How CIOs Can Solve Really Big Problems

Big problems require a special type of problem solving

As CIOs we are faced with a complete set of problems that we need to solve. These can be small, simple problems that we can solve just by thinking about them for a moment and then telling someone what to do in order to solve them or they can be the really big problems that … Read moreHow CIOs Can Solve Really Big Problems

Why Can’t Your IT Department Be More Like Apple?

Why can't your IT department have all of the qualities of Apple?

As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to make sure that the company’s IT department understand the importance of information technology and is able to meet the needs of the rest of the company. There are actually several different ways to go about doing this. You can be the “slow and steady” … Read moreWhy Can’t Your IT Department Be More Like Apple?

Is An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?

An Open Office removes walls, but does it create too much noise?

Can you remember the day when if you wanted to talk with your boss you would go walking down the hall to his or her office? You’d knock on the door, get called in, enter and perhaps shut the door behind you. Well guess what – those days are just about over. Welcome to the … Read moreIs An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?

CIOs Want To Run Their IT Department Like Adobe

Adobe has a satisfied workforce, how can CIOs have the same thing?

Being the person with the CIO job is hard work. You try and you try and you try to do a good job but it always seems like you are somehow falling further and further behind. There is so much work to do in regards to the importance of information technology that you only dream … Read moreCIOs Want To Run Their IT Department Like Adobe

How Can A CIO Help To Transform WebMD Into An Action Center

Everyone already knows about WebMD

In this modern age in which we are living, what do you do when you start to feel not so good? If you are like most of us, you think about the symptoms that you are experiencing and then, because you understand the importance of information technology, you go online to try to figure out … Read moreHow Can A CIO Help To Transform WebMD Into An Action Center

Can CIOs Learn From How Hospitals Are Modernizing?

As the person with the CIO job, the rest of the company generally turns to you in order to get direction on how the company should move forward. They want you to make recommendations on what technologies should be adopted, what software packages should be implemented, and when servers should be upgraded. This is all … Read moreCan CIOs Learn From How Hospitals Are Modernizing?

CIOs Need To Learn How To Become Futurists

I’ve got a quick question for you: how good is your ability to predict the future? If your skill in this area is anything like mine, you find yourself being constantly surprised by things that you simply didn’t see coming. As the person with the CIO job, you really can’t allow this to happen to … Read moreCIOs Need To Learn How To Become Futurists

What Does A CIO Need To Be Doing Now To Prepare For The Future?

Being a CIO is a demanding job. It seems as though there is too much to be done almost every day. There are people to be managed, vendors to be talked to, and technology decisions that because of the importance of information technology will affect the entire company that have to be made each and … Read moreWhat Does A CIO Need To Be Doing Now To Prepare For The Future?

How CIOs Can Make Sure That They Don’t Fail At Failure

I’m pretty sure that I’m not only speaking for myself when I say that I really, really don’t like failing at something. Yeah, yeah – I’ve heard all of the sayings like “fail often, fail fast”, “embrace failure”, “learn from your mistakes”, etc. That does not make failing any easier. I’d much rather forget my … Read moreHow CIOs Can Make Sure That They Don’t Fail At Failure

What CIOs Can Learn From An Upgrade Of Inflight Web Services

Back in the day, airline passengers could be assured that their time in the air meant that they had an excuse to unplug and step away from the constant need to do more and more work. Since they could not be connected to the Internet when they were in flight, they were released from their … Read moreWhat CIOs Can Learn From An Upgrade Of Inflight Web Services