CIO Magazine: December 1, 2011

Top Ten Tech Predictions for 2012

Michael Friedenberg, President and CEO of CIO magazine, weighs in with his top ten predictions for what will impact the IT-business landscape in 2012.

Make Your Vendors Work For You

CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson discusses vendor relationships and our December 1 cover story on how to truly partner with your vendors through a vendor collective


Bold Hiring Strategies From Fearless CIOs

Sure, the economy might be scaring the crap out of us, but these CIOs aren’t letting that cramp their hiring style. In fact, they see it as a critical business strategy to continue to make long-terms plans and hire accordingly.

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Why Yammer Is Snatching Up Enterprise Customers

Yammer looks a lot like a work-friendly Facebook, and it’s yielding new enterprise users as a result. Here are 5 things you need to know about the social networking site.

Rules of Engagement

How Shell gets 11 vendors to play nicely together

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AmEx Helps Customers Cash In On Foursquare

Credit card issuer American Express looks to turn location-based social network Foursquare into a new revenue stream with cash incentives for customers.

Big Data Can Yield Extra Profit

Using real-time data, instead of intuition, helps you meet the evolving needs of your high-value customers and earn an agility dividend

The Inside Story of Why Puma Dumped Four Cloud Vendors for One

Puma simplified its cloud strategy and saved money by consolidating from using four cloud vendors down to just one. Here’s what they did and why they did it.

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Tap the Social Media Stream for Competitors' Secrets

Savvy companies are monitoring Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to pick up valuable competitive intelligence about their rivals' product specs, pricing, finances and dissatisfied customers.