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competitive advantage – The Accidental Successful CIO

Big Data Means Big Headaches For CIOs

One of the things that makes having the CIO job different today from how it was in the past, besides the growing awareness of the importance of information technology, is the arrival of so-called “big data”. We’re talking about terabytes or even petabytes of data and all of the headaches that come along with it. … Read more

One Industry Finally Understands The Importance Of A CIO

‘Tis the time of year that my CIO customers are starting to get itchy to try new things. The kids are out of school and greener pastures beckon. They keep asking me where they should be looking for their next CIO job. Is there any industry that will truly appreciate the value that a skilled … Read more

4 Tips For Making Analytics A CIO’s New Secret Weapon

When you become CIO, how are you going to get your seat at the company’s strategy planning table? All too often today’s CIOs are basically second class citizens in the company’s C-suites. Something’s gotta change… Say Hello To Your New Best Friend: Analytics Thomas Davenport is a really smart guy who has written a book … Read more

Secrets Revealed: How To Get The Most From Your IT $$$

Every firm spends loads of money on IT, why do only some (Walmart, FedEx) get a clear advantage from the money that they spend? A team of researchers lead by Dr. Gautam Ray talked with 104 insurance firms in order to get to the bottom of this question. Here’s what they found: the key to … Read more

Secrets Revealed: Where Is All Of That IT $$$ Going?

Where’s the money going? Everyone knows that spending on IT departments and projects has been going through the roof for the last 10 years or so. Umm, does anyone know if the company has been getting any benefit from all of this increased spending? Blame all of this discussion on Nicholas Carr‘s article “IT Doesn’t … Read more