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The most mismanaged IT asset of all — the CIO
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Many business executives would like to direct their CIOs to stop mucking about with bits and bytes and instead focus their time on finding ways to add dollars and cents to the bottom line or help them grow the top line. Unfortunately, there are three key challenges that stand in the way of both business executives and CIOs getting what they want. More



What you should tell your CEO about cloud computing
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To borrow from Mark Twain's famous remark about the weather, everybody talks about the cloud, but nobody knows anything about it. At a time when companies' use of clouds is just getting started, the chief information officer's judgment and store of knowledge are invaluable assets. These are especially important when the CIO sets out to educate that most important stakeholder of all, the chief executive officer. More

How to get involved without micromanaging people
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One of the more vexing problems most managers face every day is how to get involved in the work of their people without doing the work themselves or micromanaging those doing it. This is especially true of the CIO, who often gets sidetracked by mundane tasks. More

IT's biggest money wasters
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Even in these lean times, where tech budgets are trimmed to the bone, money gets wasted. Companies routinely overspend on software licenses and service-level agreements. It's possible to have too much bandwidth at your disposal and to store too much email on company servers, not to mention the billions of dollars still wasted on paper and ink. Then there's the inevitable project that ends up swirling down the toilet, dragging your precious IT resources behind it. More

Top 10 questions for CIOs concerning tablets for their organizations
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In just 12 months, iPad has redefined expectations of what a computer should be: instant-on, highly portable, all-day batteries, always-connected and app-driven. According to Forrestor research, there are many issues surrounding tablets that should be considered by IT managers when deploying tablets. These considerations include both tablet options and the security issues relating to the tablets. More



6 ways to boost business innovation in IT
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Would you describe your team as creative? Do your employees help set industry trends, or do they just follow them? With everyone focused intently on the day-to-day aspects of their jobs, your staff simply may not be thinking about developing new ideas or recommendations. As a leader, you can change that by setting the stage for business innovation and, in doing so, help your company gain a competitive advantage. More

3 private cloud use case scenarios
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Organizations looking to deploy private clouds must understand where they're headed. A development cloud is an appropriate start, but consider these three scenarios for how use of your cloud will evolve — for better or for worse. More

Facebook and Twitter: Social media pushes CIOs and marketing closer
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From Facebook pages to Twitter profiles, executives around the board table will be expecting someone to establish the organization's social media strategy. For CIOs, one thing is certain: the increasing interest in social media means IT leaders now have to spend more time with the marketing executive. More

Vendor lies: Tech relations gone wrong
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IT-vendor relations often start out sweet and turn sour. Learn how to avoid a similar fate from these tales of woe. More

FCCI contractor warns of cloud pitfalls
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Federal agency IT managers should think carefully before deploying cloud computing to avoid common pitfalls of moving to the infrastructure, warns a contractor working the federal government on cloud deployment. Many people don't consider the fact that the cloud refers not to one technology but to a host of technologies and systems that must be deployed together, according to Michael Lee, a contractor working in the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative's program management office. More
 

 
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