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Monday, November 16, 2009 10:11 AM

Am I The Most Powerful Man in the World?

The Obamas got a Portuguese Water Dog. We have a Portuguese Water Dog. No huge deal, they chose the breed for the same reasons we did -- great pets, don't shed. Obama announced his affection for UNC Ta....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:11 AM

LinkedIn Links With Twitter

by Tony Kontzer Just a few short weeks ago, I wrote here that Twitter had no intention of adapting itself to capture the corporate market and would instead focus on continuing to grow the global conversat....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:11 AM

Kimberly-Clark's CIO on Business Intelligence

IT leaders are busy carving out their 2010 strategies and plans, and one thing is for sure: business intelligence will be a prominent priority across the board. I say that because, well, a huge number of....

Monday, November 09, 2009 12:11 PM

Free Jazz and IT

by Tony Kontzer I found myself thinking about what it takes to run an IT organization as I sat watching free jazz legend Ornette Coleman blow away a crowd at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall Sunday ni....

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:11 AM

What I Saw After the Revolution

The panel I moderated at the Sino-American CIO Summit included senior executives from the Bank of Shangai, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, World Wildlife Fund, and Microsoft. Unless the simultaneous translation....

Monday, November 02, 2009 11:11 AM

Assessing the Internet at 40

by Tony Kontzer Numerous stories last week about the Internet turning 40 have proclaimed that the first message crashed the fledgling network, but let's try not to be negative. I mean, who wants to have t....

Sunday, November 01, 2009 21:11 PM

Breaching the Great Firewall

One of the first things I noticed upon checking into my hotel in Beijing in late October was that my personal blog was inaccessible. I was blocked by the Great Firewall of China. It's not that the Chinese ....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 19:10 PM

An Information-Driven Enterprise Architecture

By Tony Young Many of us are familiar with the role of IT enterprise architecture...how it defines the architectural blueprints for an organization. From my perspective, I've opted to use the analogy of c....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 14:10 PM

The Monster That Ate IT

By John Parkinson Sometime this year, the world's aggregate digital storage will pass a Zettabyte. That, for those of you reaching for Google to check, is 1024 Exabytes (passed that one a while back) o....

Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:10 PM

Will Web 2.0 Overtake E-Mail?

Is e-mail going by the wayside? Rob Preston at InformationWeek says no. And he makes a good argument. Preston was responding to a WSJ article analyzing why e-mail's reign has ended. The story, by Jessi....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:10 AM

ADP's Formula Determines Cloud Apps

by Tony Kontzer When Mike Capone says cloud computing is nothing new, it's better not to argue. As the CIO of payroll outsourcing firm Automatic Data Processing Inc., Capone brings a unique perspective o....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 14:10 PM

Key Strategy Questions for Your IT Staff

As a follow up to my last post, I want to suggest some important questions CIOs should ask themselves about how their senior staff perceives strategy. • How does the business use strategy to gain co....

Friday, October 09, 2009 11:10 AM

Readers Respond to Pulte's Cloud CRM Problems

Heavy traffic for Kontzer's post about Pulte's problems with a cloud-based CRM solution, and lots of comments, which you can read (and add to) beneath the article. Among the major points: -- The story i....

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 02:10 AM

Tips for Implementing Your IT Strategy

By Arthur Langer I am often asked about the actual path to IT strategy. Some quick key rules: 1. Do not necessarily follow what other organizations prescribe or have done. 2. Do not "revolutionize" the b....

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 21:10 PM

Business-Savvy IT? Or IT-Savvy Business?

Larry Bonfante has a good take on why CIOs need to be business people first, and technologists second. I'm with him--and so are many, many others. There's a flip-side to the whole argument about CIOs n....

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