Archives for: August 30th, 2012

How to Measure the Cultural DNA of Your Company

Written by Michael Friedenberg on 30/08/2012

When Yahoo named Marissa Mayer as its new CEO recently, the news got a lot of attention. Yahoo’s Chairman Fred Amoroso called Mayer the perfect choice because of her “unparalleled track record in technology, design and product execution.” But in the flood of commentary and reaction that followed, the remark that really caught my attention […]

Red Hat CEO: Establishing Cloud Leadership

Written by John Gallant on 22/08/2012

When you think about the leading cloud computing companies, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst hopes his company springs to mind. In fact, the CEO of the rapidly growing, Raleigh, NC-based open source company is doing everything in his power to ensure that Red Hat has the widest possible portfolio of tools for your private and […]

Unilever CIO: Innovation and Mobility are Empowering

Written by John Gallant on 21/08/2012

Whether CIOs worry about enabling company growth in emerging markets or improving speed to market and cycle times, Rod Hefford has advice to share. Hefford is CIO for global customer development and supply chain at Unilever, the British-Dutch consumer products company. Unilever’s 400-plus products are used daily by some 2 billion consumers in nearly 200 […]

HBO CIO: Stay Focused on the Future

Written by John Gallant on 13/08/2012

When HBO launched in 1972, paying for TV was a novel idea. The concept seems quaint today in a world of three—or is that four?—always-on screens: computer, television, smart phone and tablet. The pioneering movie channel now originates top-shelf content including Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Deadwood (a personal favorite) that is consumed on […]

Webroot CEO: Gambling on Cloud

Written by John Gallant on 02/08/2012

Anti-malware vendor Webroot has bet the company on cloud. In October 2011, Webroot stopped selling packaged software and moved to software-as-a-service (SaaS). CEO Dick Williams says the switch improves the customer service model and takes the burden of managing updates off of the end user. Williams and I talked about why he thinks the new […]