What To Do When You Are The Interim CIO

Congratulations, you’re now the CIO. Well, maybe not quite. You’re actually the interim CIO. What does this actually mean? What it means is that the company understands the importance of information technology and needs somebody to fill the role of CIO while they go looking for the person that they want to fill it permanently. … Read moreWhat To Do When You Are The Interim CIO

Social Networking @ Work: Are You Ready?

So there’s no question that this whole social networking thing has become very, very popular. No matter if we’re talking about Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, or any one of the other social networking sites that are out there, the rapid growth and constant usage of social networking has shown us the importance of information technology and … Read moreSocial Networking @ Work: Are You Ready?

What Google’s CIO Can Teach Us About Becoming Better CIOs

This CIO job never came with any instructions. Now that we have the CIO job, we are expected to know what to do, when to do it, and who to involve in doing it. I can only speak for myself, but I sure would like to have the opportunity to talk with someone who really … Read moreWhat Google’s CIO Can Teach Us About Becoming Better CIOs

How Much Money Will The CIO Save The Company This Year?

Us CIOs are a very optimistic lot. If you take a survey of CIOs more often than not what you’re going to find out is that we truly do believe in the importance of information technology and we believe that each and every IT project that the IT department is scheduled to work on this … Read moreHow Much Money Will The CIO Save The Company This Year?

CIOs Need To Make Sure That They Are Ready For Clouds: Both Business And Personal

Quick question: what is the #1 job of a CIO? Hmm, good question, eh? Although this should really be part of the definition of information technology, I’m pretty sure that we could sit around and debate just exactly what is the #1 job of a CIO all day; however, I’m also pretty sure that we … Read moreCIOs Need To Make Sure That They Are Ready For Clouds: Both Business And Personal

5 Things That CIOs Need To Stop Doing

I firmly believe that the reason that any firm has a CIO is so that they have someone who can drive the company’s IT department to provide services and support that will enable the rest of the business to grow faster. It really is that simple – if you can leverage your IT department to … Read more5 Things That CIOs Need To Stop Doing

IT Work Split: The New 80/20 Rule

Pity the poor CIO – he manages a team of professionals that do great work, but he / she rarely gets any credit for a job well done. Why you ask? Well an unfortunate comparison can be made to the maintenance staff that takes care of the building that your work in. It’s great that … Read moreIT Work Split: The New 80/20 Rule

3 Ways To Fix An IT Department (Suggestions From Europe)

  Kuppinger Cole + Partner (KCP) is a European consulting firm that specializes in identity management. So it goes without saying that they spend their time in and out of multiple IT departments on a daily basis. They know all of our dirty little secrets. One of their founders, Martin Kuppinger has been doing some … Read more3 Ways To Fix An IT Department (Suggestions From Europe)