CIO Magazine: June 1, 2009

Hunting Down Opportunities in the Recession

As budgets shrink, CIOs find new ways to spark staff ideas, partner channels and sense of mission

CIOs Must Build Staff Trust in Times of Uncertainty

Toyota Motor Sales CIO Barbra Cooper makes herself more available to staff through fireside chats and by creating her own IT "stimulus package."


Download Toyota's Legacy System Renewal Model

Following this approach, Toyota Motor Sales USA gains flexible legacy systems at far less cost than outright replacement.

Guiding Your Team Toward Communication

Why the CIO of Federated Investors believed putting his team on a lake would rescue their floundering team interaction.

Making IT Fun Again

How a little levity went a long way at Schneider Electric.

Early Cloud Adopters Ride Out Hype Cycle

Pressure for flexibility, savings and speed are driving up CIO interest in cloud computing. But these grizzled veterans of the tech hype wars say they won't be won over by big promises.

Cloud Vendors: Comparison of Amazon EC2, Google, Skytap and VMware

A sample of cloud service providers, their price structure and major features

Today's Netbooks Are a Hard Sell for CIOs

Netbooks are best for checking e-mail and looking up information online, but don't fill the bill for information creation.

Amazon to Release Kindle for Newspapers

Amazon.com, the New York Times and the Washington Post announce Kindle for online news subscribers.

Bulletproofing the IT Budget

CFOs offer advice to CIOs on creating a winning budget and setting financial strategy.

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