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Your workplace in 2020: Gartner's predictions

How will people work 10 years from now? Gartner thinks it has a pretty good idea, predicting 10 major changes that will occur during the next 10 years.

Written by Thomas Wailgum05 Aug. 10 02:23

Top 10 ways CIOs can prepare for another recession

As Gartner warns IT leaders in the US to be ready in case a second recession hits, CIO.com's Thomas Wailgum shares his thoughts on how CIOs can actually slash pesky budgets. Hint: Unpaid interns, meet Russian hackers!

Written by Thomas Wailgum05 Aug. 10 09:03

Cloud Computing Is No Y2K Bonanza for IT Consulting Industry

The liberating and game-changing effects of cloud computing on today's IT shops cannot be overstated: On the fly, it seems, CIOs and their staffs are reprioritizing application-portfolio strategies, rearchitecting systems roadmaps, rethinking vendor contracts and much more. Prices may have dropped, but strategic IT planning is still as relevant as ever.

Written by Thomas Wailgum04 Aug. 10 04:38

Top 10 Ways CIOs Can Prepare for Recession No. 2

Recessionary talk is in the air once again, thanks to the good folks at Gartner. In a July report, Gartner urges CIOs to prepare for a second economic downturn-if one should ever occur.

Written by Thomas Wailgum31 July 10 03:44

Apocalypse: 52 percent of CIOs plan to blow up IT groups

The saying goes something like this: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The statement is, of course, embraced as dogma by those fearful of change and by automobile owners praying for a reasonable bill of charge while waiting at the mechanic's garage.

Written by Thomas Wailgum24 July 10 09:00

Why People Love to Hate Their Office Printers

Who hasn't wanted to take a bat to their office printer? From confusing error messages to unfixable paper jams, today's office printer is a source of frustration and angst. This is why we hate you, office printer. And yet we can't quit you, either.

Written by Thomas Wailgum13 July 10 11:40

CFOs to CIOs: You Work for Me Now

Who's the top IT decision-maker inside companies today: The CIO, right? Ahhh, no. The CEO? Guess again. The CTO? Nope.

Written by Thomas Wailgum30 June 10 21:47

Starbucks CIO Brewing Up Much More than Free Wi-Fi

Yesterday, coffee-purveyor Starbucks reversed course on its long-standing in-store Wi-Fi policy by announcing that starting July 1, Wi-Fi would be free in all its U.S. establishments.

Written by Thomas Wailgum16 June 10 05:26

How Steve Jobs Beats Presentation Panic

Steve Jobs had a serious and embarrassing Wi-Fi problem to deal with. It was plain to the thousands in attendance and the tons more people watching online: On Monday at WWDC, Jobs was struggling with wireless connectivity while attempting to demonstrate the new features of Apple's iPhone 4.

Written by Thomas Wailgum09 June 10 08:25

SaaS's Troubled Adolescence: 3 Signs of Immaturity

Just when you thought it was safe to jump into the SaaS waters, a new survey finds that IT and enterprise software decision-makers don't feel totally comfortable with SaaS-namely those nagging security, integration and data migration concerns.

Written by Thomas Wailgum02 June 10 04:34

8 Questions with Infor's Bruce Richardson

In the world of enterprise software, there are but a handful of "rock star" analysts who cover the industry well, say provocative things about tech vendors, and somehow manage to speak their minds without offending all of the warring factions in the software marketplace.

Written by Thomas Wailgum31 May 10 04:37

SAP Sapphire 2010: Observations, News and Tweets

SAP's annual Sapphire conference is over, and here's a round-up of some of the important news, announcements and high-tech happenings that came out of the show.

Written by Thomas Wailgum21 May 10 05:25

CFOs to CIOs: You Work for Me Now

Who's the top IT decision-maker inside companies today: The CIO, right? Ahhh, no. The CEO? Guess again. The CTO? Nope.

Written by Thomas Wailgum12 May 10 13:00
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