• CIO and CMO at omnichannel crossroads

    Posted August 6, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    To determine the state of CIO/CMO relationship, global engineering software firm EPAM teamed up with industry leaders from CIO and The CMO Club to survey a combined group of more than 400 CIOs and CMOs.
  • How do I Become a CIO?

    Posted July 8, 2014 - 6:39 am

    I’ve been in IT for about four years as an individual contributor and would like to be a CIO one day. How do I get there?
  • Leave the CIO alone

    Posted April 10, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.
  • What do CMOs and CIOs really think of each other?

    Posted May 29, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    It's widely predicted that more technology-related budget will move to the marketing department, which leads to a natural question: Will CMOs and CIOs become business partners or merely grit their teeth and co-exist?
  • IT management group helping next generation through volunteering

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    As IT professionals, it’s your job to provide help, support, and technical guidance to the organizations you serve. This is the nature of your chosen profession. Volunteering your time, expertise, and experience, and backing it up with financial donations to help our nation’s youth is a show of faith in our country and our children’s future.
  • 10 CIOs crowned compensation champs

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    Our study of SEC filings identifies the 10 most highly paid CIOs listed in 2011 proxy statements for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to annual salaries, these elite CIOs get multi-million-dollar pay packages that rise or fall depending on whether the company hits its financial targets.
  • The 24/7 CIO: Are you really open for business?

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    The Web offers cheap and easy access for our clients (internal or external) to access services 24/7. As a result, our Web stores and public facing sites have become "must be available" on the same basis. But how many of us actually follow through?
  • If you want to hate your job, IT may be the field for you!

    Posted December 5, 2011 - 9:21 pm

    The most-hated job in the world is director of information technology, according to an analysis of employee-generated reviews.
  • Where to find work in IT

    Posted September 22, 2011 - 12:17 pm

    The economy is flat for other jobs, but IT jobs remain more resistant to recession than other gigs, though your mix of skills and location have more to do with that than anything else.
  • Using business intelligence to make better business decisions

    Posted June 3, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    "An important thing to remember for user buy-in is that you have to launch a BI program that is business-relevant and focused on a solving a pain-point or realizing a new benefit," says Sandeep Phanasgaonkar, CTO, Reliance Capital. In this installment of Sounding Board, Sandeep and other members of the CIO Executive Council weigh in on using BI to make an impact on the business.
  • How to use social media to build customer loyalty

    Posted May 9, 2011 - 9:10 am

    Members from the CIO Executive Council weigh in on how to use social media to build customer loyalty. Add your opinion and advice.
  • How to turn an IT system into an external product

    Posted April 3, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    CIOs share how they are learning to package, market and price their services
  • CIOs: The eternal nomads

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    In many ways CIOs are like nomads: They might set up camp for a short while, but before you know it they’re off in search of other pastures.
  • CIOs keep their jobs longer than you think

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    The urban legend says CIOs get fired about every 18 months. Or two years, or three. Actually CIO tenure is stable, but the challenges for any individual CIO keep getting harder.
  • Consumerization of IT - good, bad, or just the way things are now?

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    Consumer technology has become a staple in today's workplace. Android phones, iPad, netbooks, social media - you name it. Managing these technologies is part of IT's responsibilities today and it isn't easy to say whether this shift has been overall good or bad for IT departments.
  • 7 Things CEOs want in a CIO

    Posted February 23, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    CEOs know IT can be a rocket boosting a good business, or a rock holding it down. They know what they want in a CIO, but you probably don't.
  • Grow your own CIO with in-house training

    Posted February 7, 2011 - 2:25 pm

    Last summer, about 30 hand-picked IT managers convened in an executive classroom for the third session of CIO University, a leadership development program for would-be CIOs. The agenda was chock-full of sessions covering best practices for stakeholder management along with role-playing exercises to explore the Thomas-Kilmann model of conflict resolution. Guest speakers included C-level executives as well as former attendees who had gone on to become CIOs. A post-session happy hour and dinner gave participants a chance to network, exchange insights and simply blow off steam.
  • CIOs, CFOs agree on one thing: neither wants to pay for technology

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 5:31 pm

    Surveys of CIOs and CFOs make clear that, despite the end of the recession, most costly IT will continue to move out of the data center.
  • The CIO who doesn't collaborate is doomed

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    Sometimes you meet a person who strikes you as an inspiring role model. Other times, you get a role model of a different sort, an example of how not to be. The CIO I had just spent an hour with was definitely the second type.
  • CIOs vs. CISOs: Pros, cons of an 'adversarial' relationship

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    When CSO teamed up with PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct its Eighth Annual Global Information Security Survey earlier this year, one question asked was who CISOs are reporting to these days. What the majority of respondents said was somewhat surprising.
  • Innovation means risk, CIOs warned: 'Get over it'

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    Chief information officers should be leading the charge to adopt innovative social media if their organizations aren't leveraging the technology, a Canadian IT professor has told an audience of CIOs.
  • CIO Ones to Watch

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    We're looking for the next generation of standout IT leaders.
  • Grow your own CIO: How in-house training pays off

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    In late August, in the heat of the summer doldrums, a team of 30 or so hand-picked IT managers convened in an executive classroom for session No. 3 of CIO University, a leadership development program for would-be CIOs.
  • How I Got Here: Carol Carr, Director of Change Management, Direct Energy

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Carol Carr, Director of Change Management at Direct Energy, knows the value of mentoring programs. Already having embarked on a solid career path with the Big Four accounting firms and then moving to Direct Energy, she learned about the Pathways program, developed by the CIO Executive Council, through Direct Energy's own CIO. The program is designed to encourage professional development in several areas, focusing specifically on leadership, business, and technology; and it starts with a self- and peer-assessment that helps you identify your strengths and opportunities.
  • CFOs to CIOs: You Work for Me Now

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    New research shows that many CFOs are making a power play to take more control of IT. That's not good news for CIOs, but you can fight the trend.
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