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CIO weekly wrap-up: What is Foursquare's draw? Also Balanced Scorecard

Happy soggy Monday from the rain-soaked East Coast! We’ve had a pretty easy winter so far, but these April showers sure are coming early and strong.

So, I’ve seen a lot in the mainstream media this week about FourSquare and other technology services that allow you to tell people where you are. Last week, Twitter also began asking me if I’d like to include my location with my Tweets. I don’t have a big desire to tell people where I am 24-7, but maybe there’s more to it than that. So what is Foursquare’s appeal? If you’re signed up for FourSquare, I’m interested in hearing about why you use it.

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Balanced scorecard founder on the business value of IT – Balanced scorecard framework co-developer Robert Kaplan discusses IT strategy and the ways CIOs can demonstrate the business value of IT.

Balanced scorecard author talks agile business and risk management – In part 2 of our Q&A, Kaplan talks about agile business, risk management and predictive analysis.

IT service provider consolidation tips: A CIO talks vendor management — IT service provider consolidation can simplify enterprise IT vendor-management strategies, says our CIO columnist Niel Nickolaisen. Learn his tips for categorizing IT services and acing vendor consolidation.

IT infrastructure outsourcing, multisourcing boosted by ITIL framework — IT infrastructure outsourcing and multisourcing benefit when enterprise and vendor have a strong IT Infrastructure Library framework. Learn how consumer-products giant Proctor & Gamble Co. aligned IT outsourcing and ITIL.

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