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Monday, March 02, 2009 10:03 AM

No Time for Gloom

In an interview with Forbes, NetApp CIO Marina Levinson explains how the recession makes her a better business manager, and why she's optimistic. We've been hammering on similar themes for the past few m....

Thursday, February 26, 2009 09:02 AM

SaaS Startup Failure Leads to Blog Banter

Guest Blogger: Don Sears Here's an interesting blog post about the unrealized potential of a startup company and the challenges of communicating tough information to your business partners -- and, to get ....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 10:02 AM

Recession-era Security Threats Find Companies Unprepared

By Ericka Chickowski As the clouds started gathering over the economy this past fall and winter, I heard the drumbeat grow louder from my security contacts who all gave the same warning: layoffs are going....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 07:02 AM

Eradicating Tech Buzzwords

David Silverman has a good list of business terms that need to be banned. That got me thinking again (earlier than I usually do in the morning) about tech buzzwords. Silverman's list is good, but what ab....

Monday, February 23, 2009 10:02 AM

Readers Respond to California IT Woes

Many comments on Ericka Chickowski's recent post, IT Fiddles, California Burns, which recounted the Golden State's ongoing struggles to upgrade some core technologies -- and the impact that the delays are ....

Monday, February 23, 2009 10:02 AM

Microsoft CIO: IT Leaders Can Shine in 2009

Like many CIOs, Tony Scott, Microsoft's IT chief, isn't retreating in the face of the recession. Quite the opposite: Scott says this is a time where CIOs can help their businesses not only weather the st....

Monday, February 23, 2009 10:02 AM

I'd like to thank the Academy

One of the better moments of Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast involved Jessica Biel waxing ecstatic about software. The actress was congratulating Ed Catmull, who wrote the computer graphics softwa....

Monday, February 23, 2009 09:02 AM

IT: Cost Center or Internal Business Service?

Guest Blogger: Don Sears Is IT a cost center or a provider of vital business services? Seems to me that those roles are not mutually exclusive, but I understand the desire to make IT more business focused....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:02 AM

IT Fiddles, California Burns

By Ericka Chickowski As California teeters on the brink of financial collapse and the California legislature continues its months-long streetfight over the state budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 17:02 PM

The Most Important Innovations, Give or Take a Few

By Tony Kontzer PBS' Nightly Business Report this week unveiled its list of the 30 most important innovations of the last 30 years, based on the judgment of a panel of faculty from the Wharton School at t....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 14:02 PM

Why CIOs Should Care about M&A

"Oracle [is] in a small club of cash-rich companies bargain-hunting amid the worst economy in a generation. It's a buyer's market: As traditional sources of investment and cash get scarcer -- including, of....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:02 PM

The CIO's Experience, Through the CIO's Eyes

After I interviewed Rob Austin, head of Harvard Business School's CIO exec program, last spring about his planned book on the experiences of a new CIO, a bunch of you wrote to me in our comments section or....

Thursday, February 12, 2009 17:02 PM

CFOs Eye IT Assets

by Ericka Chickowski McKinsey & Company consultant Stefan Spang recently wrote a prediction piece for the company's quarterly newsletter that outlines five trends that will influence business technology t....

Thursday, February 12, 2009 15:02 PM

Not Work-Related

A friend asked me today if I read books for pleasure. I do. And I hope you do, too. Even in a Twitter world, long-form writing still matters. It makes me a better journalist -- more curious, more engaged....

Thursday, February 12, 2009 13:02 PM

When Will Obama Name a National Tech Czar?

Ericka Chickowski is up with a post about President Barack Obama kind of naming a national cybersecurity czar. She's wondering: what's the hold-up? When I saw that, I immediately thought the same thing. ....

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