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  • 10 Resolutions for CIOs to Kick-Start the New Year

    Michael Friedenberg shares his top 10 resolutions for CIOs, including losing weight (the legacy IT kind) and lowering your handicap (professional weaknesses).

    Written by Michael Friedenberg21 Dec. 12 14:20
  • The Top 10 Priorities for CIOs in 2013

    As we head into the new year, IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg pairs his list of favorite quotes with questions to spark your thinking

    Written by Michael Friedenberg30 Nov. 12 14:03
  • Innovative CIOs Show How to Make Money With IT

    A select few CIOs are generating cold hard cash through innovation and collaboration. We rounded up examples of CIOs who generate revenue with IT, either by boosting sales or developing a product or service sold externally.

    Written by Diane Frank30 Nov. 12 14:01
  • CIOs Say Corporate Directors Are Clueless About IT

    Our exclusive research shows that boards of directors still don't understand the role that IT can play in driving business innovation. It's the CIO's job to change that.

    Written by Kim S. Nash15 Nov. 12 13:43
  • Execs from NASDAQ, HP Show Operations Some Love

    One of the great joys I have in serving the CIO community is witnessing the openness and transparency you have with each other-especially when given the chance to sit down face-to-face at one of our events. Whether the perspectives you share come from your experience with business, technology or overall leadership, I'm always impressed by how generous IT executives are in exchanging invaluable insights and guidance that ultimately improves everyone's performance.

    Written by Michael Friedenberg01 Nov. 11 09:26
  • Moving past old technology to new value

    As CIO, you are out in front of your company, thinking through trends in market conditions, technology innovation and customer behavior. Sales and marketing leaders are out there with you. But unlike them, you are tethered by the cement footprint of data center, hardware and software choices made in a different computing age. Those decisions weigh heavily on how flexible, scalable, innovative and cost-effective you can now be.

    Written by Martha Heller27 May 11 06:19
  • Making enterprise architecture matter

    The right candidate needs to have some expertise in every layer of the technology stack, a keen understanding of the business, the ability to manage a matrixed (and peevish) group of siloed technologists, and the je ne sais quoi to sell concepts like service-oriented architecture to uninterested business executives.

    Written by Martha Heller29 April 11 07:15
  • CIOs: Five issues to win your CEO's attention

    Most CIOs I know have their hearts and minds in the right place. They recognize that they need to be accountable for more than a well-run IT shop. They also aspire to help the company use information to drive innovation and strategic advantage that fulfills the CEO's vision. Here are five issues that CIOs can discuss to capture the CEO's attention and raise the level of discourse to a more strategic level.

    Written by Chris Curran08 March 11 04:10
  • Five reasons why CIOs can't ignore consumerization of IT

    The last 24 months have brought an explosion of new devices, web applications, and social media platforms. With every new product release or social network launch, CIOs are getting pressure from their employees, including senior executives, to open the corporate network to consumer devices and allow access to more of the Web. This migration of consumer devices like smartphones and tablets into enterprise computing is making CIOs very nervous.

    Written by Paul D'arcy02 March 11 03:51
  • Why new technology demands new business models

    Recently, I participated in the Drucker Centennial event and attended the Drucker Institute's Innovation Forum with participants from, among other companies, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Intuit and Lockheed Martin, along with nonprofits Teach for America and the Rainforest Alliance. It was a great time to reflect on Peter Drucker's legacy and what he had to say about successful and unsuccessful innovation.

    Written by Jack Bergstrand25 Feb. 11 06:05
  • Raising your IT staff's business smarts

    It is essential to focus on people in order to get value from consolidation. At Eisai, our divisions functioned as separate companies, with the mind-set to match. When we brought together all of the U.S. organizations, I quickly discovered gaps.

    Written by CIO Executive Council25 Feb. 11 07:33
  • Cloud CIO: How cloud computing changes IT staffs

    My recent post, The Internet of Things and the Cloud CIO of the Future garnered a lot of attention and comments. One tweet by @abbielundberg said "agree w priorities but there's more to CIO role." Abbie, by the way, is former Editor-in-Chief of CIO Magazine, so she definitely knows whereof she speaks.

    Written by Bernard Golden03 Feb. 11 10:56
  • Risk management: A CIO's strategic role

    Your new book is about managing strategy in turbulent times. What factors must a CIO, in particular, balance when responding to a crisis? In different kinds of crises - product, economic, political - one common thread is the information available to executives.

    Written by Kim S. Nash03 Feb. 11 10:45