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Getting IT reorganizations right
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For a lot of enterprises, frequent IT reorganizations are a fact of life. Revamping hardware, applications, processes and staff has become a hallmark of the technology function at some organizations. The IT shuffle is likely to continue into 2012, as organizations look to get maximum benefit from their technology investments in a constantly changing business world. A key consideration for any reorganization, though, is whether it's a knee-jerk reaction to a temporary development in the market or a well-thought-out strategy to truly help the business meet its goals. More

Managing technology in a 'hybrid IT' era
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Call it hybrid IT or business technology, or just plain business operations, technology will be so tightly tied to the business in the future that IT will become everybody's job. Precisely how the democratization of IT will shake out in the enterprise is still unclear, but that has not stopped experts from advising CIOs on how to prepare for the IT organization of the future — and hybrid IT comes up often. More

How to go green without seeing red, part I
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Green IT is without question one of the most sweeping trends in IT today. The industry enthusiasm isn't hard to explain. The recent recession and its after effects, along with rising energy costs, have made reducing capital and operating expenditures a higher priority than ever. Properly conceived and implemented, green IT efforts can help organizations save money, comply with increasingly strict environmental regulations and enhance their public image. Yet adopting green intentions is often simpler than acting on them. More

How to go green without seeing red, part II
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Eaton's Senior Vice President and CIO Bill Blausey reviews eight technologies, services and department-level changes you can employ today to green your IT department. More

Give IT an image makeover: 5 ways CIOs can improve how colleagues think of tech    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Technology is still often seen by other business executives as a service, rather than a business essential. At the same time, ever-increasing consumerization means workers across the organization now have clear views on how they think internal IT should operate. How can IT leaders overcome entrenched views of technology and create the type of communication that boosts the perception of the IT department within the company? More

What IT should know about Windows 8
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In the two weeks since Microsoft unveiled its Windows 8 Developer Preview at Build, more than a million people have downloaded the bits, leaving the vast majority of IT pros wondering what in the world their organizations may someday be getting into. More

9 hot IT skills for 2012
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Slowly but surely, many U.S. companies are loosening their viselike grips on IT hiring and looking to add new staffers to bolster business growth in the year ahead. That trend is reflected in Computerworld's annual Forecast survey. Nearly 29 percent of the executives polled said they plan to increase IT staffing through next summer. The survey also revealed that IT managers may be thinking about innovation, not merely keeping the lights on, as they plan their staffs for 2012. More

Is quantum computing real?
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Researchers have been working on quantum systems for more than a decade, in the hopes of developing super-tiny, super-powerful computers. And while there is still plenty of excitement surrounding quantum computing, significant roadblocks are causing some to question whether quantum computing will ever make it out of the lab. More
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