IT

You are the “CIO” of your organization, and the expectations and pressure couldn’t be higher. Your goal is to be an extraordinary leader with a transformative impact on your company and for your customers. The good news is there’s no shortage of guidance available regarding how to do so. But as you begin absorbing the contents of the many books, articles, conferences, blogs, tweets, videos and other posts on the topic, not to mention the daily tugs on your time from myriad stakeholders, you may begin to ask yourself: “Exactly what is my role anyway?

In addition to managing the IT agendas of their companies, CIOs must build a second agenda of Business Technology (systems, technology, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers). The IT agenda focuses internally on supply chains, financial systems, and administrative technology....

First, let me admit my bias. I wear a gorgeous 14k gold Swiss watch everywhere but in the water. The thought of replacing it with an Apple Watch would, for me, feel like replacing a great dinner with brightly colored and beautifully shaped nutritional tablets....

While a well-positioned façade of a castle can create the illusion of a fully-fortified castle, real people’s data requires more than the illusion of security; it requires real data-protection-security. Google’s outsize ability to create the illusion of data-protection-security is particularly apt given that Eran...

Compuware Corp. announced today that it plans to separate its mainframe support business into a separate company operating under the Compuware name. Chris O’Malley will be the president of the new company. The splitting off of the company from its parent corporation is pending the closing...

College students have a reputation for spending countless hours updating their Facebook status, tweeting with friends on Twitter and watching online videos. But University of Wisconsin-Madison students who work as consultants through TechShop, a student-based technology assistance program for Madison-area nonprofits, are finding a way to...

On Saturday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency set out to learn how quickly people could use online social networks to solve a problem of national scope. The answer: 8 hours 56 minutes, at least when said problem involves $40,000 and a bunch of red balloons. Read...

Managing resources has been the core of IT for the past 40 years. IT management started by managing scarce technical skills transforming manual functions into automated processes. Resource management has evolved into demand management disciplines including program/project management; PMO, chargeback and IT service...