IT Management

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 00:01 AM

Can You Pass the Elevator Test?

The elevator test is a quick, thumbs up or thumbs down method for professionally evaluating a person, such as a job candidate or a colleague in your organization.

Friday, June 21, 2013 07:35 AM

Boost Your Productivity By Working in Batch Mode

Forget multitasking. Focusing totally on the task at hand will help you produce your best work and complete it in an efficient manner.

Monday, May 20, 2013 00:03 AM

Millennials Change Everything

Forty million Millennials are in today’s workforce and, as they become the majority of workers, a different enterprise and IT department will emerge.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 13:20 PM

Larry Page's Ambitious 10X Mindset

While many CEOs think in terms of small or incremental changes, Larry Page thinks in terms of making products and services that are 10 times better.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:25 PM

Using Big Data to Gain Knowledge

Big data is becoming one of the most important elements of business analytics and is leading to a better understanding of hidden relationships.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 17:03 PM

Are the Days of the CIO Numbered?

By Tony Kontzer At the risk of taking liberty with Mark Twain's words more than a century later, it seems my recent thoughts on the possible imminent death of the CIO may not have been so exaggerated afte....

Thursday, September 01, 2011 00:09 AM

Vivek Kundra at Dreamforce: Ex-Fed CIO Touts Social Media Revolution

By Tony Kontzer Who'd have thunk it? It sure sounded like the seeds of a revolution were being planted by none other than former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra during a panel discussion Aug. 31 at Salesforce.com's ....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:01 AM

Apple's Steve Jobs Effect: When a Personality Becomes a Brand

By Tony Kontzer One need only look at the way investors reacted initially to news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs plans to once again take a medical leave to understand just how strongly Jobs is associated with....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 19:10 PM

Cloud Computing: 5 Things No One Will Tell You

By Tony Kontzer A few months ago, I was hired to produce an array of case studies for a planned book on cloud computing. In the weeks since, I've interviewed companies throughout Europe and the U.S. on th....

Friday, May 07, 2010 11:05 AM

Wisdom 2.0

by Tony Kontzer A few hundred enlightened souls--or, more accurately, souls in search of enlightenment--gathered at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum recently for the highly unusual Wisdom 2.0 Summ....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 09:04 AM

iPhones and Ethics

by Tony Kontzer Of all the questions that come to mind when reading about what we can now safely call The Great iPhone Prototype Caper, one strikes me as the most confounding: What on Earth were all the p....

Tuesday, February 09, 2010 08:02 AM

The Case for Tech Luddites

By Tony Kontzer Wonderful profile in Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle about a technology legend many IT folks have probably never heard of. If you've ever tried out Second Life or any of the growing numb....

Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:01 AM

A Looming CIO Turnover Crisis?

A new report on CEO turnover suggests possible hard times ahead for sitting IT leaders. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas found that a surprisingly low number of CEOs lost their jobs in 2009....

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....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:09 AM

Twitter For the Enterprise

by Tony Kontzer One thing I learned on Day 1 of The Twitter Conference: Twitter has no plans to adapt its platform for the corporate market. It turns out that the financial promise of secure, business-fri....

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