Is A “Walk And Talk” The Best Way To Connect With Your Direct Reports?

January 17, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Think for just a moment about the last meeting that you went to. How did that turn out for you? Can you remember what was said? Even more interestingly, were you any healthier once the meeting was over. I’m willing […]

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What Do CIOs Need To Know About Chat?

January 10, 2018

If I asked you what the most important application that your company uses is, what would your answer be? I believe that for most of us it would be email – this is how everyone in the company communicates with each other. However, there is a revolution in communication that is going on that may […]

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How Should CIOs Handle More Cybersecurity Regulations?

December 20, 2017

I think that we can all agree that we are living in an increasingly dangerous world. As our companies understand the importance of information technology and acquire more and more valuable information, the bad guys keep trying to find ways to break in and steal customer credit card and personal information. As the person with […]

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Is Moving To The Cloud Worth The Risk?

December 13, 2017

By now I’m sure that because if the importance of information technology you’ve heard all about “the cloud”. This is the fantastic collection of servers and storage systems that are available to your company to use for a monthly subscription fee. All you have to do is pay your money, and then you can transfer […]

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Cheap Ways To Connect Data Centers

December 6, 2017

As the person with the CIO job at your company, you have the added responsibility of maintaining your company’s data centers. No matter if you have only one data center or hundreds of them, they are only as valuable as their ability to communicate with each other and the outside world. The importance of information […]

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Should CIOs Be Working With “Engines”?

November 29, 2017

As the person with the CIO job, you have a lot of challenges facing you. One of the biggest is how you are going to use your limited IT resources to meet the needs of the entire company. As the company’s awareness of the importance of information technology continues to grow more people will be […]

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What Should A CIO Do When You Feel Overwhelmed?

November 15, 2017

Can we talk about THOSE days? You know the ones that I’m talking about – the ones that just show up and slap you in the face. They may start out just fine, but all too soon they turn into monster days where everyone wants a piece of us and there seems to be no […]

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What To Do When You Are The Interim CIO

November 8, 2017

Congratulations, you’re now the CIO. Well, maybe not quite. You’re actually the interim CIO. What does this actually mean? What it means is that the company understands the importance of information technology and needs somebody to fill the role of CIO while they go looking for the person that they want to fill it permanently. […]

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When Should A CIO Tell The World That They Have Been Hacked?

November 1, 2017

As CIOs we spend a great deal of our time attempting to secure the company’s networks from the bad guys because we understand the importance of information technology. This activity takes on a whole host of different forms: firewalls, end user training, security sweeps, etc. However, sometimes despite our best efforts the bad guys make […]

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What Is The Real Value Of Expert’s Predictions?

October 25, 2017

When you talk to the person with the CIO job and ask them what magic power they would like to have, right after the ability to fly you’ll more often than not hear that they’d like to be able to predict the future. The ability to peer into the future and know today what’s going […]

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