How To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

When you have new people join your department, they generally do so with a great deal of excitement – they understand the importance of information technology. There are a lot of things that they want to accomplish and they are looking forward to learning many new things. However, over time this has a habit of […]

Can CIOs Learn From How Hospitals Are Modernizing?

As the person with the CIO job, the rest of the company generally turns to you in order to get direction on how the company should move forward. They want you to make recommendations on what technologies should be adopted, what software packages should be implemented, and when servers should be upgraded. This is all […]

Skills That Every CIO Needs To Have

Congratulations on having your company make you the CIO. However, now what? As the person with the CIO job, you are going to have to use your skills to solve a range of challenging technical problems. However, you’re not going to be able to do this by yourself. You’ll need help from everyone who is […]

Challenges That CIOs Face In The Upcoming Year

There is a certain thrill that runs through all of us when we assumed the CIO position. Finally, we are going to be in a position of power from which we can make the changes that we’ve always known needed to happen in order to maximize the importance of information technology. However, as is the […]

CIOs Start To Become More Important

The importance of a CIO can be measured in a number of different ways. One such way is how often the CEO seeks out the CIO for consultation. In the not so distant past, this is something that would happen rarely. Generally, this would only happen if something had gone wrong such as a service […]

CIOs and CMOs: What’s Going On With This Relationship?

Making a company be successful is tough work. For this to happen, it’s going to take a great deal of work on everyone’s part and, tougher yet, everyone is going to have to find ways to work together. As a CIO this means that you are going to find yourself having to work with the […]

Should The CIO View The CMO As Friend Or Foe?

If there is one fact of life that everyone who has the CIO job has had to learn to deal with, it’s that our IT budgets never seem to be big enough. However, it turns out that there is someone else in the company who does not have the same problem: the CMO. In fact, […]

New Book: Managing Your CIO Career: Steps That CIOs Have To Take In Order To Have A Long And Successful Career

In today’s fast-paced Information Technology (IT) field, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are being asked to do more than ever. No longer is it enough to just make sure that the company’s various servers and email systems are up and operating correctly, now CIOs have to play a role in setting the company’s overall strategic direction. […]

The Nasdaq Outage: Was It The CIO’s Fault?

Not sure if you’ve heard about this one, but on Thursday, August 22, 2013, the American Nasdaq stock exchange was shut down for three hours because of a communication problem. Investigators are still trying to understand exactly what happened; however, we should probably asking ourselves if this problem was caused by the Nasdaq’s CIO? The […]

Say Goodbye To The Old CIO and Hello To The New CIO

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but it turns out that it’s time for all of the old school CIOs to get up and get out. I’m talking about those CIOs who are in love with technology for technology’s sake. Yep, their time is now officially up and they need to gather their things and […]