• Next up: The consumerization of business processes

    Posted June 5, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    The consumerization of IT may well be leading to the consumerization of business processes. Here are four paths toward improved processes for a more mobile enterprise and a transformed user experience.
  • For CIOs, the games are just beginning

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Today, companies are starting to use common video-game techniques such as points, badges and leader boards to make their websites more interactive and to reward people for their contributions. But this is only the start of the inevitable merging of games and business.
  • FAQ: The new push in Congress to increase STEM visas

    Posted May 27, 2012 - 7:05 am

    There is a bipartisan push to automatically give green cards to master's degree and above in science, technology, engineering and math, so-called STEM degrees. And the H-1B visa hasn't disappeared, and its use will be part of the green card debate. Here's a Q&A guide to what's going on.
  • Review

    Microsoft System Center 2012 review: Streamlined cloud service management

    Posted May 20, 2012 - 7:27 am

    With System Center 2012, Microsoft delivers tools to help customers wring more efficiency, uptime and performance out of their existing hardware and software.
  • Inside the Google v. Oracle courtroom drama

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 11:19 am

    The trial pitting Google vs. Oracle on the claim of intellectual property infringement by Google in Android has reached almost a tabloid like feel. Outside the courtroom feels like the red carpet as tech giant after tech giant emerge from limos and town cars to testify.
  • No big shift to the cloud for unified communications and collaboration

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 9:33 am

    The 2012 IDG Enterprise Unified Communications and Collaboration survey highlights the uptick in adoption and investments.
  • Spotlight on BYOD

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    Learn how to take control of and benefit from the bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) phenomenon--without losing corporate data. This free, downloadable special edition describes what your BYOD policy should cover and outlines the risks you need to manage.
  • Avoid disaster with stretched clusters

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    So-called stretched clusters promise utopia of disaster avoidance and disaster recovery virtualization, but the technology is still new. Here's how to deal with the challenges.
  • Fixing the technology isn't always enough

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    Users want us to acknowledge the emotions that accompany their technology problems. Relax, though; you don't have to be Dr. Phil to do that.
  • The Grill: Arthur Langer turns the IT education model on its head

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Arthur M. Langer, chairman and founder of Workforce Opportunity Services, describes the outsourcing model his nonprofit organization uses to train and match up economically disadvantaged youth with hard-to-fill positions in IT.
  • CIOs: Will you be relevant in 2017?

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 7:38 am

    CIOs are in danger of becoming irrelevant if they focus on old technologies and practices. Forget what worked in the past and focus on technologies that will delight employees and customers in the future.
  • Special report: IT consumerization

    Posted May 2, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Tech pros walk you through all the steps in bringing smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices into the enterprise,
  • Kaiser Permanente's CIO aims to make healthcare more delightful

    Posted May 2, 2012 - 9:32 am

    Kaiser Permanente CIO Philip Fasano discusses how the electronic records 'bet' has paid off and how social and mobile technologies will advance the effort. He also offers advice on making big tech projects successful, how to encourage innovation, what it means for CIOs to be the 'CEO' of their organizations and why healthcare provider should be in the business of delighting customers and patients.
  • One CIO's answer for improving healthcare IT

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    How Yale New Haven Health's CIO tackled integrating three IT systems into one while keeping customer care front and center.
  • HCL CEO Vineet Nayar: Outsourcing is dead, and there's nothing innovative in cloud technology

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 7:48 am

    The customer always comes first. Except when it comes to HCL, the $6 billion Indian outsourcing make that co-sourcing giant led by CEO Vineet Nayar, who literally wrote the book on a philosophy known as 'employees first, customer second.' In this latest installment of our CEO Interview Series, Nayar spoke with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how that philosophy is fueling HCL's rapid growth and why more CIOs ought to consider adopting it.
  • Strategic guide to IT talent management

    Posted April 30, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    Download our ebook for advice from peers about how to recruit and nurture the types of IT professionals you'll need to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Review

    Dell simplifies the blade server

    Posted April 28, 2012 - 7:02 am

    Dell's PowerEdge C6220 squeezes four two-socket servers into 2RU, delivering blade server density at a rack-mount price
  • Developers' survival guide

    Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Learn how to work smarter, not harder with this roundup of all the tips and trends programmers need to know.
  • StubHub scalps fraudsters

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Whenever a list of log-on credentials is dumped onto the Web, retailers get hit with waves of automated attacks. Here's how ticket marketplace StubHub fights the threat.
  • How to avoid a forklift storage upgrade

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    Despite your best attempts to look ahead, primary storage always seems to go obsolete before its time.
  • IBM CIO embraces BYOD movement

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 11:41 am

    The company supports the personal devices of 80,000 employees today, and aims to expand coverage to all 440,000 workers.
  • What to ask when choosing a new storage platform

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 11:28 am

    If you want to know what to buy, talk to people who've adopted the technology you're eyeing. Here are key questions to ask.
  • Survey: Cobol noose tightening

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:58 am

    The impending talent crisis appears to be hitting home in more organizations.
  • Learn the secret to Kaiser Permanente's sustainable mobile strategy

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Healthcare CIOs know mobile is important to their customers. Phil Fasano, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, took a slow-but-steady mobile approach and is seeing big results since its new site and apps launched.
  • Life after IT: When CIOs leave at the top of their game

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:38 am

    You work, you strive, you reach the top of your profession -- and then you leave? Sure, say these ex-CIOs. Read their take on life after IT. Insider (registration required)

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