Questions (And Answers) That Every CIO Needs To Be Asking

What kind of CIO would you like to be: reactive or proactive? The definition of information technology tells us that we’d like to the proactive type of CIO. We’d like to sit around thinking about strategic next steps. However, often times life doesn’t work that way: we suddenly get issues thrown our way all the … Read moreQuestions (And Answers) That Every CIO Needs To Be Asking

2 Questions That Every CIO Needs To Be Able To Answer

What kind of CIO would you like to be: reactive or proactive? The definition of information technology tells us that we’d like to the proactive type of CIO. We’d like to sit around thinking about strategic next steps. However, often times life doesn’t work that way: we suddenly get issues thrown our way all the … Read more2 Questions That Every CIO Needs To Be Able To Answer

Iran’s Twitter Revolution Holds Lessons For CIOs

Politics is a fascinating subject and I’m sure that we all have our own opinions about the events that are currently unfolding over in Iran regarding their recent elections. However, this posting isn’t about the elections or who won. Rather it’s about the amazing flow of information that happened even in a heavily restricted / … Read moreIran’s Twitter Revolution Holds Lessons For CIOs

First-Mover Advantage: Complex-Event Processing Is What CIOs Need

The job of  a CIO and the IT department is to equip the rest of the company to move faster and do more. One of the ways that a CIO can do this is by staying on top of new and emerging technologies (ex. unified communications). If such technologies can be implemented in a useful … Read moreFirst-Mover Advantage: Complex-Event Processing Is What CIOs Need

Hey IT – Forget ITIL, Say Hello To BDIM!

The world of IT is changing once again, are you ready? We have evolved a great deal in the last thirty years and it looks like we’re getting ready to make another great leap forward. This time around we have a name for what’s going to happen and it’s called business-driven IT management (BDIM)! Antão … Read moreHey IT – Forget ITIL, Say Hello To BDIM!

Do You Have An IT Dictionary?

In IT we often get accused of willy-nilly making up new acronyms on the fly. In all honesty, yes we do do this sometimes. However, there is a more subtle word problem that has been creeping around the edges of IT for a long time that nobody’s been brave enough to bring up: we have … Read moreDo You Have An IT Dictionary?