CIO Magazine: January 1, 2010

DIY Outsourcing Saves Money, Adds Control

Pricey consultants can be time savers but there are benefits—beyond penny pinching—to crafting your own outsourcing deal.

How Using Open-Source Software Can Affect Your Company's Value

Understanding and complying with open-source licensing requirements is critical to preserving your company's value during an IPO or acquisition


Notable Vendors

A brief look at smaller vendors with innovative customer solutions.

Connecting Points: Takeaways from CIO Executive Council Workshops

Getting a seat at the executive table is common for CIOs, but even those who are there have to learn how to define their role as business strategist.

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Data Sharing That Benefits Customers

At Children's Hospital Boston, sharing more data, securely, promises healthier, more satisfied patients.

What CIOs Get Wrong About Emerging Technology

Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School and expert on disruptive innovation, talks about how new technologies such as cloud computing mean big changes for the CIO role and why they still don't get alignment.

How Using Open-Source Software Can Affect Your Company's Value

Understanding and complying with open-source licensing requirements is critical to preserving your company's value during an IPO or acquisition

Crunching Data on the Cheap

Data-warehousing software systems are expensive, but many enterprises have nonetheless been willing to dig deep, betting that analytics will provide new insights into their business and a competitive advantage.

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Business Strategy: The "Best Determinant" of Project Success

New project management research indicates that to be successful, projects must tie directly to business strategy, and project managers must understand how the project supports the strategy.

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