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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in February 2012
How To Become More Agile and Innovative
Commentary  |  2/29/2012
It's time to move beyond the latest agility and innovation fads and institute substantive approaches. Here's how IT can get involved.
Skills Shortage? Quit Whining
Commentary  |  2/29/2012
If "people are our most important resource," why do most employers expect this precious asset to show up gift wrapped?
CIOs Must Beware Private Cloud Plan Hijackers
Commentary  |  2/28/2012
Employees with something to lose will try to thwart your private cloud plans. The boss needs to take charge.
Randy Mott Named General Motors CIO
News  |  2/28/2012
Former CIO of HP, Dell, and Walmart is tapped for ability to 'transform global IT operations.' Will appointment mean less IT outsourcing for GM?
SF Symphony CIO: Facebook Or Tweet From Your Seat
News  |  2/27/2012
On the third episode of Valley View, hosts David Berlind and Fritz Nelson interview San Francisco Symphony CIO Michael Skaff about how he's keeping one of the City's leading non-profit organizations on the bleeding edge.
Chambers Reinventing Cisco, Or Recycling Tactics?
Commentary  |  2/27/2012
CEO John Chambers says Cisco will transform, as upstart and established vendors attack its traditional strongholds. Take a close look at what's new and what's not in his strategy.
All The Tech News Fit To Parody
News  |  2/26/2012
Fritz Nelson rounds up a month's worth of headlines and YouTube video worthy of ridicule.
Security In The Borderless Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/24/2012
Mobile, cloud, and social technologies have blurred enterprise security borders. Look for a thorough examination of that reality at the RSA conference.
How To Escape Consumer IT Hell
Commentary  |  2/24/2012
Those smartphones and tablets are wonderful, except when they're not. Instead of telling employees they're on their own, IT must bone up on consumer tech support.
Chronology Of An Outsourcing Disaster
Commentary  |  2/23/2012
Austin Energy's deal with IBM for a new billing system has gone painfully awry, internal emails reveal, resulting in lost revenue for the utility and outraged customers.
HP Earnings Down, Optimism Inexplicably Up
Commentary  |  2/23/2012
CEO Meg Whitman says HP needs to own the cloud, security, and analytics, but gives no guidance on how the company will do that.
5 Reasons You Blew Your IT Budget
News  |  2/21/2012
CIOs constantly struggle to keep IT spending under control. Consider these common reasons for budget overruns, along with some potential solutions.
Why P&G CIO Is Quadrupling Analytics Expertise
Commentary  |  2/16/2012
Procter & Gamble's Filippo Passerini is investing in analytics talent, even as the company cuts in other areas, to speed up business decision making.
The Shadow IT Threat
Commentary  |  2/16/2012
Rogue IT groups outside the main IT organization pose both pros and cons--and won't disappear anytime soon.
How To Get From CRM To Social
News  |  2/15/2012
Your company's all over Facebook and Twitter, but until IT integrates marketing and customer service systems, it's all just show.
Cloud Computing Is Still In Its Adolescence
Commentary  |  2/15/2012
Compare the adoption rate for cloud services to that for virtualization, and it's evident we still have a ways to go.
Innovation Doesn't Happen By Chance
Commentary  |  2/15/2012
IT organizations need to make the time for innovation, either formally or informally.
CIO Profile: Barry Vandevier Of Sabre Holdings
News  |  2/15/2012
Sabre is counting on automation within its private cloud for increased application and server utilization.
P&G CEO McDonald Seeks More Discontinuous Innovation
News  |  2/15/2012
While announcing P&G's sales of Pringles to Kelloggs, CEO shares his desire for products or technologies that create entirely new brand categories, new capabilities.
iPad's Success Demands IT Change Its Thinking
Commentary  |  2/13/2012
Tablets won't just be a niche. They'll be the dominant knowledge worker platform, so IT will have to start thinking Web and tablet apps first.
Want IT Flexibility? Demand Jailbreaking Be Legal
Commentary  |  2/9/2012
Why should CIOs care about the DMCA's jailbreaking rules? Despite Pollyanna assurances that locking down a box will make everybody more secure, that's just not true--and it decreases choice.
Tech News: It's All A Joke
News  |  2/3/2012
IT leaders are funny--even when they don't mean to be.
When 'Nice' Bosses Fail
Commentary  |  2/3/2012
IT is a service business, where nice guys often finish first. But you'd better be effective too, because scorched-earth leaders are just waiting to pounce.
CIO Profiles: Tom Conophy Of InterContinental Hotels Group
News  |  2/2/2012
This IT boss wishes he'd done one thing differently in his career.
The Social Enterprise: Your Path To Job Security
Commentary  |  2/2/2012
Make it easier for knowledge workers to do their jobs, and you're in for the long haul.
Tablets In Business: Hard Lessons From Early Adopters
News  |  2/1/2012
From garbage trucks to cruise ships, companies are putting iPads and Android tablets to work. Here's what they're learning.
Do iPads Belong At Sporting Events?
Commentary  |  2/1/2012
You can bring your iPad to the Super Bowl. Should you be allowed to?
6 Steps To Maximize Your Unified Communications ROI
News  |  2/1/2012
UC vendors don't like to admit how complicated it is to deploy today's systems. Follow our plan to get the most out of your UC deployment.
The New IT Rulebook: Not For The Faint Of Heart
Commentary  |  2/1/2012
Smaller, lighter, and more agile are more than just industry buzzwords. IT organizations that fail to lead those charges will get relegated to cost centers.

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