Stories by Janice McGinn

Cloud-Based Services Are Too Difficult To Measure And Justify Enterprise Deployment

Quite frankly, I'm not a fan of cloudy weather. As a redhead with curls, clouds mean dampness and frizz, and something sleek and well defined turns into a nebulous hairball. Something sleek and well defined: now there's a laudable ambition for CIOs struggling with legacy, ERP, CRM, limited bandwidth and capacity. Most enterprises are still struggling to achieve that degree of integration, never mind incorporating Web 2.0, commercialising it effectively, and protecting brand.

Written by Janice McGinn29 April 08 13:54

Driven by Project Management Demand at Standard & Poor's

In business circles Toyota is talked of with awe. Not for its cars or well-heeled Formula One team, but because it is a manufacturer that has a policy that has lifted it from Japanese almost ran, to serious rival to Ford in Henry Ford's home, the USA.

Written by Janice McGinn19 March 08 15:20

Mergers and acquisitions: What do CIOs need to know?

According to the Boston Consulting Group, between 1992 and 2006 around 58.3 per cent of all mergers and acquisitions (M&As) not only failed to create shareholder value but actually destroyed it, resulting in a net loss of 1.2 per cent across all transactions.

Written by Janice McGinn14 March 08 15:00