Articles By Paul A. Strassmann

CIOs must manage what’s left

CIOs must manage what’s left

If all your neighbors lose their jobs, you call that an economic recession. If you lose your job, you call...

July 5th, 2004 Paul A. Strassmann
Pentagon devises innovative IT strategy

Pentagon devises innovative IT strategy

In a talk in March, John Chambers, the knowledgeable CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., noted that the U.S. Department of...

June 7th, 2004 Paul A. Strassmann
The cost of short-term CIOs

The cost of short-term CIOs

Back in the June 10, 1996, issue of Computerworld U.S., I first reported on the average longevity of CIOs in...

May 3rd, 2004 Paul A. Strassmann
Most outsourcing is still for losers

Most outsourcing is still for losers

The most frequent reason companies turn to outsourcing is the need to increase profits. Replacing premium-priced labor with workers earning...

February 19th, 2004 Paul A. Strassmann
IT spending: The CFOs strike back

IT spending: The CFOs strike back

In 2000, the CIO Magazine Tech Poll reported a 22 percent annual growth rate in IT budgets. The same poll...

October 6th, 2003 Paul A. Strassmann
The curse of IT infrastructure

The curse of IT infrastructure

In July, the General Accounting Office published what I consider a rare insight into IT spending. The agency broke down...

September 1st, 2003 Paul A. Strassmann
Opinion: Transforming IT

Opinion: Transforming IT

We're at the end of corporate computing as it has been practiced for the past 50 years. From now on...

November 4th, 2001 Paul A. Strassmann