March 2012

CIO mission

  • Spring is here, and innovation is in the air

    Karen Goulart - Features Writer 23 Mar 2012
  • Spring is here, the season of renewal. In honor of this time of all things fresh and new, this week's roundup includes a peek at innovators who inspire an innovator, the ways Best Buy's new digital ...

  • New study sees cloud service providers as jobs generators

    Karen Goulart - Features Writer 22 Mar 2012
  • As studies are designed to do, this one caught my attention with its exciting-sounding prognostication: Jobs! Plenty of them! All thanks to the cloud! Hurray!  Actually, the title that SAP America ...

  • A tale of two data quality theories

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large 21 Mar 2012
  • Data quality is still the bane of the business intelligence (BI) environment. Or so I was told by two consultants I interviewed for an upcoming BI ezine. Even when everyone agrees the data is not ...

  • Siri, find me a good lawyer

    Karen Goulart - Features Writer 16 Mar 2012
  • Maybe it's an effect of that "Law and Order" marathon we sat through last weekend, but for some reason we were really drawn to things litigious this week. In this Friday's roundup of news and ...

  • Equality abounds in science studies, not so in computer science

    Karen Goulart - Features Writer 15 Mar 2012
  • It was lunch break on day two of the Fusion 2012 CEO-CIO Symposium but Judy Caruso was all business. Or I suppose I should say, "all IT." The director of IT policy for the University of Wisconsin ...

  • How big data improves an information security strategy

    Christina Torode - Editorial Director 14 Mar 2012
  • I learned a new term the other day: data-driven security. I had been talking with Enterprise Management Associates security guru Scott Crawford about remote access security policies in a ...

  • Who's afraid of the iPad 3?

    Karen Goulart - Features Writer 09 Mar 2012
  • Friday again already? Wow, things really do move fast in the tech world. In this week's roundup of news bits and opinions, we naturally bring you one of many, many ponderings about the new iPad, a ...

  • The love-hate nature of a unified communications strategy

    Linda Tucci - Editor at Large 09 Mar 2012
  • While doing a recent story on the convergence of unified communications and enterprise networking and collaboration, I was reminded again of how disruptive the Internet and mobile-enabled ...

  • Self-service BI: Power to the user

    Christina Torode - Editorial Director 07 Mar 2012
  • Self-service business intelligence (BI) is the latest development in what can only be described as the user empowerment movement. We saw it with the cloud, and again with mobile devices; now we're ...

  • Security woes and a different kind of Net threat

    Karen Goulart - Features Writer 02 Mar 2012
  • We're feeling a little vulnerable this week, maybe because our cache of tech bits is a little heavy on security issues. And if that's not enough, we round out the roundup with the most nefarious ...

  • The 2020 vision for ERP

    Karen Goulart - Features Writer 01 Mar 2012
  • I hope I'm not beating a dead horse here, but can I get in another few words about the value of ERP and how it (unlike the aforementioned horse) is not dead? This week, after several chats with ...