Monday, June 29, 2009

CIO's and Business Strategy

Michael Idinopulos discusses in this post in the Transparent Office that CIOs are still fighting for a seat at the strategy table when it comes to improving the way their company does business. IT is strategically important but most line managers fail to see that IT for more than just back-office support functions.

Enterprise 2.0 has changed all of this. Managers outside of the IT industry are figuring out that blogs, social networks, micromessaging, and other forms of online collaboration are changing the way that people interact with one another within a company. As an IT manager, companies will be looking at you to teach and explain the benefits that these social media outlets can have in an organization. That is why it is every so important to have IT managers on board discussing strategy with teams early on.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New IT Leadership LinkedIn Group

We've just launched a brand new LinkedIn group called IT Leadership that is designed for current or emerging IT Managers (up-and-coming IT leaders with CIO potential) who are looking to augment their technical skills with managerial and leadership competencies in order to work more collaboratively with business stakeholders and ultimately increase the influence on strategic initiatives across the enterprise. The group will look at these issues from the individual’s POV and discuss ways to hone personal leadership, communication and problem solving skills and also from the departmental level focusing on strategies to increase the strategic role of IT on business initiatives.

Join the IT Leadership Group

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Microsoft Expressions to become a stand alone product

According to eWeek, Microsoft will be dropping Microsoft Media from it's media suite, Expressions Studio. It will instead become a stand-alone product that will be launched on July 10 in the San Fransisco area. Read the whole article here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meetings Drive Business

This is why companies need to continue to invest in business meetings. Not only will those who attend gain new and fresh perspectives from other attendees, but they’ll hear from top companies who have lived by the same philosophy. Investment in yourself and innovation are the key to your business. What have you done recently to invest in your business?

Will you be attending one of IIR’s IT events this year? What do you want to gain from the experience?

Meetings Drive Business

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

To catch enterprises eye, Google must make some changes

According to an article at eWeek, they believe that Google must find a way to change GMail and where it hosts the information before the enterprises will recognize it as a business tool.

Read the full article here.