Articles By Catherine Aczel Boivie

Switching from iPad to ‘more productive’ Windows 8 tablet has its ups and downs

OK, I caved. I finally bought a Toshiba tablet running Windows 8. I'm a long time iPad user and resisted buying a different tablet. What finally convinced me is the ability to connect a

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: The weird, the wacky, the wonderful – final gadget roundup

This is my last report from Consumer Electronics Show and while you may not have read my previous blogs, I'm sure you have read about the Consumer Electronics Show that just closed. It

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Belts, buckles, and business cards: sensors are in everything at CES 2015

Smart objects was a big theme at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Taken literally, the smart refers to a trend of objects that would not normally be outfitted with electronics suddenly

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: the Weird and the Wonderful

Greetings from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that opened today to 160,000 attendees, 3500 vendors and 6000 media. Let me state at the start of this blog, I like technology gadgets

Published on: January 8th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

A CIO at CES: 5 most intriguing products from CES Unveiled

Hello from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where I attended the CES Unveiled event set out solely for the press. There were about 100 vendors exhibiting their products for about

Published on: January 7th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Pebble gives Timex Move x20 a lickin’ in smart watch comparison

As a Pebble watch user, I'm appreciative of watches that do more than show the time and date. The Pebble alerts me to incoming phone calls and text messages from my iPhone. It

Published on: January 2nd, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How one woman answered Nadella on asking for a raise

Now the media frenzy has somewhat subsided over Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, let me try to put it all in perspective. I

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Over 8,000 women in technology sharing and learning

Greetings from the Anita Borge Institute's Grace Hopper Conference, also known as Celebration of Women in Computing. For all those who are too young to remember who Grace Hopper was, she was an

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Gartner shares golden rule of ‘digital humanism’

Yes, it's time for the annual Gartner Symposium for 8,500 senior IT executives, including over 3,000 CIOs. The symposium, an annual event that takes place at the Orlando Disney hotels, is in one

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Avoid IT project cost overruns with responsible Board oversight

Everyone has read about the failure of large, multi-million dollar IT projects. Yet no one considers that it might just happen to their own business. Typically, the need for these projects is linked

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

6 big risks of big data for Boards to consider

There is not a day when big data isn't mentioned in the news as a differentiator or an issue for organizations. But what does that mean for the very top level of company

Published on: August 8th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

How to present to the company Board in a way that matters

Having been a CIO for more than 20 years and on Boards for the past 10, I have seen both sides and experienced many hits and misses in my interactions with boards. There

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

My 90-year-old father is attending the conference he founded 52 years ago

My Dad is turning 90 this year. Other than his short-term memory, all is well with him. But when he decided to travel to Innsbruck, Austria to attend the International Symposium on Functional Equations

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Yes Virginia, you can resell software licenses but only in Europe!

It's just after Christmas and with the holiday spirit in mind, I want to let that "software" Santa is alive and well but only in Europe! So what's this about? Many organizations have

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

7 smart watches from CES 2014

While I was down at CES 2014 last week, I spent a lot of time looking at smart watches. In addition to showing the date and time, these watches also alert the wearer

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie