4 Reasons That IT Projects Fail

I’m often puzzled by the fact that most IT departments do a very good job of the day-to-day things that we are asked to do. I mean, there is a lot that goes on in an IT department each and every day and somehow we seem to be able to get it all done. However, … Read more4 Reasons That IT Projects Fail

12 Best Practices CIOs Need To Know In Order To Be Able To Make Old IT Systems New Again

No CIO wants to have a project fail. That’s why when it comes time to do something about older IT systems, replace or renew them, most CIOs have to take time to think about what they really want to do. This is the kind of project that is going to require both the IT department … Read more12 Best Practices CIOs Need To Know In Order To Be Able To Make Old IT Systems New Again

New Name For CIOs: Strategic Execution Officer

In order to complete in a global economy that is moving faster every day, more and more firms are committing to implementing those really BIG process digitization projects. More often than not the CIO will find himself / herself in charge of not only the implementation of the new software application, but also the overall … Read moreNew Name For CIOs: Strategic Execution Officer

Getting & Keeping IT Top Management’s Attention

In my humble opinion, one of the key contributors to why so many IT projects fail is because of simple neglect. I guess the best analogy is if you were starting to drive down a highway road. When you started driving, you’d keep your hands on the steering wheel and make sure that the car … Read moreGetting & Keeping IT Top Management’s Attention

Can’t We All Just Get Along (In IT)?

So there you are, manning the laptop, doing your utmost best to guide your IT department and, of course, your company on to greater glories. Do you really need to network with your colleagues at other firms? For that matter, do they really have anything to teach you? Peter Whatnell over at Sunoco has some … Read moreCan’t We All Just Get Along (In IT)?

3 Secrets That Oil Companies Use To Run A Great IT Department

If you had to guess as to what the secret of running a great IT department is, what would you say? Peter Whatnell over at Sunoco has some thoughts on this subject. Peter breaks it down to three key items: knowing how your company makes money, choosing to not run against the company’s culture, and … Read more3 Secrets That Oil Companies Use To Run A Great IT Department