CIO vs. CFO: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I’ve got some bad news for you. CIOs are unhappy. It turns out that a lot of CIOs are now reporting into the company’s CFO instead of its CEO. This means that the CFO is in charge and the CIO feels that he or she is not. Things can’t go on this way. What can … Read moreCIO vs. CFO: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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 moreVideo: IT Value How To Measure The Revenue Of IT

Video: The 5 Secret Characteristics Of A Truly Great CIO

Dr. Jim Anderson looks into why so many high-profile CIOs have been getting fired lately — could it be because they weren’t great CIOs? Dr. Anderson identifies the 5 different things that every CIO needs to do in order to become a great CIO. Get a free subscription to The Accidental Successful CIO newsletter by … Read moreVideo: The 5 Secret Characteristics Of A Truly Great CIO

Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

Dr. Jim Anderson tackles the question that all CIO’s are asking: just exactly what is “cloud computing”? Dr. Anderson identifies the 4 different flavors of cloud computing that are available and points out how a CIO would go about using each one of them. Get a free subscription to The Accidental Successful CIO newsletter by … Read moreVideo: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

Just For You: The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter

It is with a great deal of pride that I am finally able to announce that free subscriptions to The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter are now available! Subscribe to The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter now: Click Here! Why A Newsletter? Why Now? You might be asking why I felt the need to create a newsletter … Read moreJust For You: The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter

What CIOs Need To Do In Order To Get Some Respect

When you become CIO things are going to be different aren’t they? You’ll be one of those CIOs that has the respect of both their peers in the company and in their industry, right? Lisa Yoon over at CIOZone.com just got done interviewing me for an article that she was writing titled “CIOs and the … Read moreWhat CIOs Need To Do In Order To Get Some Respect

Is It Time To Say Goodbye To The CIO?

So you want to be a CIO someday. Great. However, there may be a bit of a problem with your goal — the position of CIO may be going away. In fact, in about 10 years or so (is that when you are planning on seizing the reigns of IT control?) the position may look … Read moreIs It Time To Say Goodbye To The CIO?

Pay Up!: How CIOs Get Departments To Pay For Their Share Of IT

Everybody wants their IT services for free. When you become the CIO, you’ve got to find an answer to the ugly question of just who’s going to pay you for all of those fancy IT services that your department can provide. Sometimes there’s a single IT budget for the entire company that everyone draws from. … Read morePay Up!: How CIOs Get Departments To Pay For Their Share Of IT

Who Should A CIO’s BFF Be: The CEO or The CFO?

The times they are changing. Let’s take a moment and have a talk about one of a CIO’s key survival skills: the ability to successfully negotiate office politics. Specifically, if you could only have one best friend, who should it be: the CEO or the CFO? Changes In The Workplace The workplace that a CIO … Read moreWho Should A CIO’s BFF Be: The CEO or The CFO?

4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work

Innovation, innovation, innovation – everyone wants it, but nobody seems know know how to get and keep it. CIOs are under a lot of pressure to do more with less these days and being able to nurture an environment of innovation sure would help. The trick is HOW to do this… The Problem With Innovation … Read more4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work