CIO Magazine: November 1, 2009

PCs at a Crossroads

2009 is the first year PC shipments decline.


How Customer Focused Tech Keeps Airline's Revenue Aloft

Southwest Airlines' CIO describes how front- and back-end systems influence the customer experience and generate revenue.

More CIOs Planning to Spend Money, Hire IT Staff

Our exclusive survey finds more CIOs are expecting to increase their budgets than at any time since mid-2008. There's some good news about staffing, too.


iPhone App Prices: How Much is Too Much?

iPhone app developers are pushing the patience of some users with apps priced at $99. But what's the "right" price for an iPhone app? While users like free best, three sweet spots are emerging -- all under $20.


BlackBerry at D.C. VA Medical Center: Saving Heart-Attack Victims with Handhelds

The Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the first hospital in the United States to employ a fully-automated version of mVisum's mobile EKG-monitoring application. And the app's not only helping to save the lives of...

H-1B Visa Sponsors: Surprise! You're Being Audited

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), which administers the H-1B and L-1 visa programs, has beefed up its anti-fraud auditing efforts this year with surprise site visits to companies that employ temporary non-immigrant visa...

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