Just Exactly How Important Is Diversity In Your IT Department?

February 8, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I’m not sure if you’ve been following this story in the news, but out in Silicon Valley all of those famous companies that you’ve been hearing about, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. have just gotten done taking a look at their […]

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It Turns Out That Users Are Your Biggest Security Problem

February 1, 2017

As the person with the CIO job, it’s your job to understand the importance of information technology and keep the company’s networks secure. We invest a great deal time, effort, and cash into buying and configuring devices to accomplish this. We also pay for a great deal of training of our staff on what they […]

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What Should CIOs Do About Their Shadow IT Department?

January 25, 2017

As the CIO of your company’s IT department, you’d like to think that you know what’s going on in your departmentbecause of the importance of information technology. I mean, you control the budget for your department and everyone in the department works for you so it makes sense that if you don’t fund it, then […]

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Questions CIOs Need To Ask When Building New Data Centers

January 18, 2017

As the person with the CIO job, one of the most expensive decisions that you may ever make will have to do with the decision to build a new data center for your company. For all the talk of the benefits of “the cloud”, most companies still have data and applications that they fell most […]

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How To Hold On To Your Best IT Workers

January 11, 2017

I guess if you take the time to think about it, being the person with the CIO job is a lot like being the coach of a football team. You think about the players that you need, you interview a lot of people, pick a few of them to join your team, and then the […]

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

January 4, 2017

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 […]

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Is Tough Talking The New Correct Way To Communicate?

December 14, 2016

When you are at the office, how do you interact with people? I suspect that in your office there are smart people, dumb people, nice people, and not so nice people. You probably grin and bear it – you try to treat everyone the same way and you try to be nice to everyone. What […]

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Could Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People In Your IT Department?

December 7, 2016

If I asked you if you had any bias, I’m pretty sure that you’d think for a moment and then say that no, to the best of your knowledge you are basically an unbiased person. This is good news, but unfortunately you are probably incorrect. It turns out that we all have some bias in […]

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What If CIOs Didn’t Have To Manage?

November 30, 2016

The job of a CIO is to manage the IT department. There are a lot of different parts to this job; however, one key one is the management of the IT department staff. As we all know, this can be a tricky thing to do well and it can end up taking up a lot […]

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Friends Should Not Help CIOs Make Hiring Decisions

November 16, 2016

No, hiring someone is probably not something that you do every day of the week. However, when you do do it, considering the importance of information technology it is a very important task. You really need to pick the right people to join your IT department if you want to keep its performance high. This […]

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