Business decision makers (BDMs) are increasingly guiding IT decisions at many leading companies. Here, we explore the shift of influence and examine the top issues facing business innovators, and how each line of business should approach this new relationship with technology.
  • Gen Y vs. Gen X: Who causes more IT headaches?

    Posted April 5, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Gen Y workers are the lazy, entitled ones giving IT the headaches with all that bring-your-own technology, right? Think again. New Forrester research finds that Gen Y isn't all that different from Gen X in its views of IT.
  • Stewardship, not ownership: IT needs to give up on control

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    "Improvisation is too good to leave to chance," said singer Paul Simon. It's a lesson that IT needs to learn and, more important, act on.
  • Tech's youngest billionaires

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 11:50 am

    The nine youngest billionaires in technology all made their money on the internet? Think you know them all?
  • Accept mobile credit card payments anywhere with your iPhone

    Posted March 22, 2011 - 11:23 am

    A variety of options are available for anyone who needs to take payments on the go -- or for those who just want the convenience.
  • The 20 strangest celebrity tech endorsements

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    Celebrities and technology don't always go hand in hand. Just look to these 20 odd endorsements for the proof.
  • Outsourcing: Why CIOs hate how you sell IT services

    Posted March 10, 2011 - 3:58 pm

    IT vendors spend $25 billion a year on lead generation, while CIOs have become skilled at the art of evasion. The technology marketplace is inefficient and often acrimonious. talked to xPeerient CEO Mark Hall about why the IT marketplace is broken and what he thinks could fix it.
  • 5 questions to help recenter IT design on the business

    Posted March 10, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Stop designing IT architecture around applications and start designing for business outcomes, says Forrester's Randy Heffner. He shares five key questions to get you started.
  • For-profit tech colleges: Can employers trust them?

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 11:27 am

    IT-oriented colleges such as University of Phoenix, DeVry, Kaplan, and others have come under fire for high costs and deceptive practices
  • Banks can reap big profits from mobile services

    Posted February 21, 2011 - 8:41 am

    Banks that invest in sophisticated mobile offerings can achieve a return on investment as high as 300%, a study finds.
  • Hiring insights from, and for, CFOs

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 5:31 pm

    With the economy continuing to pick up steam, industry surveys and analysts are predicting an attendant uptick in hiring for financial positions, including CFOs. While CFOs themselves could be changing jobs, they also are increasingly more likely to be doing some hiring.
  • A year later: Has Oracle ruined or saved Sun?

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    The company irks open source advocates but is steadfast in upgrading Sun-derived technologies
  • Leaving a job with your personal tech intact

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 11:35 am

    Today's job changers must figure out how to untangle personal information and unplug personal electronics from company property. And the lines aren't always clear.
  • Cloud CIO: How cloud computing changes IT staffs

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    My recent post, The Internet of Things and the Cloud CIO of the Future garnered a lot of attention and comments. One tweet by @abbielundberg said "agree w priorities but there's more to CIO role." Abbie, by the way, is former Editor-in-Chief of CIO Magazine, so she definitely knows whereof she speaks.
  • Social media careers: 3 hot jobs and resume tips

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Social media career job opportunities tripled in 2010, as compared to 2009. Here's what you need to know about 3 hot positions, plus expert do's and don'ts when you're applying for social media jobs.
  • Career Watch: Employers expecting to increase pay

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    In a recent survey, 61% of hiring managers polled said their companies would increase compensation for existing workers in 2011, up from 57% in 2010.
  • How to divorce your tech vendor

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Follow these 7 tips to protect your IT assets -- and essential company data -- from a service provider breakup gone bad.
  • Next generation TV over the Internet: This revolution will be televised

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 12:41 pm

    While television and the Internet have both reshaped the way we consume information, there has been very little interaction between the two.
  • Apple's great (and not-so-great) moments in 2010

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 11:38 am

    Apple makes two huge announcements for the Mac: an ultrathin MacBook Air that swaps a hard drive for flash storage built into the motherboard, and a sneak peek at the next Mac OS X—called Lion—that will tap into the best features of iOS, including a Mac App Store.
  • Outsourcing resolutions vendors should make in 2011

    Posted January 4, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    We kick off 2011by offering some outsourcing resolutions for the party on the other side of table -- the IT service provider.
  • ING Direct's mobile banking apps help keep bank online-only

    Posted January 4, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    ING Direct's mobile banking and investing system went live in July on the iPhone and other devices, and its early success has reaffirmed the bank's decision not to build physical banks, its CIO said.
  • 2011 tech priorities: Finding a place for iPads

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 11:47 am

    While businesses have warmed to the iPad much more quickly than they did with the iPhone, some say they're still figuring out what to make of the device.
  • What you missed: The top sleeper tech stories of 2010

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Apple's quiet enterprise ascendance, looming ERP-like disasters in health care, the solution to a big security hole, and more didn't get the media attention they deserved -- until now
  • Giving Effect pairs nonprofits with donors

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Mitchell Silverman noticed in running his book-trading website,, that even while processing hundreds of thousands of transactions involving people shipping books to others, problems rarely arise. Those who swap books take great care in packaging and shipping them, often sending kind notes to the recipients, who are strangers.
  • Top 10 stories of 2010: Living in the post-PC world

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 10:32 am

    The top stories of 2010 show that the PC for many people around the world has already become just one of several devices used to tap the Internet and a world of applications for entertainment and business -- and that increasingly, the main Internet access device is not a PC.
  • Why I outsourced application development to China

    Posted December 2, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    One CIO explains why her company struck its first-ever offshore outsourcing deal in China -- and what she's learned in the two years since.

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