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January 16, 2012  6:21 PM

Let end-user freedom reign, but at the cost of rogue technology?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

One of my favorite movies is Poltergeist, with its never-ending quotable lines. "What's happening?" probably is the most famous; but my favorite is when actress Zelda Rubinstein, who plays the spiritualist Tangina, claims, "This house is clean." Not so, if you follow the movie, the premise...

January 10, 2012  9:38 PM

IT chargeback rankles the ranks and IT

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

The subject of shared services led to a lively debate about the need for IT chargeback -- and, to put it bluntly, the strain and pain it puts on IT and business departments. To back up a bit: This...


January 5, 2012  6:24 PM

Time to re-evaluate need for some endpoint security tools?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Security investments and priorities are a tricky thing to nail down, given that threats are constantly shifting, but one security precaution could be going the way of the dodo bird. Michael Daly, deputy CISO at Raytheon Co., tells me the buzz at shows and security groups is about getting rid of...


December 13, 2011  7:11 PM

Application portals for mobile device management are no joke

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

What do a Gartner analyst, a Forrester analyst, the CIO of a group of community colleges, and mobile device management (MDM) vendors have in common? (No, this isn't the setup for a bad joke.) Answer: All four point to the use of application portals to solve a myriad of problems related to the...


December 7, 2011  4:42 PM

Outlook 2012: Monetizing IT

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Opinions about the top trends for the coming year are starting to trickle into my inbox. Most of these "Outlook 2012" predictions are about the certainty of economic uncertainty. I know,...


November 16, 2011  5:52 PM

Social BPM pushes process out to users, customers

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Social business process management, or social BPM, promises to address the age-old problem of having a small group of business analysts or technicians create business processes, only to get pushback from frontline users. The team has good intentions, but the people actually involved in...


October 25, 2011  8:31 PM

Customer crowdsourcing a growing trend for product design?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I recently heard an interesting twist on crowdsourcing. It wasn’t about the marketing group combing social media sites for new promotional ideas, or businesses having online contests to gather new product ideas from...


October 14, 2011  3:10 PM

Fear of vendor lock-in is legitimate cloud concern — don’t be bullied

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

Although security and compliance are the risks IT professionals point to first when they're asked why they have bypassed cloud computing, bigger issues loom.


October 11, 2011  11:56 PM

Five reasons enterprises are adopting Agile practices

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I've been talking to CIOs about Agile practices and why they decided either to do away with traditional project management methods like waterfall, or combine Agile with


September 29, 2011  6:57 PM

The organizational benefits of Agile methodologies

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Sometimes considered a Wild West approach to project management, Agile methodologies in actuality can create order, not chaos. The key is being clear on what Agile means at your...


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