The holidays are past. The Christmas trees are lying out on the curb or have already been hauled away. The New Year’s resolutions have been made, and some (no doubt) already broken. Here at CIO, we’ve completed our annual job of submitting articles for awards. This is always a fun exercise, revisiting old favorites, recalling the intellectual or creative challenges that sometimes ended in frustration and sometimes produced real brilliance.
This year, our 20th, is something of a milestone for us and for our readers. In the coming months, we’ll be researching the best and the worst of the past 20 years, inviting you to share your experiences, your intellectual and creative challenges, your triumphs and disappointments.
We’ll kick this off on our website next month when we issue a call for nominations for the most influential CIOs of the past 10 years. The top 20 will be selected over the summer to be inducted into our CIO Hall of Fame. In the spring, we’ll ask you to submit your picks for the most important IT advances (and the most overhyped); we’ll offer prizes for entries that are especially insightful, creative or funny. And we’ll go on the road, visiting some of you to see just how IT has changed the way things work. Are you at a dynamic enterprise that has been transformed by IT? Let us know—perhaps we’ll drop by! All this will be rolled up into our special anniversary issue in October.
In the meantime, we’ve added some new features to the magazine and to CIO.com that are designed to address your ongoing challenges in management and leadership and to leverage your insights and experiences. In this issue, you’ll find an example of our new Hot Jobs profiles, in which we identify the emerging and most in-demand IT job titles and tell you where to find them, what to look for and more.
We’re relaunching Martha Heller’s advice column as Career Strategist. In the coming months, Martha will map out a framework for different CIO career tracks and help you understand which one is right for you, and how to position yourself most effectively for your next move.
Best of the Blogs will showcase our growing stable of bloggers, along with some insightful, witty and pointed commentary from our site visitors.
We’ve created a new end page to alternate with Endlines: Five Things I’ve Learned About…, in which an IT leader shares experience-based lessons around issues that are (or may soon be) of real interest to you.
The Feb. 1 issue will bring more change. But what won’t change is our commitment to providing you with the best reporting, analysis, writing and design we can.
From all of us at CIO, best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.