What’s the difference between a CIO and CMO?

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Some smart-ass (like me) will probably say “1 letter”….but let’s dive into that question a little more deeply. Last week, in an article titled “CIO’s vs. CMO’s – what’s the real problem?“, I shared the following 2010 goals/projects that CIO’s and CMO’s are reportedly working on.   In that article I also promised a discussion of […]

CIO’s vs CMO’s – what’s the real problem?

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Improve end-user workforce productivityEarlier this week I wrote a post titled “The relationship between the CIO and CMO?” where I reported on a survey from the CMO council (as reported by CIO.com). In that survey, an interesting result was reported that shows a huge disconnect between the CIO and CMO when it comes to digital […]

The Relationship between the CIO & CMO?

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CIO.com has an article titled “CMOs and CIOs: Can This Relationship Be Saved?” where they discuss surveys results released by the CMO Council and Accenture. The CIO and the CMO are two of the most important positions in today’s organizations and should be working extremely closely…but these survey results show that to not be the case […]

Its about the people…

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Over the few weeks, I’ve been writing a lot about IT and the future of IT. Most of those articles end up with me saying something like “think about the people in IT” or talking about having good people on your team. So…let me say it again….just to be clear: Its about the people. say […]

What’s wrong with today’s IT?

What's wrong with today's IT?

Last week I wrote a long article titled Building Tomorrow’s Organization – without today’s IT? The purpose of that article was to walk through a ‘what if’ scenario centered around designing the organization of tomorrow without a single IT professional. I’d like to thank those that left feedback for providing exactly what I was looking […]

Building Tomorrow’s Organization – without today’s IT?

Tomorrow's Organization with today's IT

A few weeks ago I wrote about The diminishing role of IT and the CIO.  That post struck a nerve with quite a few readers so I wanted to expand on the topic.   I thought about a case study of some form or perhaps an interview or two but then I thought…why not do […]

Technology Selection, Acceptance & Culture

Technology Selection, Adoption & Culture

In my article titled Technology Selection and Cultural Fit, I argue that cultural fit is an important aspect to consider when undertaking Technology Selection projects. While the article was well received by most folks, I did have a few people comment (privately via email and twitter DM) that I was making some broad statements that couldn’t […]

Links for August 22 2010

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The New New CIO Role: Big Changes Ahead By Thomas Wailgum on CIO.com Quote: CIOs themselves are in the midst of a make-or-break personal change-management project: CIOs who can only take orders, who can’t speak the language of the business, who can’t step out of the proverbial back-office and into the front lines of customer […]

The diminishing role of IT and the CIO (?)

The DIminishing role of the CIO

In a previous article titled The Future of IT & the CIO – Redux of the DoDo I pointed to some survey results that should be alarming to most IT professionals and leaders. The survey, titled The Future of IT (pdf download), basically argues that the role of IT will diminish in the future.  The […]

Links for August 8 2010

Shadow IT vs. Shadow Marketing By Scott Brinker on Chief Marketing Technologist Quote: IT people work for IT. Marketing people work for marketing. And, as illustrated with the dangers of shadow marketing, marketing technology is now an integral part of marketing’s strategy and execution. The people working on it need to have their focus — […]