CIOs Need To Stop Their Teams From Writing Bad Code

A big change is starting to happen in the world of IT. Just a few years ago, IT shops everywhere were busy trying to outsource just about every task that they could put their hands on. What’s happened since then is that CIOs have realized importance of information technology and that the ability to create … Read moreCIOs Need To Stop Their Teams From Writing Bad Code

5 Mistakes That CIOs Make When Dealing With Tablet Madness

I love tablets, I’m sure that you love tablets. What’s not to love about them – they are thin, they go everywhere, and they run the coolest apps. Very soon tablets will become the poster children for the definition of information technology. You can well imagine the pressure that CIOs everywhere are under by the … Read more5 Mistakes That CIOs Make When Dealing With Tablet Madness

3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds

I love clouds, you love clouds, we all love clouds. It seems like everyone in IT is talking about cloud computing and how it’s the next big thing. Cloud computing has almost become a part of the definition of information technology. Look, I think that there’s a lot of good things about cloud computing, but … Read more3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds

How CIOs Work With Their Board Of Directors

Congratulations CIO – you’ve been asked to make a presentation to your company’s board of directors. Oh, oh. What are you going to have to do in order to make your career move forward due to this opportunity and not screw it up? What Does A Board Of Directors Want From A CIO? First off, … Read moreHow CIOs Work With Their Board Of Directors

Do You Know How To Lock Down A Cloud?

Everybody loves the cloud. Or at least that’s pretty much how it seems if you’ve pick up any of the IT trade rags in the past 18 months. They are filled with articles talking about how the cloud is going to save IT departments tons of money and how it’s the next great thing. Well, … Read moreDo You Know How To Lock Down A Cloud?

The Machines May Be Virtual, But The Security Problem Is Real

When you become CIO, you already know that IT security is going to be one of your biggest and least rewarding challenges. If you do a great job at it, then nobody will ever know and you’ll get no credit for it. If you do a poor job, then everyone will know and you’ll get … Read moreThe Machines May Be Virtual, But The Security Problem Is Real

Poisonous Snakes, Sharp Knives, And Angry Natives: How Much Risk Can You Handle?

Ok CIO wannabe, we’re right in the middle of a global financial crisis and your IT budget has gotten slashed so much it looks like Freddie Krueger has come back and had his way with it. What are you going to do about your spending on security programs: cut ’em, hold the line, or spend … Read morePoisonous Snakes, Sharp Knives, And Angry Natives: How Much Risk Can You Handle?

CIOs Need Smart Storage, Not More Storage

With a little luck we can all agree that storage is a boring topic to talk about – I mean when you store something, it’s just sitting there not doing anything. CIOs prefer to talk about data in motion – reporting new sales or opening new markets. However, it turns out that storing data is … Read moreCIOs Need Smart Storage, Not More Storage

Halt – Who Goes There? CIOs Need Good Identity Management

As though keeping all of those servers up, applications running, and end users happy seems like enough to make being CIO a full-time job, now CIOs also have to take on the role of data cop? The answer to this question is “yes”, in all honesty, they really should already be doing it. Most company’s … Read moreHalt – Who Goes There? CIOs Need Good Identity Management

Application Whitelisting Only Works Sometimes – CIOs Need To Know The Facts

It’s a battle out there: hackers and organized crime groups vs. your company. Whereas you have to worry about keeping the company successful and lowering costs, all they have to worry about is finding ways to break into your network. Doesn’t seem very fair, does it? There is some good news for CIOs: application whitelisting … Read moreApplication Whitelisting Only Works Sometimes – CIOs Need To Know The Facts