Improving IT Planning in 2010

Just finished reading Chris Curran’s article on CIO.com titled How to Improve Your IT Planning in 2010 – CIO.com – Business Technology Leadership.  Good article with some survey results that are very surprising.  A snippet from the article: Diamond’s Digital IQ research, in which we surveyed 451 senior business and IT executives of large companies, […]

Project Success and Failure and The New CIO

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Earlier this week, I listened to an interesting webinar hosted by Michael Krigsman and led by Chris Curran.  The topic of the webinar was the CIO’s role in success or […]

Minding the gap between Strategy and Tactics – The New CIO Series

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. I’ve seen many strategic plans for organizations. A few of these plans have sections for Technology Strategy while some don’t mention technology at all.   While these strategic plans are nice […]

Keeping your IT staff Engaged and Happy – The New CIO Series

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Today’s CIO is having a tough time. They’re being asked to do more with less.  Budgets are being slashed.  Projects are being canceled.  Tough times indeed. What can the CIO […]

Leading IT Transformation

In November 2008 I was asked to take a look at Leading IT Transformation: The Roadmap to Success from Oulette & Associates (O&A) and thought the book sounded interesting…so I agreed and Oulette & Associates sent me a copy of the book to review. It took a while to get to this book with the […]

Top Issues for CIO’s

According to Information Week, the Top 10 issues for CIO’s in 2009 are: Customer-Facing Innovation Attacking the 80/20 Ratio The Challenging Economy The Strategic CIO Cloud Computing The SaaS Effect Virtualization Outsourcing Green Computing Radical Desktops I don’t disagree with this list..everything there is important for the CIO’s to consider for the coming year. But, […]

Common Sense and Technology Selection

When did common sense get removed from the corporate technology selection process? For those that don’t know what it is, technology selection is the process by which an organization decides which technology platform (software, hardware, etc) will be used for a particular application and/or piece of the business. For example, selecting an organization’s Content Management […]