Tech Decision Maker

The IT leadership source that will supply you with the knowledge you need to choose technology and best practices that will map to your company's strategic goals.

  • Michael Krigsman // November 25, 2008, 8:00 PM PST

    Five reasons to kill IT projects

    A survey of IT experts revealed 43 percent of their organizations had recently killed an IT project. Find out the top five reasons why they killed a project prior to completion.


  • Toni Bowers // November 25, 2008, 12:10 AM PST

    What you can learn from outstanding leaders

    Supercharge your career by learning some lessons from some of the most outstanding leaders of our time.


  • John McKee // November 26, 2008, 8:17 AM PST

    How to work with a headhunter

    In today's market, everyone serious about their career should use the advice of experts. Headhunters or recruiters are a valuable resource that is often not considered by those looking for a job. In this article, John M McKee discusses key steps for smart job seekers.


  • Cheryl Traverse // November 30, 2008, 9:04 PM PST

    Compliance pitfalls with high-risk users

    A secret most security vendors will not tell you is high-risk users may circumvent traditional network and security compliance controls every day. Because of this, it is important to examine best practices, and take needed action to control high-risk users.


  • Michael Krigsman // December 2, 2008, 3:20 PM PST

    'IT has no inherent value'

    Michael Krigsman discusses a research paper that states IT offers no value apart from the business benefits it supplies. He also presents seven questions that organizations should consider to help integrate business value planning with IT.


  • George Sifri // December 2, 2008, 9:15 PM PST

    Risk management: Identifying the need

    The early adoption of a comprehensive risk management program can reduce the probability of major IT disasters. Here's how one company recognized the critical need for a risk management plan.


  • John McKee // December 4, 2008, 9:11 AM PST

    What to do when you screw up

    Sooner or later everyone screws up. Leadership coach John M. McKee says that how you react and what you do next can either derail you or help you move up the ladder.


  • Michael Krigsman // December 8, 2008, 1:06 AM PST

    Coding Slave: 'Software is expensive'

    Read author and developer Bob Reselman's comments about the challenge of building software inexpensively and about how the failure to realistically estimate and anticipate requirements hits many enterprise development projects.


  • Paul Glen // December 8, 2008, 3:29 AM PST

    Job satisfaction: It's highly overrated

    Once faced with a dissatisfied IT workforce, what should you do? Hide in your office? Fire the most disgruntled people? Pretend it isn't happening. Before making any decisions, let's ask an important question: How important is job satisfaction anyway?


  • Scott Lowe // December 8, 2008, 2:20 PM PST

    A VDI calculator - one look at the possible financial benefits of a virtual desktop environment

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure -- VDI -- continues to be a hot topic. Scott Lowe shares with you one possible way to look at the financials behind this up and coming technology.


  • George Sifri // December 9, 2008, 2:53 AM PST

    Risk management: Defining the threat and developing the framework

    George Sifri outlines the steps his company took to define threats and opportunities and rate their possible impacts. Find out how you can prepare your company to handle risk.


  • George Sifri // December 15, 2008, 8:30 PM PST

    Risk management: Implementing an enterprise program

    George Sifri looks at success factors involved with the risk management program implemented at his company. He discusses the lessons learned and offers advice on hurdles to expect on the road to risk management.


  • Scott Lowe // December 9, 2008, 1:52 PM PST

    Does offensive spam open us up to a lawsuit?

    Like it or not, spam is a way of life. While the battle between spammers and inbox users continues to rage, organizations generally do their best to try to stop the onslaught. In general, only a fraction of spam gets through filters, but can those spam filter failures create legal liability for an organization?


  • Patrick Gray // December 9, 2008, 10:32 PM PST

    The future of corporate IT? Abstraction

    Possessing an ability to understand increasingly abstracted technology will no longer be enough. The CIO, and their IT organization, must see how to combine these technologies into novel and compelling business applications that help their company capture new markets, acquire and maintain customers, and deliver new products and services.


  • John McKee // December 11, 2008, 3:31 AM PST

    Stress getting worse? Try this

    Today more than ever, it's important that you're operating at your peak. Business demands are increasing, and keeping at the top of your game is even more important. Here, leadership coach John M McKee shares some ideas that his clients have used successfully to deal with stress effectively.