CIO Matters: Expert IT advice from Editorial Director Scot Petersen

CIO Matters: Expert IT advice on technology management strategies

CIO Matters: Expert IT advice from Editorial Director Scot Petersen

Are you looking for expert IT advice? Read these CIO Matters columns by Editorial Director Scot Petersen.

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Scot Petersen is the former editorial director for TechTarget's CIO/IT Strategy Media Group, overseeing, and He has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and is a past editor of eWeek magazine. Learn more about Petersen here, and read his expert IT advice below in his latest CIO Matters columns. To contact Petersen, email

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Smart BPO and IT outsourcing strategy improves the whole business
Lessons on how high-performing BPO companies achieve success with a smart IT outsourcing strategy.

Strategy is the goal in business process outsourcing
When is soccer like IT outsourcing? When it's used to explain how businesses need to act strategically to create value from business process outsourcing.

The cloud computing security conundrum
What happens when two chief technology officers disagree on cloud computing security? A very interesting discussion, but no conclusions about what to do.