As CIO, we are aware of the importance of information technology and all of the threats that our firms are facing on an almost daily basis. We spend a lot of our time (and our budgets) trying very hard to protect our networks and our applications. However, it turns out that perhaps one of the … Read moreCIOs Struggle To Deal With The Challenge Of Doxing
If I asked you what the most important application that your company uses is, what would your answer be? I believe that for most of us it would be email – this is how everyone in the company communicates with each other. However, there is a revolution in communication that is going on that may … Read moreWhat Do CIOs Need To Know About Chat?
The importance of a CIO can be measured in a number of different ways. One such way is how often the CEO seeks out the CIO for consultation. In the not so distant past, this is something that would happen rarely. Generally, this would only happen if something had gone wrong such as a service … Read moreCIOs Start To Become More Important
Back in the day, airline passengers could be assured that their time in the air meant that they had an excuse to unplug and step away from the constant need to do more and more work. Since they could not be connected to the Internet when they were in flight, they were released from their … Read moreWhat CIOs Can Learn From An Upgrade Of Inflight Web Services
I’m currently in charge of a department of skilled IT professionals. They each have their own set of skills that they bring to my company and I need each of them to be operating at peak efficiency if I want to have any hope of my company using the importance of information technology in order … Read moreHow Should A CIO Handle IT Department Conflicts?
So CIO, what is your life like these days? Are you dealing with long hours at work, demanding peers and customers? An IT department who doesn’t want to talk to you let alone do what you need them to do? Unfortunately all of these things seem to be part of the modern definition of information … Read moreWhat Google Can Teach CIOs About Finding Inner Peace
In your company, whose job is it to make sure that your customers are happy? Sales? Marketing? The CEOs? It turns out that all of these people have a role to play, but in the end it is the CIO who may end up having the biggest impact on just exactly how the customer ends … Read more4 Ways CIOs Can Help The Company To Connect With Its Customers
Those cloning experiments sure seem to have only been able to create more sheep so far – and that’s not going to help overworked CIOs! It seems as though we have more things to do and less time than ever to get them done. Arguably the most important part of any CIOs job is to … Read moreCIOs Should Stop Sending Emails – Now!
It’s time for that IT worker to go. As CIO, one of the most painful decisions that you are ever going to have to make is the decision to terminate an employee. Not only is this a tough call for you to make, if you have any sensitivity at all then you realize that it’s … Read moreThe Wrong Way For A CIO To Fire A Worker
Remember what happened to the IT industry back in 2001? When the dot.com bubble burst, pretty much the sky started falling and IT spending hit the proverbial brick wall. If you’ve been reading the newspapers or watching TV lately, then you’ve probably noticed that the global economic downturn sure looks like what we saw back … Read moreWe’re In A Recession, What’s An IT Department To Do?