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 July 2009
Chatting in the lounge of our Global CIO virtual event this week, one CIO raised his concern about having too many collaboration platforms. A wiki here, e-mail alerts there, a SharePoint group there, and pretty soon the discussion's fragmented, and IT has a bunch more platforms to support.
As the CFO office's liaison for IT--associate VP of IT finance, to be exact--Bill Miller of Nationwide Insurance sees one of his jobs as making sure IT isn't seen as a "black hole cost center."
There's an interesting tidbit in one of our articles this week, where an IT pro talks about traveling to another city to use a Cisco telepresence station for a meeting with executives in India. Commuting to telecommute -- sounds like something we should expect more of.
Much of the IT integration work still lies ahead in the closely watched acquisition.
There's a feeling when walking into a store that caters to your passion-for a clothes horse in Nordstrom, a deer hunter in Cabela's, or a foodie in Trader Joe's. You feel like the place was made for you. That's the emotion Google Chrome OS will have to trigger to get into businesses.
A new study finds a shocking 12% of people have replied to spam because they're interested in the product or service. Seriously. Which makes me wonder--do some of you respond to those unsolicited offers for "Romanian PHP, Java, ASP, & .NET Software Outsourcing" I regularly get in my e-mail box?
The job picture shows IT jobs suffering along with the rest of the economy, but the hemorrhaging appears to have stopped in 2Q.
Should ''innovation'' get the regulatory protection of product safety or the environment? It’s time for a debate on what we believe about innovation.