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Five things CFOs want from CIOs

Face it, you need to get on with your CFO. Here are the five things they want from you.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner04 Sept. 14 09:32

Who's Training the Next Generation of Data Scientists?

A projected shortage of qualified data scientists could leave U.S. businesses unable to tap the value of big data. To help meet that demand, the University of California at Berkeley has developed a master's degree program to train new data scientists.

Written by Sharon Florentine02 Oct. 13 13:19

Is HP committed to IT outsourcing?

HP had little to offer in the way of good news last week. The company reported an $8.9 billion loss —the largest in the company's 73-year history —driven by a $10.8 billion write-down related to its 2008 acquisition of IT service provider EDS and severance costs associated with recent layoffs.

Written by Stephanie Overby31 Aug. 12 16:49

Cloud's commodity pricing squeezes service providers, creates opportunities

Cloud service providers are already starting to feel downward price pressures as basic capacity and services are quickly becoming commodities. A price wars heat up, the excess capacity that providers need for peak traffic can become a drag on profits, but it also represents new opportunities.

Written by Jeff Vance27 Aug. 12 14:11

2012 CIO 100: The Judges

Each of the 300-plus applications for the 2011 CIO 100 Awards was reviewed by two members of our judging panel

Written by CIO Staff27 July 12 13:21

10 disaster preparedness questions to ask your cloud services provider

A typical cloud contract contains uptime clauses and credits for missed service levels, but it often fails to adequately protect the enterprise customer. Here are 10 questions the intelligent cloud customer can ask to make sure they are sheltered from potential disaster.

Written by Stephanie Overby19 July 12 13:37

How to manage IT contractors

Contract IT workers may walk, talk and code like staff, but in fact they're not company employees -- something managers should keep in mind. Insider (registration required)

Written by Serdar Yegulalp18 July 12 15:19

Xerox's outsourcing one year later: layoffs

About a year ago, Xerox told some 600 employees, many of them engineers, that their jobs were being transferred to an India-based IT services firm. How has that worked out?

Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 July 12 10:13

IT offshoring: Romney vs. Obama

Offshore outsourcing, from the manufacturing to call center industries, has become a major issue in the 2012 presidential race.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau05 July 12 18:10

Overview: Is your boss an idiot?

Incompetent bosses don't know enough to know they don't know enough ... that's why the wrong people get hired and $#!+ doesn't get done.

Written by Mark Gibbs02 July 12 17:26

10 signs your IT outsourcing provider wants to dump you

IT service providers and their customers have gotten better at building arrangements likely to work for both parties over the long haul, but sometimes relationships fall apart. Here are 10 ways to know your outsourcing provider wants to break up with you.

Written by Stephanie Overby02 July 12 15:37

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.

Written by Kim S. Nash28 June 12 23:19

What to expect from Windows 8 and the Release Preview

Last month's Windows 8 Release Preview provided a sneak peek at what Metro apps will look like. The non-Metro desktop remains a mystery, though, so enterprises hoping to at least decide whether to adopt Windows 8 may need to wait until its final release.

Written by Jonathan Hassell25 June 12 18:02

Opinion: Five things Microsoft doesn't want you to know

Microsoft is trying to move toward the Cloud while propping up Windows, Office and other client-based money-makers. As the software giant moves in those two directions, there are a few things it would rather not talk about.

Written by Jonathan Hassell13 June 12 14:01

Project portfolio management - Part 2

Data-driven project portfolio management Project management suffered an identity crisis half a decade ago, when ever-more-empowered developers were learning to work directly with their business patrons as Agile development philosophies encouraged developers to co-ordinate their activities in tight-knit teams that regularly report, evaluate, reassess and re-plan their short-term strategies.

Written by David Braue07 March 12 14:48

Has RIM's BlackBerry had its day in the enterprise?

They were once ubiquitous in the workplace, as much a symbol of executive status as the gold standard in enterprise mobile communications. Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry devices held all the corporate aces and with unrivalled high-end security features, their appeal to and grip on the enterprise sector seemed impregnable.

Written by Mark Phillips16 Aug. 11 08:36