What Went Wrong At Delta?

October 4, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Just in case you don’t remember, the U.S. carrier, Delta airlines, suffered a major melt down when their headquarters experienced a power outage. This outage crippled their IT systems and the result of this was that they could not fly […]

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Just Exactly How Much Should You Be Paying Your Workers?

September 27, 2017

As the person at your company who has the CIO job and who understands the importance of information technology, it turns out that you have an additional job. This is building the best IT team possible. In order to do this, you are going to have to hire some people and when you do this […]

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Is It Time For CIOs To Start To Apply Logic To Salaries?

September 20, 2017

Psst – would you like to know a secret? It turns out that at most companies, how much any given employee gets paid is determined more by art than science. Yes, that’s right – most firms (and their IT departments) are making this stuff up on the fly. When you decide that that data scientist […]

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Just Exactly How Important Are Smartphones To Younger Workers?

September 13, 2017

More than one CIO that I know has become very upset when what they were saying during a meeting was interrupted by one or more mobile phones going off while they were speaking. Just to make things worse, we’ve all had that sinking feeling that we get when we are addressing a group of our […]

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The Challenges Of Moving Old Applications Into A New Cloud

August 30, 2017

You would think that by now, with all that has been written about the importance of information technology and the advantages of moving your IT operations into the cloud, the decision to move a company’s applications and storage into the cloud would be a no-brainer for the person with the CIO job. However, we’ve all […]

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GE Is Changing How They Evaluate Their Employees, Should You?

August 23, 2017

General Electric (GE) is one big company. They employ over 310,000 people and so any changes that they make to how they choose to manage those people is obviously big news. The people who run GE understand the importance of information technology and have decided that they want to transform how their company operates in […]

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CIOs Start To Become More Important

August 16, 2017

The importance of a CIO can be measured in a number of different ways. One such way is how often the CEO seeks out the CIO for consultation. In the not so distant past, this is something that would happen rarely. Generally, this would only happen if something had gone wrong such as a service […]

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How Should A CIO Go About Hiring A Data Scientist?

August 9, 2017

I’m pretty sure that all of us CIOs would be more than willing to admit that because of the importance of information technology, we are currently being flooded with data. Most of us would say that we have too much data in our lives. We understand that it is part of what the person with […]

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Why Hope Is So Important To Being A Successful CIO

August 2, 2017

When we think about what it takes to make a CIO successful, what comes to your mind? Is it technical knowledge: clouds, network security, virtualization, etc.? Is it understanding the importance of information technology? Is it superior people management skills? I’m more than willing to agree that all of these are important things for the […]

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Are CIOs Ready To Enter The World Of 3D Printed Metal Objects?

July 26, 2017

Just in case you missed it, the world around us is changing. Although CIOs like to surround themselves with things like servers, software, clouds, and secure networks, we need to keep in mind that our company employs us for a reason. They understand the importance of information technology and they want us to help them […]

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