Baseline Issue November 2009


Minding Your Mobile Assets
There?s no sense bemoaning the proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise. That ?genie? escaped years ago. Now it?s up to IT executives to manage the myriad mobile devices used by employees, develop coherent usage policies, and deploy security technologies and practices to protect corporate assets.


Strategy Is Not Enough
If your IT strategy is underperforming when it comes to delivering business value, try focusing on capabilities that can help you execute that strategy. You need to understand the capabilities you already have and the ones you still need.


Technology Helps Save the World
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Salvation Army and the World Wildlife Fund must deal with many of the same technology challenges facing for-profit enterprises, but they don?t have the same resources available to them. They meet these challenges by making the same equipment serve double-duty and by using technology to cut costs.


What?s the Best Approach to Business Continuity?
There are a lot of steps involved in ensuring business continuity, but these four strategies provide a good starting point. Read how other companies have used these strategies successfully.


Creating Partner Processes that Enable Agility
Process improvement and innovation initiatives must be able to respond dynamically to rapid change and must span a company?s business network.


Developing Managers for Team-Driven Success
Managers need to learn how to correct any behaviors that hinder leadership and obstruct or alienate employees.

Clearing Away Infrastructure Muck
Turning to a cloud solution eliminates the need to manage most, if not all, of the infrastructure maintenance.

Preparing for Hurricane Icann
A storm of new domain names is brewing at ICANN, and trademark owners need to keep a close eye on this situation.

Developing Strong Work Relationships
Here are three guidelines for bridging the gap that often separates departments and their managers.


The Verdict Is In
Thanks to the law firm?s intranet, attorneys at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal get 24/7 access to client information.

Finding a Cure for Forecasting Problems
Integrating its forecasts with its budgeting process enables Grandi Salumifici Italiani to produce more accurate sales forecasts.


Stories cover digital ants, a better way to find your body mass index and an island that wants to be a data center hub.


Starting Point by Eileen Feretic
Taking Up the Gauntlet
Business and technology managers can?t give up, despite mounting challenges and shrinking resources.

Perspectives by Shawn Banerji
The CIO Challenge
Finding the correct balance of innovation and cost reduction is at the center of the CIO?s dilemma.