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2012's Top 10 Tech Toys & Tools


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published December 19, 2011

We are our tech gadgets - Steve Jobs certainly convinced us of that - and the choices just are so tempting.

11 Reasons to Adopt Chromebook in the Enterprise


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published August 15, 2011

 (And three not to ... )

Top 10 Reasons to Dump PowerPoint


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published June 29, 2011
There are better alternatives out there.

The Top 10 PlayBook Apps are (finally) Here!


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published May 26, 2011
RIM is still taking heat for not having apps ready to go when they released the Playbook but that's all changing now.

Top 10 Reasons Why BlackBerry's PlayBook is a Winner


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published April 19, 2011
Don't count RIM out just yet – they know business but, more importantly, businesses know them.

5 Reasons Your CEO Doesn't Trust You


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published April 12, 2011
And 1 way to win them over.

10 Reasons to Buy Xoom (and 2 Not to)


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published March 15, 2011
Xoom's got iPad beat for business in every way except two and those will probably change soon.

The Top 10 Reasons to Scorn iPad and Buy Honeycomb


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published February 15, 2011
It appears Google's Midas touch is going to leave the iPad in the dust.

Top 10 Reasons CIOs Need to Buy Tablets


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published January 18, 2011
RIP netbooks, tablets are here to stay. Here's why.

The Top 10 Ways To Get Rid of Annoying Sales Calls


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published December 21, 2010
Christmas is supposed to be a time of giving but annoying salespeople may actually become more so as they try to make their quotas. Here's how to get rid of them and enjoy your eggnog!

Apples in the Enterprise


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published December 1, 2010
Banging on management's front door never worked so Apple is quietly, relentlessly making its way into the enterprise via back door: employees' pockets.

Top 10 iPad Apps for Business


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published November 16, 2010
This little upstart isn't very functional on its own but new apps keep C-suiter's insisting it's the way to go.

Top 10 Myths of Safe Web Browsing


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published October 19, 2010
A kind of relaxed complacency about Web browsing and its risks is cascading across corporate America.

Top 10 Consumer Apps/Devices Infiltrating the Business ...


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published September 21, 2010
And what you need to know about them.

10 Reasons Tablets Work in Your Technology Strategy


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published August 17, 2010
Back in March we poo-pooed the use of the iPad as a serious business tool but tablets, as class of products, can be a viable part of your technology strategy.

10 Reasons to Use Google Docs


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published July 20, 2010
And one not to.

Boots on the Ground - Cloud Computing Gets Real


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published July 19, 2010
Business are snubbing Microsoft Office.

10 Reasons You Need Android's Mobile Tech


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published June 15, 2010
... and one reason you don't.

Unified Communications: An End to the Hype?


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published June 2, 2010
Unlike years gone by, today's unified comm gambles are starting to pay off little by little.

Up in the Cloud - 10 Things About Cloud Computing You Don't Already Know


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published May 19, 2010
Perhaps the one most disturbing to IT leadership is the encroachment on their fiefdoms.

Top 10 Outsourced IT Destinations You Haven't Thought Of


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published April 20, 2010
ABI: "Anyplace But India" is the new mantra for outsourced IT.

10 Reasons to Nix the iPad in Your IT Strategy


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published March 16, 2010
If you've been thinking that the latest, greatest from Apple will move IT strategy forward, think again.

Mobile Tech: The Top 10 Apps CIOs Need Now


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published February 16, 2010
Mobile tech is getting bigger daily so here's a few cool apps that you might want for your smartphone. Some are just fun, others are too cool for school, and there's one that might actually save your bacon.

Are Technology Strategy Disputes Bogging Down Your Business?


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published February 9, 2010
When groups are at odds over technology strategy, it's up to the CIO to referee.

2010 is the Year Mobile Data Gets Real


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published January 7, 2010
As security concerns diminish, Smartphones get smarter, and the Cloud billows, 2010 is the year when savvy CIOs will jump on the mobile data bandwagon.

Video Conferencing Saves Time and Money


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published December 30, 2009
Teleconferencing is getting better, faster and cheaper so 2010 may be a good time for the CIO to grab some low hanging fruit and pick up a few accolades from management along the way.

Tweeting for Dollars - Embracing Social Media


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published November 30, 2009
Many CEOs, business owners and IT types are using social media for distributed innovation, marketing and one-on-one customer relations.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet is No Longer the Question


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published September 14, 2009
Social media and micro-blogging are here to stay so it's time to figure out your e-discovery policy and how to enforce it.

Reshuffling the Outsourcing Deck


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published July 31, 2009
New global hot spots are emerging as more and more companies look to control costs and take advantage of a flattening world.

A Cloud Provider Roundup


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published June 17, 2009
Some of the biggest names in computing are also vying to become the biggest names in Cloud services.

Writing Winning IT Plans in a Recession


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published April 23, 2009
If you haven't heard it by now: It's all about the business, ROI and quick wins.

What Savvy CIOs Know About CFO Speak


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published February 2, 2009
GAAP. BV. GAAS. IFRS. Quick now: what do these acronyms mean? If you don’t know, your job may be in jeopardy.

5 Ways to Cut IT Costs Without Cutting Deliverables


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published December 30, 2008
Experts offer advice on reducing IT expenses the (relatively) painless way.

Hiring: Smart Companies Get Aggressive


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published November 5, 2008
Now is the time to be finding the best and brightest.

The Worm in the Apple


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published October 15, 2008
IT mans the barricades against new-generation smart-phones from Apple and Google. Blackberry, however, still rules the roost.

Clouds, Black Holes and Roach Motels


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published October 8, 2008
Data portability (or lack thereof) is one of the biggest issues in the cloud.

Outsourcing: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published August 28, 2008
Thinking of changing your outsourcing partner? Think long and hard—a lot of issues are going to come up and many will be painful and difficult to work through.

The Six Winning Secrets of Project Funding


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published August 13, 2008
Or, how to woo your CFO.

Is Procurement Muscling In On Your Turf?


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published June 30, 2008
As the economy continues to slow, procurement is playing a more active role in what was once IT-only budgets.

Three Steps to Secure Cloud Computing


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Robert McGarvey

| CIO Insights Article Published June 13, 2008
Securing the cloud isn't much different from securing any off-site application or data.