FIRST PERSON: Trial by fire: How Hertz' CIO learned from failure Early in his career, when he was still an engineer at Northrup Grumman, Joseph Eckroth volunteered to take the lead on the rollout of an MRP II system. It was a project that nearly went off the rails – and derailed his career at the defense contractor.
SLIDESHOW: 2013 State of the CIO Based on a survey of 563 IT chiefs, this exclusive research provides a snapshot of how CIOs are faring in their quest to become business strategists.
RESEARCH: IT department reorgs are on the horizon Given the opportunity, more than one-fourth (27%) of IT and business leaders would rebuild their IT departments from scratch, according to an IDG Enterprise survey of 696 senior IT and business executives.
LEADERSHIP: Why you shouldn't punish employees who goof off' In today's connected world, the only thing that's really important is whether an employee is worth what he or she is being paid and is behaving within the ethical construct the company and industry requires.
OPINION: The advantages of IT on a shoestring budget Many enterprises can learn a few things from the cheap, self-supporting nature of service provider IT operations.
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