I just read "Unleashing the Power of IT," by Dan Roberts and the folks at his consulting firm, Ouellette & Associates, which specializes in the "people issues" of IT. Here are two takeaways.

July 13, 2011 12:34 PM EDT

For example, here's my favorite, No. 5: High-performing CIOs allocate more time to talent development than to any other activity.

June 10, 2011 10:34 AM EDT

Dickie Oliver is on a mission to build an enterprise "know-how platform" so that 1.6 million employees across 110 countries can do a better job of selling chicken, pizza and tacos. And he isn't afraid to use some nontraditional IT approaches to do it.

March 30, 2011 6:16 PM EDT

An eclectic collection of my takeaways -- the things stuck in my head -- after Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders conference in Palm Springs, Calif. For example, I heard IT execs say that business folks today have zero tolerance for downtime and expect applications to be "Apple-simple."

March 09, 2011 6:54 PM EST

It sounds impossibly fast. But Avnet Inc.'s M&A playbook allows it to bring acquired companies into the fold (including IT systems) with speed and sensitivity.

March 08, 2011 10:17 PM EST

CIOs are starting to grapple with the BYOT (bring your own technology) phenomenon, such as employee-owned iPhones and iPads. And some common themes are emerging: Voice and data service costs will be capped. Lost devices will be wiped.

March 08, 2011 1:10 AM EST

First, there are the "unstoppable forces" of mobility, cloud computing and consumer technologies in the workplace. And that's just the one of the trends sweeping through enterprise IT, according to presenters at Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders conference. There are nine more to go....

March 07, 2011 11:35 PM EST

Conference-goers typically say that a key reason they go to conferences is for networking with other people. Yet, today, many attendees are heads-down checking their e-mail on a smartphone. Hardly a way to make connections with other human beings.

March 07, 2011 2:19 PM EST

The biggest enterprise risks (overall) include regulatory compliance, fraud, talent flight and (ahem) "IT risk." Now, what can the CIO do to mitigate those risks?

January 08, 2011 4:32 PM EST

Private clouds are scalable, elastic, shared and metered. And one more thing.

December 23, 2010 2:59 PM EST
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