1. Summary description of its structure and purpose
The CIO website is aimed at fetching the best methods for representation of IT management topics, conference details and many others. It generalizes three prime aspects named as technology, leadership and IT drilldown. It is a truly splendid website with various sections like analysis, “HOT IT Topics” and “White Papers”.
2. Its overall `look and feel` and apparent target audience
The look and feel of the CIO website is in accordance to the standards quoted by Neilson (2001). Hyperlinks are consistently displayed to the left of the screen and layout complies with standard HTML conventions. Hyperlinks follow standard HTML conventions; they are blue and underlined providing clarity to the user. Links are self-describing and adhere to the heuristic guideline speak the users language (Kerzner, 2006). The logo “CIO” is there in every page and allows one to return back to the homepage. The very idea of adopting the right mechanism for usability and user acceptance is the key of success (Chapman, 2007).
The target audience are the various IT technological domains like developers, news gatherers and various IT management techniques.
3. What you find useful about this site?
The CIO site is very useful for sharing news, webcasts, various upcoming IT news, includes blogs depicting user experiences and a large section for technology and leadership news.
4. Links there that you either did or intend to follow up
Links that I intend to follow up are as follows:
a. Fallen Danish IT Star Says He Acted Under Threat (Link: http://www.cio.com/article/470713/Fallen_Danish_IT_Star_Says_He_Acted_Under_Threat)
b. How the Internet Works: 12 Myths Debunked (Link: http://www.cio.com/article/465092/How_the_Internet_Works_Myths_Debunked) c. Enhance your PC: http://www.cio.com/article/450652/_Tools_to_Speed_Up_or_Otherwise_Enhance_Your_PC
d. How to Cut Your Tech Costs in Four Essential Ways: (Links: http://www.cio.com/article/470568/How_to_Cut_Your_Tech_Costs_in_Four_Essential_Ways) 5. Any other things about the site that you find interesting
The exclusive webcasts and the various reviews enable to grasp the right template for fetching the IT news and recent happenings in the market.
6. Bottom-line evaluation of its value to you
The value of the CIO website is quite large for fetching the right IT news and innovations for fetching the right section for discussion. The convention of the website is to publish genuine news and innovation of the various enterprise techniques and methods for right delivery methods. The feedbacks enable the site to customize in accordance to the various policies.
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