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

Security Policies Are What CIOs Know Make Good Security Solutions

What does it take to do a really good job of securing your company’s systems and data? Is it just a matter of picking and implementing the right software or hardware solution? Is there a consulting firm that you can pay millions to who will come in and take care of this problem once and … Read moreSecurity Policies Are What CIOs Know Make Good Security Solutions

Vulnerability Management: The CIO’s Other Job

The role of a CIO is to find ways to apply IT to enable the rest of the company to grow quicker, move faster, and do more. As part of this task a CIO needs to take steps to ensure that nothing happens that would prevent this from happening. This side of the job is … Read moreVulnerability Management: The CIO’s Other Job

Can HP Survive? Do They Have The Secret CIO “Juice”?

HP’s CIO Randy Mott has done some fantastic things in helping to turn the company around. However, now things are starting to get tricky and it’s not clear that the company is going to be able to continue to be successful. Everyone seems to think that what they need is a shot of that “innovation … Read moreCan HP Survive? Do They Have The Secret CIO “Juice”?

CIO Lessons From A Mouse

Robert Iger is the CEO of the Walt Disney Company. You know, the guys with the mouse. When you are in charge of a company that is that big, and that diverse, you need to have a special set of skills to keep everything together. Iger has a lot to teach CIOs who want to … Read moreCIO Lessons From A Mouse

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 moreWhat CIOs Need To Know About Performance Management

Getting & Keeping IT Top Management’s Attention

In my humble opinion, one of the key contributors to why so many IT projects fail is because of simple neglect. I guess the best analogy is if you were starting to drive down a highway road. When you started driving, you’d keep your hands on the steering wheel and make sure that the car … Read moreGetting & Keeping IT Top Management’s Attention

Does IHOP Have Tasty Lessons To Serve Up For IT?

I don’t know about you, but I’m always open to having breakfast no matter what time of day it is. This might explain why so much of my life has been spent sitting in IHOP restaurants eating mountains of pancakes. When I stumbled across an interview with IHOP’s CIO in eWeek magazine, I was of … Read moreDoes IHOP Have Tasty Lessons To Serve Up For IT?

IT vs Sales: The YouTube Version

Yeah, so I’m really impressed with how I write. But this time around I’m more than willing to admit that I’ve been out classed by a video that’s up on YouTube: “The Great Office War”. This video is very appropriate for work (no problems if the boss catches you watching it). We’ve talked here a … Read moreIT vs Sales: The YouTube Version

What 2008 Meant For IT – And Your Career

So 2008 is now done and finished. You can clear off your desk, add a couple of “2008 stuff” files to your folders and consider the year to be all wrapped up. Well, not exactly. What happened in IT during 2008 lays the foundation for what is going to happen in IT during 2009. Sure, … Read moreWhat 2008 Meant For IT – And Your Career