Vendors who target the CIO should really sell to the IT manager

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

Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: CIOs that don’t get social media should get out

Do you want to know the most redundant debate ever? It goes something like this: “Should the CIO get involved in the use of social media?”

Whether at the personal level, or at a wider organisational remit, experts across the technology industry continue to debate – both online, in print and at conferences – whether . . . → Read More: Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: CIOs that don’t get social media should get out

The modern CIO must be a confident communicator

Who is the executive you think of when you think of a generic and confident public speaker? The chief executive, perhaps – after all, they’re often the public face of the business.

What about the marketing head, or the managing director for sales? Then there’s the finance director and operations chief, they’re sometimes asked to . . . → Read More: The modern CIO must be a confident communicator

Capex vs opex: Cloud computing has to better, not cheaper

The cloud doesn’t have to be a cheaper; on-demand computing just has to be better.

Much of the debate around the cloud concerns the switch from capex to opex and the potential saving with regards to purchased technology resources. That focus, however, is a red herring.

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Who really runs IT?

Who really runs IT? It’s one of the questions that we’re most concerned with here at Career Is Over. While the CIO is traditionally seen as the ruler of the IT organisation, overall technology leadership is becoming less and less clear.

Some CIOs defer to the CFO, others report directly to the CEO. Some CIOs . . . → Read More: Who really runs IT?

Can you really afford to go to the cloud?

Cloud computing. Yikes. How do you feel about on-demand technology? If you’re a CIO, you might well be bored. There’s been a lot more vendor hype than real substance thus far.

If you’re a business leader, you might well feel excited about the cloud. After all, here is an approach to technology which (potentially) promises . . . → Read More: Can you really afford to go to the cloud?