CIO Magazine: November 15, 2011

Candid Talk Trumps the Blame Game

How Hilton’s CIO uses honest communications to work through difficult times—and avoid finger-pointing


Hotel Chain Sees Mobile App Turning ‘Lookers Into Bookers’

IHG is rolling out smartphone apps because internal data shows that customers who use mobile apps are more loyal than those who don’t

How CIOs Build Bridges With Other C-Level Execs

Top-notch CIOs are boosting IT’s reputation and forming stronger relationships with other business leaders

Vendors Releasing Same Software on Parallel Tracks

Dual software releases—one open-source and one commercial—can mean savings and security for buyers.

Why CIOs Detest the Phrase “IT and the Business”

CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson discusses our Nov. 15 cover story and why it’s time to dump that polarizing phrase and make IT and business people equal partners.

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

Books, blogs and research about IT, management and leadership

SAP’s Business Objects

Latest version of BI suite tries to fix the disjointed feeling of the user experience.

Employees Refusing to Use Clunky Enterprise Software

Today’s tech-savvy workers won’t use IT’s desk-bound enterprise applications. They want mobile access to corporate data via intuitive interfaces.

Time Is Money: What CIOs Should Know About How they Spend Their Time

CIO’s publisher emeritus Gary Beach looks at our annual State of the CIO data for clues to how CIOs manage their time and how well that aligns with their goals.

India Exempts Its Outsourcers from New Privacy Rules

India’s outsourcing industry breathes a sigh of relief as the government exempts it from strict new data protection rules.

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