Questions CIOs Need To Ask When Building New Data Centers

January 18, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!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 […]

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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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CIOs Need To Understand That Reviews Come With Risks

November 9, 2016

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 the subject of much debate over the past few years. However, I think that we […]

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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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