The Accidental Successful CIO

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Managing an IT department is not just a business, it’s a science. Nobody knows more about the science of being a CIO than Dr. Jim Anderson.“I don’t embrace excuses about why an IT department is not being successful, I embrace solutions.”Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing CI… read more

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CIOs Need To Get Better At Detecting B.S.

August 14th, 2019


I think that we can all agree that one of the most important parts of the CIO job is the ability to take in and process a large amount of information

What Does Your Workplace Say About Your IT Department?

August 7th, 2019


One of the most challenging jobs that the person in the CIO position has  to deal with is trying to recruit the best workers. 

In addition to the …

Just Exactly How Much Of A Risk Are Hacks?

July 31st, 2019


Based on what we’ve all be reading in the newspaper and seeing online, I  think that it’s pretty clear that anyone who is aware of the importance  of …

How Can CIOs Become More Successful?

July 24th, 2019


I would like to be more successful. Would you?  

I think that there are several points during the year that we all have  the realization that we’d …

What’s Preventing You From Becoming A Better CIO?

July 17th, 2019


Hopefully we’d all like to become better CIOs. 

This is a great goal, the challenge that most of us are facing is that it just is not clear exactly …

CIOs Need To Learn How Best To Use Email

July 11th, 2019


Ah, email. What a powerful tool. What an utter nightmare!  

The person who has the CIO job probably uses email so often that they  no longer really …

Just How Important Are Good Managers?

June 26th, 2019


Having the CIO job is tough. Because of the importance of information  technology, the company expects you to be able to accomplish a great  deal.

How CIOs Can Do A Good Job Of Delivering Bad News

June 19th, 2019


 Let’s face it, as CIOs we’d all like to be liked. We enjoy the parts of  our job that are fun and which have to do with the importance of …

What Can CIOs Do When The Cloud Isn’t Fast Enough?

June 12th, 2019


The world in which we live is currently changing. 

Over the past few  years, as the importance of information technology has grown, the  internet has …

CIOs Want To Know: What’s Coming Next In Technology?

June 5th, 2019


If a the person with the CIO job could have a super power, what would be  the best one to have? The ability to fly and avoid all of those lines  at …

How CIOs Can Solve Really Big Problems

May 22nd, 2019


As CIOs we are faced with a complete set of problems that we need to  solve. 

These can be small, simple problems that we can solve just by  thinking …

Are You Ready For Big Data?

May 15th, 2019


All CIOs have heard about big data by now: the Tsunami of data that is  washing over every company and the struggle that they have to collect  it, …

Are CIOs Ready To Deal With Hackers?

May 8th, 2019


As CIOs, every day is busy. We’ve got a lot of different things going on  that have to do with the importance of information technology and it  can …

Why Can’t Your IT Department Be More Like Apple?

May 1st, 2019


As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to make sure  that the company’s IT department understand the importance of  information …

Is An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?

April 24th, 2019


Can you remember the day when if you wanted to talk with your boss you  would go walking down the hall to his or her office? You’d knock on the …

CIOs Want To Run Their IT Department Like Adobe

April 10th, 2019


Being the person with the CIO job is hard work. You try and you try and  you try to do a good job but it always seems like you are somehow  falling further and further behind. There is so much work to do in  regards to …

How CIOs Are Using Algorithms To Tell People What To Do

April 3rd, 2019


As the person with the CIO job, one of your main tasks is to assign work to the various people who work for you.  As the number of people grows and the amount of work that has to be  done seems to get even larger, this …

CIOs Help Banks Prepare For The End Of The World

March 27th, 2019


CIOs at banks have a great deal to worry about. Simply because their  companies have so much valuable data and money, the bad guys are always  trying to break in and steal things. 

As though this wasn’t bad enough, …

What Are The 5 Skills It Takes To Be A Successful CIO?

March 20th, 2019


So CIO, are you a good manager? I suspect that most of us think that we  are. However, over at the Gallop company they have just completed a  survey of managers. What they discovered is that only one in 10 people …

Security Breech At The SEC Causes A Headache For Their CIO

March 13th, 2019


Let’s face it, when it comes to money, people can quickly become very  greedy. When you take a look at institutions like the American stock  market, the potential for people to do a large number of things that  they …

CIOs Are Racing To Deal With The Next Big Security Threat: Quantum Computing

March 6th, 2019


One of the most important jobs that the person with the CIO job has is to keep the company’s networks and data secure. This means that  they are responsible for implementing systems and procedures that will  keep the …

CIOs Need To Understand The Risk Of Internet Connected Devices

February 27th, 2019


Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you may not be aware of this thing that is being called the “internet of things” (IOT). What people are talking about when they talk about IOT is the growing …

How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

February 20th, 2019


I think that we can all agree that keeping the company’s network secure  is one of the CIO's most important tasks. However, no matter  how many firewalls we put in place or how effectively we implement  two-factor …

Wells Fargo’s CIO Drops The Ball

February 13th, 2019


If you were the CIO of a major bank responsible for the importance of  information technology, what do you think that your #1 job  responsibility …

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