It can be all too easy for the person with the CIO job to spend their time sitting around thinking about the future. We all know about things like big data, cloud computing, etc. These are new and novel things now, we assume that in the future they will be more run-of-the-mill. However, that’s off … Read more A New Era Of Technology Is Arriving: Will CIOs Be Ready?
The Netflix announcement back in August of 2015 wasn’t a very big deal. In fact it probably went unnoticed by most people. However, from the point of view of those of us with the CIO job, it was sorta like a bomb had gone off. The company sent an email out that announced that in … Read more Netflix Closed Their Last Data Center – Should You Do The Same?
The person with the CIO job understands that the because of the importance of information technology, the role of the IT department is to support the rest of the company. The challenge for the longest time has been how exactly to go about doing this. Over the past few years, the interactions between the IT … Read more Is Embedding IT Staff The New Way For CIO’s To Organize IT?
It can be quite expensive for a CIO to run an IT department. There are a lot of different costs that all seem to contribute to the definition of information technology: server, networks, applications, developers, system administrators, etc. These costs don’t seem to be deceasing and in fact, only seem to be going up. What … Read more How CIOs Can Boost Their IT Budgets Even In Hard Time
We all know that IT provides value to the rest of the company, but how much value? That’s the question that CIOs are always trying to answer. Dr. Jim Anderson tackles this issue by taking a look at what HP’s former CIO Randy Mott did. It turns out that he found a way to solve … Read more Video: IT Value How To Measure The Revenue Of IT
In order to complete in a global economy that is moving faster every day, more and more firms are committing to implementing those really BIG process digitization projects. More often than not the CIO will find himself / herself in charge of not only the implementation of the new software application, but also the overall … Read more New Name For CIOs: Strategic Execution Officer
As though keeping all of those servers up, applications running, and end users happy seems like enough to make being CIO a full-time job, now CIOs also have to take on the role of data cop? The answer to this question is “yes”, in all honesty, they really should already be doing it. Most company’s … Read more Halt – Who Goes There? CIOs Need Good Identity Management
It’s a battle out there: hackers and organized crime groups vs. your company. Whereas you have to worry about keeping the company successful and lowering costs, all they have to worry about is finding ways to break into your network. Doesn’t seem very fair, does it? There is some good news for CIOs: application whitelisting … Read more Application Whitelisting Only Works Sometimes – CIOs Need To Know The Facts
Just imagine this scenario: you’ve just been made CIO of your firm when all of a sudden one of your competitors suffers a massive data loss because of outside hackers. Your CEO storms into your brand-new office and demands to know what you are doing to secure your firm’s data. What would you say? The … Read more Data Protection Secrets: CIOs Know That It Starts At The Endpoint
The very first baby boomer was born on January 1st, 1946. Soon after that a LOT more baby boomers were born. This generation of workers is just now reaching retirement age en-mass. With the possibility of having a large group of experienced workers leave the workforce all at once, should CIOs be worried? Defining The … Read more Bye-Bye Baby Boomers: Should A CIO Be Worried?