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  • CIO salaries, satisfaction, and standing rise

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 10:35 am

    Results of a recent CIO survey conducted by executive search firm Harvey Nash show that CIOs are earning more money, expanding their responsibilities, and enjoying greater strategic standing and job satisfaction inside their companies.
  • My first 48 hours with iPad 2: One CIO's story

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    One CIO who has already made the iPad a critical part of his organization shares what he liked - and still wished for - after his first couple of days with the iPad 2. Read on for his take on FaceTime, Apple's not-so "smart" cover, and more.
  • 10 lessons from Angry Birds that can make you a better CIO

    Posted March 31, 2011 - 5:54 pm

    I have been involved in deep research on Angry Birds, having become one of the top 300 players on the iPad HD Free version, out of a community of over 1 million players. That may be sad, but then again, it is deep research. Every time I fling a bird I think about a CIO (no, I don't mean it that way). Here are the preliminary results of my research: Ten lessons from Angry Birds that will make you a better CIO.
  • Building an effective CIO résumé

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    If you're a CIO or an aspiring C-suite IT executive looking to make a move, you'll find that creating an effective technology leadership résumé is a different type of challenge than you've encountered in the past.
  • CIOs aren't CIOs for long

    Posted March 23, 2011 - 8:49 am

    A U.S. president, especially if they win reelection, will have a much better chance of staying in the same job longer than many CIOs, new survey data suggests.
  • How to survive CIO regime change

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 9:24 pm

    How long does the average CIO stay on the job? Not very long. According to a Gartner Inc. survey of 1,527 CIOs, their average tenure in 2009 was four years and four months, a figure that has changed relatively little over the past several years, according to Mark McDonald, group vice president of Gartner Executive Programs. "It's been between four years and three months and four years and nine months," he says.
  • How SaaS will impact 6 key software categories

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 6:30 pm

    SaaS will steal the show in certain categories but remain a bit player in others, Forrester research shows. Here's a look at how SaaS will affect IT management tools, ERP applications and more, for the next two years.
  • 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.
  • What CFOs want from IT

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    You can't run a company without technology, but you can't invest in technology without the blessings of the finance department. And thanks to the stagnant economy, the pendulum of power between Finance and IT is swinging decidedly toward the chief financial officer's door these days.
  • 5 innovation opportunities for CIOs in 2011

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    Most of the CIOs I speak with are looking at the year ahead as an opportunity to drive innovation within their organizations, usually by automating back office activities. That's a good place to start. But the most aggressive are looking beyond running the IT shop more efficiently and effectively; they're also experimenting with new technologies that can increase profitability, improve competitiveness and attract new customers. We call them ambidextrous innovators.
  • Using ERP to increase sales

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    How Mattress Giant used its ERP system to triple its in-store sales.
  • Ex-CIO Dale Frantz led a double life

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 5:07 pm

    Dale Frantz, the one-time CIO of Auto Warehousing Co., was a rising star at the company who earned $250,000 -- and the respect of his peers. He was also a thief.
  • CIOs in 2011: The IT roles and strategies in high demand

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 6:31 pm

    CIOs have finally emerged from the dark days of budget-slashing, cost-cutting and headcount-reducing. The metaphorical knives, axes and saws can all be put away.
  • 11 Ways to Prevent Burnout and Improve Work-Life Balance

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:13 am

    In 2006, Chris Loope was working as a consultant implementing a new ERP system for a client. The 18-month project required Loope to clock 80-hour work weeks and to travel frequently between his home in Dallas and his client's office in Atlanta.
  • Beef up your BI strategy

    Posted July 28, 2010 - 8:49 pm

    Last year CIOs faced budget cuts, project delays and increased demand for services, and this year IT budgets have – for the most part – remained flat. For CIOs, it’s a challenging time, and one that requires them to move from cost-cutting measures to providing strategic value.
  • CIOs who took an alternative route to the top

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    A high school physics teacher. A hockey coach and referee. An intern at the National Science Foundation.
  • CIOs ceding power to CFOs, survey finds

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 11:45 am

    CFOs are the top IT investment decision maker more often than CIOs are, according to new research from Gartner.
  • Get In Touch With Your Inner Geek

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:00 am

    A Forrester analyst urges CIOs to consider opportunities to use consumer technologies and to stay close to the 'gadget-curious folks.'
  • IBM's New CIO Takes On Powerful Role

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 12:54 pm

    IBM's new CIO, Pat Toole, has much broader responsibilities than his predecessors in the post, which now oversees a highly centralized IT operation.
  • CEO Sweet Talk

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 9:37 pm

    It doesn't always take a year full of global upheaval for a company to acquire a new CEO. When money is tight and staff members are stressed, it's more essential than ever for CIOs to have a game plan for what to do when there's a new personality with new priorities in the top office.
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