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CIO weekly wrap-up: Social media privacy concerns, HP cuts 3,000 jobs

I hope all of our U.S. readers enjoyed a lovely three-day weekend. I certainly did, but it almost feels as though it’s not worth it when there’s so much work to return to Tuesday!

I’m catching up on the most recent tech headlines, as well as the most recent stories from SearchCIO.com. Follow the links below for more information.

I guess the “Quit Facebook Day” over the weekend was a flop, but social media privacy concerns are serving as the launching point for a new slate of “anti-Facebook” social networking platforms.

Oh, boy. We’ve been hearing that tech job openings are surging, but HP just announced that it’s cutting 3,000 jobs.

CIOs must manage changes in IT due to cloud computing services — Cloud computing services cast a shadow of fear over IT departments that are scrambling to change amid a flurry of business units bypassing traditional channels.

The CIO job under a microscope at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium — Tactical and strategic, behind the scenes and front and center, IT control freak and innovation unleasher: The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium explores the paradox of the CIO job.

Five questions: What works and what doesn’t in a green IT strategy — Four IT pros talk about how their companies are pursuing a green IT strategy, and offer plenty of tips and advice about what works and what doesn’t.

Is it the CIO’s job to reduce energy consumption? — CIOs will be given the responsibility to develop products to reduce energy consumption, a recent report says, and they should start now to build expertise in energy informatics.

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