Just How Important Are Good Managers?

CIOs need to make sure that they have the best managers working for them

Having the CIO job is tough. Because of the importance of information technology, the company expects you to be able to accomplish a great deal. The world in which you work, IT, is constantly changing and it can be quite difficult to keep up with everything that is going on. This is why you need … Read moreJust How Important Are Good Managers?

Why Scenario Planning Is A Critical Skill All CIOs Have To Have

Risk is a part of every CIO’s standard job description. However, we all find different ways to deal with it. We like to measure risk by measuring uptime, mean time between failures, and other ways that risk can impact the importance of information technology. However, is it possible that we’re missing the most important measurement … Read moreWhy Scenario Planning Is A Critical Skill All CIOs Have To Have

6 Reasons That IT / Business Alignment May Be Impossible To Do

A quick quiz for you: what has been the #1 task on every CIO’s to-do list for the better part of the past 20 years? If you guessed “aligning IT with the rest of the business” then you are correct. This has been an IT goal for the past 20 years? What’s up with that? … Read more6 Reasons That IT / Business Alignment May Be Impossible To Do

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

3 Ways To Bring Business And IT Together

In the end, it all comes down to execution. No, not chopping heads off, but rather how you go about having your IT department perform the tasks that the business needs them to do. How hard could this possibly be? What’s The Goal? The power term “alignment” is tossed around a lot these days. I … Read more3 Ways To Bring Business And IT Together