Eating the data elephant

The problem facing CIOs is not how to gather data, but how to turn existing data into meaningful business decisions

Five steps to creating a mobile payment strategy

Mobile computing is here to stay, but Bryan Cruickshank and David Sayer at KPMG in the UK think CIOs need a little help in creating channels to that market for their businesses

3 tips on improving procurement systems

Because it resides on the edge of business activity, CIOs often look potential for improvement in procurement systsm, say Bryan Cruickshank and Richard Nixon of KPMG UK

Four must-do social media activities for CIOs

Many companies are starting to take social media seriously as a business tool, say Bryan Cruickshank and Mark Guinibert at KPMG, who list some of the things you have to watch out for, if you are going to so the same

Four tips on talking to the Board

Too often, CIOs are only seen by their peers as an operational cog. Bryan Cruickshank and Lisa Heneghan suggest that to get your feet under the table, you have to speak the lingo

Getting the business ready for the Cloud: The role of the CIO

there is every indication that the era of cloud is only just getting started, says KPMG's Bryan Kruickshank meaning there is much more change on the way

Outsourcing data security

Is it feasable to outsource your security requirements? KPMG's Bryan Cruikshank gives some guidelines

Five ways to skin and clean a phish

A handful of useful tips from KPMG's Bryan Cruikshank on how to react to today's more sophisticated cyber-attackers

The next wave of IT value: Centres of Excellence

Having already achieved efficiency though the creation of shared service centres and cost-efficient outsourcing agreements, many IT leaders are starting to discover the next wave of competitive advantage

How to manage the consumerisation of business IT

The roadmap for providing your users with capable end-devices linked to corporate systems has become a freeway. Here's some advice on how to direct this trend from the central reservation

4 strategies for dealing with security threat 2.0

Conventional security protocols are in need of review, as organisations embrace new approaches, such as cloud computing and mobile data

Enabling the productive business

For CEOs and their Boards, one of the greatest challenges over the next few years will be in understanding how new business models can help them capitalise on trends like the consumerisation of IT

2011: The year cloud comes into sharper definition

Already, there are a number of very positive signs that many of the key issues traditionally associated with cloud are starting to clear up

Take-aways from Oracle OpenWorld

Attendance was up from the past few years, indicating not only a loosening of corporate purse strings, but also the resurgence of ERP on the CIO agenda

How the new wave of sourcing options will redefine the CIO

Let’s face it: IT services are rapidly becoming commoditised

The metamorphosis of the CIO

It should come as no surprise to the readers of this column that the CIO’s role is undergoing significant change.

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