Week of 20 May 2013 IT strategies are no way to do business (24 May 2013)
Fresh off the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Searchlight looks at IT strategies, having a blast while building a data center, doing safe search and more.
Six takeaways from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on architecting the enterprise for cloud, big data, mobile, you-name-it.
What's the CIO's role in today's data-driven, mobile, social, cloud business environment? That was a major theme for MIT Sloan CIO Symposium tweeters.
Amid budget cuts, a Florida school district CIO earns high marks for innovations that shore up and improve IT while saving money.
IT Leadership Awards finalist, CIO Jonathan Reichental, launched a successful open government initiative by using technology innovation.
Exploring the 'Big Data Frontier' (20 May 2013)
IT business strategist Harvey Koeppel draws on historical data to explore the 'Big Data Frontier' and its potential to profoundly change the world.
CIO Brian Stewart put students first in an overhaul of IT systems at Athabasca University. Read more about this IT Leadership Awards finalist.
Week of 13 May 2013 Consistent cybersecurity training a must to meet evolving threats (17 May 2013)
In this week's Searchlight: bold new threats highlight need for cybersecuity training, why big data requires soft skills, cloud confusion and more.
Learn how to tackle cybercrime from former White House CIO Theresa Payton and former federal Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.
The rise of the chief procurement officer raises questions about the role of IT.
Is the decider-in-chief, an industry relic? One CIO headhunter says so. The new C-suite ideal is the collaborative team player.
A CIO's five-point plan for managing endpoint security (SearchCIO | 13 May 2013)
Niel Nickolaisen offers a five-point solution for managing endpoint security for the hyper-connected enterprise -- starting with data governance.
SearchCIO's recent social engagement tweet jam questioned CIOs' responsibilities when it comes to collecting data. Read more in this recap.
Week of 06 May 2013 Hybrid cloud management myths and integration challenges (08 May 2013)
A successful hybrid cloud management strategy means asking the right questions. Gartner analyst Chris Wolf shares the top queries CIOs need to make.
Smaller PaaS providers or the usual suspects? Gartner's Yefim Natis discusses the pros of partnering with PaaS startups and how to avoid the cons.
Let's try to stop talking about women in technology (10 May 2013)
This Searchlight wonders when women in technology will cease to be noteworthy. Plus: making the ROI case for big data, email bounces back and more.
Employees sharing TMI on social collaboration tools is alarming IT leaders. In this recap, tweet jammers discuss efforts to secure collaboration.
Is the newest 'killer application' doomed to fast extinction? In this recap, SearchCIO tweet jam followers talk about the time suck of social tools.
Putting a monetary value on information
Week of 29 Apr 2013 Enterprise cloud services dominance by Amazon could be good for CIOs (03 May 2013)
This week, Searchlight considers whether an Amazon-ruled enterprise cloud services space could be good. Also: handling big data, VDI benefits and more.
Can social media engagement change the business model? In this SearchCIO tweet jam recap, learn how these tools are reinventing the business.
The business promise and scary pitfalls of a new data-driven world, according to MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson.
SearchCIO asks MIT's IT productivity scholar Erik Brynjolfsson just what he means when he says big data will be the next big management revolution.
Week of 22 Apr 2013 SearchCIO social engagement and collaboration tweet jam: Join us May 1 (24 Apr 2013)
Join SearchCIO to discuss the pros and cons of social engagement and collaboration on an enterprise level. The hashtag to follow is #CIOChat.
CIOs know alignment with the business is vital, but as IT emerges as a center of innovation, smart CIOs are taking charge of revenue generation.
The end of enterprise cloud computing is near... sort of (26 Apr 2013)
In this week's Searchlight: Why CIOs ought to forget about enterprise cloud computing, the new next thing in big data, the new digital age and more.
Building a successful big data strategy takes discipline, imagination and a CIO who can work with the business. Here's how to do it.
Join SearchCIO's virtual infrastructure strategy tweet jam on June 26, covering virtualization technology for networks, storage and more.
Connect with SearchCIO on Twitter May 29 to discuss project and portfolio management strategies for better spending, planning and accountability.
A breakthrough like big data comes around only once in a blue moon. Here's what business executives need to do to capitalize on it.
Living the e-life amid security threats, privacy issues (SearchCIO | 24 Apr 2013)
Businesses are advised to enlist employees in the effort to protect against security threats. That won't be easy for a generation living the e-life.