How A Streaming Music CIO Plans On Turning Things Around

Pandora's CIO has plans to stop its loss in users

Having the CIO job at Pandora would put you right in the middle of a busy and challenging market. Streaming music is very hot right now and there are a lot of different companies that are involved in the market. This all means that there is a lot of competition. Pandora is one of those … Read moreHow A Streaming Music CIO Plans On Turning Things Around

Richard Branson’s Guide To True Leadership For CIOs

Richard Branson has become successful by being a great leader

When it comes to management, things are actually pretty easy. You have people who work for you, they need to do what you tell them to do or you’ll fire them. End of story. However, then there is that pesky leadership thing. I view management as being something that your staff does while you are … Read moreRichard Branson’s Guide To True Leadership For CIOs

What Can A CIO Do About The Problem Of Airline Overbooking?

Times have been tough for United airlines in the past. There was that event where a passenger was removed from a flight forcibly and everyone filmed it and put it on social media. A bit before that the airline had had to delay 500 of their flights because of a second glitch in two weeks … Read moreWhat Can A CIO Do About The Problem Of Airline Overbooking?

What Is The Real Value Of Expert’s Predictions?

When you talk to the person with the CIO job and ask them what magic power they would like to have, right after the ability to fly you’ll more often than not hear that they’d like to be able to predict the future. The ability to peer into the future and know today what’s going … Read moreWhat Is The Real Value Of Expert’s Predictions?

How The Orange County CTO Solved His IT Problem

Joel Manfredo was the CTO of Orange County, California a while ago. When he first came into office, he discovered what most CIOs discover when they start their job: he had a lot of problems on his hands that had nothing to do with the importance of information technology. The Orange County IT department provides … Read moreHow The Orange County CTO Solved His IT Problem

Virgin America Shows How Even CIOs Can Make Big Mistakes

How hard can it be to be a CIO at a major airline? Your job is pretty straightforward – make sure that you can take reservations, schedule the planes and the crews, and print out paychecks ever two weeks. Nothing to it, right? Well it turns out that over at the Virgin America airline, their … Read moreVirgin America Shows How Even CIOs Can Make Big Mistakes

Cisco’s John Chambers’ Recession Tips For CIOs

It can be a long and lonely journey through a recession for anyone, including CIOs. The company’s very survival may be at stake, the CIO’s job may be at risk, and of course there is that big unanswered question about what needs to be done to prepare for life AFTER the recession is over. Maybe … Read moreCisco’s John Chambers’ Recession Tips For CIOs

5 Things That CIOs Need To Stop Doing

I firmly believe that the reason that any firm has a CIO is so that they have someone who can drive the company’s IT department to provide services and support that will enable the rest of the business to grow faster. It really is that simple – if you can leverage your IT department to … Read more5 Things That CIOs Need To Stop Doing

Can HP Survive? Do They Have The Secret CIO “Juice”?

HP’s CIO Randy Mott has done some fantastic things in helping to turn the company around. However, now things are starting to get tricky and it’s not clear that the company is going to be able to continue to be successful. Everyone seems to think that what they need is a shot of that “innovation … Read moreCan HP Survive? Do They Have The Secret CIO “Juice”?