I think that we can all agree that keeping the company’s network secure is one of the person with the CIO position’s most important tasks because of the importance of information technology. However, no matter how many firewalls we put in place or how effectively we implement two-factor authentication we still need to understand the … Read more How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?
Any CIO that has been reading the newspaper, watching TV, or listening to the discussions that have been going on lately has picked up on a theme – sexual harassment in the workplace. There have been some big names that have been exposed as being harassers and they have fallen and been removed from their … Read more CIOs Need To Change How Their Department Deals With Sexual Harassment
Being a CIO is a demanding job. It seems as though there is too much to be done almost every day. There are people to be managed, vendors to be talked to, and technology decisions that because of the importance of information technology will affect the entire company that have to be made each and … Read more What Does A CIO Need To Be Doing Now To Prepare For The Future?
So CIO, what is your life like these days? Are you dealing with long hours at work, demanding peers and customers? An IT department who doesn’t want to talk to you let alone do what you need them to do? Unfortunately all of these things seem to be part of the modern definition of information … Read more What Google Can Teach CIOs About Finding Inner Peace
Let’s say that you’ve built up a great team of IT professionals to run your IT department. They must all be happy and are planning on sticking around for a long time, right? The answer to this question is “no” and there are some very good reasons why your best workers maybe preparing to tell … Read more CIOs Need To Know Why Their Best Young Talent Is Leaving
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 … Read more IT Manager Training Workshop Now Available For You!
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 … Read more Just For You: The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter
So here’s the $19B question for you: if you were the CIO in charge of the Obama administration’s big health care initiative, do you think that the “secret sauce” that will make it all work out will be better / more IT? Just in case you’ve not been following this developing story, one of the … Read more Health Care Changes: Is IT Enough?
It may seem odd to to be talking about growth during this time of economic downturn, but once this cycle is done you had better have a good plan for learning to deal with growth. IT has always been about change, but that doesn’t mean that IT leaders are any better than anyone else in … Read more What Toyota Can Teach IT About Dealing With Change