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  • IT turkeys: Technology issues that we don’t give thanks for

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 21 Nov 2008
  • The holidays are almost upon us, starting with Thanksgiving, the day we Americans reflect on the things we are thankful for in the past year. But what about things we aren't thankful for? What ...

  • Is IT innovation possible now?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 21 Nov 2008
  • Before the economy crashed and the word recession was officially applied to the economy, the buzzword of the IT conference circuit of 2008 was innovation. The trend, we were told, would be that as ...

  • Electronic-discovery worries may lead to BlackBerry blackout for Obama

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 19 Nov 2008
  • See, maybe we all shouldn't have been so down on John McCain for acknowledging that he didn't know how to send an email – apparently, it's something presidents don’t do, thanks to ...

  • IBM survey: CIO leadership skills rank high, business clout lower

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 18 Nov 2008
  • A new survey on CIO leadership from IBM finds that you're pretty pleased with yourselves. Congrats. According to the survey, taken in July, 91% of CIOs see themselves as leaders of their IT ...

  • Brownie points for green IT will go away … and then?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 14 Nov 2008
  • On the trip down to the annual SIMposium conference in Orlando this week, I leafed through Time magazine's commemorative issue on the presidential election (great photos from both campaigns) and ...

  • Obama administration: Internet rogues need not apply

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 14 Nov 2008
  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but I imagine neither you nor I will be working for President-elect Barack Obama's administration in any high-ranking official position (that is, unless any of you intend ...

  • Can Yahoo or Gmail help IT departments cut costs?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 13 Nov 2008
  • There's a lot of good information in Linda Tucci's report from the SIMposium 08 conference in Orlando this week, including an interview with Sunoco Inc. CIO and incoming Society for Information ...

  • Technology and the economic downturn: Intel’s CEO weighs in

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 07 Nov 2008
  • Interesting interview from Time magazine this week with Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini, discussing to what extent technology will suffer in this economic downturn. I liked it for its broad ...

  • Express Scripts data breach includes demand for money; FBI brought in

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 07 Nov 2008
  • The Express Scripts data breach comes with an alarming twist. Yesterday, the St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits manager revealed that it received an anonymous letter in early October demanding that ...

  • Democracy via technology: Obama and the power of Web 2.0

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 05 Nov 2008
  • I know I'm not alone in believing that it's been fascinating to watch this year's presidential election from a technology perspective. I have to keep up on Web-based advances as part of my job, but ...

  • Online video’s next frontier

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 31 Oct 2008
  • For all the YouTube addicts out there (myself included), there's an interesting blog post on NYTimes.com this week about online-video attention spans. According to Saul Hansell, who attended a ...

  • IT research gurus cash in, as economy sinks

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 31 Oct 2008
  • If the economy puts your job at risk, you might want to consider a career at those places that are always giving you advice. Both Gartner Inc. and Forrester Research Inc. beat earnings estimates ...

  • Tech warriors on the offensive

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 31 Oct 2008
  • Downturn, shmownturn. Your peers at technology companies apparently don't need a global recession to get their juices flowing. A new survey of 151 U.S. technology company executives by Deloitte ...

  • Halloween costumes for techies

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 30 Oct 2008
  • In honor of Halloween, Kristen Caretta, associate editor of SearchCIO-Midmarket.com, and I decided to get a bit silly and dream up our top 10 Halloween costumes for the IT set. Wear these to your ...

  • Information technology ‘down but not out’ this time around?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 27 Oct 2008
  • Forrester Chairman and CEO George Colony has a reassuring blog out this morning on the impact of a global recession on tech. His take? Technology had its Great Depression in 2001-2003, and this ...

  • Sunrise, sunset: Sun Microsystems’ Bechtolsheim decamps to take on Cisco

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 24 Oct 2008
  • Sun Microsystems co-founder, early Google backer and computer engineer extraordinaire Andreas von Bechtolsheim is leaving his job as chief architect at Sun to apply his considerable talents to ...

  • Trimming IT costs: What are the best methods?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 22 Oct 2008
  • I've noticed that our readers have a penchant for a list-based story now and then, and Linda Tucci's report from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008 in Orlando was no different. Her list of 25 tips ...

  • Top 10 strategic IT technologies: Boo!

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 17 Oct 2008
  • Virtualization -- the ghost in the machine -- won top place in Gartner's annual list of IT technologies that will likely impact your business in the next three years. Cloud computing came in No. 2. ...

  • How Microsoft takes stock of your online experience

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 15 Oct 2008
  • At the Web Experience Forum in Boston yesterday, Mark Hydar, principal group manager for global quality of service (QoS) initiatives for Microsoft, discussed "Microsoft Live: Reinventing the MS ...

  • Gartner: IT budgets in 2009 are like a ‘ham and cheese sandwich’

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 13 Oct 2008
  • From the Swan and Dolphin resort hotels in manicured (hot as blazes) Lake Buena Vista, Fla., a quick dispatch before the day’s fun begins. I am here at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008. I actually ...

  • In economic meltdown, CFO is a CIO’s BFF

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 09 Oct 2008
  • As if you didn't already know, your buddy with the middle initial F is back. And I do mean buddy. A memo out this morning from consultancy Gartner Inc. reminds that in economic crises, CIOs need to ...

  • The CIO, Obama and electronic health records

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 09 Oct 2008
  • SearchCIO.com senior news writer Linda Tucci wrote an excellent, layered story yesterday on electronic health records. "Privacy issues, interoperability issues, liability and physician ...

  • Three cheers for Web 3.0

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 08 Oct 2008
  • Yesterday on SearchCIO.com, we ran a story I wrote about the burgeoning mashup of Web 2.0 technologies into something that's being called Web 3.0. It's based on the assumption that the next ...

  • Bailout for economy, a boon for R&D?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 03 Oct 2008
  • If you're looking for another reason to pay attention to whether the $700 billion bailout bill gets passed by the House today, you might want to look at this call for action from the Information ...

  • Three men arraigned in alleged IT kickback scheme

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 02 Oct 2008
  • Three Boston-area men have been arraigned in connection with allegedly setting up kickbacks from a vendor in exchange for securing computer software and service contracts for Partners Healthcare. ...

  • Women as CIOs and branding in the workplace

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 01 Oct 2008
  • My colleague Linda Tucci's story this past week on how women in IT should brand themselves (and, by the way, most of the advice applies to our male readers, too) really struck a chord with me. As I ...

  • EmTech08 and the Black Swan: A lesson in jargon

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 26 Sep 2008
  • I sneaked away from my desk this week to attend a few sessions at the Emerging Technologies conference on the MIT campus. Even in small doses, the event can overwhelm with its rush of ideas, ...

  • Work email: When it just can’t wait until morning

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 25 Sep 2008
  • With the growing popularity of smartphones and business VPNs, it's getting tougher and tougher to let an email just sit in your inbox unread for any period of time - even in what are technically ...

  • A CIO by way of Jack Welch

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 25 Sep 2008
  • I recently interviewed Carole Cotter, CIO of Lifespan Corp., a health care system affiliated with Brown Medical School in Providence. R.I. Cotter talked about how her IT department balances the ...

  • Lehman and IT and Bear Stearns, oh my!

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 19 Sep 2008
  • When I saw the pictures of Lehman Brothers employees leaving the New York headquarters with cardboard boxes of belongings and dressed down in weekend wear, I wondered if there were IT people among ...

  • Palin’s Yahoo! hack raises security concerns

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 18 Sep 2008
  • In more Sarah Palin/IT news...maybe there's a good reason for John McCain's professed aversion to e-mail. He's selected a more tech-savvy running mate, but she's quickly become a poster child for ...

  • A CIO syllabus for discovering your inner leader

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 18 Sep 2008
  • From the folks at the Society for Information Management, here is the book list for the incoming 2009 class of the Regional Leadership Forum (RLF). The Regional Leadership Forum is a nine-month ...

  • Sarah Palin as CEO? Fiorina thinks not

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 16 Sep 2008
  • What's more difficult: being the CEO of a large IT company, or serving as president of the United States? Appearing on a KTRS Radio show in St. Louis Tuesday, Carly Fiorina, the former ...

  • What did you think of our salary and careers report?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 12 Sep 2008
  • In case you missed it, SearchCIO.com launched its Salary and Careers Special Report last week, and we've noticed that there have been a lot of visitors to our stories. So I'd like to provide a ...

  • Why Wall-E should matter to you

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 12 Sep 2008
  • Who's seen the movie Wall-E? You know, the tale of a loveable robot left behind on Earth to clean up humans' messes while humans headed off on a cruise-style spaceship, gained a lot of weight, and ...

  • Think like a hacker (and other World of Warcraft-inspired musings)

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 05 Sep 2008
  • Yesterday, I attended Forrester's security forum in Boston. In one of the morning sessions, "Exploiting Online Games," Gary McGraw, chief technology officer at Cigital (and co-author of a book by ...

  • Google Chrome not so shiny?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 05 Sep 2008
  • I've yet to weigh in on Chrome, Google's new web browser, largely because this has been a really busy post-Labor Day week and I haven't yet had the chance to try it out myself. But I've been ...

  • CIO leaders are born and made

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 02 Sep 2008
  • Today, on SearchCIO.com we're talking leadership with Bob Rouse, professor of computer science at Washington University in St.Louis and a program director the Regional Leadership Forum, a CIO ...

  • “IT should not just be subservient to the business”

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 29 Aug 2008
  • The Society for Information Management unveiled its survey of top CIO concerns this week. What's on the headache list? IT and business alignment, the No. 1 issue for four of the past 5 years, ...

  • Trimming the fat off “bloatware”

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 28 Aug 2008
  • I hadn't heard the term "bloatware" before, but it apparently refers to software that comes pre-installed on computers - Quicken, AOL, Yahoo - per agreements between the PC maker and the software ...

  • Dude, the world is getting a Dell

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 27 Aug 2008
  • The slowing U.S. economy has apparently encouraged Dell to reexamine its international growth model. Today, the computer giant unveiled four low-cost computer models for China, India and other ...

  • All Ears: “Bigger than the role,” how big companies hire top talent

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 21 Aug 2008
  • I've been talking to a number of CIO headhunters recently for a story about using recruiters to land your next job. The standard line, as you might expect, is if you're good, they'll find you. But ...

  • “The most geeked-out shopping experience in America”

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 21 Aug 2008
  • And here I thought I was ahead of the game having mastered grocery store self-checkout. But check out how far Stop & Shop's in-store technology has come in this "Groceries & Gadgets" report ...

  • Do you telecommute?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 19 Aug 2008
  • I noticed that our story on telecommuting appears to be generating a lot of visits to SearchCIO.com, so I thought I'd throw a few questions out here on the blog:  Does your company have any formal ...

  • Will an alphabet stew of BI, EPM and GRC hit the spot?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 15 Aug 2008
  • When SAP's Business Objects announced this week that it was adding a dash of enterprise performance management to its business intelligence platform, my ears perked up. We don't often cover product ...

  • IPhone: A tool for enterprise?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 13 Aug 2008
  • As if Apple's iPhone 3G sales weren't already lofty enough, now comes the news that mega-retailer Best Buy will begin selling the devices Sept. 7. Confession: I am a scant one-and-a-half weeks away ...

  • Take this, viruses!

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 11 Aug 2008
  • From the "tools you can use" file, CNN.com has a video report today on protecting yourself from unsavory e-mail attachments. CNN's computer expert Ken Colburn is a big proponent of the web site ...

  • Walk Score ranks car-free living

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 06 Aug 2008
  • I just stumbled upon a really cool website I thought I'd share called Walk Score. Using Google Maps, the site ranks how well one could live car-free in certain neighborhoods. "With gas at $4 a ...

  • Big Business’s affair with Web 2.0

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 01 Aug 2008
  • It's the Web corporations love to hate. That seems to be the take-home message of a new survey from the folks at McKinsey on the use of Web 2.0 technologies -- wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, ...

  • Driving while surfing?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 31 Jul 2008
  • As if having a computer at the office and at home - with a BlackBerry to tide you over when you're not at either of those places - weren't enough, now comes the AutoNet Mobile, which transforms ...

  • Cuil challenges Google’s supremacy

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 28 Jul 2008
  • Will the best Internet search engine please stand up? In the eyes of many, that would be industry giant Google (like you even need a link). But there's a new challenger today: Cuil, courtesy of ...

  • Maybe I should just keep my money under a mattress?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 24 Jul 2008
  • There have been a lot of scary bank-related headlines the past couple of weeks, but I have to say that this one frightened me more than most: "Security flaws in online banking sites found to be ...

  • Does it matter who CIOs report to?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 23 Jul 2008
  • Gather the typical left-brain, articulate, umm-less group of CIOs around a conference lunch table and, guaranteed, the talk will eventually turn to reporting relationships. You answer to whom? ...

  • TomorrowNow is so yesterday

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 21 Jul 2008
  • SAP AG sends word today that it's putting subsidiary TomorrowNow, which provides third-party support for Oracle and other applications, out of its misery. The German software maker said it will ...

  • Who wants to be a CIO Millionaire?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 16 Jul 2008
  • How's this for a headline: "Meet the Millionaire CIOs." In a study of the filings of the 1,000 biggest U.S. companies and their compensation, 47 top technology executives were listed at the top ...

  • Va-va-vroom! Videoconferencing continues its ascent

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 15 Jul 2008
  • The videoconferencing industry grew about 30% in the past year, according to The Boston Globe. One analyst estimates conferencing technologies factory revenues totaling $8 billion in 2008, and ...

  • All Ears: CIOs and Winchester Rifles

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 14 Jul 2008
  • Question: What do CIOs and rifle heiress Sarah Winchester have in common? You're haunted by ghosts and can't stop building, says Phil Murphy, principal analyst with Forrester Research. Phil was a ...

  • Soft landing for IT jobs?

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 11 Jul 2008
  • Is it possible that in this hair-raising economy, supply and demand in the IT job market are in balance? Data out this week suggests that may be so. The latest report from Dice, the online career ...

  • A view from across the pond

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 10 Jul 2008
  • Today, we posted a story on SearchCIO.com about mitigating risks in your outsourcing contracts. Clearly, it's a topic affecting organizations all over the world and, while catching up on my ...

  • Boston Globe: Cognos contract with state “raises ethical issues”

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 07 Jul 2008
  • News flash: The Boston Globe reports today that a representative of Cognos ULC, the business intelligence software maker, improperly offered a Massachusetts state official a job in 2006 when the ...

  • All Ears: Hurricane Warning

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 03 Jul 2008
  • A reminder, gentle reader, as you head into the holiday weekend that the summer months can bring ungentle weather. The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season started June 1 and promises to be above ...

  • Can you bring up “beach read” and “business book” in the same breath?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 03 Jul 2008
  • So, who's off to the beach this weekend - or even slinking out of the office a few hours early today? If you're like me and need to get your mind off work and enjoy a good beach read (I've got a ...

  • “The brain is built for video”

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 02 Jul 2008
  • Channeling Marshall McLuhan, James McQuivey of Forrester Research has a report out about how video will take over the world and - no surprise here - suggests a new name for the phenomenon. The ...

  • How well do you know your Facebook friends?

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 01 Jul 2008
  • How many of you (or your organizations) have Facebook profiles? I do, so the following might come off sounding kind of hypocritical, but I'm uncomfortable with a lot of the Facebook culture.  You ...

  • All Ears: Susan Cramm on ITopia

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 29 Jun 2008
  • Earlier, I wrote about Susan Cramm, former CIO of Taco Bell turned "leadership" coach, talking about how IT and the business could -- should! -- function in 2015. Cramm was the keynote speaker at ...

  • CIO weekly wrap-up

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 27 Jun 2008
  • In case you missed any of our stories on SearchCIO this week and want to catch up over the weekend (what, you don't bring a Wi-Fi-ready laptop to the beach like I do?), here's what we've been ...

  • I hope, at least, they’re recycling cans

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 26 Jun 2008
  • According to a recent survey by document management software company Version One, fewer senior IT professionals than last year are concerned with the impact their companies are having on the ...

  • Playing the numbers

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 24 Jun 2008
  • Enterprise search stinks: Who doesn’t like a survey that corroborates a pet peeve? Data out today from the nonprofit AIIM finds that 50% of business users believe their company’s internal search ...

  • Title Town – it’s all in the stats

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 24 Jun 2008
  • I don't look anything like a basketball player, or even the stereotypical fan. I'm 4'11". I prefer high heels and dresses to jerseys and sneakers. Even some of my closest friends said they didn't ...

  • The Brady effect: full steam ahead for ITopia

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large-Strategic Initiatives 19 Jun 2008
  • I’ve become a tad protective of CIOs in my three years covering your daily battles to bring our economy into the information age. When I hear an IT consultant lecture CIOs on aligning with the ...

  • Welcome to TotalCIO!

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 09 Jun 2008
  • Greetings, bloggers! Welcome to TotalCIO, the new blog of SearchCIO.com. Aimed directly at enterprise CIOs, this blog will provide you with the latest news and commentary on the IT industry, ...

  • About TotalCIO

    Rachel Lebeaux - Senior Managing Editor 28 May 2008
  • Welcome to TotalCIO, a blog by the editors and reporters of SearchCIO.com. TotalCIO is a place to collaborate with peers, gather information and share your opinions with your peers.

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