Articles By Julia King

Firms achieve mind-boggling results with extreme biz-IT convergence

Paul Heller is CIO at Malvern, Pa.-based Vanguard Group Inc. -- at least for now. He could very easily be plucked out of that job and reassigned to lead the company's multibillion-dollar retail

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Julia King

Busting software piracy – how offending firms are pursued and punished

You might not realize it, but two out of every 10 of your co-workers might be using pirated software, according to industry statistics. You might be, too, for that matter, particularly if you

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Julia King

No name tech tools all the rage as recession shrinks IT budgets

San Antonio-based CPS Energy, the largest municipality-owned gas and electric company in the country, needed to get a better grip on its budget and its budgeting process. As CPS Energy was an SAP

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Julia King

“IT lite” the name of the game as recession chokes tech spending

San Antonio-based CPS Energy, the largest municipality-owned gas and electric company in the country, needed to get a better grip on its budget and its budgeting process. Since CPS Energy was an enterprise

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Julia King

Five steps to save your business from layoff backlash

A senior corporate executive leaves the company, taking with him his framed family photographs, his prized gold pen-and-pencil set -- and the passwords of several hundred employees. One of your firm's most experienced

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Julia King

How to successfully strike out on your own as an IT consultant

As companies continue to cut costs, consolidate staffs and eviscerate executive salaries, more and more senior-level IT professionals are eyeing corporate exits - or being shown them against their will. For many such

Published on: February 19th, 2009 Julia King

What makes a person a top IT leader?

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results, as Albert Einstein mused, then CIO Viji Murali, 52, is the picture of mental health. She's also known

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Julia King

Business Intelligence 2.0 keeps cops ahead of criminals

Chief Jon Greiner recently expanded his staff of crime analysts from one to 11 without hiring a single new officer at the Ogden Police Department in Utah. Instead, Greiner equipped his existing force

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Julia King

Replacing PCs with Macs brings huge cost savings to auto repair firm

Hindsight, as they say, is always 20/20.Less than five months after going public with plans to immediately start replacing its Windows-based PCs with Macs, Auto Warehousing Co. was forced to push back the

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Julia King

Lucrative IT careers off the beaten path

Think you want to be a CIO or CTO? Think again.What you might really want is to be a chief delivery officer or chief process officer.Software developers eager to advance should consider looking

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Julia King