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Content tagged with Executive Insights & Innovation posted in May 2011
How To Develop Technical Leaders
Commentary  |  5/25/2011
Few technicians have the expertise and personal influence to be considered a candidate, and those who do must master these four competencies.
The Law Of Social Media: Employers Beware
Commentary  |  5/25/2011
A harder line against employers by the National Labor Relations Board, as well as a lack of case law, leave a lot of room for business risk.
IT Success Is The Product Of Mental Toughness
Commentary  |  5/24/2011
Whether you're an IT leader or a coach, giving up is never an option.
Global CIO: Toyota's Friend Network Will Test Customer Ties
Commentary  |  5/24/2011
It's working with Salesforce.com to build a social network for Toyota owners, testing the boundaries of how much of a relationship you really want with a carmaker.
Global CIO: Modest Salaries Offer Tech Bubble Reality Check
Commentary  |  5/20/2011
Comparing 2011 IT pay raises to those during the dot-com boom, it's hard to conclude that the LinkedIn IPO means a return to irrational exuberance.
Down To Business: Cisco, Microsoft, And The Tiger Woods Effect
Commentary  |  5/19/2011
These still-dominant vendors aren't to be taken lightly, but competitors no longer show awe or fear.
Global CIO: A Framework For Developing Technical Leaders
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
The organizational challenges of getting the right people into these positions can be daunting. Part one of a two-part series.
Global CIO: The Dropbox Deception: Caveat Emptor
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
Anyone who entrusted sensitive data to Dropbox without code review, or at least skepticism regarding impressive security claims, wasn't behaving well, either.
Practical Analysis: Cisco Eats Its Own Dog Food, But Pragmatically
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
CIO Rebecca Jacoby is progressing from virtualization to private cloud to hybrid cloud--all guided by careful data analysis.
Big Impact: 5 Lines Of Code To The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
AccuWeather made a small change that has had a big impact on its computing needs.
4 Steps To Spark Innovation
Commentary  |  5/18/2011
Most corporate IT organizations aren't ready for a wave of capital spending after years of cost cutting, standardization, and simplification that came at the expense of innovation.
5 Executive Blogging Questions, Answered
Commentary  |  5/17/2011
Your executives should be blogging. Answering these questions will help them get started the right way and on the path to posting with passion, commitment, and authenticity.
5 Things RIM Must Do Quickly, Or Become Irrelevant
Commentary  |  5/16/2011
Research In Motion still has strong products and a coveted enterprise position, but it must move quickly against more innovative competitors.
Down To Business: Higher Education Is Ripe For Technology Disruption
Commentary  |  5/13/2011
If you think online degrees will remain just a niche, consider the time when Borders and E.F. Hutton were touting their superior in-person experiences.
Google's Game Changers: Are They Enough?
Commentary  |  5/12/2011
With Chromebooks, an improved tablet OS, and more, Google took aim at Apple and Microsoft, but are ChromeOS and Android on a collision course?
Simpler Organizations Are Harder To Design
Commentary  |  5/11/2011
Even the most deft leaders using the latest Web 2.0 tools can't transform organizational hierarchies overnight.
Roundtable Takeaways On The Consumerization Of IT
News  |  5/11/2011
A freewheeling discussion on data classification and security, usage policies, and a whole lot more.
Global CIO: Get Out Of The Office More
Commentary  |  5/11/2011
A rich marketplace of ideas awaits IT leaders who force themselves to venture out of their comfy confines.
Citrix CTO Advises Demanding Clarity From Vendors On Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011
Cloud thought leader Simon Crosby talks about standards, open source, Xen's power center, and where VMware kicks butt.
HP's Donatelli Comes Out Swinging At Cisco
Commentary  |  5/10/2011
Executive VP's Interop keynote emphasizes new products and open standards.
Skype Deal: Collaboration Is Microsoft's Game To Lose
Commentary  |  5/10/2011
Microsoft’s $8.5 billion deal to buy Skype shows it building around its strength in enterprise collaboration software. But will it squander its advantage?
IT Must Play Central Role In Enterprise Innovation
News  |  5/10/2011
Panel of CIOs at Interop wrestles with transforming IT's role from protectors of the status quo to leaders in development of novel business solutions.
IT Salaries: 9 Ways We've Changed (Or Not) From 2001's Heyday
Slideshows  |  5/9/2011
What a decade it's been for U.S. IT professionals. They rode the tech-fueled boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s to great heights, then crashed hard in the recessions of 2002 and 2008-2009. We have data from our annual U.S. IT Salary Survey dating back to 2000, so we thought now would be a good time to look back and compare today with the boom that was early 2001 -- the peak of salaries, raises, and perks, according to our data. We look at changes in economics and in attitudes, using data dra
Global CIO: Why The Amazon Cloud Outage Is Irrelevant
Commentary  |  5/6/2011
Having lived with generations of products that promised to eliminate human error, I know this: They won't. Plan for failure.
Enterprise Software Spending Grew 8.5% In 2010
News  |  5/6/2011
Microsoft led with a 22% market revenue share, driven by Windows 7, Office 2010, and strategies for enterprise platforms, found Gartner study.
Global CIO: Don't Let The Innovation Lab Become An Ivory Tower
Commentary  |  5/5/2011
ADP CIO Mike Capone has just launched a lab with a plan to keep it grounded in reality.
Secret CIO: Speed To Market Battles Consensus-Building
Commentary  |  5/4/2011
As the pace of tech change accelerates, we struggle with striking the right balance between risk-taking individualism and executive buy-in.
Practical Analysis: IT Pros Don't See Cisco's Claimed TCO Advantage
Commentary  |  5/4/2011
Network architects want automation, virtualization support, and standards, and they aren't getting all that from Cisco.
Google Finds Location Data 'Extremely Valuable'
News  |  5/2/2011
Email messages obtained from a lawsuit against Google emphasize just how important location data is in the emerging mobile advertising business.
For HP Alum, A Vision Problem
Commentary  |  5/2/2011
Apotheker summit evokes echoes of Fiorina -- and not in a good way.


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