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

CIO Cloud Computing 101: Problems With Clouds

Cloud computing is all the rage these days and everyone who is anyone is making plans to implement at least some flavor of it as soon as possible. It turns out that the decision to go with a cloud computing solution for your IT department might not be as simple as some would lead you … Read moreCIO Cloud Computing 101: Problems With Clouds

Iran’s Twitter Revolution Holds Lessons For CIOs

Politics is a fascinating subject and I’m sure that we all have our own opinions about the events that are currently unfolding over in Iran regarding their recent elections. However, this posting isn’t about the elections or who won. Rather it’s about the amazing flow of information that happened even in a heavily restricted / … Read moreIran’s Twitter Revolution Holds Lessons For CIOs

Faux Market Secrets: How CIOs Capture Innovation

So picture this: you’re a CIO and you desperately want to be seen by the rest of the C-level executives as something more than a simple cost center. What to do? If only there was some way that you could tap into all of that incredible creative energy that we all know lives in the … Read moreFaux Market Secrets: How CIOs Capture Innovation

Security Policies Are What CIOs Know Make Good Security Solutions

What does it take to do a really good job of securing your company’s systems and data? Is it just a matter of picking and implementing the right software or hardware solution? Is there a consulting firm that you can pay millions to who will come in and take care of this problem once and … Read moreSecurity Policies Are What CIOs Know Make Good Security Solutions

Vulnerability Management: The CIO’s Other Job

The role of a CIO is to find ways to apply IT to enable the rest of the company to grow quicker, move faster, and do more. As part of this task a CIO needs to take steps to ensure that nothing happens that would prevent this from happening. This side of the job is … Read moreVulnerability Management: The CIO’s Other Job

Protecting Company Data Is How CIOs Can Make Friends With CFOs

Data Security. There I said it. It sorta lays there like a big lump of coal and everyone in the company stands around looking at it wondering who’s responsibility it is to do something about it. Nobody, including CIOs really wants to touch it for one very simple reason: it’s a losing proposition. How To … Read moreProtecting Company Data Is How CIOs Can Make Friends With CFOs

Satyam Scandal: CIOs Need To Talk With Their CFOs

Didn’t we solve that whole outsourcing thing years ago? Specifically aren’t the IT and the Finance departments on the same page when it comes to not only IF we should outsource some of the IT work, but also HOW it should be outsourced? If this is true, than what does the Satyam scandal mean for … Read moreSatyam Scandal: CIOs Need To Talk With Their CFOs

Google’s Staffing Problems Have Much To Teach CIOs

If you could be running the IT department for any company out there right now, which one would it be? A lot of us would say Google – everything that we’ve read and heard about the company makes it seem like a great place to work. However, it turns out that even Google is not … Read moreGoogle’s Staffing Problems Have Much To Teach CIOs

First-Mover Advantage: Complex-Event Processing Is What CIOs Need

The job of  a CIO and the IT department is to equip the rest of the company to move faster and do more. One of the ways that a CIO can do this is by staying on top of new and emerging technologies (ex. unified communications). If such technologies can be implemented in a useful … Read moreFirst-Mover Advantage: Complex-Event Processing Is What CIOs Need