The adage, 'all of the good ones are taken' also applies to IT hiring. If you're not Google or Apple and you can't offer tech giant perks, you can level the playing field and build a great development team by taking a page from Moneyball.
The cost of the $329 iPad Mini will determine its future – and maybe Apple's, too. In the near term, the iPad Mini could have a big holiday season, but it will run the risk of cannibalizing regular iPad sales, according to one veteran tech analyst.
Hewlett-Packard is one year into a turnaround, led by CEO Meg Whitman, which could last for several more. This week she and other HP executives told financial analysts that the company knows what needs to be fixed and do, in fact, plan on fixing them. Such candid talk is refreshing these days, columnist Rob Enderle says.
Download CIO.com's ebook for advice about how to set up an enterprise social network that your employees will actually use–and will produce quantifiable benefits for your business. This report identifies the critical success factors.
Shaun Daly, partner with outsourcing consultancy Sourcing Advisory Services, discusses how the third-party managed sourcing model–which he calls multi-sourcing Integration-as-a-Service–is poised to accelerate as the enterprise IT model of the future. He further explains what might drive adoption to this model as well as the pros and cons involved.
A visit to the English countryside gave CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden the chance to see Roman ruins, a medieval church and a replica of the first supercomputer. It wasn't until he returned home and saw a driverless car on a California freeway that the scale of innovation he witnessed while sightseeing became clear.
IT's industrial revolution is here, and it's all about service. In the future, IT will focus on the customer, services and automation. To stay relevant and competitive, business leaders must embrace industrialized automation as a way to deliver customer outcomes faster, cheaper and at higher quality.
More companies are seeking external IT service providers to help them innovate and optimize. The key to outsourcing success only begins with selecting the right partner, there are 10 questions that should be asked in order to assess maturity and identify weaknesses before you commit.
Rod Hefford, CIO for Global Customer Development and Supply Chain at Unilever, discusses they key goals of their Compass strategy, how IT is organized to drive innovation globally. Hefford also explains how mobility is empowering Unilever to respond to changing market conditions and customer needs, and is fostering a virtuous cycle of improvement.
Facebook's all-night innovation sessions, which have produced features such as Timeline, Chat and the Like button, attract hundreds of employees. See what Facebook has learned from its hackathons and how those lessons can apply to your business.
The late Steve Jobs' home was robbed this week, but one glance at his modest, and apparently easy to break into, house reminds us how little Jobs was caught up in the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Small investments in 'skunkworks' projects that target a specific business metric can bring technology strategy into closer alignment with business strategy. This makes is easy for CIOs to build an IT culture that is adaptive to change and, in the process, gives your company something your competitors don't have.
HBO CIO Michael Gabriel explains why it's imperative for CIOs to understand how their businesses and customers are changing. He also explains why professional development is critical to IT success and shares his views on how business, academia and government need to work together to build strong job growth and develop the next generation of IT leaders.
Some of the indispensable technology that you use every day was so ahead of its time that it now goes largely unnoticed. Here the innovations that forever changed email, Web development, database management and other "givens" in today's tech finally get their due.
The Blue Button began as a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative in response to an executive order but has grown into a driving force behind the patient-centered care movement. By placing people before software, the Blue Button offers lessons in customer-focused service for executives in all markets.
For around-the-clock and first-person Olympics coverage, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and others offer a fresh perspective. Here's where you can find real-time news on your favorite sports and athletes, photos from events, updates and videos.
The number of female CIOs in the U.S. continues to decline. To find out where the next generation will come from, CIO.com asks three well-respected women CIOs how more women can make it to the top of the IT ladder–and we asked what advice they have for aspiring women CIOs.
Consumers are increasingly aware of the value of their personal data to companies. But they're also willing to share so long as the information isn't too personal and they get something of value in exchange.
A recent looked inside Microsoft's deeply flawed forced ranking policy has CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle thinking of ways to combat the practice (and its equally heinous partner, confirmation bias) and improve corporate decision-making processes.
Despite heated debate surrounding the Gartner Magic Quadrants, the vendor community and IT leaders both continue to support the research. The Magic Quadrant is a useful tool, but to reap its greatest benefit, you need to use it with the full knowledge of the research process and the analysts behind. For more insight, CIO.com turned to Richard Stiennon, who literally wrote the book on the topic.
IBM is promoting local, skilled solution providers to C-suite customers — and, increasingly, the midmarket — for quicker implementation, lower costs and stronger ROI. That's the mission of Big Blue's channel chief, a 32-year IBM veteran and former CIO responsible for global integration, as he reveals in an interview with CIO.com.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos says with the implementation of the America Invents Act well underway businesses in industries highly reliant on intellectual property, such as IT, can look forward to expedited reviews of their patent applications conducted by better-trained examiners.
If a company's employees and customers are happy with its approach to tech, then its shareholders are likely to be happy, too. CIOs can take simple measures to make sure that all stakeholders appreciate their IT investments and understand how being tech savvy can improve brand perception.
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