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May 16, 2012  3:29 PM

Disaster recovery documentation falling short

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I spoke with a CIO years ago who went around his data center and randomly shut down servers. He did this for two reasons. For starters, if no one noticed that the server was off for a week, it obviously wasn’t needed. The other, more important reason? He wanted to see how his IT staff...

May 9, 2012  4:44 PM

BI? Website relaunch? It’s all about mobile app design

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Enterprises are outsourcing mobile app design and keeping the names of their partners a closely guarded secret for competitive gain. IT departments are being asked to redesign customer-facing websites with mobile use in mind, and provision desktop apps like


May 1, 2012  4:05 PM

Four ways to improve your change management strategy

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

When I talked to IT Service Management expert Derek Lonsdale about change-management strategy challenges, he kept coming back to the change management advisory...


April 27, 2012  11:52 PM

Promoting innovation, from boss-less offices to tweaking big data

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Sometimes innovation begets innovation. This week, check out a gaming company that took the rather innovative step of eliminating hierarchy in the workplace and...


April 17, 2012  7:11 PM

Quotable quotes on the role of the CIO

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

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 2, 2012  7:14 PM

Business transformation and the human touch

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

The overarching theme at Gartner's CIO Leadership Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week was not just IT business transformation, but overall business transformation and how...


March 7, 2012  7:35 PM

Self-service BI: Power to the user

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

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 27, 2012  8:37 PM

Data loss statistics: Emerging culprits

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Many of the technologies businesses rely on to create new services, make workers more productive and serve customers better are the ones most likely to lead to data loss, according to data loss statistics gathered by


February 21, 2012  5:07 PM

Mission-critical systems taking on dual roles

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Leadership training -- in particular, the shaping of future CIOs -- was the topic, but as with many conversations about the


February 15, 2012  7:53 PM

Is technology leadership training lacking?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Marcia Nizzari, director of informatics at Good Start Genetics Inc. in Boston, compares becoming a CIO to the school of hard knocks: When it comes to technology leadership training, CIO newbies are pretty much on their own. What she has seen in her


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