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budget – The Accidental Successful CIO

Just Exactly How Much Should You Be Paying Your Workers?

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 … Read more

CIO vs. CFO: Who’s Going To Win This Battle?

When you become CIO you are going to discover one of the realities of IT life: you are not in complete control of the IT department. Rather, you are in charge of determining how to spend the money that the company allocates to IT. It turns out that how and how much money gets allocated … Read more

Protecting Company Data Is How CIOs Can Make Friends With CFOs

Data Security. There I said it. It sorta lays there like a big lump of coal and everyone in the company stands around looking at it wondering who’s responsibility it is to do something about it. Nobody, including CIOs really wants to touch it for one very simple reason: it’s a losing proposition. How To … Read more

What CIOs Need To Know About Performance Management

Unless you’ve been asleep for the past couple of years, you’ve probably had a chance to read about the Business Intelligence (BI) fad that seem to have taken over the IT market. The basic idea is pretty simple: use an application to crunch all of that complicated data that you’ve been gathering and present a … Read more

Secrets Revealed: How To Get The Most From Your IT $$$

Every firm spends loads of money on IT, why do only some (Walmart, FedEx) get a clear advantage from the money that they spend? A team of researchers lead by Dr. Gautam Ray talked with 104 insurance firms in order to get to the bottom of this question. Here’s what they found: the key to … Read more

Secrets Revealed: Where Is All Of That IT $$$ Going?

Where’s the money going? Everyone knows that spending on IT departments and projects has been going through the roof for the last 10 years or so. Umm, does anyone know if the company has been getting any benefit from all of this increased spending? Blame all of this discussion on Nicholas Carr‘s article “IT Doesn’t … Read more

We’re In A Recession, What’s An IT Department To Do?

Remember what happened to the IT industry back in 2001? When the dot.com bubble burst, pretty much the sky started falling and IT spending hit the proverbial brick wall. If you’ve been reading the newspapers or watching TV lately, then you’ve probably noticed that the global economic downturn sure looks like what we saw back … Read more