CIOs Focus On Retraining Workers As Automation Is Increased

When technology takes over jobs, workers have to be retrained

The person in the CIO job has the responsibility to find ways to use the importance of information technology to automate how the company performs its different tasks. However, one of the downsides of this push to automate more and more of the company’s daily activities is that it will result in worker’s jobs going … Read more

CIOs Start To Deal With Trying To Secure Their Supply Chains

CIOs have to be aware of vulnerabilities in their company's supply chain

When a CIO starts to think about what they need to do to secure their company, most often they tend to look around themselves. They look at the company’s data centers, the desktop systems that people use, the laptops that people take home, etc. All of the company’s IT assets that relate to the importance … Read more

CIOs Ponder If They Should Ever Return To The Office

The Covid-19 virus means the workplace will never be the same

The person with the CIO job realizes that someday the Covid-19 pandemic will release its grip on our lives and we will return to the workplace. The question is: Will there be an office to go back to when this is all over? The changes the business world is considering offer a radical rethinking of … Read more

How IT and Business Can Work Together To Benefit The Customer

IT and business need to work together

CIOs need to ask themselves why should the business and IT collaborate? Perhaps a better question is why wouldn’t they collaborate? We need to understand that business units like sales, marketing, and operations have direct interactions with customers that are enabled or empowered by technology — technology that’s typically managed and deployed by IT. CIOs … Read more

How CIOs Can Position The IT Department For Success

The CIO needs to guide the IT department to success

As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to make sure that the IT department is successful. In order to do that, you need to be able to lead the department in the right direction in order to realize the importance of information technology. What this means is that you have to plan, … Read more

How Are CIOs Failing Their Business Users?

CIOs are forgetting about their employee experience

Right now every CIO seems to be talking about the customer experience (CX). What CIOs have been told is that if you don’t get customer experience right, you may leave yourself vulnerable to competitors who do. However, CIOs who focus only or mostly on customers are forgetting something just as important: the employee experience (EX) … Read more

How A CIO Can Make An Inherited IT Department Better

As CIOs, some jobs are tougher than others. One of the most demanding is when you find yourself taking on a troubled IT department. This isn’t a job for the faint of heart. Your job will be to repair damage and put things back in order so that the company can realize the importance of … Read more