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Step Away from the PDA and Reengage


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published September 30, 2005
Columnist Steve Andriole is fed up with people who carry around multiple hand-helds, using them as a stylish excuse to disengage from what's happening around them.

The Case for a 'Chief Technology Marketing Officer'


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published June 11, 2004
If you're a large company -- or (especially) a large public company -- then you need to think about who creates, distributes and maintains the technology 'message.'

A Little CRM, Please


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published January 27, 2004
Maybe we haven't come all that far -- at least in the computer industry -- with customer service.

How's the Team Doing?


By

Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published July 30, 2003
Many people believe that business/technology alignment depends almost completely on the quality and availability of the right people at the right time. Our columnist offers a tool to help you profile your people based on key characteristics.

Sea Changes, Tsunamis & Wake-Up Calls


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published June 20, 2003
We love to pay attention to macro trends, to pretend we're in the midst of 'significance.' Is the business/technology relationship changing? Are really big things about to happen? Yes.

That Was Then, This Is Now


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published January 6, 2003
In the 1990s, we overspent on technology, deployed questionable killer apps, and generally suspended the use of due diligence and ROI requirements. Steve Andriole offers his thoughts about what we may have missed while we were intoxicated.

Of Markets, Pills and Timing


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published December 12, 2002
Capital markets drive spending, which in turn determines the market for IT 'vitamin pills' and 'pain killers.' Knowing where the markets are and where they're going is crucial to making intelligent IT spending choices.

The Golden Rule Of Business Technology Investments


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published November 1, 2002
Investments in business technology should be made only if they're consistent with collaborative business models and enable technology integration and interoperability.

What You Need to Know About Pervasive Computing


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published August 23, 2002
'Pervasive computing' -- the connecting of computing devices in a networked environment -- is a reality now. Here's a checklist you can use to prepare yourself for the inevitable connectivity that will change the way we all do business.

How To Avoid An IT Project 'Death March'


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published June 24, 2002
We all need tools to help manage the pace of business and technology change every organization is experiencing. Here's a simple but effective methodology that can provide insight into IT project requirements before you spend serious money.

Intelligent Systems Technology In The Enterprise


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published May 23, 2002
Your network already may be running a variety of sophisticated intelligent tools, but a second, much more powerful generation of intelligent applications will revolutionize how you compute and communicate.

Develop A Winning Technology Investment Strategy


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published April 17, 2002
What technologies should you invest in? An expert offers methods for to identify the ones that are most likely to keep your company growing and profitable.

Nine Rules for Successful IT Outsourcing


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published February 14, 2002
An expert in business and technology alignment explains options when considering outsourcing, and rules to follow when your IT organization makes the leap.

Making IT Work in Your Company, Part 3


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published December 14, 2001
In the final part of an IT/business alignment column, read how services, alternative funding mechanisms and people play a role in an effective organizational alignment.

Making IT Work in Your Company, Part 2


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published December 13, 2001
IT/business alignment expert Steve Andriole outlines an approach to IT organizational alignment. The second of three parts on making IT work.

Making IT Work in Your Company


By

Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published December 12, 2001
A business/IT alignment expert examines trends shaping IT organizations and how IT should enhance evolving business models. The first of 3 parts.

Standards Now Or (Lots Of) Cash Later


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published October 3, 2001
Most companies don't associate standards-setting with business models, processes, profits or losses. Here's why they should.

Around Your Infrastructure in 8 Ways


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published September 4, 2001
Do you know every piece of your organization's infrastructure, their costs, the processes for support? A columnist offers eight elements of a sound infrastructure alignment strategy.

8 Keys to a Sane Security Strategy


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Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published July 31, 2001
The insidious Code Red worm plaguing computer systems worldwide provides a sobering reminder to IT professionals that security isn't part of their network -- it is their network. An IT columnist looks at eight elements integral to a successful security strategy.

Data's Still King


By

Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published June 7, 2001
Whether we call it information, knowledge, or content, data forms the lifeblood of business applications and the linking of employees, customers, and suppliers in a virtual world. An overview of the changing world of database management.

Strategy, Anyone?


By

Steve Andriole

| CIO Insights Article Published April 6, 2001
To Align IT for Future Business Needs, Begin with Scenario Planning