In order to be a success, a CIO needs to be able to find and work with partners. These partners have to be committed to the same things that the CIO is: the overall success of his or her company and IT department. What You’ll Find Inside: 7 WRONG WAYS TO OUTSOURCE YOUR IT DEPARTMENT … Read moreNew Book – What CIOs Need To Know About Working With Partners
As the person with the CIO job, you are always on the lookout for ways to simplify what the IT department is doing in order to boost the importance of information technology for your company. One way to make this happen is to have the department adopt the use of standards. You would think that … Read moreCIOs Need To Be On The Lookout For Proprietary Solutions Disguised As Standards
What does it really mean to be a CIO? You sure won’t be writing any software any more. You won’t be stringing network cables or updating firewall parameters. What does a CIO really do? I’ve got some bad news for you: CIOs manage. What You’ll Find Inside: IT JUDGMENT CALLS: HOW TO MAKE GOOD ONES … Read moreNew Book: Critical CIO Management Skills
I’m currently in charge of a department of skilled IT professionals. They each have their own set of skills that they bring to my company and I need each of them to be operating at peak efficiency if I want to have any hope of my company using the importance of information technology in order … Read moreHow Should A CIO Handle IT Department Conflicts?
Isn’t technology a wonderful thing? As CIO you are in charge of one of the most technologically sophisticated parts of the company. It’s very easy to fill your days dealing with issues regarding servers, networks, routers, switches, firewalls, etc. However, it turns out that if you do this, then you’ll be overlooking one of the … Read moreNew Book: CIO Communication Skills Secrets
Every company wants to grow and become more successful. There is no magic formula to make this happen, but it is generally agreed that in order for this to happen the company cannot stand still. Instead, they always have to be trying new things and growing. What You’ll Find Inside: CREATIVE ABRASION: HOW TO BUILD … Read moreNew Book: How CIOs Can Make Innovation Happen
As the person who has the CIO job, you’d like to think that you have things under control That when the rest of the company has an IT need they’ll come to you, ask your permission to do something, and then live with whatever you tell them. The reality is a bit different. If you … Read moreCIOs Need To Know How To Get Rid Of Their “Shadow IT” Department