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Arne Josefsberg Joins GoDaddy As Its CIO

Arne Josefsberg Joins GoDaddy As Its CIO

By Zach Walton January 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

In September, GoDaddy rebranded itself as a company dedicated to small businesses with a series of ads starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Now the company is hiring a new executive as it continues to make headway into the small enterprise sector. …

Microsoft CIO Fired

Stuart Scott received very abrupt walking papers from Microsoft, losing his position as corporate vice-president and chief information officer.

Beyond the Hurdles to the Digital Natives

The CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, Germany, started last week and runs until March 21.

CeBIT is the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work.

Public Affairs via Web 2.0

Everyone who owns a forum, a blog, a bulletin board or otherwise knows that to accept user content is to monitor what that user content. Does it makes sense for the web site, is the content that the user supplies something that fits in, makes sense, and is appropriate.

We have heard about all the spamming that happens in these systems, but a larger question posed by CIO today is:

Another Thing CIOs Should Know About Requirements

I saw this article on CIO magazine  – Five Things CIOs Should Know About Software Requirements. It seems to me that there is one more thing (at least) that they need to know about requirements:

Business rules are NOT requirements

An Open Mind for Second Life

If you want to really understand all sides of the story about Second Life as a business platform – the genuine potential as well as the current drawbacks – a series of in-depth feature articles published last week by CIO Insight magazine is where you definitely should go.

CIOs, Is Your Career Over?
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The long-standing joke about the acronym for chief information officers actually standing for “career is over” may have a real punchline now, one that hits those C-level executives right in their employment status.

Computer Security Still Damaged by Social Engineering

Interesting article out of CIO magazine about Vista, and that while it is a highly secure operating system, with some neat things it can do, it still is not invulnerable to those programs that require social engineering to get the user to do something.

The Ex-lawyer and Red Hat Support

When I bought my first home, I used a lawyer that a friend referred me to. The lawyer was great, thorough, responded quickly and took the time to explain things in plain English.

Scoble’s Day of Meetings

Lunch with Dave Davison, retired VC’er. Meeting with editorial crew. Meeting with Paul (Maryam’s boss).

IT Spending: Putting a Budget Surplus to Good Use
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If you sell to government, non-profit or educational accounts, your firm may be accustomed to managing this next challenge.

PC Hardware: How Ego Can Cost Your Clients

Your clients might be tempted to outfit their top managers and producers with the latest and greatest PC hardware.

Massachusetts, Microsoft Could Fight Again

The Massachusetts Information Technology Division has issued a request for information for an “OpenDocument Format Plug-in for Microsoft Office Suite,” a move likely to infuriate Microsoft.

Software 2006

I’m at MR Rangaswami’s big event, Software 2006, where Socialtext is selected as a showcase company.

Solve the CIO Problem by Properly Organizing Our Capital
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Our CIOs have a problem. One person has to have capabilities in managing diverse kinds of capital.

CIO Blog

If you subscribe to one blog this month, make it JP Rangaswami’s.

CIO Enterprise Identity Project Approaches

The Enterprise Identity Management project is all about automating business processes and synchronizing identity-related information across the enterprise.