Partner Or Vendor: You Make The Choice

What’s The Difference Between A Vendor And A Partner? When you become CIO, you’re going to be faced with the challenge of picking your friends. No, I’m not talking about being nice to the CEO and CFO – let’s hope that they are already your friends. What I’m talking about is the collection of outside … Read morePartner Or Vendor: You Make The Choice

Dealing With Vendors AFTER You’ve Signed The Deal

When you become CIO, vendors will enter your life and they just won’t leave. What this means is that they’ll be a constant pain in your neck, always wanting your time and attention. However, on the flip side, they will be a valuable resource that can provide you and your team with information and guidance … Read moreDealing With Vendors AFTER You’ve Signed The Deal

Satyam Scandal: CIOs Need To Talk With Their CFOs

Didn’t we solve that whole outsourcing thing years ago? Specifically aren’t the IT and the Finance departments on the same page when it comes to not only IF we should outsource some of the IT work, but also HOW it should be outsourced? If this is true, than what does the Satyam scandal mean for … Read moreSatyam Scandal: CIOs Need To Talk With Their CFOs

Why Don’t IT Alliances Work Out?

You would think that the more alliances that your company / IT department makes with other firms, then the better that they would become at making them. After all, practice makes perfect – doesn’t it? It turns out that this is not always the case. Koen Heimeriks has spent time studying 200 firms that had … Read moreWhy Don’t IT Alliances Work Out?

7 Wrong Ways To Outsource Your IT Department

Outsourcing, off-shoring, call it what you will, it’s been with us long enough that you’d think that the rules for how to do it correctly would be well known, right? It turns out that this isn’t always the case. The current down economy is probably going to have most IT shops looking for ways to … Read more7 Wrong Ways To Outsource Your IT Department

IT Innovation Tips From GM’s CIO

Ok, so maybe this is not really the best time for this posting seeing as the desperate situation all three of the major U.S. manufactures are currently in due to the current recession. However, if you can put all of that aside for just a bit, then Ralph Szygenda who is the CIO at General … Read moreIT Innovation Tips From GM’s CIO

Cha-Cha Change Coming To IT In The Form Of Outsourcing?

I just happened to run across an interesting article in Baseline magazine awhile back that pointed out a very interesting trend in IT that just might impact all of us. The good folks over at Royal Dutch Shell (the world’s 3rd biggest oil company) have just announced a massive outsourcing deal with EDS/HP. They appear … Read moreCha-Cha Change Coming To IT In The Form Of Outsourcing?