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CIO weekly wrap-up: IT salaries, security budgets, IT in 2010 and more

I’m going to try something a little different here from now on. In addition to summing up the latest from content from SearchCIO.com on IT salaries, security, lesson for 2010 and more, I’m going to include some links to what people in IT are talking about this week. Feel free to chime in with your own thoughts and let me know what you think of this new format.

I never used to be a gadget geek, but I’m coming around. See what our sister site, SearchTelecom.com, has to say about the Google Nexus One smartphone and its effect on business models. Meanwhile, the Globe and Mail says that Google says its next version will be geared at enterprise smartphone users and might have a physical keyboard.

Speaking of gadget geekdom, I’m not in the market for a new computer, yet I’m salivating over descriptions of the rumored Apple tablet. Please, Apple, make this happen!

People are still buzzing over the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. You can follow #CES on Twitter for the continuing dialogue.

Finally, here’s what SearchCIO.com reported on last week:

Information security budget closest thing to recessionproof in 2010 — Information security budgets in enterprise IT organizations will remain robust in 2010 compared with other IT spending areas. Learn more about budgeting for IT security.

CIOs: Planning, no frills make disaster recovery plans recessionproof — In a year when economic risk overshadowed potential disasters, CIOs who launched DR plans considered costs from every angle. Here are some tips that can help you sell DR in 2010.

IT salary survey: How CIO, IT salaries vary by industry — The results of our annual IT salary survey are in, and IT execs in some industries clearly earn more than others. Which industry do you think comes out on top?

IT best practices in 2009: Lessons learned for 2010 — IT efficiency was driven by the economic recession in 2009, and enterprise CIOs will carry the lessons they learned into 2010. Get their IT best practices in this guide.

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