Opinion

Nasdaq CEO Blames IT for Bungled Facebook IPO; Is the Trust Gone?

Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld says inadequate "business judgment" about the stock exchange's IT capabilities partly caused problems that plagued Facebook's opening day. That can't be good for CIO Anna Ewing and her team.

06/26/12

Opinion

Desperately Seeking Data Scientists

The role of data scientist is hotter than ever. American Express is looking for a whole team of them and many other companies are, too. Aren't internal staff worth retraining?

06/21/12

Opinion

Why CIOs Must Master the Art of Hiring

Talent management is a critical skill for CIOs now and will soon be indispensable for setting up IT outposts globally. Here are some expert tips for excelling as a global talent scout

06/12/12

Opinion

How To Choose the Right Tech Startup Partner

CIOs look to IT startups for competitive advantage but finding the right newbie vendor is harder than you think.

05/29/12

Opinion

What’s the CIO's Biggest Challenge…in One Word?

Agility? Value? Exhaustion? The CFO? An informal poll in our CIO Forum on LinkedIn reveals as much about you as it does about CIO problems.

05/08/12

Opinion

CIOs Can Strengthen Your Board of Directors

Boards can gain critical technical and strategy expertise while CIOs get career benefits – and a nice side income

04/23/12

Opinion

Seeking Innovative Ideas? Read Something Quirky

CIOs are under pressure to come up with innovative ideas for the business. Try subscribing to a few obscure publications (print or online) that will trigger ideas outside your usual thinking patterns.

04/10/12

Opinion

What CEOs Want from CIOs Now

Using IT to create new products is no longer enough. Now CIOs must be entrepreneurs who come up with entirely new business models.

04/05/12

Opinion

Movin’ on Up: From CIO to President of Mansfield Oil

CIOs who want to be COO, President or CEO need optimism, P&L experience and the ability to deal with being "evil"

03/28/12

Opinion

Why is IT Hiring so Hard?

CIOs want to hire IT generalists but admit to a large, financially damaging skills gap. Maybe IT leaders don't know how to find the right staff.

03/15/12

Opinion

How Big Data Can Reduce Big Risk

Using predictive analytics to forecast IT failures is itself fraught with difficulty. But combined with artful human intervention, the tools can work.

03/07/12

Opinion

How To Avoid Price Hike Backlash

CIOs should jump into pricing strategy discussions to ground price decisions in data

02/24/12

Opinion

Only Big-League CIOs Join Corporate Earnings Conferences

One way to tell how much a company values IT--or how much the CEO values the CIO--is whether the CIO participates in the company’s earnings calls with Wall Street analysts. Few do.

02/17/12

Opinion

Privacy: A CIO's Next Competitive Weapon

Google says that in-context privacy tools should supplement traditional privacy policies to give users more insight and control

02/10/12

Opinion

Be Brave: Startups May Be Your Ticket to Real Innovation

Being among the first in your industry to experiment with mobile, video, tablets or social media tools, for example, can teach you what an emerging customer segment wants and put you ahead of rivals.

02/03/12

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