CIO Magazine: September 1, 2011

Becoming a Strategic IT Leader

How the CIO of Oakwood Worldwide learned to provide greater business value

Why CIOs Still Like DIY Software Development

Companies from NYSE Euronext to Alcoa are bypassing ready-made software and developing their own programs in-house in hopes of creating competitive advantage

What We’re Reading from the Sept. 1, 2011, Issue of CIO Magazine

Books, blogs and research about technology and leadership

CEOs Brace for the Return of Shadow IT

As CEOs press for growth and business leaders find opportunity all around them, an old IT nemesis is back—rogue consumer devices.

Your Next Competitive Advantage

Economist and author Umair Haque says future economic prosperity depends on using IT for more than improving efficiency. CIOs need to focus on making consumers’ lives better.


Finding the Right Road to Successful Innovation

You don’t have to be famous, or a CEO, to be a successful innovator. But to lead others in creating something new, you need a clear idea of what you’re trying to do.


Why Companies Should Donate Used PCs Instead of Recycling

When crafting your green efforts, it’s a no-brainer to consider the greater good

How Collaboration Enables Affordable Innovation

Top companies are turning to crowdsourcing on public and private networks to pave the way to more affordable idea creation

Spirits Distributor Serves Up Real-Time Business Intelligence

Charmer Sunbelt Group is using SAP’s new in-memory analytics tool to produce real-time data it hopes will speed up operations and lower costs


Five Things CIOs Need to Know about Anonymous

The hacking collective dubbed Anonymous has unleashed its brand of pesky “operations” on companies from Visa to Sony. Here are the top five things you need to know about their antics.

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