CIO role

  • State of the CIO survey results

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    What does 2014 hold for CIOs? According to our research results, CIOs expect to continue to control the IT budget, see shadow IT as a looming concern, and are closely aligned with other business executives, among other revelations.
  • Why few want to be the CIO anymore

    Posted December 17, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    More than half of the respondents to our survey say they don't aspire to be a CIO.
  • Are CIOs destined to work for the CMO?

    Posted October 8, 2013 - 11:18 am

    As marketing departments becoming more reliant on technology, a strong relationship with the CMO will be necessary for the survival of CIOs. In fact, don't be surprised to see CEOs siding with marketing when there's a conflict.
  • How a CIO can save an incompetent CEO

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    When a bad CEO goes down, the CIO often goes down with him. Here's how to save yourself, your company, and your CEO.
  • 6 skills, habits and traits of successful CIOs

    Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Most people say they like to be at the top of the heap of the IT management food chain, but with the CIO title comes great responsibility, accountability and pressure.
  • Do chief digital officers spell trouble for CIOs?

    Posted February 26, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    CEOs are hiring hotshot chief digital officers to run strategic, customer-facing operations such as online sales. Is this good news or bad news for CIOs?
  • Interview: Bill Murphy, Hilton's new CIO/CTO

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    For Hilton Worldwide's Bill Murphy, attaining the rank of CIO didn't mean his CTO duties disappeared. His slate of new projects includes standardization of the hotel chain's property management platform across 3,900 hotels, rollout of a wireless platform and implementation of an ERP platform.
  • CIOs feel ripple effect of Chief Customer Officers

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    The new C-level executive in charge of 'customer experience' will have a profound effect on application development for all channels.
  • CIOs can help their companies survive industry disruption

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Business models are constantly in jeopardy. Netflix, for example, played the role of disruptor as it whacked Blockbuster, but now Netflix is facing stiff competition from Amazon, Hulu and others. The lesson for business leaders: Disrupt or be disrupted.
  • New task for CIOs: Make money

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    As tech infiltrates every corner of the business, it's only natural that some IT departments are producing revenue-generating products and services. Insider (registration required)
  • Nontechie CIOs: translators or meddlers?

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 4:13 pm

    As IT becomes inexorably woven into everything a business does, it's crucial to have a CIO who act as a translator between the two worlds. A nontechie just might be the right person for the job. Insider (registration required)
  • What makes a CIO above average?

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    The most business-savvy CIOs tend to report to the CEO, lead a non-IT area, and make more money than average CIOs
  • 10 hot IT jobs for managers and executives in 2012

    Posted December 13, 2011 - 6:42 pm

    If you had to pick two words to describe how the market for management- and executive- level IT jobs is shaping up for 2012, you might channel Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David and say "pretty good. Pri-tay, pri-tay, pri-tay, pri-tay good."
  • Bold hiring strategies from fearless CIOs

    Posted November 30, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Sure, the economy might be scaring the crap out of us, but these CIOs aren't letting that cramp their hiring style. In fact, they see it as a critical business strategy to continue to make long-terms plans and hire accordingly.
  • When Customer Service Needs Fixing, Bring in the CIO

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    Companies are turning to CIOs to lead customer-facing functions because of their expertise with business processes, enterprise data and social media
  • CIO of 2014: Venture Capitalist, Orchestra Conductor & More

    Posted July 18, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    Imagine three very different jobs: venture capitalist, orchestra conductor, contract negotiator. Now imagine them all rolled into one. Meet the CIO of 2014.
  • CIO wannabes told to think outside the box

    Posted June 21, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    IT workers who want to be a CIO need to think outside the box -- like pushing for staff to spend 10% of their time working on something other than operational tasks, according to advice at a recent CIO conference.
  • Get into the M&A game

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 10:08 am

    Don't get left out of corporate merger-and-acquisition discussions. CIOs can play a big role in making sure the deals produce the intended benefits.
  • When the CIO is also the CFO

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 11:32 am

    IT exec Jeremy Hopkins has a bit more on his plate these days than some of his colleagues in high tech. Hopkins is the CIO at World Telecom Group in Malibu, Calif. And he's also the CFO.
  • Helping the business better understand IT

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    If you asked a random employee which organization embodies your company's culture, what would she say? Marketing? HR? Sales? I'll bet you my entire shoe collection she wouldn't say IT. In most companies, IT is so far removed from the heart of the company that it is often housed in a separate building.
  • Cloud CIO: How cloud computing changes IT staffs

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    My recent post, The Internet of Things and the Cloud CIO of the Future garnered a lot of attention and comments. One tweet by @abbielundberg said "agree w priorities but there's more to CIO role." Abbie, by the way, is former Editor-in-Chief of CIO Magazine, so she definitely knows whereof she speaks.
  • From green screen apps to the cloud: One CIO's challenge

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    Moving from an entertainment-industry business to a healthcare company is a big change in environment and culture, says Brett Michalak, former CIO of, who became CIO at Crescent Healthcare in May.
  • State of the CIO: IT departments are fueling company growth

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:15 pm

    CIOs are investing in projects to improve staff productivity, make business processes more efficient and promote innovation. These activities signal the retrenchment that ruled during the Great Recession is, thankfully, over.
  • SAP's not-so-secret weapon: Its own CIO

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    Oliver Bussmann, now a year into his tenure as CIO for SAP, has re-invented and raised the profile of the ERP vendor's CIO role. One key: Sharing with customers his ongoing experiences with a huge SAP environment.
  • 7 Essential CIO Leadership Skills That Get Results

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:57 am

    In the new book 'The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results', the trio of authors argue that CIOs' leadership and people skills are the biggest determinate of their success--or failure.
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