Data Disconnect and Shadow IT

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Yes Shadow IT again. But…rather than rehash the things I’ve talked about before, I wanted to take some time to walk through a few issues that aren’t always discussed when we talk about Shadow IT. The first is Data Disconnect, which I’ll talk about here. The 2nd is…well…you’ll … Read more Data Disconnect and Shadow IT

When the story is right, people listen

It been quiet here this week as I’ve been traveling.   I spent the week in Chicago talking to clients and refining the story of what I do. Its fun to talk to new people…especially when they are receptive to the story you are telling and when that story is authentic. When the story is … Read more When the story is right, people listen

A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar…

A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar… …except…they aren’t in the same bar. They made plans to meet at Good Time Charlies on Monday.   You know – the CMO and CIO are best friends now so its time to go have a few drinks together, right? They agree on a time and … Read more A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar…

The CIO and CMO – true love….or puppy love?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the ‘love affair’ between Chief Information Officer’s and Chief Marketing Officer’s around the world. I think this is a good thing…as long as this is ‘true love’ and not just infatuation between two groups that are starting to have to work closer together to get things done. As … Read more The CIO and CMO – true love….or puppy love?

Should the CIO lead marketing?

I read an article over on CIOZone.com titled Should the CIO Head Up the Marketing Dept As Well? that left me speechless (for a minute at least). Initially, I wanted to believe the author was asking whether the CIO should head up marketing technology, but I  don’t think that’s what the author was asking. I … Read more Should the CIO lead marketing?

A story of a CIO, IT and Marketing

I heard a pretty good story recently.  It goes something like this: A new CIO joins the company. He’s not completely new to the organization but he is new to the role and a new employee. Previously, he’d been running a couple of projects for an outsourced ‘partner’ within the organization and had ingratiated himself … Read more A story of a CIO, IT and Marketing