CIO Magazine: January 1, 2011

CIOs Recharged and Ready for 2011

Happily, our 2011 State of the CIO research reveals that this coming year will be all about enhancing productivity, investing strategically and fueling growth.

2011 State of the CIO: IT Departments Are Fueling Company Growth Through Strategic Technology Investments

CIOs are investing in projects to improve staff productivity, make business processes more efficient and promote innovation. These activities signal the retrenchment that ruled during the Great Recession is, thankfully, over.


Why Boards Need CIOs

Suzanne Woosley, a veteran corporate board director, makes the case for CIOs as corporate advisors

How to Restart Innovation

CIOs reinvest savings and focus staff on user benefits to get creative ideas flowing

To Add Value Through IT, Pick Up the Ball

Stop playing defense. Proving IT value means devising new strategies for gaining revenue using technology.

Using ERP to Increase Sales

How Mattress Giant used its ERP system to triple its in-store sales.

BYOT: Hype or a Hiring Dealbreaker?

CIOs are hearing a lot about bring-your-own-tech policies, but most still say no to the idea on security grounds. But would a change of heart yield a competitive edge as the economy turns around?

How Botox Battles Compliance Wrinkles

A BPM overhaul saved the day after legal issues complicated compliance at Botox-maker Allergan.

Five Things You Need to Know About Office 2011 for Mac

No one but Marky Mark is sad to see Entourage go, but are there enough improvements to make Office 2011 for Mac worth the investment?

Online Exclusive: Getting a Master Data Management Master Plan

How CIOs can move forward with a strategy for Master Data Management

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