Podcast with Dan Vesset: Investing in Business Analytics Technology

Source: SAS

Learn on the go. This on-demand podcast features the full content of the Investing in Business Analytics Technology Webcast. Download to to any personal computer or mobile device to learn what business analytics is and how it can help your company be more competitive.

Talking Innovation with a Hall of Famer

CIO's publisher Gary Beach talks innovation--both on and off the football field--with legendary NFL coach Bill Walsh.

BNSF's Best Practices for Implementing Balanced Scorecard

This week, senior writer Meridith Levinson shares four best practices that emerged from Fort Worth-based BNSF Railways experience with its balanced scorecard initiative. As CIO Jeff Campbell told her, while using the Balanced Scorecard has been a concrete way to show the value IT bring to the business, it is one time-consuming and tough method to develop.

What Makes for Good IT Governance

Peter Weill, director of the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT's Sloan School of Management and co-author of IT Governance, discusses lessons he learned while researching his book.

The Dead End Project Trap

Ed Yourdon, author of Death March, tells us how to avoid dead-end projects and what to do if you find yourself in one.

Conquering Decision Making

Don Maruska, author of How Great Decisions Get Made, gives advice on making great decisions and overcoming decision-making obstacles.

20 Top Tips for Software Testing

CIO's Meridith Levinson talks about best practices for enterprise software testing.

Are IT Workers Certifiable?

CIO Publisher Gary Beach talks about why we need national enterprise software certification.

Microsoft and Open Source

CIO Publisher Gary Beach muses about the possibility of Microsoft making the Vista operating system open to the public. How would changing this business model impact Microsoft and its customers?

The New New Phishing Attack (and other news from the RSA Conference)

Information security executives have been effective at picking off the low-hanging fruit of electronic threats to business and consumer data. But emerging problems, including a wave of phishing attacks that use scripts to swipe personal information of website visitors, are more difficult to hunt down and wipe out. Allan Holmes, CIO magazine's Washington bureau chief, reports from the RSA Conference in San Jose.


The Enterprise Data Center Recipe

80% of the IT budget is consumed by mundane keeping the lights on activities. This tech dossier examines the components of a truly efficient data center with expert guidance on how to standardize, simplify and automate. Learn how you can free more budget for innovation and strategic projects.

Sponsored by Dell  Read More »


Improve Service Levels while Cutting Costs

Identification of underperforming processes for databases, operations, systems, storage and capacity management is the first step to service optimization. But where do you start? This paper will help you identify the areas for improvement and explains how IT workload automation can significantly reduce complexity and IT staff inefficiencies.

Sponsored by BMC  Read this White Paper »


Reduce Windows 7 Costs by 60%

Getting ready for a Windows 7 upgrade requires careful planning. To start, youll need to ensure application and hardware compatibility, give careful consideration to VDI and learn the advantages of new tools to automate the migration process. This tech dossier provides expert advice on deployment best practices and highlights experiences of early adopters.

Sponsored by Dell  Read this White Paper »

The Mobile Computing Conundrum

In this Webcast you will learn how a convertible PC delivers the tablet experience without sacrificing necessary laptop capabilities, including light weight, seamless wireless connectivity - and the ability to run Windows applications.  View Now »


Are your employees asking "When can I get Windows 7?" Learn how a mid-size, global company Enterasys is Upgrading to Windows 7 Enterprise

Keep costs down. Support a sophisticated, mobile workforce. Increase productivity. Streamline PC management. That's just the start of the to-do list for Enterasys Networks' IT department. The maker of enterprise wired and wireless network infrastructure and security solutions turned to Windows 7 desktop operating system from Microsoft to meet those and other, more ambitious goals. Join us to learn why Enterasys employees were tracking down IT staff in the cafeteria to ask "When can I get Windows 7?  View Now »


Virtualization and Cloud: Keeping Pace with the Evolving Data Center

As virtualization's role evolves in the data center, savvy IT leaders are beginning to focus on a complementary technology to drive data center agility-cloud computing. Learn how a cloud delivery model will move virtualization in the data center to the next level, driving standardization within infrastructures, improving efficiencies, increasing business value and lowering TCO.  View Now »