5 Things That A CIO Needs To Know About Risk

How much time every day do you spend thinking about risk? No matter what your answer was, I’m willing to bet that considering the importance of information technology you are not spending enough time on this important subject. Every person who has the CIO job knows that there are risks all around us each and … Read more5 Things That A CIO Needs To Know About Risk

The Power Industry Discovers The Importance Of CIOs

For far too long the role of the CIO within many companies has been almost an afterthought. Sure they all had CIOs, but unless the company was part of the IT sector then the CIO was mostly relegated to making sure that the corporate email system was working, he or she was not really a … Read moreThe Power Industry Discovers The Importance Of CIOs

More IT Regulation: Is It A Good Thing For CIOs?

Software is all around us. CIOs depend on it to keep the company up and running. If for some reason, a company’s critical applications stop running, run incorrectly, or divulge private data to bad guys, there’s a good chance that the company is going to quickly have a new CIO. If only there was some … Read moreMore IT Regulation: Is It A Good Thing For CIOs?

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 … Read moreCIOs And The Governance Problem

Where Is Your Next CIO Coming From?

So here’s the scenario: a previously unknown meteor comes streaking down to earth and somehow lands squarely on top of your CIO squashing him/her instantly. What do you do next? Where would your replacement CIO come from and do you know who that would be? A study conducted by the equipment supply firm CDW has … Read moreWhere Is Your Next CIO Coming From?

Does IHOP Have Tasty Lessons To Serve Up For IT?

I don’t know about you, but I’m always open to having breakfast no matter what time of day it is. This might explain why so much of my life has been spent sitting in IHOP restaurants eating mountains of pancakes. When I stumbled across an interview with IHOP’s CIO in eWeek magazine, I was of … Read moreDoes IHOP Have Tasty Lessons To Serve Up For IT?