CIOs Start To Become More Important

The importance of a CIO can be measured in a number of different ways. One such way is how often the CEO seeks out the CIO for consultation. In the not so distant past, this is something that would happen rarely. Generally, this would only happen if something had gone wrong such as a service … Read moreCIOs Start To Become More Important

Why Hope Is So Important To Being A Successful CIO

When we think about what it takes to make a CIO successful, what comes to your mind? Is it technical knowledge: clouds, network security, virtualization, etc.? Is it understanding the importance of information technology? Is it superior people management skills? I’m more than willing to agree that all of these are important things for the … Read moreWhy Hope Is So Important To Being A Successful CIO

Just Exactly How Do You Get Started With Big Data?

The world of IT is often filled with buzz words that draw the attention of CIOs because of all of the discussions that surround these new words. Right now, “big data” is one such buzz word. that everyone is saying is critical to the importance of information technology. As a CIO you may have been … Read moreJust Exactly How Do You Get Started With Big Data?

Finding The Time To Be Strategic

Pick up any IT trade journal and you’ll probably find an article that is telling CIOs that because of the importance of information technology they need to get a seat at the company’s planning table. In order to do this, they need to become more strategic. I think that we can all agree with this … Read moreFinding The Time To Be Strategic

How CIOs Can Help Their Company To Manage Risk

You might be having the best day that you’ve ever had since you accepted the CIO job and then all of sudden it hits you: what am I doing to protect the company from the risks that it faces? IT, of all departments, poses one of the biggest doorways for risk to enter your company … Read moreHow CIOs Can Help Their Company To Manage Risk

3 Ways That CIOs Look At The World Differently Than Everyone Else

In order to be a successful CIO, you need to be able to look at the world around us differently than everyone else. All of the things that you’ll be seeing will be the same things that everyone else sees; it’s just how you interpret the things that you see that needs to be done … Read more3 Ways That CIOs Look At The World Differently Than Everyone Else

How CIOs Can Help Their Company To Set The Right Price

In order for your company to be successful, they need to sell their product or service to the right customer at the right price. It turns out that this may be more difficult than you think. Here in the 21st Century, determining what the right price for a product is requires a great deal of … Read moreHow CIOs Can Help Their Company To Set The Right Price

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

Successful CIOs Know What The CFO Really Wants

In the classic Hollywood movie “All The President’s Men”, the heroes who are trying to unravel the web of corruption are told that they will be able to put the pieces together if they “… follow the money…”. It turns out that even though today’s CIOs are not trying to solve a crime, if they … Read moreSuccessful CIOs Know What The CFO Really Wants