February, 2011

February 25, 2011  2:18 PM

Enterprise mobility: Ubiquitous business? Or death by 1,000 cuts?

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

For a piece I was researching this week on disaster recovery and mobile devices, I discovered the burgeoning industry of

February 24, 2011  7:14 PM

Phasing in desktop virtualization

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Desktop virtualization gives the business peace of mind. That was the bottom line when I asked Todd Bruni, director of client services for Christus Health, about the benefits of building a virtual desktop infrastructure (

February 18, 2011  2:32 PM

An IT exec’s agile quest leads to cloud services

4Laura Laura Smith Profile: 4Laura

The IT department is moving at the speed of light. Performance monitoring tools enable IT managers to ferret out and fix network problems in seconds, tasks that previously would...

February 17, 2011  2:35 PM

Egypt’s CIO lesson: We use IT tools in ways unintended by toolmakers

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

After the news broke that Egyptian citizens had made history in the blink of an eye, I wondered briefly if Mark Zuckerberg would be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize. Farfetched, yeah. But you can see where I was coming from. His

February 10, 2011  10:07 PM

Debate continues over the definition and strategy of private clouds

4Laura Laura Smith Profile: 4Laura

In trying to come up with a common definition of private clouds, I've been speaking with a wide spectrum of IT executives, analysts and systems integrators. Many of them contributed pearls of wisdom to my story about what the term

February 10, 2011  9:20 PM

More and more, business users call the shots on BI tools, Gartner says

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

Consumerization. Polarization. Popular uprisings against top-down control. Entrenched leaders scrambling to make amends. In Gartner Inc.'s latest Magic Quadrant on BI tools, the world of business intelligence doesn't look so different from the world at large. According to the annual ranking...

February 4, 2011  3:04 PM

The Feds tap NIST to accelerate adoption of public cloud standards

4Laura Laura Smith Profile: 4Laura

How serious is the Obama administration about cloud computing? Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has assigned the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the task of "accelerating" the government's secure adoption of cloud computing. NIST is being called on to lead "efforts to develop...

February 3, 2011  12:45 PM

What’s Tiger Mom got to do with IT innovation at Chevron?

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

In the service of our new series on CIO innovators, I spoke this morning with IT executive Peter Breunig at Chevron Corp. about the American energy company's approach to IT innovation. Chevron is...

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