Cisco Systems is out with an Executive Viewpoint piece on turning IT sinkholes into profitable areas. It could be helpful information for CIOs plagued with ongoing problems. The report, available via TechTarget.com, isn’t just a sales piece. Well, it is, but even sales pieces can impart wisdom. We have stripped out the marketing verbiage to […]
Google is working hard to make its Chromebook more suited for the world of business. But does it make sense for your business? Would you as CIO add it to your company’s laptop collection? Google announced that it is “taking a big step toward making it even easier for companies to select Chromebooks as their […]
OK, admit it, short of felonious hackers, nothing keeps more CIOs awake than the thoughts of disaster and its attendant recovery. It’s a compelling problem that we can all learn from thanks to the disasters of others. As EnterpriseStorageForum.com observes, “Disaster recovery used to be a costly affair. You built a duplicate site in some […]
Just in time for the peak of hurricane season, it’s National Preparedness Month. Are you ready for the next natural disaster? Do you need to be? It’s the 11th year the month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been in existence. (Don’t feel bad if you forgot – who can keep track?) The […]
You may think your organization is protected against system failures. But, are you making mistakes with your backup systems that could come back to haunt you. Janco Associate Inc. has put together a list of what it calls “Top 10 Mistakes Made by IT Groups.” Sure the company is trying to sell something but that […]
Internet congestion is real one of the founders of the Internet says (and no, it’s not Al Gore) but he downplays its significance because of the limited amount of time it happens daily. But that begs the question: is any congestion acceptable and any less frustrating? In a PC World magazine article, David Clark, a […]
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment picture for web developers is projected to grow about 20 percent for the six-year period from 2012 to 2018. Intensive education programs in web code are being put forth as the solution, but are they the answer for the talent shortage? Patrick Gray, who works for […]
Despite the allure of cloud computing technology, there are still some reservations to be had, which may be impeding organizations and preventing them from using cloud-based solutions to the best of their abilities.
After having worked for IT vendors for about 20 years and now sitting on the other side of the table as a corporate client, I have gained some insights that could help the vendors be more effective in the competitive selling situations. Dedicated pursuit team Having a dedicated team working with the customer on a […]
After Microsoft started to phase out XP last month, IT departments may still be ironing all the kinks in terms of their new OS, all the while wondering why this tech giant decided to force it on them.