What Questions About The Business Should A CIO Be Asking?

As a CIO it can be all too easy to feel overwhelmed by the decisions that you have to make: mobile devices, clouds, security, arrrgh! The CIOs that I’m working with are looking for clear directions on what they should be spending their time on. My advice to them is that they need to pick … Read moreWhat Questions About The Business Should A CIO Be Asking?

Do You Know How To Lock Down A Cloud?

Everybody loves the cloud. Or at least that’s pretty much how it seems if you’ve pick up any of the IT trade rags in the past 18 months. They are filled with articles talking about how the cloud is going to save IT departments tons of money and how it’s the next great thing. Well, … Read moreDo You Know How To Lock Down A Cloud?

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?

Planning For The Cloud: What Does A CIO Need To Know?

Let’s face facts shall we? Cloud computing appears to be the real deal. It can no longer be considered just yet another IT fad. It sure looks like every company will be using cloud based computing resources eventually. Since this appears to be inevitable, what should CIOs be thinking about right now? Planning For The … Read morePlanning For The Cloud: What Does A CIO Need To Know?

CIOs Are Learning That Clouds Aren’t Free

CIOs are currently being faced with making a decision that will impact their IT departments for years to come: should they move their IT operations into the cloud and if so, should it be a public cloud or a private cloud? There are a number of technical issues that can help drive this decision; however, … Read moreCIOs Are Learning That Clouds Aren’t Free

Let’s Go Shopping: What A CIO Needs From Cloud Computing

Ok, admit it – cloud computing is here to stay. If you haven’t already signed up for a cloud then you will be doing so shortly. However, before you start writing the check, you really should know what you are buying. Everyone likes to talk about how good / bad cloud computing is; however, before … Read moreLet’s Go Shopping: What A CIO Needs From Cloud Computing

Everything A CIO Needs To Know About Desktop Virtualization

Darn that 80/20 rule. CIOs realize that they are spending way too much money just keeping the IT systems that they’ve already deployed up and running. If only this task didn’t cost so much: then they could spend that money on bold new initiatives that would benefit the entire company. One of the most expensive … Read moreEverything A CIO Needs To Know About Desktop Virtualization

The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

If IT was a game show and you were a contestant on it, right now it sure seems as though you could correctly any question that you were asked by replying “cloud computing”. That’s because cloud computing, basically outsourcing parts of your company’s IT infrastructure and applications, sure seems like a great idea. However, early … Read moreThe Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

Do CIOs (and CEOs) Have Their Heads Stuck In The Cloud?

Ok, enough of this cloud stuff already! The field of IT is just like every other field out there and we have our own share of trendy topics – cloud computing sure seems to the one that we’re dealing with right now. With all of the magazine articles on clouds and conferences going on, you’d … Read moreDo CIOs (and CEOs) Have Their Heads Stuck In The Cloud?

5 Ways For CIOs To Become (Much) More Important

Once you become the CIO you’d think that you’ve have it made. Now that you are living at the top of the IT pyramid, life should be grand – the long, hard struggle to reach this position is now over. Actually, the job is just beginning. What you need to do now is to find … Read more5 Ways For CIOs To Become (Much) More Important