CIO Magazine: October 15, 2011

How to Craft a Mobile-Application Strategy

More IT organizations are bypassing the desktop when building new applications, especially for external customers. Here’s what you need to know to create a strategy for mobile-application development.

Catching Up With Mobile Security Threats

The tools for combatting mobile security threats to corporate data are evolving to address the concerns of wary CIOs.


When Customer Service Needs Fixing, Bring in the CIO

Companies are turning to CIOs to lead customer-facing functions because of their expertise with business processes, enterprise data and social media


CIOs Need a New Generation of Business Problem-Solvers

Your company’s capacity for innovative, cost-effective IT depends on up-and-coming leaders who understand people, processes and technology

Are CIOs Too Cocky About Security?

The ninth annual Global Information Security Survey conducted by CSO magazine and PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates the vast majority of tech and business execs are overconfident about their security policies.


How Effective Leaders Can Make Principled Decisions When It Matters Most

Wharton School Professor Michael Useem says every leader has guiding principles. In his new book, The Leader’s Checklist, he offers 15 principles that are important when making difficult decisions.

Controversial Business-Method Patents Face New Attacks

A new law revamps the patent system and gives rivals an eight-year window to challenge IT-related patents in the financial-services industry.

CIOs Are in a Mobile State of Mind

When the "kill the laptop" breakout session was an unexpected success at our last event, CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson knew mobility had become the hottest topic in IT.

Enterprise Mobile: 7 Things CIOs Need to Do Now

Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO magazine, spoke with rock star CIOs at a conference on enterprise mobility and learned that the time is now to throw significant investment into mobile.

What We’re Reading from the Oct. 15, 2011, Issue of CIO Magazine

Books and blogs about innovation and leadership success

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