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 Why Aren’t Our Networks Staying Up?
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 What CIOs Can Learn From Bank of America’s Trip Into The Cloud
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 Are You An Application Or An Infrastructure CIO?
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 CIOs Need To Be On The Lookout For Proprietary Solutions Disguised As Standards
Us CIOs are a very optimistic lot. If you take a survey of CIOs more often than not what you’re going to find out is that we truly do believe in the importance of information technology and we believe that each and every IT project that the IT department is scheduled to work on this … Read more How Much Money Will The CIO Save The Company This Year?
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 Why FedEx’s CIO Has His Head In The Cloud