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IT Marketers: Secure Your Place in the Cloud

One-third of current IT budgets are allocated to cloud computing solutions, and 63% of budgets for cloud-based services will increase over the next 12 months, according to a recent study by IDG Enterprise on cloud computing trends. On average, organizations...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

CIOs Need a Wakeup Call

Dear CIO Community: Your world has changed, and I’m not sure most of you have noticed the shifts that are putting you at risk of becoming irrelevant. Excuse the blunt wake-up call here, but when I meet CIOs, many of you tell me that your relevance...

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Understanding How Tech Buyers Use Social Media

Late last year, IDG conducted two studies – one to gain insight into how tech buyers engage with tech content in multiple environments, and another to understand tech marketers’ priorities in each area.¹ At a broad level the research confirmed...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

Kaiser Permanente CIO: Make Healthcare Delightful

Philip Fasano, executive vice president and CIO of Kaiser Permanente, the giant Oakland, CA-based integrated health system, presided over the delivery of a multi-billion dollar electronic medical records initiative. I talked with Fasano about how new...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

What Will It Take to Get More Women Execs in IT?

As the father of two young girls, I often think ahead to what fields my children might pursue in their professional careers. Since my own career is devoted to high-tech media, I naturally think about the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

HCL CEO: Define a Unique Path

Conventional wisdom says customers come first. But Vineet Nayar, CEO of Indian outsourcing giant HCL, wrote a book about his philosophy of putting the “employee first, customer second” as the key to growth. Nayar shared with me his unconventional...

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Why the Uptick in UC&C Adoption Now?

A recent IDG Enterprise survey on Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) solutions revealed an uptick in adoption and investments in the next three years — specifically in enterprise organizations — demonstrating the value placed on integrating...

From the Road Interviews with Executives

Chevron CIO: Creating Game-Changing IT

Louie Ehrlich, CIO and president of Chevron Information Technology Company, has led a three-year transformation effort that has yielded the better part of a billion dollars in payback for Chevron. I talked to Ehrlich about how IT is fueling the execution...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

How CIOs Can Help Facilitate Systems of Engagement

The CEO community is turning to CIOs to help accelerate revenue growth and deepen engagement with customers. As the U.S. economy begins to brighten, it’s reassuring to see spending in the manufacturing, retail, financial and healthcare sectors starting...

Friedenberg 360 Tech and Media Insights

Why Smart CIOs Channel Steve Jobs

While there are many things to question about Jobs’ approach to business, you can’t argue with his knack for melding tech and design. Is it time to bring back the importance of the user experience? I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s...