CIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing. We can’t pick up an industry magazine, attend a conference, or even talk with a vendor without being bombarded with cloud-related discussions talking about how it relates to the importance of information technology. However, moving your company’s IT infrastructure into the cloud is … Read moreCIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

What Is A CIO To Do With Artificial Intelligence?

In just about any science fiction movie that you’ve seen, there always seems to be some form of artificial intelligence involved. No matter if it’s helping out the good guys in the form of R2-D2 or it’s the bad guy in the form of HAL, this has been a staple of what we see in … Read moreWhat Is A CIO To Do With Artificial Intelligence?

Should CIOs Be Working With “Engines”?

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 … Read moreShould CIOs Be Working With “Engines”?

It Turns Out That Users Are Your Biggest Security Problem

As the person with the CIO job, it’s your job to understand the importance of information technology and keep the company’s networks secure. We invest a great deal time, effort, and cash into buying and configuring devices to accomplish this. We also pay for a great deal of training of our staff on what they … Read moreIt Turns Out That Users Are Your Biggest Security Problem

Netflix Closed Their Last Data Center – Should You Do The Same?

The Netflix announcement back in August of 2015 wasn’t a very big deal. In fact it probably went unnoticed by most people. However, from the point of view of those of us with the CIO job, it was sorta like a bomb had gone off. The company sent an email out that announced that in … Read moreNetflix Closed Their Last Data Center – Should You Do The Same?

How Should A CIO Deal With An Employee Mutiny?

The CIO runs the show when it comes to all things having to do with IT because of importance of information technology, right? Well, it turns out that this is not always the case. Even as you are reading this, in your IT department a mutiny may be brewing. What has caused this to happen … Read moreHow Should A CIO Deal With An Employee Mutiny?

Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

Dr. Jim Anderson tackles the question that all CIO’s are asking: just exactly what is “cloud computing”? Dr. Anderson identifies the 4 different flavors of cloud computing that are available and points out how a CIO would go about using each one of them. Get a free subscription to The Accidental Successful CIO newsletter by … Read moreVideo: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

CIOs Know That Analytics Are What Future Competition Is All About

Companies are all asking themselves one question: what’s it going to take to be successful? It turns out that a lot of the techniques that worked in the past won’t work anymore – lowering prices, etc. Going forward, the only thing that a modern company can complete on is their business processes. It turns out … Read moreCIOs Know That Analytics Are What Future Competition Is All About

4 Tips For Making Analytics A CIO’s New Secret Weapon

When you become CIO, how are you going to get your seat at the company’s strategy planning table? All too often today’s CIOs are basically second class citizens in the company’s C-suites. Something’s gotta change… Say Hello To Your New Best Friend: Analytics Thomas Davenport is a really smart guy who has written a book … Read more4 Tips For Making Analytics A CIO’s New Secret Weapon

CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

By Dr. Jim Anderson Does anyone besides me remember the big Furby craze that swept the U.S. in the early ’90’s? People went crazy for these little plush dolls and they started collecting them in hopes that they would one day be valuable. Well, that never happened and a lot of people got stuck with … Read moreCIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?