So just exactly what does it take to be a successful CIO? I think that we can all agree that one of the key traits that the person in the CIO position needs to have is the self-confidence to deal with issues related to the importance of information technology. If we don’t believe in ourselves, … Read more Are You A Confidant CIO – Or An Overconfident 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 more What To Do When You Are The Interim CIO
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 more Social Networking @ Work: Are You Ready?
Wow – that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. sure got really big overnight, didn’t it? One idea that has been running through almost every CEO’s head as of late has been the concept of creating something like Facebook, but restricting it to only exist within the company. The idea that employees could quickly and seamlessly exchange … Read more Does Your Company Need An Internal Social Network?
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 more What Google’s CIO Can Teach Us About Becoming Better CIOs
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 more How Much Money Will The CIO Save The Company This Year?
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 more CIOs Need To Make Sure That They Are Ready For Clouds: Both Business And Personal
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 more 5 Things That CIOs Need To Stop Doing
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 more IT Work Split: The New 80/20 Rule
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 more 3 Ways To Fix An IT Department (Suggestions From Europe)