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Perspectives on IT from Microsoft CIO Tony Scott and members of his staff

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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office of the CIO blog has moved

    Hi readers, My apologies. We up and moved, but didn't leave a forwarding address. Sorry about that. Since late October 2012, Microsoft IT employees have been blogging and sharing videos on Microsoft's external website. The new blog is located here . Here's what has been published since late...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Experience in application portfolio management

    This is a guest post from Paul Slater, an intellectual property development architect from the Enterprise Strategy team within Microsoft’s Services organization. In part 1, he’ll discuss the background and strategy to Microsoft’s internal line-of-business application portfolio management...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Windows 8 within Microsoft

    This is a guest post by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning and communications team in Microsoft IT. If you’ve read this blog before then you know that one of the roles of Microsoft IT is to be the first customer of Microsoft’s commercial products and services...
  • Blog Post: To the Cloud: A Book Made for CIOs and Their Teams

    This is a guest post by Pankaj Arora, Senior Manager in the Global Strategic Initiatives team, Microsoft IT When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer publicly declared “We’re all in” on cloud computing in March 2010, he wasn’t just referring to Microsoft’s products and platforms...
  • Blog Post: Balancing Productivity and Risk is Key to Consumerization of IT

    This is a guest post by Bret Arsenault, chief information security officer, Microsoft IT A few months ago, a gentleman from Dell wrote a blog why CIOs can’t ignore consumerization of IT. I tell CIOs ignore at your own peril. The topic is a déjà vu moment for me. More than 20...
  • Blog Post: Tony Scott Ponders on the Creative Management of IT Complexity

    How are creative CIOs dealing with the consumerization of IT and managing the use of technology to bridge the intersection of work and personal life across generations, support consumer and enterprise requirements, and provide a common binding agent between employees, partners, and customers? Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: Why this CIO cares about a modern browser

    As CIO at Microsoft, my role is similar to my peers across industries. All CIOs care about risk management. We want to enable revenue and growth for our organizations. We focus on reducing enterprise costs. We are also accountable back to the business. What’s different for me and my team is...
  • Blog Post: Tony Scott on Leadership in Today’s Enterprise

    What it Means to be a CIO Today “CIOs increasingly have the best view of all of the things that are going on across the whole business,” Tony notes. This point is often overlooked, in my opinion. Because businesses rely so heavily on IT, there most likely is not a business executive who...
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