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creativity – The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs Start To Look For Workers With Hybrid Skills

Tomorrow's jobs will require workers with hybrid skills

As the person with the CIO job, it is your responsibility to make sure that the company is staffed with the IT experts that will be able to understand the importance of information technology and guide the company into the future. In the past this has been fairly easy to do, you just went out … Read more

How CIOs Can Solve Really Big Problems

Big problems require a special type of problem solving

As CIOs we are faced with a complete set of problems that we need to solve. These can be small, simple problems that we can solve just by thinking about them for a moment and then telling someone what to do in order to solve them or they can be the really big problems that … Read more

Is An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?

An Open Office removes walls, but does it create too much noise?

Can you remember the day when if you wanted to talk with your boss you would go walking down the hall to his or her office? You’d knock on the door, get called in, enter and perhaps shut the door behind you. Well guess what – those days are just about over. Welcome to the … Read more

CIOs Are Discovering That Humans Are Important Too

It turns out that humans are an important part of every IT department

As the person with the CIO job, you have a very important question that you have to find the answer to. What is more important to your IT department: people or technology. We spend a great deal of time thinking and learning about technology because we understand the importance of information technology. Our ability to … Read more

The CIO Has To Know What Innovation Really Looks Like

As the person with the CIO job, you are probably under a lot of pressure to have your IT department be more innovative. CEOs everywhere are telling the press that in order for their company to be successful, innovation is going to have to happen within the company. This is all fine and good, I … Read more

Great CIOs Aren’t Afraid To Stumble On The Way To The Top

A quick question for you: are you afraid to fail? Would you be willing to take on responsibility for an IT department that might not be a success? I’m willing to bet that a lot of us would say “no” – CIOs who are perfect are rewarded while CIOs who fail are kicked to the … Read more