Articles By Shane Schick

#FF: Canadian higher ed CIOs take to Tumblr to share ideas

This organization has been around for a long time, but until recently I never knew this particular site existed. It's a great example of taking a free online micro-blogging service like Tumblr and

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Shane Schick

Teknion’s CIO: The Internet of Things opportunities I see

The core principle of Teknion, a furniture company based in North York, Ont., is boiled down to three words: "design does matter." That's not a bad one to keep in mind as organizations

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Shane Schick

Canadian city CIOs discuss the way they’re moving to ‘mobile first’

In some organizations it’s the employees who are clamoring for the increased use of mobile technology. In others, it’s senior management that want to see their firm quickly make strategic use of smartphones,

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Shane Schick

How CIOs could harness Marc Andreessen’s optimism

You don't have to have helped create the first Internet browser (Mosaic) and one of the IT industry's earliest successes (Netscape) to be a credible judge of innovative ideas, but Marc Andreessen is

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FF: Can you guess the Ontario CIO in this case study?

Like the gossip columns of yesteryear, Twitter is a great place to run what we used to call "blind items": interesting stories of important people without actually getting specifics. This Canadian talent firm's

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Shane Schick

What CIOs should be running instead of an IT department

If Salesforce.com can rebrand its core products and services as “the customer success platform,” there should be no reason why CIOs couldn’t rebrand IT departments as customer success departments. I can already imagine

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: Why #GartnerSym was the CIO hashtag of the week

There are all kinds of vendor events, but Gartner Inc.'s annual Symposium/ITExpo has absolutely become one of the most essential conferences for chief information officers around the world. You can read coverage on

Published on: October 10th, 2014 Shane Schick

I made a room full of CIOs do this exercise (and they loved it!)

"Thirty minutes should be enough time for anyone to innovate," I said. The CIOs around me laughed, but maybe only because that's about how much they actually feel they can allocate to anything

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: The best links, tweets and picks for CIOs on Twitter

It was great to connect with a large group of IT leaders earlier this week at a resort in Muskoka (the picture above is just outside the area where we ate), where we

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Shane Schick

A TD Bank CIO discusses mobile opportunities, Apple Pay and more

Jeff Martin has a challenge for all those people who assume everyone now does most of their banking on a smartphone, PC, tablet or landline phone. “If you’re bored on a Sunday, go

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Shane Schick