. What I’ve found is that when doing a SOA implementation, wrapping an existing application exposes an interface in order...

November 2, 2009  4:08 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT’s value, agile methodology, outsourcing and SOA

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

Happy belated Halloween! I hope everybody who celebrated had a great time -- any creative IT-related Halloween costumes you'd like to tell us about? Last week on

October 29, 2009  7:02 PM

An IT outsourcing contract without penalties? A state pays the price

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
CIO, IT outsourcing, outsourcing contracts

You hear a lot of analysts, clients and, of course, vendors touting the benefits of IT outsourcing, especially as the U.S. emerges from this economic recession, which the...

October 26, 2009  2:20 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT outsourcing, BPM tools, 2010 top technologies

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

Good morning! Last week on, we focused on how to build innovation and flexibility into IT outsourcing deals, discussed how to select the right BPM tools for success, and shared Gartner's top 10 strategic technologies for 2010. Check out the...

October 19, 2009  2:48 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT multi-sourcing, change management and Lean IT

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

Good morning! We had a snowy weekend here in the Boston area, as anybody who watched the Patriots game knows. What better way to warm up than by enjoying a piping-hot cup of coffee or tea and reviewing our latest...

October 1, 2009  9:56 PM

Questions to ask in building your IT outsourcing strategy

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
IT outsourcing, Leadership and strategic planning

Lately, I've been contemplating the questions CIOs should ask as they formulate or revisit their IT outsourcing strategy. The analysts at McKinsey & Co. must be reading my mind (or perhaps I'm reading...

September 18, 2009  3:07 PM

Three ways to reach out to women in IT: Mentor, advocate, encourage

Posted by: EditorAnne
IT staff development and retention, Leadership and strategic planning

A dinner this week on women in IT focused on midlevel women in technology and their challenges in getting ahead, given their frequently high family responsibilities and their own perceptions (realities?) of what advancing really demands. The program, featuring Telle Whitney, president and CEO of...

September 11, 2009  2:18 PM

Looking for low-cost business processes? Check out GE WorkOut and FTD

Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
business process methodology, Lean, Six Sigma

Some companies are developing their own business process methodologies -- such as GE WorkOut and

August 28, 2009  3:42 PM

IT and business alignment: Wrong choice of words?

Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
IT and business alignment

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in IT over the past few years, it's that if you say that something will help with “IT and business alignment,” you’re...

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