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About itwatercooler

A tech professional who knows business. Prefers realistic and practical solutions for business issues. IT has been a place too long for more "I-deas" than "I-do's". Need to get it done to achieve business results.

The CMO is taking charge!

Hey IT professionals! The traditional role of the department and its leadership is changing and changing quick! Can’t ignore this from http://www.cio.com http://www.cio.com/article/741084/Are_CIOs_Destined_to_Work_for_the_CMO_

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Switching Outsourcing Vendors

If you thought it wasn’t practical, think again! This great article from Stephanie Overby of http://www.cio.com states the reasons why. Biztek recommends it highly. A must read. http://www.cio.com/article/740965/Switching_IT_Outsourcing_Providers_Easier_and_Less_Costly_Than_Ever?taxonomyId=3195

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CIO’s Break Through!

The C-lass ceiling is no longer. CIO’s are now making noise in the higher levels of the C-suite. How “suite” it is! A great read from cio.com! http://www.cio.com/article/740099/CIOs_Share_How_They_Made_the_Leap_to_CEO

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SaaS Manifesto

We need to quickly realize that purchasing of technology and its services is changing dramatically. This is another great article from the CIO Journal illustrating that point. Great reading! http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/09/23/the-saas-manifesto-its-time-to-build-a-real-sales-team/

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Is Gamification Buzz or Reality? If you have not heard the term “Gamification,” you soon will be hearing it. Even as I write this post, my computer’s word processing software underlines the word in red as if it doesn’t exist…..But, … Continue reading

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Departmentalization of IT from SaaS

Saas is changing how software is bought and it is also affecting the power base within the IT purchasing community. http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2013/09/09/the-saas-manifesto-navigating-the-departmentalization-of-it/

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Mobile Management Stealing Power from the CIO

Lots of new apps being built on the mobile platforms is just another example of the shift away from IT in the enterprise. For the CIO, the power shift is on. Another reason for all in IT to align with … Continue reading

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