CIOs Need To Make Sure They Don’t Do Outsourcing The Wrong Way

Here we are at the start of the 21st Century and although we all know about the importance of information technology, are we still talking about outsourcing? The answer is yes. Outsourcing is a difficult task for anyone with the CIO job to take on. There are a lot of different variable involved, every company […]

3 Options That CIOs Have To Consider: Build, Colocation, or Cloud

If there is one thing that I think that we can all agree on then it is that our data processing and storage needs continue to grow as the company comes to realize the importance of information technology. The person with the CIO job now has to find a way to deal with this explosive […]

CIOs Fix Outsourcing Problems By Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Chickens

I’m sure that by now you’ve read some of the stories that are out there about CIOs who managed to get themselves into outsourcing contracts that turned out badly. The reasons that the deals took a turn for the worse are many and varied, but the end result is the same: the CIO’s customers were […]

5 Trends In Outsourcing That CIOs Need To Know About

Back in the golden days of outsourcing, CIOs could just pick up the phone, get in contact with the head of their outsourcing contractor in India or China, and scale their team up or down as conditions required. However, times have changed and now that everyone is starting to understand the importance of information technology, […]

6 Ways A CIO Can Shake Everything Up

Sometimes you just have to change everything. When you get the CIO job great things are going to be expected of you. Everyone understands the importance of information technology and so they are going to be looking at you with the assumption that you have all of the answers. Of course you don’t, but you […]

Satyam Scandal: CIOs Need To Talk With Their CFOs

Didn’t we solve that whole outsourcing thing years ago? Specifically aren’t the IT and the Finance departments on the same page when it comes to not only IF we should outsource some of the IT work, but also HOW it should be outsourced? If this is true, than what does the Satyam scandal mean for […]

CIOs And The Governance Problem

All too often, an outsider looking in would have the mistaken impression that the life of a CIO was filled with decisions about what high-tech project to undertake next or how to better align the IT department with the rest of the company. The reality is that a great deal of a CIOs time is […]

Practical IT Clouds: What To Do AFTER The Hype

Talk about your latest buzz word overkill! Just when the “Web 2.0” madness had just about hit its peak, along came “Cloud Computing” and took its crown. It’s looking like cloud computing is here to stay, so what’s an IT department to do once they get done studying the whole thing? Your IT department will […]

Who Gets To Make Decisions In Your IT Shop?

A recent study of 89 senior IT executives in a wide range of industries was done in order to get the answer to a seemingly simple question: who’s in charge here? In these days of reigned in IT spending, decisions about how much to spend and what to spend it on seem to have migrated […]

Can We Make IT Any More Complex Than It Is?

One of the reasons that the rest of the company doesn’t seem to really like those of us in the IT department is because we seem to make everything so much more complex when we get involved. First it was our networking issues (Frame Relay, ATM, Ethernet), then it was our server issues (multicore, Intel […]