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Steve Jobs: A True Visionary has Passed


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published October 6, 2011

But Steve Jobs legacy and accomplishments will live on long after the man is gone.

Understanding the Implications of Amazon's EC2 Crash


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Ed Laczynski

| CIO Insights Article Published May 5, 2011
CIOUpdate guest columnist Ed Laczynski of Datapipe, offers his take on the AWS crash and why it really wasn't Amazon's fault if your services went down.

It's Not Just Developer Jobs Going Overseas


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published December 2, 2010
The acceleration of offshoring is behind the loss of millions of white collar finance and IT jobs in U.S. and Europe.

IT Value and Business Value are One and the Same


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published October 4, 2010
Figuring out IT's value to the business is a moving target but it always comes back to the business, not IT.

Perception is Reality


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published August 18, 2010
If they think it, it must be true ... right? Well, no, not really, but there is a lot of truth to the expression "perception is reality".

This is Your Brain ...


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published July 28, 2010
This is Your Brain on Twitter, Facebook, IM, email, cell phone, the radio, the TV, the Internet, work, home, vacation, playing with the kids, working out, fixing the house, taking out the trash, etc., etc.

IT Job Losses Will Continue for a Long Time


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published November 24, 2009
Along with other G&A functions, America and Europe will loose a lot of IT jobs in the coming five years.

Cloud Computing Will Reshape IT Forever


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published November 12, 2009
First came mainframes, then minis, then PCs. Cloud is the next significant advancement of computing.

Should CIOs Tweet?


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published October 20, 2009
Twitter has quickly become the de facto micro-blogging tool for the hip and plugged-in CIO but is it really for you?

Once Again Business, Not IT Top Concern for CIOs


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published September 23, 2009
The business and how to make it better tops the list of concerns in Society of Information Management survey.

CIOs More Focused on Business Than Ever


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published September 11, 2009
It won’t come as a surprise to many, but CIOs are spending more of their time on business issues instead of technology.

Four Technology Best (and not so best) Bets for 2009


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published August 27, 2009
Based on ROI and TCO, four technologies stand out this year as good bets. The ones that don't may surprise you.

Saving 15% is Easy ...


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published July 29, 2009
If the CEO says so (but a little cooperation also helps).

IT Budgets Flat or Falling for Remainder of 2009


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published June 30, 2009
This year's research by Computer Economics offers up a pretty even split between the haves and have nots―and a few surprises.

Budgets Remain Flat, IT Demand to Increase


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published May 8, 2009
A new Hackett Group report offers up three strategies to deal with this new reality.

Flying High: How NetJets' CIO Reshaped IT


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published April 30, 2009
Shared services and a can-do attitude are the key to meeting the needs of a highly demanding clientèle.

Innovating is Key in a Recession


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published April 7, 2009
IT can help the business survive and help prepare it to thrive when things turn around.

A Manager's Guide to Surviving Layoffs


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published March 25, 2009
Feeling bad about letting people go is natural, but you still have to work through it. Here's how.

Transforming IT: VF Corp.'s Martin Schneider


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published January 30, 2009
Rethinking IT for the largest apparel maker on the planet was no small task but the companies first global CIO knew it could be done.

1 in 4 IT Jobs Done Overseas by 2010


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published December 18, 2008
IT outsourcing is accelerating as the economy weakens and Global 1000 companies strive to remain competitive.

Effective Leadership in Tough Times


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published November 24, 2008
These five leadership traits and tactics will help your company survive.

2009 IT Spending Roundup


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published November 14, 2008
Compared to the rest of the economy, IT’s predicted to weather the current economic storm in pretty good shape.

IT Still Relevant Even in a Downturn


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published October 8, 2008
Even facing economic uncertainty, 2009 IT budget, staffing estimates remain strong.

The Wall St. Meltdown and IT Budgets


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published September 26, 2008
It’s too soon to tell for sure but IT budgets aren’t on the chopping block just yet.

Standing at the Crossroads


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published September 5, 2008
Historically, IT is at a crossroads—a unique mash-up of time, technology, expectations and anticipations.

DC Consolidation Shows Overwhelmingly Positive ROI


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published August 14, 2008
Data center consolidation is one of the most fundamental ways to lower the cost of IT operations.

Your Employees, Bandwidth and the Olympics


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published August 7, 2008
Not to worry, even if you can’t handle it, chances are good your network can.

Telecommuting's Rise Causing Privacy and Security Headaches


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published July 31, 2008

As the popularity of telecommuting continues to increase, CIOs are faced with a problem of evolution.

IT Budget, Capital Spending Growth Weakening


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published July 14, 2008
It may sound ominous but the general takeaway is good news.

Defining Innovation


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published June 27, 2008
It's the new buzzword but what, when the CEO comes calling, does "innovation" mean?

The Successful CIO: It's All About Leadership


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published May 29, 2008
Today's Q&A with former PepsiCo CIO Tom Trainer, is the latest installment of an occasional series of articles highlighting the thoughts and insights of some of today's most successful IT leaders.

Good News for Tech: Spending Stays Strong


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published May 16, 2008
Despite the economy, most CIOs say their budgets will remain steady or increase for the remainder of 2008.

Saving IT in a Recession


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published May 7, 2008
Everyone says we're in it, so now what do you do about it?

Money Still No.1


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published April 23, 2008
When it comes to keeping employees happy, as always, money talks and BS walks.

General Economy Affecting IT Employee Confidence


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published April 18, 2008
Overall, IT worker confidence hit its lowest point since 2005 in this most recent quarter.

From Tactical to Strategic: Understanding Industry is Key


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published April 17, 2008
Today's Q&A with Doug Bond of Century Insurance is the latest installment of an occasional series of articles highlighting the thoughts and insights of some of today's most successful IT leaders.

This Isn't Your Dad's ITIL


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published March 12, 2008
If ITIL v2 was a Buick, then v3 is a Cadillac.

The Long and Winding Road: "Unified" Communications


By

Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published February 8, 2008
Like it or not, convergence is on its way but it ain’t going to be easy.

SMB's Plan to Outspend Their Bigger Brethren in 08


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published January 23, 2008
Sixty-four percent of SMBs will increase IT spending by an average of 5.3% in 2008.

New Initiatives Spending Versus Keeping the Lights On


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Allen Bernard

| CIO Insights Article Published January 22, 2008
Measure these two numbers and your budget meetings will go a lot better.