CIO Magazine: November 1, 2007

As the IT Role Changes, So Does the CIO

Today, the CIO's enemy is IT itself. More specifically, it's the way IT is changing.

No More Outsourcing: Call It Sourcing

Using the term "outsourcing" indicates that in the company's collective consciousness there's some imaginary line being drawn. On one side of the line it's us, and on the other, it's them.


IBM, Google Chase Microsoft With Hosted Services

IBM spun out a free, standalone suite of productivity software included in the latest version of Lotus Notes, and Google announced plans to add a presentation application to Google Docs.

Connected Executives Have to Prove Their Leadership Worth

CIOs brought in by the CEO need to realize that existing staff may be reluctant to open up to them because they know the new CIO has a direct line to the CEO.

SAP Unveils Small-Business ERP Software Suite

SAP has christened its new suite of hosted ERP software for the SMB SAP Business ByDesign and says the software will be available initially in the U.S. and Germany, with the U.K., France and China to follow.

Sales Spread Across Online, Catalogs, and Brick-and-Mortar Shops

Retailers need multichannel approach to succeed.

How to Lock Up Laptop Security

Haven't encrypted your laptop fleet yet? There's no excuse for that choice anymore. Check out today's smart strategies for improving laptop security—before the next machine disappears and puts your company's reputation and your job at...

Career Equation: What You Know + Who You Know = Success

Former Wal-Mart CIO Randy Mott and his ex-colleagues are a who's who of corporate IT leadership

Think Globally, But Let Managers Decide Locally

In a networked world, big companies need systems that distribute decision making

How to Lead Your Industry

Most CIOs leverage their enterprisewide view of business operations. The CIO of Options Clearing Corp. must cultivate industrywide leadership to succeed in a time of unprecedented growth.

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