CIO Survival Guide Smart CIOs know how to solve problems and pursue opportunities. Smarter ones expend their time and effort spotting and brokering the great ideas that can do this.
CIO Survival Guide Now that it’s 2023 it’s a perfect time to look at the promises we’re making for the coming year and how they’re likely to disappoint the CEOs who CIOs need on their side.
CIO Survival Guide This holiday season, show your appreciation by offering up some hard-earned gifts to those hard-to-buy-for IT professionals and hangers-on on your list.
CIO Survival Guide IT leaders must realize that relationships outlive transactions. Failing to embrace this fact of organizational dynamics can kill your career.
CIO Survival Guide When it comes to setting goals and assessing your progress toward achieving them, be smart about how you use metrics and what you pay attention to. Not SMART.
CIO Survival Guide ‘Best’ may be the enemy of good. But in IT, ‘best practice’ is the enemy of good sense. CIOs would be wise to know there are no best practices, only practices that fit best.
CIO Survival Guide ‘Everything as a service’ doesn’t include every service IT provides, not to mention everything outside IT that can be characterized as a service. And what it leaves out is arguably more important than what it includes.
CIO Survival Guide As CIOs re-think IT’s role in the enterprise, leading or facilitating business change is central to the conversation. Here’s one way IT can and should regain center stage.
CIO Survival Guide Everything as a service (XaaS) should be about extending SOA to how businesses organize. Instead, it’s just another chargeback pricing model — exactly what IT doesn’t need.
CIO Survival Guide When it comes to innovation, great ideas matter. But in the end, understanding the need to act on fewer great ideas matters more.
CIO Survival Guide Organizational listening — knowing What’s Going On Out There — is leadership’s most poorly understood and undervalued responsibility. To fix this you need the right tools.
CIO Survival Guide By dodging your culture of silence and offering employees an escape from the bureaucracy of blamestorming, consultants show how to discover and address root causes.
CIO Survival Guide 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.
CIO Survival Guide 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.
Opinion 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.