Bob Lewis

Bob Lewis

Columnist

Bob Lewis is a senior management and IT consultant, focusing on IT and business organizational effectiveness, strategy-to-action planning, and business/IT integration. And yes, of course, he is Digital. He can also be found on his blog, Keep the Joint Running.

Articles by Bob Lewis

3 consultant mistakes CIOs can’t help making
CIO Survival Guide

3 consultant mistakes CIOs can’t help making

When it comes time to tap outside expertise, IT leaders too often fail to know what to ask for, who to select, or what to do with the advice they pay for.
May 5, 2022
The hard truth of IT metrics
CIO Survival Guide

The hard truth of IT metrics

Want to survive as CIO? You’ll need metrics. But not just any metrics. Here’s a quick guide.
April 21, 2022
The CIO’s missing priority
CIO Survival Guide

The CIO’s missing priority

Directing decision-maker-awareness to the right targets is a key skill for CIO success. Investment risks that pit information security vs. information technology prove the point.
April 7, 2022
The hard truth about lifecycle management
Opinion

The hard truth about lifecycle management

Lifecycle management should head off crises in the making but doesn’t. Instead, consider ‘version currency management’ and stave off catastrophe by being tactical about keeping systems current.
March 10, 2022
The CIO’s no-bull guide to effective IT
Opinion

The CIO’s no-bull guide to effective IT

Building effective IT 101: Looking to run a successful 21st century, digital-ready IT organization? Here’s an overview on how to pull it all together.
February 8, 2022
11 lies CIOs will tell themselves in 2022
Opinion

11 lies CIOs will tell themselves in 2022

Self-deception thy role is chief information officer. Here’s what you’re likely to be fooling yourself about the year ahead.
December 28, 2021
The secret art of technical architecture improvement
Opinion

The secret art of technical architecture improvement

Building effective IT 101: Now that you know what you have in your technical architecture, and how good (or not-so-good) it is, you’re ready to plan for its improvement.
November 16, 2021