The CIO's job is all about technology. That is, unless there are people involved with the technology. In fact, there are relatively few technologies that don't involve people either in the use of, management of, or creation of the technology, and that's where the Enterprising CIO's real skills need to come into play. Read More
Finding new ways to leverage technology within the enterprise is the domain of the CIO, right? Well, it may be the CIO's responsibility to surface those ideas and to help vet the best and most promising, but ideas for new initiatives often come from the people within the organization who have their hands and minds in the daily workings of the business... the line staff. Read More
Adriana Karaboutis, VP and Global CIO of Dell (@AndiCIOatDell), adds her commentary on our question "What are the two most important rules that a CIO must follow in order to succeed in the enterprise?" Read More
Brit banker RBS had a meltdown on Cyber Monday night and rather than looking for external scapegoats the CEO said "For decades, RBS failed to invest properly in its systems." http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=25498
How could they let it get this bad?
Anyone still wondering why big data seems to be capturing the attention and the budget of nearly every large organization should read this article detailing how Ford Motor Company went from a $4.6 billion loss to its first profit in four years, remaining profitable ever since. How? By using data to help make decisions from which cars to provide to dealers to where on the car to locate turn signals. Read More
Is the new title of the CIO to be CCO (Chief Convergence Officer)? Dr. Moshe BenBassat, Founder and CEO of ClickSoftware, expects that the focus of the CIO should be wide and deep with a primary focus on mobility. He explains this in response to our ongoing question, "What are the two most important rules that a CIO must follow in order to succeed in the enterprise?"
1 - Understand the business, and focus on technology that drives business goals forward. Read More
Private clouds. Public clouds. Hybrid clouds. Vertical clouds. Everywhere you turn, it seems, something’s being written about the pros and cons of different types of cloud computing models, which all enable speed, agility and innovation, among other virtues. Regardless of the industry you’re in, moving to the cloud is now pretty much a matter of when rather than whether. Many of the major IT research firms are projecting that spending on the various types of cloud services will be, well, sky high in the next few years. Read More