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April 27, 2010  8:07 PM

Business continuity strategies not shaping up in cloud

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I’ve been talking to business continuity and cloud experts over the past few days to find out if large companies are revamping their business continuity strategies as a result of the cloud. For the most part, the answer was no. Enterprises are not rushing to get rid of hot, cold or primary...

April 20, 2010  7:07 PM

Gartner’s take on emerging business intelligence technology

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

The most tangible success measure of business intelligence technology is usage -- and mainstream BI just isn’t there, and won’t be for some time, according to Gartner analyst Kurt Schlegel. The pronouncement came during a presentation at the 2010 Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las...


April 16, 2010  2:09 PM

CIO careers: Seeking legal experts

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Of all the conversations I had with attendees this week at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las Vegas, it was actually one with Gartner analyst Debra Logan about CIO careers that surprised me the most. Logan is finding that more...


April 7, 2010  4:57 PM

A move to cloud computing services — back in 1999

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Back in 1999, the beta for Amazon EC2 was seven years away; Google Apps, was well, a gleam in Google’s eye; and Erik Dubovik was moving business processes into the cloud. It wasn’t called cloud computing...


March 30, 2010  8:09 PM

BI strategy: What Holy Grail are you seeking?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Gartner’s BI Summit is just around the corner, and I’m eager to see how attendees’ business intelligence strategies and priorities have changed. When I went to the show last year, a big topic of conversation was the disconnect...


March 25, 2010  1:39 PM

The importance of communication in IT innovation

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

I recently was asked to participate in a panel discussion about the importance of communication in IT innovation at the


March 23, 2010  7:06 PM

IT management frameworks: What’s missing?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

A while back, I wrote a story about a new IT management framework under development called the IT Capability Maturity Framework. The goal of this framework is to give CIOs a one-stop shop for measuring...


March 16, 2010  4:30 PM

Up next: Cloud computing management

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

With the market saturated with cloud computing platforms and services, it was inevitable that another crop of vendors would emerge to help enterprises make sense of it all. I’m talking about the cloud management providers clamoring for market attention. Perhaps these cloud computing...


March 9, 2010  7:57 PM

Are you stress testing your IT strategies?

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I recently spoke with Robert Kaplan, author of the Balanced Scorecard, about how he would revise his framework given the economic meltdown in the last few years. The addition he would make is a risk...


March 2, 2010  6:52 PM

Common desktop virtualization design-stage mistakes

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Kevin Vogl has overseen hundreds of desktop virtualization deployments as vice president of virtualization for systems integrator Champion Solutions Group Corp., out of Boca Raton, Fla. And he’s seen his share of desktop virtualization design-stage mistakes, a common one being the creation of...


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