CIO role

  • The New New CIO Role: Big Changes Ahead

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    The CIO extreme makeover necessitated right now isn't a mere cosmetic rehab. It will demand a mighty effort from those IT leaders whose comfort zone involves four walls, lots of servers and voluminous air-conditioning.
  • CIOs explain how to thrive under pressure

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 11:17 am

    Running IT organizations with thousands of employees and budgets of tens of millions of dollars takes wit and wisdom, especially today, and some CIOs at Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders conference this week shared both, perhaps none better than LaVerne Council, the CIO at Johnson & Johnson.
  • IT management tutorial

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    This collection of IT management resources offers career advice for IT managers (and aspiring IT managers), strategies for addressing common challenges, and helpful tips to make the job easier.
  • M&A Mistake: Too Many CIOs Arrive Late to the Dance

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    There's probably no greater indication of a CIO's strategic importance to his company than what happens at the time of a merger or acquisition: Is the CIO a key player during pre-deal negotiations and analysis? Is his expertise sought on whether back-office IT consolidation will be able to produce the desired "synergies"? Does the board ask for his risk analysis on whether key ERP, CRM, BI or supply chain systems will be harmonious or disastrous?
  • CIO Uses Her Skills in Service to State of Delaware

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 10:37 pm

    Some may say that Suzanne Peck, CIO of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, is crazy for working 18-hour days. But that's the way she likes it: "I'm a high-energy person who is actually less happy when I'm not busy," she says. So Peck, a native Delawarian, volunteered to spend two days a week leading a pro-bono review of the state's government to identify cost-savings and alleviate its $350 million deficit.
  • How Lone Star Colleges Consolidated Services, Boosted Uptime

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    When Shah Ardalan joined Houston's Lone Star Community College System as CIO in February 2008, its information systems were an embarrassment. Network services were unreliable and the implementation of an ERP system for college administration had a habit of crashing during critical periods like student registration.
  • The Power of Storytelling

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 10:06 am

    When it comes to communicating and connecting with your fellow human beings, stories rule. Good ones deliver a lasting impact far beyond any set of statistics. They can outrun the speediest set of PowerPoint slides. They can leap the tall buildings of memory in a single bound.
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