New Book: CIO Secrets For Growing Innovation

So just exactly what is innovation? It turns out that innovation is doing something new. It can be a new method, a new idea, or even a new product. In the world of IT, we have the ability to solve just about any problem. However, how we go about solving problems can become outdated quickly. […]

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 […]

How Staff Can Try Out New Roles With No Risk

As the person with the CIO job, you want to be in charge of the best IT department possible. It turns out that this means that in addition to getting the rest of the company to understand the importance of information technology, you want to have the best people working for you. Everything else can […]

How CIOs Can Boost Staff Skills Without Increasing Headcount

Staffing an IT department is easily a full-time job in of itself. As the person with the CIO job, you’ve probably already realized this. However, in addition to staying on top of the importance of information technology, just filling all of the open spots in your IT department is not the only task that you […]

How A CIO Can Build The Next Generation Of IT Workers

Yea! The global economy is improving and that means that good things are going to be coming to the IT department because the rest of the company has finally come to realize the importance of information technology. Specifically, since you have the CIO position, it’s going to be time for you to whip the IT […]

3 Hiring Mistakes That CIOs Make

When a CIO makes a hiring decision for the IT department, it can have a long lasting impact on the department. Despite the importance of information technology, the people who work in your IT department are even more important. This means that the person in the CIO job wants to take his or her time […]

IT Manager Training Workshop Now Available For You!

Blue Elephant Consulting is pleased to announce a new training partnership with OakTree Software. The two firms have teamed up to offer a two-day workshop for IT managers. For the first time, management training that was previously only available to Fortune 100 companies will now be made available to any manager or supervisor who needs […]

Just For You: The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter

It is with a great deal of pride that I am finally able to announce that free subscriptions to The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter are now available! Subscribe to The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter now: Click Here! Why A Newsletter? Why Now? You might be asking why I felt the need to create a newsletter […]

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 […]