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June 16, 2012  1:44 PM

What the Queen of Soul can teach about social CRM



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Big Data, CIO, Cloud computing, data analytics, data centers, Google, innovation

It's Father's Day weekend and what does this week's roundup have for all the dads? Potpourri! Yeah, we know, that sounds even worse than another tie. But we mean it more like the Jeopardy! category -- a blend of disparate pieces of information that are simply interesting to know (and are...

May 25, 2012  2:30 PM

The revolution is here, but is the CIO’s role about cleaning up the mess?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
agility, CIO, CIO role, Cloud computing, consumerization of IT, customer crowdsourcing, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, voice of the customer

What would the CIO role be without all the hand-wringing over whether it will survive another minute? This week was the annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, "Piloting the Untethered Enterprise," a one-day conference so crammed with provocation, bon mots, covert deal...


May 10, 2012  9:03 PM

Mobile spending trumps all, seeding a business revolution



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, Competitive advantage, IT budgets, IT security, mobile apps, mobile devices, mobile middleware, Mobile spending

Call it the triumph of consumerism, or just common sense. Mobile computing is on fire in the enterprise -- apps, middleware, tablets -- and the proof is in the pesos, pounds, the...


April 26, 2012  9:37 PM

Should CIOs steer users away from Google Drive cloud storage service?



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud security concerns, Data privacy, Google, Microsoft

Another week, another potential woe for the CIO? Tuesday saw the long-awaited/speculated release of Google Drive, joining the world of such cloud storage service offerings as...

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April 17, 2012  7:11 PM

Quotable quotes on the role of the CIO



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, CIO role, Cloud computing, consumerization of IT, shadow IT

The role of the CIO, the challenges involved and the way it is changing are always front and center for us at SearchCIO.com. Often these conversations are off the cuff -- not meant for...


April 12, 2012  3:53 PM

Some CIOs wary of vendor lock-in with cloud service providers



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing adoption, cloud vendors, vendor lock-in

I've had my head in the clouds recently. Or I guess I should say, 'the cloud.' I've been chatting with enterprise IT leaders about which systems and applications they've trusted to the hands of cloud service providers. The list runs the gamut. There are the usual suspects -- what one analyst...


March 27, 2012  8:48 PM

Personal cloud solutions are part of a multi-device, frictionless future



Posted by: Karen Goulart
Business, CIO, Cloud computing, IT consumerization, mobility, smartphones, tablets

I was listening in on a Gartner webinar about the personal cloud today, and in the hour-long chat a single word jumped out at me and stuck in my brain: frictionless. "There it is again," I thought. Just a few weeks ago, in this very spot, I was talking about the whole idea of a


March 22, 2012  9:22 PM

New study sees cloud service providers as jobs generators



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud computing adoption, IT outsourcing, IT staffing

As studies are designed to do, this one caught my attention with its exciting-sounding prognostication: Jobs! Plenty of them! All thanks to the cloud! Hurray!  Actually, the title that SAP America Inc. (which commissioned the study) went with was a bit drier: Job Growth in the Forecast:...


March 7, 2012  7:35 PM

Self-service BI: Power to the user



Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, CIO, Cloud computing, mobile devices, rogue IT, self-service, self-service BI, shadow IT

Self-service business intelligence (BI) is the latest development in what can only be described as the user empowerment movement. We saw it with the cloud, and...


February 13, 2012  10:55 PM

No honor-student bumper stickers for Steve Jobs



Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud security concerns, Compliance, Data privacy, IT and business alignment, IT spending, Oracle, Steve Jobs, women in IT

Top o’ the week to you. We're as laden with interesting Web tidbits as Adele is with Grammy awards today. Without further fanfare, here are six stories from around the Internet, the leadoff one a reminder that rising to the top doesn't always have to start with being at the head of the...


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