CIOs Need To Understand That Reviews Come With Risks

November 9, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!As your company’s CIO, one of your jobs is to evaluate the performance of your direct reports as it relates to the importance of information technology. How you go about doing this and how often you do it have been […]

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

November 2, 2016

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 […]

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The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

October 26, 2016

I suspect that by now just like most CIOs you have heard a great deal about the promises offered by cloud computing and if you have not already taken the plunge and dived into cloud computing, then at least you have a plan to do so in the near future because you understand the importance […]

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Just Exactly How Do You Get Started With Big Data?

October 19, 2016

The world of IT is often filled with buzz words that draw the attention of CIOs because of all of the discussions that surround these new words. Right now, “big data” is one such buzz word. that everyone is saying is critical to the importance of information technology. As a CIO you may have been […]

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Do Great CIOs Need To Learn How To Be Humble?

October 12, 2016

As the CIO you feel as though you are in charge of your IT department. What this means for most of us is that we need to continuously be showing everyone that we are the person in charge. Since we’ve been asked to lead the IT team, we need to be filled with self-confidence and […]

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When Mentoring, CIOs Should Look Outside Of Their Own Firm

October 5, 2016

As though being the CIO is not a big enough job just by itself. Now we remember that there is that whole mentoring thing that we really should be doing. When we remember to mentor, we generally grab somebody from our company’s IT ranks and then spend some time with them teaching them about the […]

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A CIO Always Has To Maintain Credibility

September 28, 2016

Quick question for you: if I asked someone that you know if you were a credible person, what would they tell me? I think that both you and I hope that they would tell me that “yes” you are a credible person. However, if I asked them the same thing about your IT department, what […]

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CIOs Realize That Virtualization Is Not A Magic Cure

September 21, 2016

We’ve all heard the stories about IT shops with 100’s if not 1000’s of servers that are all being utilized at the 2% level. Shucks, we heard about this all the back in 2008 and that’s when the server virtualization vendors started showing up and knocking on our doors to remind us about the importance […]

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New Book: CIO Secrets For Growing Innovation

September 20, 2016

So just exactly what is innovation? It turns out that innovation is doing something new. It can be a new method, a new idea, or even a new product. In the world of IT, we have the ability to solve just about any problem. However, how we go about solving problems can become outdated quickly. […]

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Have You Correctly Estimated Your Company’s Demand For Mobile?

September 14, 2016

Can you remember back to when the iPhone was first introduced? If you can’t remember, it was June of 2007. Before then, mobile phones were just that – phones. However, the iPhone changed all of this – now phones were mini computers that wanted to connect to the company’s network and all of sudden everyone […]

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