July, 2009

July 31, 2009  3:08 PM

A disaster recovery plan meets cloud computing

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

David Shacochis, vice president, research and development at IT provider Savvis Inc., reminded me the other day that there is a big difference between a disaster recovery (DR) plan and business continuity, even...

July 27, 2009  3:25 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: ERM, NAC, cloud computing, IT outsourcing in 2009

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

No weather-related complaints from me this week – it's definitely summer in New England. Though it's steamy out, I couldn't be happier! Here's the latest content from, where this past week we focused on enterprise risk management,...

July 23, 2009  8:06 PM

How will IT outsourcing play out in companies’ recovery plans?

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

As IT outsourcing is one of the core areas I cover for, I am, of course, interested in how both offshoring and onshoring will fare in the coming months. According to some soon-to-be-published analyst research on where IT outsourcing is going...

July 20, 2009  2:58 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Lean IT, project management governance, PPM

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Welcome back from the weekend! This past week on, we looked at Lean thinking for IT, considered project management governance and addressed IT portfolio management strategies as part of a larger project and portfolio management program. Read the...

July 17, 2009  2:44 PM

What is transparency, and how is it relevant to IT?

Karen Guglielmo Karen Guglielmo Profile: Karen Guglielmo

We’ve all heard about Obama’s promise for government transparency, but what about IT transparency? First,

July 13, 2009  4:06 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT ROI, NAC, cloud computing and email outsourcing

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Good afternoon! This past week on we ran the coverage gamut, from IT ROI strategies and network access control (NAC) to the real cost of cloud computing and email outsourcing approaches. Check out the stories listed below!

July 9, 2009  6:37 PM

Data protection in the cloud: What’s good enough?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

CIOs are pretty paranoid when it comes to data protection, and rightly so given they put their job on the line when they recommend a new infrastructure or service approach like cloud computing. I’ve been told many times now by companies providing

July 8, 2009  2:36 PM

Is Google Chrome OS a turning point or yawner?

mschlack Mark Schlack Profile: mschlack

Nothing fuels the tech press like wars. So I have no doubt that we will see an endless string of reports from the battlefield over the next many months on the struggle between Google and Microsoft for world dominance. Wake me up when it’s all over. Google’s announcement of its intention to...

July 6, 2009  3:06 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT security jobs, lean BPM and risk management

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

I'm happy to report that the sun finally shone in New England over the holiday weekend! I hope all of our American readers enjoyed July Fourth as much as I did. Now it's back to work – join me in reviewing last week's content from on IT...

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