How Can CIOs Help Their Company Modify Its Products For Unique Customers?

A CIOs focus is more often than not on the internal workings of the company. We spend our time using the importance of information technology to try to figure out how more things within the company can be automated or how we can keep the bad guys out. However, in this day and age in … Read moreHow Can CIOs Help Their Company Modify Its Products For Unique Customers?

What Do CIOs Need To Know About Chat?

If I asked you what the most important application that your company uses is, what would your answer be? I believe that for most of us it would be email – this is how everyone in the company communicates with each other. However, there is a revolution in communication that is going on that may … Read moreWhat Do CIOs Need To Know About Chat?

What’s The Best Device For Your Workplace: Laptop, Tablet, Or Mobile Phone?

You know, it really was not all that long ago that when we got ready for work we just grabbed our lunch and headed out the door. We knew that when we got to work our desktop computer would be sitting there ready for us to start to use it. Over time things have changed. … Read moreWhat’s The Best Device For Your Workplace: Laptop, Tablet, Or Mobile Phone?

Could Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People In Your IT Department?

If I asked you if you had any bias, I’m pretty sure that you’d think for a moment and then say that no, to the best of your knowledge you are basically an unbiased person. This is good news, but unfortunately you are probably incorrect. It turns out that we all have some bias in … Read moreCould Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People In Your IT Department?

What To Do When Your Boss Is Younger Than You Are

What have you always pictured your boss looking like? If you are anything like me, you’ve always pictured them as a grumpy old man. Or a grumpy old woman if you want to get all modern. However, there is one thing that I’ve never really pictured my boss as being – younger than I am! … Read moreWhat To Do When Your Boss Is Younger Than You Are

Does It Make Sense To Grade Your IT Employees?

As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to stay on top of the quality of the employees that you have working in your IT department. In most IT departments this means that at least once a year you will have everyone engage in an evaluation process. During this process each worker will … Read moreDoes It Make Sense To Grade Your IT Employees?

The Problem That CIOs Have With Windows Software

How much Microsoft windows software is being used at your company? If you are like most of us, the answer to this question is “a lot”. Microsoft not only does a very good job with most of their software (think Office), but they have also been doing it for a long time – they are … Read moreThe Problem That CIOs Have With Windows Software

Why NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For A CIO — Sometimes

If you were to create a list of the buzz words that are filtering through the world of IT right now, “noSQL” would have to be at the top of your list when you are talking about the importance of information technology. CIOs everywhere have decided that they’ve had enough of traditional databases and the … Read moreWhy NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For A CIO — Sometimes

Video: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

Dr. Jim Anderson tackles the question that all CIO’s are asking: just exactly what is “cloud computing”? Dr. Anderson identifies the 4 different flavors of cloud computing that are available and points out how a CIO would go about using each one of them. Get a free subscription to The Accidental Successful CIO newsletter by … Read moreVideo: CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

CIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?

By Dr. Jim Anderson Does anyone besides me remember the big Furby craze that swept the U.S. in the early ’90’s? People went crazy for these little plush dolls and they started collecting them in hopes that they would one day be valuable. Well, that never happened and a lot of people got stuck with … Read moreCIO Cloud Computing 101: Why Use The Cloud?