A CIO Always Has To Maintain Credibility

Quick question for you: if I asked someone that you know if you were a credible person, what would they tell me? I think that both you and I hope that they would tell me that “yes” you are a credible person. However, if I asked them the same thing about your IT department, what … Read moreA CIO Always Has To Maintain Credibility

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Moving Off Of Legacy IT Systems

As the person with the CIO job, we like to spend our time looking forward and thinking about the importance of information technology. Trying to detect IT trends and then positioning our IT department to be where it needs to be in order to take advantage of changes when they occur. What we generally don’t … Read moreBreaking Up Is Hard To Do: Moving Off Of Legacy IT Systems

What To Do When The CIO Works For The CFO

The good folks over at Gartner and the Financial Executives Research Foundation have just completed another one of those big studies. What they found is that in companies that have less than $50M in revenue, 47% of their CIOs report to the company’s CFO. In firms that have $1B or more in revenue, 46% of … Read moreWhat To Do When The CIO Works For The CFO

Welcome To 2009: Does IT Matter This Year?

I’m not sure if you remember, but way back in 2003 Nicholas Carr wrote a piece for the Harvard Business Review called “IT Doesn’t Matter“. Man o Man did this set off a firestorm in the IT community – it was sorta like someone calling your sister ugly. However, time has passed since then and … Read moreWelcome To 2009: Does IT Matter This Year?