CIOs are considered a critical part of an organization's overall business structure. Technology, after all, serves the goals of marketing, sales, etc. -- not the other way around. So how do you go from being the designated "top tech guru" to being a well...read more
Business Performance Management (BPM) is how IT supports managerial/analytics processes that allow organizations to define, measure and oversee performance goals. BPM can impact financial operations, consolidations, performance indicators and a host ...read more
In her first post as Editor In Chief of CIO Insight, Susan Nunziata made no bones about her bullishness for the future of mobile computing in the enterprise. We'll go one step further here, skipping right over laptops and tablets, and offer you a ...read more
Although Apple's iPhone 4 is experiencing antenna issues that could turn some enterprise customers away, the company's devices are host to some of the best smartphone applications available for CIOs. Currently, Apple offers more than 240,000 applications...read more
Are you are a C-level executive looking to build a solid executive management team yet having trouble finding employees who have what it takes to advance to the upper reaches of your organization? Or, are you a talented management executive who has delivered ...read more
A new kind of IT organization has emerged in the wake of the recession -- one that has reduced fixed costs by using on-demand strategies, according to a new study from The Hackett Group. This degree of "IT agility" helps organizations better capitalize on ...read more
"Meaning making" is as valued as "money making" for your work teams today, according to University of Michigan business professor Dave Ulrich, who is also co-founder of business consultance The RBL Group. While corporate money-making has obvious ROI, Ulrich ...read more
What kind of CIO are you? A Gatekeeper? A Beancounter's Apprentice? The Chief Widgeteer? Most likely you're already saying "all of the aboveâ¦and so much more." While the day-to-day functions of the CIO can vary based on organizational structure, industry vertical and size...read more
Large enterprises are spending "mucho dinero" when it comes to key business applications for their employees. These companies spent an average of $363 per employee on various biz apps, according to an exclusive CIO Insight survey of 295 executives responsible for budget decisio...read more
Who are the "iWorkers"? They're those gadget-juggling, multi-tasking employees who rely upon a host of consumer electronics devices for both work and play. A Unisys-sponsored study of 2,820 tech-savvy workers in 10 countries found that thes...read more
The vast majority of CEOs say that IT solutions are needed to improve sustainable business practices, according to a study from United Nations Global Compact and Accenture. Accenture surveyed 766 CEOs worldwide on behalf of the UN Global Compact, an initiative la...read more
There's a big difference between "invention" and "innovation," according to David Croslin. He should know. He holds 25 patents and served as chief technologist within HP's communications, media and entertainment division. In his new book, Innovate the Future (Prentice Hall), Cros...read more
Looking for a "CIO edge"? How about tips to tune up your team management skills? Add these popular titles to your summer reading list, and get ready for a noteworthy collection of new releases on the way this fall. You'll gain management secrets and IT insight about a wide range of timely topics.
Large enterprises (500+ employees) overspent on IT security budgets in 2009, according to a new study from CIO Insight. They laid out an average of $61 per employee for various security solutions. Check out where those security dollars are going. Check out the complete IT spending report here.
As the recovery struggles to take wing, IT salaries in 2010 are rising just slightly over last year's. At the same time, a number of benefits are on the decline. Some benefits, though, such as flex-work schedules, are increasing in popularity as employers attempt to keep valuable IT staffers, according to a new survey from Janco.
"What we have here ... is a failure to communicate," went the famous line from Cool Hand Luke. All too often, the same can be said for teams that work virtually throughout the world. Employees at multinational corporations report an assortment of communications-ba...read more
A clear majority of IT and business-decision makers no longer understand why their organizations are running infrastructure operations in-house, according to a new report from Savvis Inc. So what's stopping them from getting out of this aspect of the IT business right now? In many cases, it's a "business as usual" mentality, Savvis reports.
Mike Theriault, CEO of B2B Computer Products LLC, offers these tips. The goal is a quick, but considered response. Gather the facts as quickly as you can and act as soon as you have enough information to respond correctly.
Don't take any action until you can accurately define the problem (not necessarily the cause) and know its scope.