Smart networking can help you find the job you want

When Wade Vann, former CIO at Simmons Bedding Co., was laid off in the summer of 2008, it was naturally a difficult time. "When you've been working 60 to 70 hours a week

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Mary Brandel

How to keep your cool when everyone around is losing theirs

Budget cuts. Layoffs. Doing more with less. Sound familiar? CIOs are suddenly tasked by management with putting out fires on multiple fronts as businesses struggle to survive amid the economy's smoking ruins. Oh,

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Kristin Burnham and Patricia Wallington

Six top tips for effective IT spending in 2009

Early last summer, well before the financial meltdown in mid-September, CIO Michael Twohig met with the executive leadership at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. in Norwell, Mass., to discuss the company's 2009 budget.

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Mary Brandel

Catching the green wave

TORONTO (02/12/2008) - Seems like every time you turn around another 'green IT' story is hitting the newswires.Last fall Gartner predicted that by 2010 environmental issues would rank among the top five IT

Published on: October 1st, 2008 David Carey

How to get executive buy in for software development projects

The software development department might envision a marvelous solution to the company's IT or business need, but the technology goal can't be achieved unless the Big Boss commits to the new strategy. How

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Esther Schindler

Using smart partnerships to drive successful projects

When IT consultant Peter Cauchi was issued a directive from his Rochester, N.Y.-based client Xerox Inc. to create major change very quickly, he knew he couldn't do it by himself. “They wanted to

Published on: April 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Social networking helps three Canadian companies boost productivity, engage employees

The business world seems to be on a constant collision course with new technologies, some of which are beneficial to the organization and some of which are not. Recently, the workplace has been

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Caley

The road to hiring IT professionals gets longer:

“If you had said to me in 2001, ‘I've got a C++ developer,' the guy could have walked on water and he'd have been struggling to get a job because all the development

Published on: March 23rd, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

CIOs prescribe change for e-health providers

The recently released national survey of hospitals, primary and continuing care indicates that e-health initiatives across the country have moved from the technology acquisition stage to the implementation phase“What we found this year

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Kathleen Sibley

CIOs shift focus to process improvement

CC: Do you see your role as a contributor to business strategy? BHANDARI: I see my role as both technology officer and business strategist, leaning more toward the latter. That means engaging with

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Martin Slofstra