A busy CIO has too much due right now to spend a lot of time worrying what the IT landscape is going to look like two, five or ten years down the road. That’s why CIO magazine is here to tell you everything you need to know about the policies that are shaping the future of IT. This special report covers the government’s attitudes and approach to outsourcing, R&D, spam and spyware, and other technologies and technology issues that will ultimately change the way you run your IT department. Because before you know it, it will be two, five or ten years from now.
Customs Rattles the Supply Chain
The government wants you to secure your supply chain. Right now, its program is voluntary. It wont stay that way for long. And the responsibility for collecting the data Uncle Sam wants is going to fall on-you guessed it-the CIO.
Why George Bush Needs a Technology Czar
If the United States wants to retain its current lead in technology innovation, the president should appoint a tech czar who can help formulate a coherent policy.
Mr. Gates Goes to Washington
Microsoft cared little for politics until the Department of Justice called it a monopoly. Now the company approaches lobbying the way it approaches everything—aggressively—and consequently it dominates the technology policy agenda. CIOs may not be better off for it.
Offshore Regulations: What to Worry About
As the offshoring debate heats up, CIOs are scrambling to meet the demands of current and pending legislation. Here’s what’s real, what’s not and how to cope.
The Next President’s IT Agenda
Just before the 2004 election, we declared that what the next president does will have a profound impact on IT and the way corporations do business. Here are the decisions he needs to make on critical infrastructure, jobs, privacy, corporate governance and the future of IT.