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Saturday, October 03, 2009 20:10 PM

ROI and the Strategic CIO

By Arthur Langer Perhaps there has been too much importance placed on how the CIO needs to focus on ROI to be strategic. ROI is what the CEO and CFO want and the board expects, right? Maybe not. While....

Saturday, October 03, 2009 16:10 PM

Being a Business-Savvy CIO

By Larry Bonfante For years, the debate over whether a CIO needs to be a business person or a technologist has raged on. My opinion has always been the same: A CIO should be first and foremost a business ....

Saturday, October 03, 2009 15:10 PM

Gary Hamel on Corporate Inertia

Management and strategy guru Gary Hamel has a great post up on WSJ.com on how inertia can kill even the greatest of companies. In it, Hamel recalls his previous post, where he described managerial proble....

Thursday, October 01, 2009 07:10 AM

Introducing the CIO Strategy Blog

CIOs keep telling us they value hearing from peers about their experiences in IT leadership. We're doing our best to meet that need, and to live up to our tagline, "The Voice of the CIO Community." Our la....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:09 AM

Pulte CIO Has Cloud Horror Story

by Tony Kontzer You'll have to excuse Jerry Batt if he's a bit grouchy these days. Amid all the talk of cloud computing and its ability to deliver lower costs and unprecedented flexibility, and to free IT....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:09 AM

Readers Talk Back on Windows 7, Twitter

Tony Kontzer joined the geek snarkfest around Microsoft's marketing of Windows 7, but readers say that the product itself is what matters. JohnJ writes, "The Windows 7 Party Video is irrelevant. Geeks en....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 09:09 AM

CIOs and the M&A Wave

Headlines on the big Abbott Laboratories and Xerox buys yesterday have the NY Times looking at a new bull market for M&A. We all know that plenty of mergers fail, as former Citigroup CIO Harvey Koeppel p....

Monday, September 28, 2009 09:09 AM

Skepticism Precedes Windows 7

by Tony Kontzer We're less than a month until the Oct. 22 release of Windows 7--even less if you believe the Oct. 13 advanced release some custom PC-makers have been floating. What better topic could ther....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:09 AM

Virtualization as Metaphor

Reading this article about a couple of Nobel laureates rethinking growth and other economic metrics made me think about...virtualization. Not so much virtualization as a technology, important as it is, bu....

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....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 09:09 AM

Green IT: Cost Trumps Environment

No, green IT might not be the sexiest or more exciting IT initiative this year, especially given how hard it's been in 2009. But green looks poised for a comeback. And businesses are shifting their prior....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:09 AM

Liking Apps Dot Gov, Loving Kundra

by Tony Kontzer United States CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled a key piece of the Feds' cloud computing strategy this week when he announced the opening of Apps.gov, an online marketplace for federal agencies lo....

Monday, September 14, 2009 10:09 AM

Cliq Means Business

by Tony Kontzer Last week, I happened to find myself on assignment for the Syfy (formerly SciFi) Channel technology blog DVICE, covering the launch of Motorola's great hope at rediscovering relevance: the....

Thursday, September 10, 2009 06:09 AM

IBM Names New CIO

Big Blue has a new CIO. Today IBM announced the appointment of Pat Toole, a 25-year company veteran, to lead a massive IT organization that until this year was highly decentralized. "Over the past numbe....

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:09 AM

Server Hugging and Reasonable Concerns

by Tony Kontzer The hype surrounding cloud computing remains loud and forceful. If only the uptake by IT departments matched that enthusiasm. Last week, I attended a half-day conference in San Francisco ....

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