It Management

Case Study

Ashok Leyland Uses Gamification to Bring Business Closer to IT

Ashok Leyland's IT-head found an innovative approach in the guise of gamification to bring business closer to IT-and it was no child's play.

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

Prioritize Security Budgets Based on Risk and Profit: Sunil Sharma, Cyberoam (a Sophos company)

CIOs and CISOs should prioritize investments and first invest in areas more risky and profitable, says Sunil Sharma, VP-Sales and Operations, India & SAARC, Cyberoam (a Sophos company)

Taking IT Reorgs to the Extreme

Get ready for the disappearing IT department. Companies including Zappos, GameStop, Aetna and AccuWeather have restructured IT, sometimes radically, to respond to some harsh economic and technologic forces bearing down on CIOs.

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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

HP Increases its Play in the Security Space

Multi-national IT company, HP, has decided to increase its focus into the security space. It's released a new set of security offerings that focuses on securing interactions between users, applications and data.

Why the Journey to IPv6 is Still the Road Less Traveled

The writing's on the wall about the short supply of IPv4 addresses, and IPv6 has been around since 1999. Then why does the new protocol still make up just a fraction of the Internet?

'CFOs Write History and CIOs Write the Future': Servcorp COO

Servcorp COO, Marcus Moufarrige, who was formerly a CIO, discusses why you're going to be more important than the CFO in the next five years, and how IT chiefs are still making things too complex.

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Opinion

No Small Change

Change your department’s goalposts now or you might have to deal with someone changing them for you. 

Leverage Social Technologies for Enterprise Collaboration

It’s time enterprises moved past traditional collaboration tools and deployed social technologies.

 

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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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