Q: What do you call a business executive who doesn’t get any respect? A: CIO Ok, so the joke is a little bit lame; however, the point is clear: all too often the CIO is a non-player when it comes to whose in charge in the executive suite. He/she will spend their time trying to … Read moreWhy CIOs Don’t Matter Any More
No holding back this time, I’m just going to let it all come out. I just got done reading my 1,000th article on how to improve an IT department and it was as worthless as most of the others that I’ve read. For way too long I’ve been listening to gurus, consultants, and other so-called … Read moreHere’s What’s Really Wrong With IT And How To Fix It
Most CIOs that say that their departments have become “a part of the company’s strategic planning process” are just flat out lying. In reality, CIOs are struggling to change how they are viewed in the company and likewise how everyone who works for them is viewed. Sounds like we all need some guidance here. Current … Read moreAre You A Stuck-In-The-Mud CIO? Here’s How To Save Your Career
Businesses today spent roughly 5% of their gross revenue on IT and end up with very little to show for it. A couple of very bright guys over at the Harvard Business School (David Upton and Bradley Staats) have come up with a new approach to Enterprise IT Projects. They started their research from Eric … Read moreBreakthrough IT Strategy: Take A New “Path” To Success
As we can read in the papers and see on the news everyday, those folks over in the banking world got just a bit too greedy and they are paying the price for it now. If you used the Indymac bank for your deposits, I’m hoping that you had under $100,000 in your account now … Read moreCIO Leadership Opportunity: Learning From The Subprime Mess
The news is a bit old by now; however, it’s still a big deal that Steve Ballmer has finally taken full control of Microsoft now that Bill Gates has officially stepped down. I believe that Microsoft employs over 100,000 staff and so Steve has got his hands full trying to find a way (or ways) … Read moreCan Microsoft Profit From Having Steve Ballmer Take Total Control?
Current industry wisdom estimates that companies end up spending 5% – 10% of their gross revenue on all things related to Information Technology. Ouch! That means for every $1M in revenue, the IT cost could reach up to $100,000. You do the math! In a recent article in Baseline magazine, Cary Westmark who is the … Read moreFrom Plumber To Partner: How IT Can Become Part Of A Company’s Success