What Can CIOs Do In Order To Increase Diversity In The IT Department?

Would it be ok if we took a moment and talked about diversity? Let’s face it, the world of IT and most of our IT departments are not really models of diversity. For some reason, it sure seems like white males (and a lot of Asians) are the ones who seem to populate most of … Read moreWhat Can CIOs Do In Order To Increase Diversity In The IT Department?

CIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

It goes without saying that every CIO is thinking about cloud computing. We can’t pick up an industry magazine, attend a conference, or even talk with a vendor without being bombarded with cloud-related discussions talking about how it relates to the importance of information technology. However, moving your company’s IT infrastructure into the cloud is … Read moreCIOs Are Asking: Why The Cloud and Why Now?

What Is A CIO To Do With Artificial Intelligence?

In just about any science fiction movie that you’ve seen, there always seems to be some form of artificial intelligence involved. No matter if it’s helping out the good guys in the form of R2-D2 or it’s the bad guy in the form of HAL, this has been a staple of what we see in … Read moreWhat Is A CIO To Do With Artificial Intelligence?

Just Exactly How Important Is Diversity In Your IT Department?

I’m not sure if you’ve been following this story in the news, but out in Silicon Valley all of those famous companies that you’ve been hearing about, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. have just gotten done taking a look at their global workforces. What they wanted to discover is just exactly what kind of mix of … Read moreJust Exactly How Important Is Diversity In Your IT Department?

Could Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People In Your IT Department?

If I asked you if you had any bias, I’m pretty sure that you’d think for a moment and then say that no, to the best of your knowledge you are basically an unbiased person. This is good news, but unfortunately you are probably incorrect. It turns out that we all have some bias in … Read moreCould Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People In Your IT Department?

How Can CIOs Deal With The Challenge Of Creating Very Large Networks?

I’m pretty sure that you would agree with me if I told you that your enterprise network will just be getting bigger and bigger over time. As the person with the CIO job, it’s going to be your job to find ways for the company to keep building out its network without going broke. Got … Read moreHow Can CIOs Deal With The Challenge Of Creating Very Large Networks?

Are CIOs Ready For The Arrival Of Software Defined Networking (SDN)?

Can we be honest for just a moment? Despite the importance of information technology, the way that all of us are building networks is just a little bit antiquated. We’ve been doing this stuff the same way for a very, very long time. The problem is that we’re still not very good at it. No … Read moreAre CIOs Ready For The Arrival Of Software Defined Networking (SDN)?

What CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud

Just imagine if you were David Rilly, chief technology officer at Bank of America. There you are, in charge of the IT infrastructure for one of the biggest banks around when all of a sudden the IT world starts to undergo yet another one of its transformations. What would you do – stand by and … Read moreWhat CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud

What Google’s CIO Can Teach Us About Becoming Better CIOs

This CIO job never came with any instructions. Now that we have the CIO job, we are expected to know what to do, when to do it, and who to involve in doing it. I can only speak for myself, but I sure would like to have the opportunity to talk with someone who really … Read moreWhat Google’s CIO Can Teach Us About Becoming Better CIOs

How Should A CIO Deal With An Employee Mutiny?

The CIO runs the show when it comes to all things having to do with IT because of importance of information technology, right? Well, it turns out that this is not always the case. Even as you are reading this, in your IT department a mutiny may be brewing. What has caused this to happen … Read moreHow Should A CIO Deal With An Employee Mutiny?