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?
What will the cloud mean for the IT department? Will it mean the end of traditional IT organisation or will it create new time and space for technology executives to think in a strategic manner?
An interesting article by Martino Corbelli covers the issues, concenrating at first on the age-old problem for IT professionals; most . . . → Read More: Find innovation or the IT department will be dead in 10 years
It’s the whole point of this blog: if technology can be purchased like a utility on-demand, is the CIO position disappearing and what is the future of technology leadership?
The end point, apparently, is a world where individual business units take responsiblity for IT decision making. But is that a realistic end point?
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You’re a CIO – how good are you at delivery? Is your strategy focused on the now or on something, somewhere, in the future?
The second focus – if you can even call it that – sounds a bit, well, unfocused. However, CIOs need to think beyond the glory of an instant win.
Bookmark on . . . → Read More: Is your strategy too focused on short-term benefits?
Good news for Filippo Passerini, who has been named Information Week Chief of the Year.
The award recognises an IT leader who demonstrates a compelling IT vision and strategy, and the ability to deliver business benefits as a result. Passerini, who is CIO and president of Global Business Services at Procter & Gamble, has dramatically . . . → Read More: P&G CIO Filippo Passerini is Information Week Chief of the Year
All change at the top of insurance firm AXA Equitable Life, where Michael Healy has been elected CIO by the company’s board.
Healy will be responsible for directing the company’s systems strategy and delivery, including infrastructure, application development and corporate architecture. His promotion to the top technology post at AXA Equitable follows Kevin Murray being . . . → Read More: Michael Healy takes CIO role at AXA Equitable Life
A big move for Toby Redshaw, this week. The 48-year-old, who was formerly global CIO for Aviva, has been named as the new executive vice president and CIO for American Express.
Redshaw succeeds Stephen Squeri, who had served as CIO since May 2005. Squeri added the duties of group president at American Express Global Services . . . → Read More: Tony Redshaw is new American Express CIO
Analyst Gartner suggests CIOs must conquer the key source of executive and company failure: managing strategic change. Gartner says CIOs must do more to ensure that IT plays a role in business transformation in an environment where 70% of CEOs believe business change and entrepreneurialism will increase during the next five years.
To explain how . . . → Read More: Lead transformation or watch IT die