Do Great CIOs Need To Learn How To Be Humble?

October 12, 2016

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

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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 However, how we go about solving problems can become outdated quickly.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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CIOs And The Dangers Of Overloading Your Team

August 31, 2016

The CIO of any company is judged by how much his or her department is able to accomplish. Now that just about every department in the company understands the importance of information technology, IT departments are being asked to do more and more every day. What this means for the person with the CIO job […]

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Moving Off Of Legacy IT Systems

August 24, 2016

As the person with the CIO job, we like to spend our time looking forward and thinking about the importance of information technology. Trying to detect IT trends and then positioning our IT department to be where it needs to be in order to take advantage of changes when they occur. What we generally don’t […]

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How CIOs Can Deal With The Problem Of Silos

August 17, 2016

As the person with the CIO job at your company, you have control over the domain of IT. If you want it to happen in your department, then it’s going to happen. However, if we step outside of your department into finance, or accounting, or sales, your power starts to drop off rather quickly because […]

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CIOs Need To Make Sure They Don’t Do Outsourcing The Wrong Way

August 10, 2016

Here we are at the start of the 21st Century and although we all know about the importance of information technology, are we still talking about outsourcing? The answer is yes. Outsourcing is a difficult task for anyone with the CIO job to take on. There are a lot of different variable involved, every company […]

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