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infrastructure – The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs Have To Learn To Invest In IT In Order For Their Company To Succeed

Investing In IT is what it will take to make your company successful

Investing In IT is what it will take to make your company successful Image Credit: Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash As the person with the CIO job, it is your responsibility to provide your company with guidance on how they can be successful. In order to be able to provide good advice, what we need … Read more

Why Aren’t Our Networks Staying Up?

Does anyone besides me remember the phone system? You could be just about anywhere in the world at any time and you could pick up a phone, call someone, and your call would go right through. The Plain Old Telephone System (POTS) just worked. Now nothing is ever perfect and the POTS wasn’t perfect either, … Read more

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 more

Are You An Application Or An Infrastructure CIO?

Due to the importance of information technology, CIOs are in charge of an IT department that works on many different things. As much as we’d all like to think that we are balanced – we care about all things having to do with IT equally, it’s just not true. Depending on your background before you … Read more

CIOs Need To Be On The Lookout For Proprietary Solutions Disguised As Standards

As the person with the CIO job, you are always on the lookout for ways to simplify what the IT department is doing in order to boost the importance of information technology for your company. One way to make this happen is to have the department adopt the use of standards. You would think that … Read more

Why FedEx’s CIO Has His Head In The Cloud

When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight, who are you going to call? Probably FedEx, the package shipping company. What you might not know is that FedEx has an enormous IT infrastructure that they use to move all of those packages around. Why would they be thinking about messing with success and moving … Read more