The Problem That CIOs Have With Windows Software

How much Microsoft windows software is being used at your company? If you are like most of us, the answer to this question is “a lot”. Microsoft not only does a very good job with most of their software (think Office), but they have also been doing it for a long time – they are … Read more The Problem That CIOs Have With Windows Software

Why NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For A CIO — Sometimes

If you were to create a list of the buzz words that are filtering through the world of IT right now, “noSQL” would have to be at the top of your list when you are talking about the importance of information technology. CIOs everywhere have decided that they’ve had enough of traditional databases and the … Read more Why NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For A CIO — Sometimes

Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

Dr. Jim Anderson tackles the question that all CIO’s are asking: just exactly what is “cloud computing”? Dr. Anderson identifies the 4 different flavors of cloud computing that are available and points out how a CIO would go about using each one of them. Get a free subscription to The Accidental Successful CIO newsletter by … Read more Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

By Dr. Jim Anderson Does anyone besides me remember the big Furby craze that swept the U.S. in the early ’90’s? People went crazy for these little plush dolls and they started collecting them in hopes that they would one day be valuable. Well, that never happened and a lot of people got stuck with … Read more CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

CIO Cloud Computing 101: Who Are The Players?

One of the great things about working in the IT field is that whenever things start to get boring, we have the ability to create new buzzwords and make things interesting all over again. The arrival of “Cloud Computing” on the scene a couple of years ago showed that this cycle has not gone away. … Read more CIO Cloud Computing 101: Who Are The Players?

The Problem With Apple: Product Or Platform?

In the world of IT we deal with lots of different questions: what project to take on, how best to align with the business, how to improve processes. One thing that we don’t really spend much time thinking about is if our applications should run on Microsoft or Apple platforms. Hmm, has Apple missed the … Read more The Problem With Apple: Product Or Platform?

In IT, Bigger is NOT Necessarily Better

Way back in my young & foolish days I had the opportunity to work at a couple of startups. I came to them after having worked for very large firms such as Boeing, Siemens, and Alcatel. Needless to say the environment, attitude, and overall energy level at the startups was completely different from the large … Read more In IT, Bigger is NOT Necessarily Better

Can Microsoft Profit From Having Steve Ballmer Take Total Control?

The news is a bit old by now; however, it’s still a big deal that Steve Ballmer has finally taken full control of Microsoft now that Bill Gates has officially stepped down. I believe that Microsoft employs over 100,000 staff and so Steve has got his hands full trying to find a way (or ways) … Read more Can Microsoft Profit From Having Steve Ballmer Take Total Control?