IT Organization

Everything IT leaders and managers need to know about running the IT department, from staffing and organizational structure, to budgets, metrics, project management, portfolio management, business-IT alignment and governance.


IT Leader or IT Manager? How to Be the Best of Both

The best leaders aren't necessarily great managers and great managers aren't always the best leaders. A company needs both types of personalities to be competitive. Here's a look at the separate skills and traits associated with each, so you can be the best leader and/or manager for your IT team. Full Story »

9 Things You Need to Know Before You Store Data in the Cloud

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

News analysis

CIOs to Become In-House Brokers -- and That's a Good Thing

In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful position. According to a new survey, two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect the IT department to have more influence on technology decisions in the future.

Advice & Opinion

With Heartbleed, IT Leaders Are Missing the Point

If our checks and balances are so fragile that a typo can obliterate all meaningful security, we have some fundamental things to fix.


Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head to Interim CEO

Chris Beard steps in for Brendan Eich, who resigned after two controversial weeks


Guardian, Post Win Pulitzers for NSA Spying Coverage

The two each won a highly coveted Public Service award

News Feature

IT Service Providers in Ukraine Deliver Despite Political Tensions

It's been business as usual for IT outsourcing providers in Ukraine, though the ongoing military and political uncertainty has had a public relations impact.


AI Gets its Groove Back

Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again.

Advice & Opinion

IT Departments Are a Dying Breed

Earlier this week, I posted a question to Twitter and one reader offered an interesting rant on the topic, one that I felt was worth sharing.


Collaboration 2.0: Old Meets New

Today's tools are a lot like yesterday's in some respects, except they add features for cloud, social, Web and mobile. They're also a whole lot easier to use.


Star Software Designer Greg Christie Reportedly Leaving Apple

Christie's team will now report to Apple designer Jony Ive, The Wall Street Journal said


Motorola Mobility Names Osterloh COO As Lenovo Acquisition Looms

Osterloh will fill a leadership void left by the departure of former CEO Dennis Woodside in February

Advice & Opinion

Leave the CIO Alone

Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.


Wendy's Makes its Oracle ERP Upgrade Quick and Tasty

The fast food chain completed the move in six months

How To

How Story Mapping Complements Agile Development

Story mapping offers a visualization of the steps, or stories, which make up a software development project. This conversation with several experts on the topic discusses how story mapping works, how maps are created and how stakeholders benefit from seeing the lay of the land.