Need Some Help With Self-Promotion At Work?

It’s just a little bit off-topic, but Meridith Levinson over at CIO.com just interviewed me as a part of an article that she wrote titled Self-Promotion at Work: 8 Tips for Shy People. In these times of economic uncertainty, these tips might be just what the Doctor ordered for your career. Check the article out … Read moreNeed Some Help With Self-Promotion At Work?

Who You Going To Call When IT’s Down? NOBODY!

Quick question: does your IT department have a business continuity plan? If you don’t or, even worse, if you’re not sure then basically you are going to eventually lose your job.  How many of us work in a building that at least once a year has a fire drill? We all look around, stand up … Read moreWho You Going To Call When IT’s Down? NOBODY!

What Should A CIO’s Top 10 Concerns Be Right Now?

Let’s take a quick snapshot of the business world as it stands right now: uncertainties (and hope) about a new president coming in, financial markets don’t seem to be responding to stimulus programs, gas is down to $2.00 / gallon but for how long, and Paris Hilton hasn’t been hear from for most of the … Read moreWhat Should A CIO’s Top 10 Concerns Be Right Now?

IT Innovation Tips From GM’s CIO

Ok, so maybe this is not really the best time for this posting seeing as the desperate situation all three of the major U.S. manufactures are currently in due to the current recession. However, if you can put all of that aside for just a bit, then Ralph Szygenda who is the CIO at General … Read moreIT Innovation Tips From GM’s CIO

Risk Management In IT: How Do You Do It Correctly?

The financial melt-down of 2008 had at its core one simple mistake that a whole bunch of companies made at the same time: they did a lousy job of risk management. They made investments in things that were very risky without realizing just how risky they really were. IT departments face the same challenges: at … Read moreRisk Management In IT: How Do You Do It Correctly?

Are CIOs Looking Down When They Should Be Looking Up?

Rob Preston over at Information Week was talking about some interesting CIO studies that were done recently and what they show is that it looks like CIOs are not spending their time where they should be. As the U.S. (and the rest of the world!) sufferers through a financial downturn, you’d think that everyone would … Read moreAre CIOs Looking Down When They Should Be Looking Up?

How Can A CIO (Or Anyone Else) Find A Mentor?

I’m sure that you’ve heard from many other places that you need a mentor. Mentoring is sorta like that networking thing. You know that it’s probably a good thing to be doing. However, you’re not quite sure how to get started with it and so it seems to always end up on your “should do” … Read moreHow Can A CIO (Or Anyone Else) Find A Mentor?