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  • 7 Ways CIOs Should Prepare for the Digital Enterprise

    The whole world's gone digital. As today's companies try to keep up, many CIOs feel like a hamster on a wheel, constantly moving but never getting anywhere. This advice from the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium could offer at least a bit of relief.

    Written by Brian Eastwood28 May 14 00:22
  • How 'Liquid Networks' Can Lead to the Next Great Idea

    Technological innovation often comes when your hunch collides with someone else's hunch, says best-selling author Steven Johnson. Open collaborative spaces are vital to allowing those hunches to mature into breakthrough moments.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige30 April 14 05:28
  • How the Collaborative Economy Will Change the Way You Do Business

    The Internet puts the goods, services and expertise you need at your fingertips. Some call it a 'collaborative economy' focused less on transactions and more on trades. Others see a throwback to the early days of economic exchange. Either way, it's quickly changing the way we do business.

    Written by J. D. Sartain24 April 14 22:39
  • CIOs Battle Worker Apathy Towards Lost or Stolen Mobile Phones

    American workers don't get too worked up about lost or stolen mobile phones -- even if those phones contain company data. A large percentage think it's not their problem and don't change their security practices afterwards. Are CIOs partly to blame for not setting stricter and clearer mobile security policies?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige05 March 14 16:56
  • Why Steve Ballmer left Microsoft in better shape than he found it

    New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella certainly has his work cut out for him, but his job pales in comparison to the mess Steve Ballmer inherited in 2000. Nadella should succeed -- and if he does, he owes a lot to his oft-maligned predecessor.

    Written by Rob Enderle10 Feb. 14 11:39
  • How to Bring Shadow IT Under Control

    Most business units these days are leveraging cloud services, and a majority of them are bypassing IT to do it, according to a new study. While many IT departments want to take charge of provisioning cloud services, it may make more sense to get your arms around compliance and governance first.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud16 Jan. 14 15:10
  • 3 Ways Enterprise IT Will Change in 2014

    Two of the biggest stories in tech in 2013 -- the NSA spying scandal and Steve Ballmer's announced departure from Microsoft -- will impact the way your IT organization operates in 2014 in three key ways.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell27 Dec. 13 01:14
  • Doing reorganisation right

    When I interview candidates for positions I've been hired to fill, I typically ask them to whom they currently report. I cannot tell you how often they respond, "That depends, what day of the week is it?" IT professionals are as likely as anyone to invest a tremendous amount of meaning in their titles, their headcount and their reporting lines, and CIOs who reorganize too often (or poorly) are in danger of losing talent. The CIOs below have found ways around that.

    Written by Martha Heller17 Dec. 11 01:43
  • It's time to reinvent reinvention

    While working on more than $2 billion worth of reinvention projects in the past 15 years, I've often reflected on why large companies can be so good at running their organizations but struggle so much when it comes to changing them. Any way you slice it, reinvention is hard. It is difficult even when it's successful. And it hurts when projects stumble, spiral out of control, or crash and burn-which happens as much as 70 percent of the time.

    Written by Jack Bergstrand16 Dec. 11 12:01
  • Why today's CIO must foster IT agility

    The job of the CIO is not what it used to be. No longer are well-run data centers and solid uptime metrics the measures of success - now CIOs run the business process and technology is the tool. The metric a company should use to measure the performance of its CIO these days is agility, and companies that don't-or that limit the ability of their CIOs to maximize agility-will struggle to compete in today's market.

    Written by Robin Johnson03 Nov. 11 08:31