What would be one of the words you would use to describe yourself? Technological? Strong? Communicative? How about confident? When you walk into a room, do you raise your neck a notch upwards or do you sink a little bit lower and wait for other people to take control?
Too many of us, and that includes . . . → Read More: Confidence is key for CIOs in the age of the personal brand
Vendors need to pay more attention to the IT manager. I asked the other day whether the sense of the ever-increasing importance of the IT manager resonates with your business, and whether vendors continue to court the CIO when they should really be aiming for their senior IT sidekick?
“Sadly, CIOs mostly equal IT managers,” . . . → Read More: Can suppliers bring something useful to the strategy table?
How does the organisation cope with the influx of consumer IT? Turning a blind eye – which sometimes feels like the approach closely to associated to many organisations – is simply not an answer.
Neither, on the other hand, is locking down all access. Your workers now have access to better technology at home than . . . → Read More: The consumerisation of IT relies on empowerment and flexibility
Debate might continue over the future of the CIO role, but one thing is for sure: vendors selling technology to the business are not necessarily targeting the right man or woman when they target the CIO.
One reason is that the individual responsible for technology in an organisation is not always a board-level executive and . . . → Read More: Vendors who target the CIO should really sell to the IT manager
Nothing should be more important than the next generation of leaders. The future success of your business, after all, depends on the ability of your organisation to identify new people that can take on new responsibilities and inspire others.
It is, therefore, both encouraging – and concerning – that leadership development for senior managers has, . . . → Read More: Senior executives are finally waking up to next-generation leadership
Good IT tells a story. Once upon time there was an idea, a very good concept that used the best of technology to help people make the best of their skills.
It’s a tale of good over evil, where the IT professionals create something of beauty and simplicity that is usable, flexible and well designed. . . . → Read More: Technology that meets outcomes: Good IT is about backwards storytelling
Who’s leading the way when it comes to the implementation of on-demand computing? Rather than big CIOs of blue-chip organisations, research suggests medium-sized businesses are leading the charge to the cloud.
Managed services provider Claranet says 60% of medium-sized firm use cloud services, compared with 44% of small-sized and 48% of enterprise-sized organisations.
Bookmark on . . . → Read More: Medium-sized businesses beat small firms to cloud computing roll out