CIO Blogs

  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • What's in your Now/Next/Never List?

    Posted September 11, 2008 - 7:26 pm

    I know every CIO has a different name for it, but as we're hitting full stride in IT budget season I find myself referring to my "Now/Next/Never" List. This is the list of items that I've worked with for the past year (and revisited quarterly) to rank the areas of focus in IT. While the list includes specific technologies as well as business axioms, it is fundamentally a useful tool for avoiding the danger of becoming too tactical in my job.
  • Welcome to our new blog!

    Posted September 10, 2008 - 10:53 pm

    It might seem unusual for two people to share a blog, but we have collaborated on so many things. For example, we both had a hand in creating and sustaining a six-year old community of practice for CIOs and senior IT professionals in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area, the CIO Institute. We also co-authored/edited a book aptly titled CIO Wisdom II, along with several papers, and have worked on a number of projects together through Tom's company, UpStreme Inc. More importantly, we've been friends during all this time (and Tom's got a nice boat).

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