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Wednesday, December 09, 2009 10:12 AM

Pregnancy and IT: The Father's View

by Tony Kontzer A new IT-business alignment analogy came to me as I was reading Brian Watson's enlightening interview with FedEx CIO Rob Carter. Carter talks about how important it is for IT folks to trul....

Friday, December 04, 2009 11:12 AM

The Evolution of IT

By John Parkinson If you look at the history of evolution in natural species (assuming you believe it happens, that is), you see two sets of forces at work: both long- and short-term incremental improveme....

Sunday, November 22, 2009 14:11 PM

Why Doesn't Software Learn "Me"?

By John Parkinson Over the past couple of decades I have lived the personal productivity software upgrade life many times--on Windows, Apple and Linux platforms. I often think that we really rent the soft....

Sunday, November 22, 2009 14:11 PM

The IT Talent Supply-Chain Problem

By Arthur Langer We are supposedly at the crossroads of losing technology talent in the U.S. due to lower prices and better IT training abroad. I have been collaborating with two senior academics, Dave....

Thursday, November 19, 2009 19:11 PM

Does IT Training Matter Anymore?

Sometimes writing articles about IT trends can be less than fun, but I have to say I enjoyed writing this recent piece on CIOs and training IT pros. Now I'll be the first to say it isn't my finest work. ....

Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:11 AM

Google's Ben Fried on Competitive Advantage

I wrote recently about Google CIO Ben Fried's take on giving IT users the tools they want. At the same time, I've been talking with other top-notch CIOs about their priorities for 2010. You'll see the re....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 19:11 PM

Planning Your Next Career Move?

How often do you think about your next career move? Two recent articles in CIO Insight bring the issue front and center. In their new book, The Real Business of IT, Richard Hunter of Gartner and George W....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 14:11 PM

When Knowledge Management is Out of Place

By John Parkinson I have always believed that knowledge management wasn't something you did, but rather something you got when you did a whole slew of other things right. I also believe that the key ena....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:11 AM

Quality of Service vs. Experience

By John Parkinson "Quality of service" is a pretty good way to set out a range of service level guarantees in a network. By defining traffic types (data, voice, video), performance requirements (bandwidt....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:11 AM

2010 Goals and Priorities

By Larry Bonfante This is the time of year when many people reflect back on what has transpired over the course of the current year. It's also the time many of us give a great deal of thought to our pri....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 19:11 PM

The Myth of Broadband

By John Parkinson You hear a lot in the media about how the U.S. is a "mature" broadband market and how we need only to fill in the gaps in broadband network coverage to provide a globally competitive con....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 13:11 PM

Democratizing Business Intelligence?

By John Parkinson I would never make it in marketing. I hated the term "AI" when it first surfaced (one of my friends back then used to call it "artificial common sense".) I feel just the same way about....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:11 AM

A Failure of Cost-Benefit Analysis

By John Parkinson I am always looking for ways to make people more productive. Often, that means eliminating wasted time from their working days. I remember one example for quite a long time ago, when I....

Monday, November 16, 2009 15:11 PM

Google's CIO on Technology Choice

The Wall Street Journal's Nick Wingfield poses a great question: Why can't you use personal technology at the office? Google CIO Ben Fried has some thoughts on that. I spoke with him recently about a numb....

Monday, November 16, 2009 10:11 AM

Freedom of IT Choice

A big story in IT is the shift from inside-out to outside-in -- that is, to technology being popularized in the consumer world and then making its way into the enterprise, rather than the other way around.....

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