You Don’t Do A Good Job At Multitasking CIO, Get Over It

Too little time, too much to do. Does that adequately describe your CIO job? I don’t know about you, but often is the time that I’ve looked with envy at my peers who are great multitaskers and wished that I could be more like them. It turns out that I was wishing for the wrong … Read moreYou Don’t Do A Good Job At Multitasking CIO, Get Over It

Has The Glory Gone Out Of Working In IT?

Why did you decide to go to work in the IT field? I can really only speak for myself, but there was a bit of glamour to the IT field when I entered it. Everything seemed to be so shiny and new and change was happening so fast that you just knew that this was … Read moreHas The Glory Gone Out Of Working In IT?

A Mentor Network Is What You Need To Become A CIO

I’ve got a quick question for you: what is the next step in your career? What do you want to get promoted to? In fact, as long as we are talking about that, what comes after THAT promotion? If you want to become a CIO, then career ladder generally goes: IT worker, manager, director, executive … Read moreA Mentor Network Is What You Need To Become A CIO

CIOs Need Smart Storage, Not More Storage

With a little luck we can all agree that storage is a boring topic to talk about – I mean when you store something, it’s just sitting there not doing anything. CIOs prefer to talk about data in motion – reporting new sales or opening new markets. However, it turns out that storing data is … Read moreCIOs Need Smart Storage, Not More Storage

4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work

Innovation, innovation, innovation – everyone wants it, but nobody seems know know how to get and keep it. CIOs are under a lot of pressure to do more with less these days and being able to nurture an environment of innovation sure would help. The trick is HOW to do this… The Problem With Innovation … Read more4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work

HP Can’t Pay Its Salespeople – Another CIO Failure?

Being a salesperson is a hard job. More often than not they live from quarter to quarter and if you don’t make your numbers, then you end up getting shown to the door. Hewlett-Packard is a huge IT products and services company that lives and dies by the actions of its sales teams. Making sure … Read moreHP Can’t Pay Its Salespeople – Another CIO Failure?

PayPal Outage Points To CIO Failure

The basic job of a CIO is to ensure that a company’s IT infrastructure operates smoothly and allows the company to conduct business. On Monday, August 3, 2009, PayPal’s CIO failed at this most basic of jobs. A quick check of PayPal’s senior management structure reveals that they don’t have a CIO position (which in … Read morePayPal Outage Points To CIO Failure