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business – The Accidental Successful CIO

How IT and Business Can Work Together To Benefit The Customer

IT and business need to work together

CIOs need to ask themselves why should the business and IT collaborate? Perhaps a better question is why wouldn’t they collaborate? We need to understand that business units like sales, marketing, and operations have direct interactions with customers that are enabled or empowered by technology — technology that’s typically managed and deployed by IT. CIOs … Read more

Questions You Need To Ask About Your Next CIO Job

Asking the correct questions is what you need to do get the right job

As CIOs we will eventually go looking for our next CIO job. When we do this, we need to be prepared to answer plenty of questions on various technology, business and personal topics. However, before any employment meeting ends, it’s always a good idea for you to toss a few probing questions back to the … Read more

Who’s In The Driver’s Seat When It Comes To Analytics Projects

You know, for years and years we’ve talked about trying to align business and IT and yet we never seemed to make much progress. Well I’ve got some good news for you: the arrival of analytics projects where large amounts of business data has to be crunched in order to get the answers that the … Read more

Video: IT Value How To Measure The Revenue Of IT

We all know that IT provides value to the rest of the company, but how much value? That’s the question that CIOs are always trying to answer. Dr. Jim Anderson tackles this issue by taking a look at what HP’s former CIO Randy Mott did. It turns out that he found a way to solve … Read more

New Name For CIOs: Strategic Execution Officer

In order to complete in a global economy that is moving faster every day, more and more firms are committing to implementing those really BIG process digitization projects. More often than not the CIO will find himself / herself in charge of not only the implementation of the new software application, but also the overall … Read more

Halt – Who Goes There? CIOs Need Good Identity Management

As though keeping all of those servers up, applications running, and end users happy seems like enough to make being CIO a full-time job, now CIOs also have to take on the role of data cop? The answer to this question is “yes”, in all honesty, they really should already be doing it. Most company’s … Read more

Application Whitelisting Only Works Sometimes – CIOs Need To Know The Facts

It’s a battle out there: hackers and organized crime groups vs. your company. Whereas you have to worry about keeping the company successful and lowering costs, all they have to worry about is finding ways to break into your network. Doesn’t seem very fair, does it? There is some good news for CIOs: application whitelisting … Read more

Data Protection Secrets: CIOs Know That It Starts At The Endpoint

Just imagine this scenario: you’ve just been made CIO of your firm when all of a sudden one of your competitors suffers a massive data loss because of outside hackers. Your CEO storms into your brand-new office and demands to know what you are doing to secure your firm’s data. What would you say? The … Read more

Bye-Bye Baby Boomers: Should A CIO Be Worried?

The very first baby boomer was born on January 1st, 1946. Soon after that a LOT more baby boomers were born. This generation of workers is just now reaching retirement age en-mass. With the possibility of having a large group of experienced workers leave the workforce all at once, should CIOs be worried? Defining The … Read more

Cisco’s John Chambers’ Recession Tips For CIOs

It can be a long and lonely journey through a recession for anyone, including CIOs. The company’s very survival may be at stake, the CIO’s job may be at risk, and of course there is that big unanswered question about what needs to be done to prepare for life AFTER the recession is over. Maybe … Read more