Top five IT/Business Strategies tips of 2006

Jeff Kelly, Associate Editor
The weather has turned cold and the malls are packed with crazed holiday shoppers. That can mean only thing: The end of the year is nigh! With that in mind, we thought now would be a good time to reflect back on the past 12 months. Here, we've gathered our top five IT/Business Strategies tips of 2006.

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Without further ado, in no particular order, we present the top five IT/Business Strategies of 2006 …

Portfolio management moves into prime time (9.26.06)
[Garry Kranz, Contributor]
Business was booming at MGM Mirage, but the resort and casino operator needed to find a better way to manage its many IT projects. A comprehensive portfolio management strategy turned out to be its best bet.

The science of security ROI (4.25.06)
[James Connolly, Contributor]
In the past, there was no common method for justifying security spending. Today, experts say there are proven ways to determine security ROI and get executive buy-in.

Post Katrina, Gulf Coast companies revisit DR plans (3.15.06)
[Garry Kranz, Contributor]
Six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, many companies are rethinking their disaster planning to focus more on people, not merely systems.

People are IT's priority in potential avian flu pandemic (6.27.06)
[Matt Bolch, Contributor]
CIOs are changing the focus of their disaster recovery plans from protecting their systems to protecting their people. Taking care of employees is the new priority for IT organizations, as they prepare for the possibility of disasters such as the avian flu.

ITIL version 3: Perfecting processes to solve problems (6.21.06)
[James Connolly, Contributor]
ITIL is a set of suggested standards and practices for setting up efficient processes to solve your IT and business problems. Here's a look at the enhancements being made in version 3, which is set to be released later this year.

This was first published in December 2006

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