4 Technologies to Boost Business in the Recovery

Kishore Swaminathan, chief scientist at Accenture, points out in an article in Computer Weekly that he sees 4 technologies that should be focussed on in order to not only be ready, but ahead when the economy improves The four areas are: Cloud and internet computing Mobility Collaboration Business intelligence technologies > Read more here


Doing more with less: CIOs disclose their plans

An article today on silicon.com highlights the business and technology priorities The headline of doing more with less caused me a flashback as 4 years ago we had a key campaign that led with this tagline – funny how things come around again Unsurprisingly consolidating IT infrastructure and trimming costs. Virtualisation was the key technology…


Microsoft Executives’ views of now and the future

With time as they are, I always find it really interesting to hear from our executives on their views of how we manage now and what the future looks like Kevin Turner, our COO, said of how we should approach the next year that we should only focus on the things that we can have…


Do you need a CIO or do you need an IT Director?

Really interesting piece on silicon.com about this topic, including the difference between the two, when you need one and not the other and how each function aspires to improve


3 IT Projects that you can get signed off according to silicon.com

Steve Ranger has done an interesting article on Silicon.com based on IDC’s prediction that IT projects around the following will be most likely to get approved: 1) Risk management 2) Post-acquisition integration 3) Cost-cutting Read the full article here


CIO Scorecard Fosters Strategic Performance Management Culture

Microsoft IT (MS IT) falls under strict corporate scrutiny to demonstrate its business value and return on investment. The CIO Scorecard at Microsoft helps to strategically align the organisation with corporate and fiscal objectives, manage organisational performance, and demonstrate the value of IT across the enterprise. The CIO Scorecard has matured to a level that…


New TechNet IT Manager Webcast Series

During this 8 part series starting on 18th March, the IT Evangelists will be taking a look at some of the top technology trends tipped by Gartner for 2009, including Virtualisation, GreenIT, Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing.     Date/Time Abstract Wed 18th March 4pm Virtualisation It’s one of the buzzwords  in IT at the…


CIO Job Vacancy

For those of you that thought the job market was stale…..thought this would get your interest…. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is now advertising the £180,000 per year position, heading up 1,400 staff and a budget of £1bn in one of the largest IT departments in Europe. Read the Silicon.com article


Mother May I?

I read a very interesting article yesterday on Information Week, which looks into IT spend amidst these uncertain economic times. It had a few really interesting take outs. The CIO of H.B. Fuller said "it made me go down the hall to talk to the CFO." which really highlights how key the relationship is between…