CIOs Need To Always Be Experimenting

How good of a CIO are you? I’m willing to bet that no matter how good you think that you are, you also realize that you could probably be better. We all believe this. However, now we run into the big question: how can a CIO become better? It turns out that the answer is … Read moreCIOs Need To Always Be Experimenting

CIO’s Overestimate How Good Of A Manager They Are

With a little luck, every CIO realizes that they are only as good as the people that they have working for them. What this means is that they need to be a good boss if they want to be successful. This leads to a critical question: how good of a boss are you? It turns … Read moreCIO’s Overestimate How Good Of A Manager They Are

It Turns Out That Top-Down Decisions Are What CIOs Need To Make

What’s Wrong With The Way That We Schedule IT Projects? At the end of the day, an IT department is simply a collection of projects. Some of these projects are short lived (“we’ve got an outage!”) and some are much longer (“let’s install a new ERP solution”). However, it turns out that today’s CIOs have … Read moreIt Turns Out That Top-Down Decisions Are What CIOs Need To Make

7 Wrong Ways To Outsource Your IT Department

Outsourcing, off-shoring, call it what you will, it’s been with us long enough that you’d think that the rules for how to do it correctly would be well known, right? It turns out that this isn’t always the case. The current down economy is probably going to have most IT shops looking for ways to … Read more7 Wrong Ways To Outsource Your IT Department