I think that we can all agree that keeping the company’s network secure is one of the person with the CIO position’s most important tasks because of the importance of information technology. However, no matter how many firewalls we put in place or how effectively we implement two-factor authentication we still need to understand the … Read moreHow Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?
I really hate to share this with you – but, you’re getting old. How can we tell this? Simple, millennials are starting to become managers in your IT department. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that we were talking about how to deal with the millennials who were just then entering the IT department? … Read moreHow CIOs Can Manage Their Millennial Managers
Having the CIO job sure seems like it should be something that would make you happy. I’m willing to guess that since you’ve worked so hard to get this position most days you are at least fairly happy with the idea of going to work to deal with things related to the importance of information … Read more3 Ways That CIOs Can Sabotage Themselves When They Are Unhappy
I’m pretty sure that we all know who General Electic (GE) is. The company has been around for 124 years and employees over 315,000 people. The company has made everything from toasters to railway locomotives to aircraft engines to nuclear power plants. They truly understand the importance of information technology. As impressive as all of … Read moreGE Is Changing How They Evaluate Their Employees, Should You?
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
If you pick up just about any IT magazine these days, you’ll see that everyone seems to have decided that we are now living in the age of “big data”. No data set is too large to be processed by your IT department. The rest of the company now understands the importance of information technology … Read moreBig Data Means 5 Big Problems For CIOs
A quick question for you: are you afraid to fail? Would you be willing to take on responsibility for an IT department that might not be a success? I’m willing to bet that a lot of us would say “no” – CIOs who are perfect are rewarded while CIOs who fail are kicked to the … Read moreGreat CIOs Aren’t Afraid To Stumble On The Way To The Top
Sure you did all of the research, you talked with all of the right people, shucks you even followed up on every Google link that you could find on the company that you were thinking about going to work for before making the jump. However, now that you’ve made the jump you are finding out … Read moreNow What? When CIOs Make The Wrong Job Move…
The global economy is roaring back again and it sure seems like everyone is starting to take stock of their job and decide if they want to stay where they are or move on to greener pastures. CIOs are no exception. Perhaps you’ve grown as far as you can or perhaps you feel that you’ve … Read moreOnly A CIO Could Screw Up A Job Change!