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News The CIO of Quest Diagnostics studies technology trends, customer needs and market drivers to develop IT-enabled products and services that create competitive advantage.n Opinion Counterterrorism measures also play a role in intellectual property theft and other security steps taken by corporate America. Opinion Today, the CIO's enemy is IT itself. More specifically, it's the way IT is changing. News Retailers need multichannel approach to succeed. Feature Business strategy guru Gary Hamel blames obsolete management practices for your failure to establish a culture of innovation. One solution: Stop focusing on efficiency. News Hackers will set their sights on users of Web 2.0, mobile and RFID technologies due to the vast potential for financial gain each represents. News IT is a business. So why do so many IT leaders do such a terrible job of running their departments like one? Because they put too much emphasis on supply and not enough on demand. In this excerpt from IT Success: Towards a New Model for Information Technology, author Michael Gentle proposes a new model for IT demand management. CEO Letter Changes in IT and customer expectations mean business executives need to be more customer-focused than ever. Feature Two decades ago, the world's number-one retailer used IT to reinvent global supply chains. The world caught up and now Web 2.0 technologies are forcing retailers to pay more attention to customers. No longer a leader, Wal-Mart's IT is at a crossroads. Feature New website to debut in 2008 central to struggling retailer's turnaround strategy. Feature Web 2.0 makes businesses vulnerable to attackers sneaking undetected past legacy firewalls, intrusion prevention systems and URL filters. How-To Video surveillance, along with supplementary technology, information sharing with authorities, and employee and consumer education, can help solve crimes. Feature Dell's CIO and president of its services business tells how IT is at the center of the company's pursuit of consulting contracts, acquisitions and supply chain improvement efforts. Opinion Tips to help businesses and other organizations protect critical information assets traveling through their networks. News Business needs to align strategic goals with supply chain priorities. Feature Five truths have emerged from five years of the "Global State of Information Security" survey. News This article discusses 25 key questions that CEOs should ask to ensure that the software their companies depend upon is an asset and not a liability to the corporations they control. News Some CIOs are better than others at executing an IT strategy. Their secret: A simple plan that helps business leaders make the right technology decisions. Feature Five years ago, when CIO and PricewaterhouseCoopers collaborated on the first "Global State of Information Security" survey, very few people knew how bad the problem was. Now everyone knows. They just don't know how to fix it. Feature Winners of the CIO 100 awards have more than technology and great ideas. They have IT departments that understand what makes their companies tick and IT leaders who can translate vision into reality. Feature Your competitive edge is becoming dull under the weight of your business processes and the technology that underpins them. Here's some advice to help you sharpen up.n News New survey finds companies are cracking down on employee abuse of Web 2.0 applications to protect sensitive information. Feature Juniper Networks CIO Alan Boehme had a standard business continuity and succession plan, but one violent moment on a California highway revealed its shortcomings. Opinion Researchers cite a 90 percent failure rate among companies trying to execute their strategies. What's up with that? News The textile manufacturing industry shipped out a generation ago. But a midsize North Carolina company uses IT to bring home the profits of globalization. News With the Postini acquisition, Google aims to woo large enterprise by adressing the security and scalabilty of its office applications. Opinion The Future-State CIO program is focused on making the future happen by advancing the CIO profession and helping it to play a larger role in driving, not just enabling, business strategy. Feature Read here for insights into how CIOs are dividing their staffs to do both strategic and tactical jobs. News A company that specializes in blocking X-rated and other unwanted sites hires people like Gene Toye to find them. News Scott Charbo to take questions from the House Homeland Security subcommittee on DHS's information security spending and practices. Feature The best defense is a good offence. Here's how to make your department more competitive Feature Some knowledge work will be outsourced. That's inevitable. But other work will be outsourced only if you fail to compete News Mellon Investor Services' CTO explains how and why the company adopted a new authentication technology for customers. Opinion Software as a Service gets CIOs talking about business value. And that's a good thing. Feature What are the consequences of a stolen laptop? Discover compliance through encryption and eliminate risk through data destruction. News Change is inevitable. It's how quickly and completely your company changes that will determine its marketplace fate. Professor Behnam Tabrizi elaborates. Feature Writer Ben Bradley interviews Margaret Myers, the Principal Director for the Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy Chief Information Officer, about the DoD's service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategy. Feature IT strategic planning in entrepreneurial companies: an oxymoron? News Corporate boards think IT's importance has increased over the past few years—but they need to start taking action to prove it, says new research from Deloitte. News The CIO of Toyota Motor Sales USA used focus groups and analytical tools to create a strategic role for IT. News Two veteran CIOs provide advice on how to take the CIO role — and the role of IT –to a higher level. News Despite the search giant's enormous success and future potential, many media companies see Google as more of a threat than an ally. Feature Meet the pioneers, trend setters and conductors who have helped make IT what it is today. Tip Segway inventor Dean Kamen explains why it's essential to take risks in order to innovate. Feature To generate more content online, newspapers are encouraging readers to post comments and upload images and video. Feature The newspaper business is bad and getting worse. The Web is stealing the industry's readers, advertisers, revenues and even its enthusiasm for the business. But as newspapers struggle to respond, lessons for other industries confronting disruptive technologies are emerging. News Evolving from a cost center, IT is taking on the character, rigor and practices of a business within a business. News This special report offers a range of approaches and considerations to outsourcing, including a three-part series about strategies and success models, defined in original research by MIT's Center for Information Systems Research and CIO. News PayPal is trying to persuade e-mail providers to block messages without a digital signature, a recently implemented security feature, a company attorney said.
News Microsoft is warning of an attack that could be used to divert someone’s Web traffic through a malicious proxy server.