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Memories of 9/11: More than lost buildings

Like many, my memories of 9/11 are personal and still vivid. Here's my story plus some little-known information about lost evidence on that day.

Written by Stephen Treglia10 Sept. 16 02:27

Why unpaid internships are underrated

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that experience matters, so taking that low or no-pay internship now can pay off big time in the long run.

Written by Rob Enderle02 July 16 01:52

How analytics can prevent rather than explain tragedy

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that we are far more likely to use analytics badly and suggests that IT should take the reins to ensure the analytics process is as effective – and free of confirmation bias -- as possible.

Written by Rob Enderle18 June 16 05:03

How Google killed Nest and why acquisitions fail

Google buying Nest is a good example of why most companies should avoid acquisitions. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that you can’t buy people, and a firm without the employees who made it a success is a failure in the making.

Written by Rob Enderle11 June 16 02:41

Can your CEO pass the digital strategy laugh test?

If Kim Kardashian can win a top spot in the App Store, Global 2000 CIOs ought to be held to high bar for delivering compelling digital experiences at scale. Here's a by-the-numbers look at competitive digital strategies.

Written by Bryan Kirschner31 March 16 05:24

The art of a successful tech company turnaround

Turnarounds are a bit of a passion for columnist and consultant Rob Enderle. More often than not they are done badly. Enderle talked with a client about how it pulled off a turnaround.

Written by Rob Enderle25 Sept. 15 17:34

5 principles for great vendor relationships

Many companies track and report vendor performance metrics. But few metrics provide a concrete plan for driving vendor performance. Should we fire the vendor or demand improvements? If the latter, how do we ask for them effectively? The answers to those questions should be based on the vendor’s performance against 5 simple, strategic relationship principles. Vendors who fulfill those are worth the effort; the others need to go.

Written by Marcel Bryar18 Aug. 15 15:57

CIO Upfront: 'If this were new, what would you do?'

Stuart Haselden, director of IT services at Victoria University of Wellington, suggests organisations should ask this question when making important decisions.

Written by Stuart Haselden15 July 14 06:00

CIOs Need to Focus on Competitive Threats

Today's executives can boast about their companies' tech prowess, but they also need to keep an eye on archrivals and new competitors, says Maryfran Johnson.

Written by Maryfran Johnson01 April 14 01:05

CIOs: Welcome to the Age of the Customer

Forrester analyst Peter Burris says CIOs will need to work on two tracks: internal IT operations and the business systems focused on the customer experience.

Written by Peter Burris29 March 14 07:14