If you want to get CTOs in a lather, ask them which programming language they recommend to build an advanced Web site. Jon Williams, CTO of Flat World Knowledge, recently spawned a red-hot thread on the New York CTO Club list by asking this very question.
Everybody knows about IRS audits. Much less well understood are Oracle audits where the software behemoth comes into a company and – much as the IRS wields the proverbial fine-toothed comb to hunt for irregularities – Oracle uses its version of a fine-toothed comb to sift through a company’s software library and its licenses. Every piece of software is inspected, and so are the appropriate Oracle licenses and contracts.
How is your organization going to harness the power of mobile devices? In many ways, the answer to this question is a proxy for your approach to technology in general.