It Management

Case Study

NSAIL Utilizes In-House Resources to Create an Efficient Planning Module

Pankaj Verma, VP-IT, NSAIL created a planning module in-house - instead of going for an off-the-shelf product - and saved close to Rs 1 crore for the company.

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Feature

What Makes for Satisfied Indian CIOs?

The characteristics of happy CIOs--versus unhappy ones--goes beyond money, a CIO research proves. But of course, it still has plenty to do with it.

What Vacation? Expect to Work While You're Away

With companies operating 24x7 and employees increasingly working from mobile devices, the pressure on IT staff to stay in touch even when they are on vacation is becoming almost an unspoken requirement.

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How-To

How to Create an Effective Business Continuity Plan

Natural and manmade disasters underscore the challenges of seamless disaster recovery in the real world. Having a comprehensive business continuity plan isn't just an IT concern; though. Nothing less than the survival of your company is at stake.

How to Close the Big Data Skills Gap by Training Your IT Staff

Companies like Persado, which uses big data to help marketers optimize their messages, are finding success training their existing staff in the new big data technologies.

Six Business Dashboards That Help Manage Employees, Web Services

These six dashboards help IT execs make key decisions by putting data from a variety of enterprise applications and services at a CIO's fingertips.

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Interview

My Job is to Hallucinate: Unisys CTO

Jim Thompson, CTO, Unisys, talks to Computerworld India about the company’s Forward! solution, the state of the Unix mission critical market and how India figures in Unisys’s future plans.

NetApp CMO Julie Parrish on Why the 'CIO-CMO' Gap is Widening

Julie Parrish, senior vice president and CMO, NetApp, talks about how marketing has transformed over the years and why the CIO-CMO gap seems to be widening.

Only a Small Percentage of CIOs in Asia are Mobile Ready: Scott Bales

Singapore-based Scott Bales, known in banking circles as "a global leader on Innovation, Trends, Design and Mobility" is publishing a book on mobility, titled, Mobile Ready. The book is right now at a pre-order stage at an innovative publishing forum, Publishizer.com, where it has already raised S$18,000 in pre-orders (at the time of writing). This shows how popular Bales is as a thought leader in his space. If you have any doubts over his popularity, look at this: he has over 15,000 Facebook followers!

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Video

Video: Executive Viewpoint with Alison Higgins-Miller, VP, Websense

Alison Higgins-Miller, VP APAC and Japan, Websense, talks about trends in security.

Video: Executive Viewpoint with Anil Bhasin, MD, Palo Alto Networks

Anil Bhasin, MD, India and SAARC for Palo Alto Networks talks about next generation security.

Video: Interview with Sri Karumbati, CIO, Stumpp, Schuele and Somappa Springs

In the latest edition of "Boss Knows Best" series, we speak to Sri Karumbati, CIO, Stumpp, Schuele and Somappa Springs who offers his take on what goals techies should be focussing on to help their organization.

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News

The Future of Hiring in India: PwC Consulting

Padmaja Alaganandan, Executive Director-Consulting, PwC Consulting, says the way Indian companies look at their workforce will change: The middle and lower rungs will be hired on a project- or part-time basis.

Why the ‘New IBM’ Loves LoBs

A big chunk of buyers for IBM’s SoftLayer SaaS offerings comes from Line of Business, signaling a change in SaaS buyers in enterprises. 

Shape Up or Ship Out: 10 Changes CEO Nadella Wants from Microsoft Workers

CEO Satya Nadella gave what amounted to a public tongue-lashing to Microsoft's 127,000 employees, which was followed up by an analyst's report that the company plans to announce layoffs of up to 10% of that number at its quarterly earnings report July 22.

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Opinion

10 Leadership Lessons from Jeffrey Fox

Do you remember when you were first assigned a leadership role? It's an exciting adventure, filled with anticipation, anxiousness, fear of the unknown and an overwhelming need to ensure you're ready to take on one of the greatest responsibilities of a career.

CIOs vs. Consumer Tech: How to Win Over Your Users

When it comes to employee productivity at your company, what has consumerization done for you lately? Has the rising tide of consumer devices changed the user experience for the better? Are your internal customers more satisfied these days?

‘Innovators Are Not Smarter Than The Rest of Us’

According to James O'Loghlin, innovators are not smarter than the rest of us and don't have access to a special part of the brain -- they just do things differently.

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Slide-Show

CEO Comebacks: For Better or for Worse?

We bring to you six global CEOs who made a comeback to save their struggling companies and help them revive in the time of crisis.

Truth in IT Job Postings: What Those Want Ads Really Mean

Make no mistake about it: There's a massive difference between what employers say and what they actually mean.

Who Holds IT Security Power?

From Apple, to Symantec and Anonymous, lots of people, companies and groups influence the IT security world.

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