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

3 key questions to ask when transforming your IT organization

I recently interviewed Luis Canepari, the Vice President of IT at Goldcorp, about IT transformation and how to approach strategy development.  With over $5 billion in annual revenue,  Goldcorp is one of the

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Clendenin

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft defends complex software licensing structure

Acknowledging that some customers have taken issue with Microsoft's software licensing policies, a Microsoft official defended the company's actions Tuesday afternoon and stressed the complexities of the situation.Microsoft has developed multiple licensing programs,

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Paul Krill

Portability drives office of the future

Technology portability and environmental integrity will feature prominently in the office of the future - and technological advances are now making that possible. Small, dispersed workspaces, more mobile employees and a changing business

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Teaching with technology program a blast at Ontario’s Peel district schools

READ related article: Technology makes teaching "come alive" at Canadian School Board Let us pause for a moment of fond reflection on the schoolroom of our youth, where the teacher's best tools were

Published on: July 21st, 2008 David Carey

How not to handle product problems

Let's say you have an application or service you have rolled out to hundreds or thousands of people and you discover a serious problem. Not a show stopper that forces you into action,

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Mark Gibbs

Don’t do twice what needs to be done once – Dow Chemical’s formula for lowering IT costs

With the unstable U.S. economy, American companies are planning cost-cutting measures to compensate for other rising costs and decreasing sales that are impacting their earnings. Those reactionary companies could learn a lesson from

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Six infuriating tech sales reps and how to avoid them

When Craig Urizzola's company decided to make a seven-figure investment in a new ERP system, he contacted his local reseller to order hardware to run it on. "We told them exactly what we

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Lisa DiCarlo

Businesses using Web 2.0 should embrace mass collaboration

In 2006, author and technology think-tank head Don Tapscott teamed up with Anthony D. Williams to write Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Penguin Group), a book about the Web 2.0 economy that

Published on: April 23rd, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

How to nab the enemy within

Corporations are woefully unprepared to counter attempts at corporate espionage, say experts who perform vulnerability assessments designed to uncover security weaknesses. North American corporations lose as much as $300 billion a year to

Published on: April 18th, 2008 Mary Brandel

Cost cutting trend may hit IT industry “like a thunderbolt”

The cost-cutting phase of this economic downturn is coming, and when it does it may arrive like a thunderbolt, with force and immediacy, Gartner Inc. analysts warned at a conference in Las Vegas.

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

How to get employees passionate about disaster recovery

Last November, a fire broke out in one of the buildings on ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s main campus, forcing about 50 employees to move to another location on the property. After the building's sprinklers

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

Recession fears will “slow down” IT spending in Canada, U.S.

Twenty-three percent of respondents to a ChangeWave Research study said their companies will reduce or halt IT spending in the second quarter of this year, results that underscore recent concerns about a U.S.

Published on: February 21st, 2008 Chris Kanaracus