by CIO Staff

Pizza, Pigskin, Beer and IT

Feb 01, 20082 mins
Consumer ElectronicsInnovationMobile

From Super Bowl ad nostalgia to Bill Belichick's management style, CIO gives you an IT-centric pre-game roundup.

Football playing business man

New Lessons in Communication

The 10 Best and 10 Worst IT-Related Super Bowl Commercials of All Time (So Far)

For your enjoyment and a bit of nostalgia, rated the 10 best and 10 worst IT Super Bowl commercials, starting way back with Xerox’s “It’s a Miracle” spot in 1977, all the way up to’s “Working with Monkeys” spot in 2006.

Arizona Cardinals’ Stadium Goes High Tech With Wireless

The new $450 million Cardinals Stadium will give fans access to 700 high-definition televisions and wireless Internet service in 95 percent of the stadium.

ESPN’s IT Head Depends on Communication, Collaboration

As ESPN fast breaks into the digital age, Technology Executive VP Chuck Pagano is calling the plays. To inspire his team, Pagano relies on communication, collaboration and a one-on-one leadership style.

Tips from a Winner

Management Lessons from Bill Belichick

Even if you hate football, if you take the time, you will find management gold nuggets in Belichick’s approach that will help your work, no matter your style: tactical minder of details, manager and motivator of people from different backgrounds, corporate strategist.

The All-Important Beer and Pizza Meet IT

Keeping Your Glass Full Using Sensors

A sensor-equipped coaster will ensure your beer is refilled before you can say, “Super Bowl XLII.”

Is There Anything Developers WON’T Do For a Pizza?

Pizza is a great motivator for overtime. But why?

No Anchovies, Please

Domino’s promises Pizza Tracker customer tool will allow you to follow the progress of your order online through to delivery.

Place Your Bets on Innovation

Innovation Lessons from Adult and Gaming Sites

Rarely acknowledged by the mainstream, adult and gaming sites collect a healthy percentage of web traffic and account for a good deal of innovation, too.