Should Ballmer take a hike in 2010?

Will 2010 be the year the Ballmer era ends at Microsoft Corp? That subject has been swirling around the tech media world after Newsweek predicted that Ballmer will get the boot in 2010.

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Customer focus enables low-cost airline to become high flier

Jan Marcshall, CIO and vice-president of technology for Southwest Airlines Co., reveals how the Texas-based airline company turned around its fortunes by cutting IT cost and making technology simpler to use for both

Published on: November 10th, 2009 Charlie Feld

Many women in IT pushed to brink of burnout

Though IT remains largely a male-dominated realm in the United States, women are now believed to constitute 15 per cent to 25 per cent of technical professionals -- though women's ranks in management

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

Eight simple steps to successfully manage a project

Businesses of all sizes embark on thousands of projects for new products and services every year. Unfortunately, most projects are doomed to fail outright, or at launch, because the original success criteria were

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Ron Ponce

5 things IT folk should never say to their spouses

Recently, I posed the following question to the CIO Forum on LinkedIn: What do you wish your spouse understood about your job?A dozen IT executives and IT directors-11 men and one woman-responded to

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Unethical managers cause Canadians to quit their jobs … even in a recession

Every indicator points to tough job market, but a recent Canada-wide workplace survey reveals many employees would rather leave their safe positions than work for a boss they can't trust.The poll of 1,600

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Why you need to toot your own horn and how to do it with style

I was invited to an urgent, one-on-one meeting with the CIO of a very large IT organization. No hint of the subject matter. Upon arrival, I saw that he was very disturbed about

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Al Kuebler

Tips on how to motivate developers

In many ways, managing a developer is just like managing any other employee. Developers want managers who'll help them solve business and technical problems, who'll protect them from unnecessary office politics and who

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Esther Schindler

Canadian IT jobs market heats up as employers prepare to meet talent crunch

Canadian employers are being squeezed by a tech talent crunch...from both sides.Just as a mad rush to get on the Web 2.0 bandwagon is making .Net developers fresh out of school disappear like

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How business and IT can team up to make a difference

At the beginning of the year, the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), part of the MIT Sloan School of Management, unveiled its landmark study The Future of the CIO, on the present

Published on: March 24th, 2008 Jack Loo

Getting a pulse on your market

As CIO for Quest Diagnostics, the leading diagnostic testing company in the U.S., I not only have to keep information technology operations running, I also have responsibility to use IT to create competitive

Published on: December 19th, 2007 Mary Hall Gregg

What to do when your IT department has been decentralized

Each morning, after checking my urgent messages, I take a few minutes to read a daily e-mail from one of my suppliers. Normally very entertaining, these e-mails typically discuss industry trends or pitch

Published on: December 18th, 2007 Virginia Robbins

CIOs vexed by Web 2.0 issues

Web 2.0 and emerging mobile technologies have some CIOs taking stock of how to keep control and still give their users new freedoms.In the midst of confronting emerging technologies, there can be feelings

Published on: December 13th, 2007 Matt Hamblen

Finding skilled IT workers – a CIO priority

What's on the minds of Australia's banking and finance CIOs as 2008 approaches? Finding skilled and talented people to work for them, effective communication with the other business leaders, and, of course, going

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Rodney Gedda