Virgin America Shows How Even CIOs Can Make Big Mistakes

How hard can it be to be a CIO at a major airline? Your job is pretty straightforward – make sure that you can take reservations, schedule the planes and the crews, and print out paychecks ever two weeks. Nothing to it, right? Well it turns out that over at the Virgin America airline, their … Read moreVirgin America Shows How Even CIOs Can Make Big Mistakes

How CIOs Work With Their Board Of Directors

Congratulations CIO – you’ve been asked to make a presentation to your company’s board of directors. Oh, oh. What are you going to have to do in order to make your career move forward due to this opportunity and not screw it up? What Does A Board Of Directors Want From A CIO? First off, … Read moreHow CIOs Work With Their Board Of Directors

Successful CIOs Know What The CFO Really Wants

In the classic Hollywood movie “All The President’s Men”, the heroes who are trying to unravel the web of corruption are told that they will be able to put the pieces together if they “… follow the money…”. It turns out that even though today’s CIOs are not trying to solve a crime, if they … Read moreSuccessful CIOs Know What The CFO Really Wants

What CIOs Can Learn From GM About Eliminating Red Tape

If there is one thing that CIOs hate it’s red tape – bureaucratic roadblocks that keep the IT department from doing what it is supposed to be doing. The very definition of information technology is that it moves fast and adapts to dynamic situations – exactly what a company’s bureaucratic processes and barriers to success … Read moreWhat CIOs Can Learn From GM About Eliminating Red Tape