CIO’s Know That Finding The Right Way To Be Innovative Is The Hard Part

Among all of the other jobs that a modern CIO is expected to perform, there is also that pesky “pursue an innovation strategy” thing. This is so critical that it should almost be a part of the definition of information technology. It’s not that pushing the IT department to become more innovative is all that … Read moreCIO’s Know That Finding The Right Way To Be Innovative Is The Hard Part

3 Steps CIOs Can Take To Make Innovation Happen For Their IT Department

“Be more innovative” – how many times has your CEO told you that? Although being innovative isn’t really part of the definition of information technology, CIOs still want their IT department to always be ahead of what their internal customers want. We’d like to be able to have our IT staff be solving problems that … Read more3 Steps CIOs Can Take To Make Innovation Happen For Their IT Department

3 Ways CIOs Can Spark Innovation In Their IT Departments

If Steve Jobs was still with us, do you think that he might be willing to come and work in your IT department? He was supposed to be a jerk, but man can he bring some innovation to the table. CIOs who want to foster more innovation in their IT departments probably couldn’t get Steve … Read more3 Ways CIOs Can Spark Innovation In Their IT Departments

CIOs Are Trying To Do Innovation The Wrong Way

As the world slowly recovers from its great economic recession, CIOs are gearing up to help their companies do battle with their competitors. Everywhere in this great land you can hear the same words being repeated “I want more innovation!” Umm, ok. It turns out that innovation doesn’t just happen. Instead you need a whole … Read moreCIOs Are Trying To Do Innovation The Wrong Way

CIO’s Know To Say “No” To Best Practices

Perhaps just for a moment we can consider the day-to-day activities of any IT department as being a sort of race. Collectively we are all running and trying to move out in front of the IT departments at the firms that our company is competing with. In this type of analogy, the CIO is running … Read moreCIO’s Know To Say “No” To Best Practices

The Reason That Innovation Isn’t Happening In Your IT Department

How many times do you have to tell your IT department: it’s time to start innovating again? The global recession is over, if your company is going to start to grow and be successful, then the IT department is going to have to be out in front and leading the charge. Since budgets are still … Read moreThe Reason That Innovation Isn’t Happening In Your IT Department

Can CIOs Drive Innovation & Boost Quality At The Same Time?

How are you at walking and chewing gum at the same time? It’s sorta a classic challenge – do two different things simultaneously and do them well. CIOs are facing the challenge today – cut costs and simultaneously use IT to make the business more competitive. How hard can that be? Say Hello To Six … Read moreCan CIOs Drive Innovation & Boost Quality At The Same Time?

4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work

Innovation, innovation, innovation – everyone wants it, but nobody seems know know how to get and keep it. CIOs are under a lot of pressure to do more with less these days and being able to nurture an environment of innovation sure would help. The trick is HOW to do this… The Problem With Innovation … Read more4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work

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

Unified Communications Is An Opportunity For CIOs To Show Their Value

The role of a CIO in any organization is to find ways to enable the company to be more successful. This can include introducing new products quicker, reacting to changes in the marketplace faster, or even lowering the cost of doing business. Underlying all of these different ways to assist the business there is one … Read moreUnified Communications Is An Opportunity For CIOs To Show Their Value