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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 (

December 22, 2010  12:55 PM

Spreading cheer and good health through a virtual reality game

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

We got Kinect. For Christmas and the winter ahead, my husband said. For when the house is empty again and the weather outside is frightful. It will be good for our health,...


October 21, 2010  4:16 PM

Gartner Symposium: IT trends you can use — the sound bite version

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

I started my week perched on a straight-back chair and juggling a tape recorder at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011. Many of Gartner's 10 top strategic IT trends and technologies laid out in the opening keynotes--


October 15, 2010  2:12 PM

A bevy of APM announcements bolsters cloud computing solutions

4Laura Laura Smith Profile: 4Laura

OK, OK -- I winced at this week's forward-looking piece by SearchCIO.com News Director Christina Torode about mobile being the new black. Those of us who are still trying to figure out...


September 29, 2010  6:29 PM

Is the CIO role ‘redundant and glorified?’

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

I heard from a reader recently that Chief Idiot Officer, not Chief Information Officer, is a more apt descriptor for CIOs he's dealt with. Harsh. The scathing note was in response to my recent story, "


September 23, 2010  5:23 PM

CIOs’ list of demands for public cloud providers

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Transferring data outside your four walls, particularly over the Internet, is not an appealing prospect to many CIOs. But cloud uptime? Now that is an even larger trust issue...


August 26, 2010  7:09 PM

IT service catalog planning stage tips

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

A large publishing company in the U.K. is introducing a new IT service catalog as part of its plan to turn the current IT chargeback model on its head. Until this...


June 17, 2010  6:33 PM

Using the sex appeal of the iPad to push BI reporting in the C-suite

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

Democratizing business intelligence software is the anthem of the industry -- and the rallying cry of lots of BI stories. Users can become masters of their own dashboards! But (no big surprise) the slogan doesn't always match reality. That's what I gathered from several of the CIOs and BI...


May 25, 2010  6:54 PM

The discovery phase of private clouds

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

A year ago, when I brought up private clouds to IT executives, many were flat out not interested. Flash forward a year, and their stance has changed. Many IT executives are entering boot camps sponsored by systems integrators and cloud providers to find out how a private cloud can help them gain...


May 13, 2010  6:25 PM

CIO role under thumb of CFO?

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

"Where the CIO should report is a question as old as the CIO role itself," says John Van Decker, analyst with Gartner Inc. Shoot, it's a stale question even for a reporter who has been covering CIO careers for five years. But data on the topic, whether from Gartner or


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