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Being a CIO in a Covid-19 World……

What is it like running IT in this bizarre new World. How has Covid-19 changed things? We all know that our World has been rocked by Covid-19 and a lot has been written about it. Thousands have died, businesses have collapsed, numerous people have lost their jobs, and many of us have been working from … Continue reading

Why the CIO reporting structure matters | #CIO

Great article recently published on CIO.com: Does the CEO want to save costs or maximize value? Does the CEO view IT as the driver behind technology or back office systems? In my opinion, there is no other organization in the company that can alter the way the company operates than IT. It is as critical … Continue reading

How to handle your Project Sponsor getting TOO involved!

We all need engaged project sponsors, its one of the key success factors for projects. But what do you do when they are so engaged that they want to be in all of the detail, they want to be a team member, they want to be part of every decision? Do you embrace it? Or … Continue reading

When an IT Project “Goes Red”

Declaring to your whole company that the project everyone is excited about is in trouble can be demoralizing. But it’s exactly what can turn things around, says a recent article on MIT SMR – When an IT Project “Goes Red”. They recommend: Focus on the upside of admitting a project is in trouble: You get more … Continue reading

The Internet of Things: Your worst nightmare | Computerworld #IoT

An interesting article that really highlights that the plug and play world we were promised is not yet in place, don’t get me wrong, things have improved massively in the last few years and it is definitely quicker and easier to connect your latest devices, but its not seamless yet. This article highlights a few … Continue reading

Make Transparency a Core Competency |@HellerSearch @CIOMentors

Great article from Joe Topinka on bridging the divide between IT and other business areas. Well worth a read. He urges IT to “reach across the chasm” and not to wait for the other business areas to make the first move. He urges companies to think, act and achieve together. Click the link below or … Continue reading

Are You a Technology Expert or a Leader? @MarthaHeller @IfYouWillLead

“Most successful IT leaders recognize that as we grow as leaders, we must be willing to let go of our need to be experts. Expertise can change from an asset to a liability very quickly. There are three basic challenges that expertise creates for leadership growth. The first two involve simple capacity, and the third … Continue reading

Corporate ITs Darwinian Challenge – InformationWeek – #IT #CIO

Great article from Information Week on the lack of evolution of the Corporate IT group. Their wise advice is below: 1. Realize that corporate IT no longer has a monopoly over the technology used in the workplace from personal use to SaaS applications and cloud service providers to outsourced services. 2. Understand that they no … Continue reading

Key IT Roles for Driving Business Value | IT Organization Circa 2017

Many IT groups have struggled with how to show they deliver business value. This is an interesting article that takes a slightly different look at this subject and focuses on the key roles that IT needs to play to accomplish this. Key IT Roles for Driving Business Value | IT Organization Circa 2017. The key … Continue reading

A Strategy for Making Better IT Investment Decisions – Deloitte CIO – WSJ

I have long advocated the benefits of this type of multi dimensional portfolio management approach to reviewing IT investment decisions. It takes away the differing values embraced by various functional groups and encourages the connection between projects and strategic goals. A Strategy for Making Better IT Investment Decisions – Deloitte CIO – WSJ. However, you need … Continue reading

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