It Turns Out That CIOs Want Their Privacy

What does your office space look like right now? If your company is like roughly 70% of the firms out there, you have adopted an “open office” format where the walls and cubes have all been removed. Something else that often goes away at the same time is a private office for the person with … Read moreIt Turns Out That CIOs Want Their Privacy

Mastering The Skill Of Public Speaking

One of the most important parts of your job is communicating with the people who are looking to you for guidance. Just exactly how to go about doing this in an effective way is a big challenge that every CIO faces every day. The great thing about living and working in the 21st Century is … Read moreMastering The Skill Of Public Speaking

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 … Read moreCIOs and CMOs: What’s Going On With This Relationship?

3 Critical Soft Skills That Every CIO Must Have

Nobody ever told you that being the CIO was going to be easy. What they also failed to tell you was just exactly how hard it was going to be! Sure, you have the challenge of mastering the importance of information technology and trying to stay on top of all of the changes that are … Read more3 Critical Soft Skills That Every CIO Must Have

CIOs Need Learn How To Defend Against The Bad Guys

The person with the CIO job needs to understand that his or her company is under constant attack. Yes, some of the attacks come from hostile hackers who are always probing your company’s IT defenses trying to find a way in; however, we must not forget the impact that severe weather can have on the … Read moreCIOs Need Learn How To Defend Against The Bad Guys

In Order To Be A Good CIO, You’re Going To Have To Know How To Have A Good Conversation

More and more CIOs are finding themselves in charge of global IT departments. This is posing a unique problem for them: given the importance of information technology, how can they connect with the members of their IT department in order to determine what is really going on and what really needs to be done? It … Read moreIn Order To Be A Good CIO, You’re Going To Have To Know How To Have A Good Conversation

CIO Lessons From Zynga: Don’t Manage Like They Do!

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year and don’t know who Zynga is, they’re the online game company that has ridden Facebook’s coattails to success. They’ve created very, very popular games such as Farmville and Cityville and generated a great deal of money. However, it’s starting to become clear … Read moreCIO Lessons From Zynga: Don’t Manage Like They Do!

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

3 Ways To Bring Business And IT Together

In the end, it all comes down to execution. No, not chopping heads off, but rather how you go about having your IT department perform the tasks that the business needs them to do. How hard could this possibly be? What’s The Goal? The power term “alignment” is tossed around a lot these days. I … Read more3 Ways To Bring Business And IT Together

What Toyota Can Teach IT About Dealing With Change

It may seem odd to to be talking about growth during this time of economic downturn, but once this cycle is done you had better have a good plan for learning to deal with growth. IT has always been about change, but that doesn’t mean that IT leaders are any better than anyone else in … Read moreWhat Toyota Can Teach IT About Dealing With Change