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.
The CIO Executive Council, an IDG project involving over 1,400 IT leaders at some 750 global enterprises, has released its "Future-State CIO" initiative, which attempts to define the CIO role in the years ahead. The promise: "Strategies and tactics for CIOs to grow their competen...read more
It's an uncertain business environment at best, and your vendors and partners -- not mention your employer -- must navigate a host of dangers. BDO's RiskFactor report looks at threats and challenges facing technology companies. How well will the companies that matter m...read more
The failure rate for IT projects, long a concern for both business and technology managers, seems to be on the rise as recession-era budgets pare needed preparation and support. The costs of failed projects, in terms of time, money, opportunity, and morale, can be huge. What causes so many
projects to go awry?
Even as state and local government spending continues to get squeezed
by the Great Recession and its aftermath, demand for information technology
is growing in the public sector. Among the top priorities for state and
local IT decision-makers are justice, ...read more
With Father's Day bearing down on us, a device-obsessed nation once again struggles with what to get the geek dad who has everything. The thing is, they don't have everything, because there's always a steady string of new geeky toys hitting the market. Here are 9 gifts your geek ...read more