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technology – The Accidental Successful CIO

Why Do CIOs Fail When It Comes To Innovation?

Innovation efforts can fail if CIOs don't step in and guide them

As the CIO of your company, you have been given the job of leading innovation at the firm so that it can realize the importance of information technology. However, it can be all too easy to fail at this task. I think that we all understand that innovation is an important driver of growth, and … Read more

How Are CIOs Failing Their Business Users?

CIOs are forgetting about their employee experience

Right now every CIO seems to be talking about the customer experience (CX). What CIOs have been told is that if you don’t get customer experience right, you may leave yourself vulnerable to competitors who do. However, CIOs who focus only or mostly on customers are forgetting something just as important: the employee experience (EX) … Read more

What Does It Take To Be A Successful CIO?

CIOs want to find ways to be successful

Just think of all of the things that the person with the CIO job has to stay on top of: the explosive growth of cloud computing, the continued rise in business-managed IT spend, and incredible leaps in data analytics and automation. In this environment, a new generation of CIOs are leading the way by rewriting … Read more

What Does It Take To Be The CIO At Walmart?

Walmart is in the process of making changes, what will their CIO have to do?

There are a lot of high profile CIO jobs out there. However, one of the ones that has the most attention being directed towards it is being the CIO at the gigantic retailer Walmart. Think about it – there is a Walmart in just about every town and we all go to Walmart every so … Read more

CIOs Want To Know: How Do Phishing Attacks Happen?

To stop a phishing attack, you need to know how they work

Let’s agree on one thing: the people who work at your firm are smart people. Right? There’s no way that they would fall for one of those phishing attacks that we read about in the paper all the time. Or is there? As the person with the CIO job, one of your biggest issues is … Read more

CIOs Want To Know: What’s Coming Next In Technology?

CIOs would like to be able to predict the coming wave of technologies

If a the person with the CIO job could have a super power, what would be the best one to have? The ability to fly and avoid all of those lines at the airport? The ability to see through walls and find the people that you are looking to talk with? These would all be … Read more

CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

Is it time for magnetic tape to come back as a storage option?

Securing the company’s data is one of the primary jobs of the person with the CIO job. As the importance of information technology grows and more and more of our data moves into the cloud, keeping that data out of the hands of hackers is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. As CIOs go looking … Read more

Are CIOs Ready For The Arrival Of Software Defined Networking (SDN)?

Can we be honest for just a moment? Despite the importance of information technology, the way that all of us are building networks is just a little bit antiquated. We’ve been doing this stuff the same way for a very, very long time. The problem is that we’re still not very good at it. No … Read more

Questions About The Cloud That Every CIO Should Be Asking

I like clouds, you like clouds, everyone likes clouds. CIOs everywhere are getting inundated with cloud requests, cloud proposals, and cloud projects. However, committing your company’s IT assets to the cloud is a big deal considering the importance of information technology to the company. This sure seems like the kind of thing that you don’t … Read more