CIO Magazine: July 1, 2012

The Challenges of Simplification

CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson looks at how some companies are tackling the complex task of making their tools and processes simpler


Texas State CIO Bets Big On Controversial Outsourcing Deal

After a multimillion-dollar outsourcing deal with IBM went bust, the state of Texas appointed a new CIO who hopes to turn things around by placing one outsourcer in charge of several others to manage data centers and other...

CIOs Should Learn to Lead the 'Digital Cowboys'

The co-author of a new book says younger professionals are gadget-savvy and global-minded, so they require a new leadership style

6 Steps to Improve BPM in a Social-Media-Driven World

Mobile and social media have changed how we do business, and your business processes need to catch up with the times. We talked to experts in the field to provide CIOs with where to start.

CIOs Seeking System Interfaces That Are 'Apple-Simple'

Employees and consumers expect user interfaces to be so easy to use that they require no training. That isn't easy to do with corporate software, but CIOs expect vendors to help accomplish the goal.

CIOs In Search of IT Simplicity

Today's tangled mess of technology hurts business agility and the bottom line. Some CIOs say it's time for a war on complexity.

Cisco Aggressively Branches Out Into the Data Center

Best known as a networking vendor, Cisco is taking on IBM and HP with its Unified Computing System

How CIOs Can Find Time to Think Strategically

From blogs to 'beer lists,' there are tricks for carving out time to think about creating competitive advantage for your business

Are You Keeping Ahead of IT Industry Trends?

Social, mobile and other consumer technologies are inspiring venture capitalists to invest and changing the landscape of IT. Are you paying attention?

Mobile App Standoff: Web App Vs. Native App

For resources-strapped companies that want to get in the mobile app game, a Web app tuned for smartphones and tablets is a wise choice. Just ask Texas insurance provider ANICO.

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