Profile of Chris MurphyEditor, InformationWeek
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Chris Murphy is editor of InformationWeek and co-chair of the InformationWeek Conference. He has been covering technology leadership and CIO strategy issues for InformationWeek since 1999. Before that, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business newspaper in Hungary; and a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, where he covered everything from crime to the car industry. Murphy studied economics and journalism at Michigan State University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
Articles by Chris Murphy
posted in October 2008
In our current article on IT strategies in this weakening economy, CIOs made it clear they aren't hitting the panic button. But two recent data points -- SAP's revenue warning, and a dip in U.S. IT employment -- suggest more IT leaders are punching the "pause" button at the least.
In this economy, it can be hard to think long term. So in our article exploring the smartphones' future as a business computing platform, we don't go the "In five years, we think companies will ... " route. We ask: How ready is the smartphone today to replace a laptop?
Cuts in computer scientists and systems analysts, support specialists, and software engineers fueled the decline, a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows.
They're watching costs closely, but demand for IT's also rising.