The Coming Culture Shift for IT/Web Analysts and CIOs

With analytics technology available to practically any business person, IT professionals have an opportunity to help business leaders ask the right questions and make the most of “big data.” But how do you talk to business people and learn what are the right questions to ask? Hear Microsoft Director of Business Intelligence Bruno Aziza speak…

Tim O’Reilly: The Future of Business Intelligence is Now

Is data now at the heart of competitive advantage? How is it changing the traditional role of business intelligence, and what stage are we at in the maturity of useful, actionable, timely, and relevant information? Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., talks about what happens “when data meets data” in this CIO…

Managing Enterprise Operations in a Global Environment

How does a company like Microsoft facilitate operational business strategies that foster corporate growth while reducing costs? Learn about the 5 strategies that support this mission within Microsoft and some of the key challenges the company must address along the way. Barry Briggs talks to Andy Charchenko, GM, Solutions Delivery, Microsoft Operations. [View:]

Managing Global IT Change at the Speed of Thought

How can CIOs with globally diverse teams deal with the complexity of a rapidly changing technology environment? Meet Walter Puschner, Microsoft VP of Worldwide Field IT, Strategy and Planning. Responsible for supporting 136 Microsoft subsidiaries, Puschner’s team represents the cutting edge when it comes to using Microsoft technologies to enable effective long-distance collaboration. [View:]

Chris Capossela on How Cloud is Changing the Way We Work

Cloud Computing can help CIOs differentiate their businesses from the competition, securely and reliably. Microsoft Business Division Senior VP Chris Capossela reflects on Cloud Computing solutions from Microsoft, which give customers new options to offload traditional IT work, mix and match cloud models to specific end-user workloads, and focus on strategic IT projects that can…

Transforming Technology into Corporate Value

What does Intel VP and CIO Diane Bryant see as her company’s top challenges? How does she balance corporate priorities? If the trend of more women entering the IT field is to continue or accelerate, what factors will help attract them? Watch as Microsoft CTO Barry Briggs finds the answers in this CIO Network interview….

From Local to Global: The Role of IT in Supporting Worldwide Competition

How is IT helping a once local brand grow to global proportions, make better decisions, and increase its competitive edge? To learn the answers, check out this CIO Network interview with Carlsberg Group VP and CIO, Kenneth Schmidt, conducted by Microsoft Director and Worldwide Strategy Lead for Business Intelligence, Bruno Aziza.  [View:]

Embracing IT to Help Drive Business Transformation

How is Korea’s largest telecom using IT to integrate internal business operations, address new business opportunities, and improve efficiency? What efforts is the company making to embrace green IT strategies? Get the answers as Microsoft CTO Barry Briggs chats with Dr. Sam Pyo, CIO of Korea’s largest telecommunications corporation, KT.

With the Cloud, What Happens to Outsourcing?

Originally published on the Microsoft CIO Network. Join today. Over the years, outsourcing has been a proven strategy to lower costs, manage complexity and free IT to become more strategic in making the business more profitable. But with the emergence of cloud computing as a viable alternative to accomplishing these same goals, what happens to…


Getting “Mission Critical” Right

A while ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Microsoft’s CIO Tony Scott to talk about “mission critical” applications. (See “Interview with Tony Scott on Mission Critical in Today’s Enterprise.”) Since that interview, I’ve done some additional thinking on the topic and wanted to share that here. Tony offered some great insights and,…