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CIO weekly wrap-up: Super Bowl technology and Google's advertising

Super Bowl Sunday was yesterday, so let the Monday-morning quarterbacking begin! The turning point in the game was the Saints’ decision to go for that onsides kick at the beginning of the second half, yes? I don’t think the Colts ever recovered.

I imagine dissecting the Super Bowl is top of mind for many of you. According to CNN, high-tech kept the Super Bowl on track with instant replay and multiple camera angles of the Saints’ fourth-quarter two-point conversion (which was originally ruled no-good, then reversed).

For those less interested in the actual game, what did you think of the Super Bowl ads? Any favorites? Who else was surprised to see Google’s advertisement? A panel of MBA students from Northwestern University ranked it as the most effective ad of the night. (My other big surprise? Leno and Letterman in the same room.)

And, for some non-Super Bowl news, here are the latest stories from, covering IT salaries and careers, project management offices and surviving the recession.

IT salary survey shows no growth in 2009, but that could end in 2010 — A look back at IT executives’ state of mind and IT salaries for 2008 compared with our 2009 IT salary and careers survey.

Project management office helps CIO navigate rough financial waters — How did CIO Sharon Gietl help The Doe Run Co. navigate budget cuts and layoffs? With a tiny PMO that is prioritizing projects across the enterprise.

How to survive a recession using best practices in IT — Quiz time! Do you know how to survive a recession using best practices in IT cost management? In this enterprise CIO guide, review our latest stories and test your IQ on IT lessons learned.

2010 CIO and IT salaries and career survey: Read our special report — CIO and IT salaries are bouncing back in 2010 after a tough 2009. In this special report, learn about IT salaries by industry, CIO job tenures and more.

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