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IT consumerization, the cloud, and the alleged death of the CIO
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As with just about any area, IT is a discipline subject to fads and memes that seem to arise in the press or the blogsosphere and then ricochet around the echo chamber until they sound plausible even to skeptics. One such idea is the much-repeated "death of the CIO" meme, coupled as it is currently with dreamy visions of the world brought to us by the consumerization of IT and the cloud. More

Cloud computing calls for rebuilding enterprise IT
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For all the buzz about cloud computing, there remains confusion about its real implications for an IT organization. Bernard Golden argues that to take full advantage of the cost savings and efficiency improvements of the cloud, CIOs have to rethink their approach to IT. More

What IT managers say to get the CIO's OK
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When data center and facility managers meet with the CIO about new equipment, the conversations are rarely easy. The equipment they seek is often expensive, in the six- or seven-figure range, and justifying the expense can be challenging. At many large companies, the CIO is increasingly seen by the technical staff as someone from the business side and with limited technical knowledge. That may be the first hurdle. More

How to make information security everyone's problem
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IT pros tend to focus solely on technology to solve endpoint security problems. After all, if malicious software is the poison, it's logical to look to signatures, heuristics, and cutting-edge detection for the antidote. But that's a mistake. Human vulnerabilities — ignorance, inattention, gullibility — are just as exploitable as software vulnerabilities, if not more so. That means everybody has to be part of the security program. And the message that security is important has to come from the top and reach all levels of the organization. More



Cloud is about more than just technology
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It's nearly impossible to pick up a technology magazine or sit through a strategy meeting without encountering a reference to what some consider the next and greatest wave in enterprise computing: The cloud. It's easy to get lost in the wonders of the technology and the lofty promises of the new age it will usher in, but we must stay anchored since this is, ultimately, a matter of business, not technology. As such, its usefulness must be assessed in the context of the enterprise as a whole. More

New iPad could create high-speed headaches for CIOs
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Apple's new iPad may prove taxing to corporate networks and mobile data plans. Given the popularity of the new iPad, CIOs may find themselves facing more pressure than ever from employees eager to bring the high-powered tablet computer to work. The device has a high definition display and a 4G wireless connection that's 10 times faster than most existing networks. Those features, combined with a faster chip, should in theory lift employee productivity — and will certainly boost morale. Putting all of that computing power in the hands of employees creates challenges for corporations, however. And it is up to CIOs to manage them. More

IT proposals: Getting your plans past the 'kitchen cabinet'
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You might think you know the senior management team that's judging and approving or denying your IT proposals. But do you really? There's an additional "shadow" group that has a hand in decision making in many corporations — the CEO's highly-trusted advisers, or "kitchen cabinet." More

20 iPad business apps every CIO should want
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While the iPad gets all sorts of attention for its consumer applications it also has a rich selection of productivity apps that deliver a multitude of key functions, including sales force support, cloud storage, business intelligence and more. This slideshow looks at 20 apps that every CIO should consider installing on their iPads before handing them out to the masses. More

CIOs' love-hate relationship with the cloud revealed
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For information technology leaders, cloud computing offers opportunities to make their jobs easier and help business technology shine. But what does it mean to be an IT leader in an era of do-it-yourself IT? Two new surveys suggest as cloud moves into the mainstream of business, it brings new sources of anxiety as well. More
 


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