June, 2009

June 29, 2009  7:21 PM

Internet traffic overload: What does it mean for cloud computing services?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Michael Jackson’s passing and the outpouring of grief and curiosity made its way full force onto the Internet last week, slowing down webmail, news sites and search engines and grinding Twitter to a halt. It made me wonder if customers of cloud computing services are going to start asking what...

June 29, 2009  3:16 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: PPM software, customer service tips, Six Sigma FAQ

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

I've held off on mentioning this until now … but is the rain in New England ever going to stop? The bright side of this weather (pun fully intended) is that I'm probably more productive at work when I'm not staring longingly outside the window at a sunny, summer day … at least, that's what I'm...

June 25, 2009  8:17 PM

Healthcare IT standards still not clear

mschlack Mark Schlack Profile: mschlack

Healthcare actually pushed the Iranian elections out of the top news slot this week. Most of the attention has been on the administration’s efforts to establish a government insurance plan of last resort. But in the background, the health information technology (HIT) effort continues to boil...

June 25, 2009  8:15 PM

Satyam scandal: Has it affected your IT outsourcing and offshoring?

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

For those keeping an eye on IT outsourcing and offshoring, there were a couple of noteworthy pieces of news this week regarding the artist previously known as Satyam Computer Services Ltd. First, Tech Mahindra Ltd., which purchased the troubled IT outsourcing company two months ago, following...

June 23, 2009  9:02 PM

SaaS BI vendor LucidEra’s demise harkens to ASP downfalls

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

When my inbox began filling up with all the theories of why BI SaaS vendor LucidEra is expected to close down by month’s end, I couldn’t help thinking that the more things...

June 22, 2009  3:33 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Business continuity plans, BI apps, IT insourcing

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

It's a dreary June Monday here in New England -- I hope the weather is better in your neck of the woods! This past week at, we examined methods for a successful business continuity plan, business intelligence applications and strategy and IT insourcing of previously outsourced IT...

June 19, 2009  2:10 PM

Lean methodologies for lean times

Karen Guglielmo Karen Guglielmo Profile: Karen Guglielmo

In lean times, companies should consider lean methodologies and tools to cut costs and improve processes. Lean BPM and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

June 15, 2009  7:09 PM

Seeking DR in Azerbaijan: IBM, SunGard, are you listening?

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

CIOs looking for info on the how-tos of business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) have a wealth of literature at their Googling fingertips. On a mission yesterday to learn more about industry benchmarks for a

June 15, 2009  4:39 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: BI strategy, PPM software, compliance in the cloud

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

This past week, looked at developing a business intelligence (BI) strategy, implementing project and portfolio management software, practicing innovation in a time of economic crisis, and addressing compliance requirements in cloud computing...

June 12, 2009  2:38 PM

Champy: There’s no return on pure technology investments

Karen Guglielmo Karen Guglielmo Profile: Karen Guglielmo

It would be suicide for a CIO to go to the CFO or CEO and say there's no real return on our technology investments. But according to one industry expert, it's the truth.

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