Articles By Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: The best CIO shares for the week of 8/18/2014

It already feels like summer is oh-so-close to being over, but as some of us try to squeeze in a few days off here and there, this recent post by a terrific CIO

Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Shane Schick

A CIO’s short slide deck captures the best traits of IT leaders

He may work for a post-secondary school in the U.S., but David Hinson's ideas on IT leadership should find a welcome audience on this side of the border. Hinson is the CIO of

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: The top social links shared with CIOs this week

First off, some free consulting via Twitter. You expect third-pary experts to be blunt, but I liked the use of imagery here to make a more pronounced wake-up call: https://twitter.com/KristineKoed/status/500210182291726336 This research analyst's

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Shane Schick

An energy sector CIO explains what’s needed to stop security threats early

For most CIOs, “uptime” is all about whether servers or other IT infrastructure is running properly, but Doug Thomas is one of the few who is literally focused on keeping the lights on.

Published on: August 11th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: The big stuff the CIO community shared this week

Let's start with the research: In terms of vendor studies, it doesn't get much better than IBM's Institute for Business Value, which recently published a study called "The IT infrastructure conversation." This was

Published on: August 8th, 2014 Shane Schick

CP Rail’s former CIO makes a killer comment in this audiobook clip

The whole thing would take nearly eight hours of listening -- perhaps on a long drive back from the cottage? -- but the teaser for The CIO Paradox has a surprise nugget from a

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Shane Schick

Follow Friday: 3 Canadian firms CIOs should get to know now

When IT leaders join Twitter, they probably get followed pretty quickly by IBM, Microsoft, SAP and other big-name vendors with which they do business (or who would dearly like to have them as

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Shane Schick

FollowFriday: A Tweetstorm that made sense of Microsoft’s cuts

It probably goes without saying that many of the great Canadians posting on Twitter are no longer based in Canada, but in Kevin Restivo's case, a move overseas seems to have only offered

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Shane Schick

Conflicts between CISOs and CIOs have never looked so geeky

CIOs may increasingly be butting heads with CMOs, but there may be an even older and more important adversary: the chief information security officers who report into them. In "CISOs are from Mars,

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Shane Schick

CIOs in Canada may be overlooking a way to finance innovation

Until “innovation” becomes a standard line item in a CIO’s budget, the best recourse for Canadian IT leaders may be a federal tax incentive that could help them cover the costs of potentially

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Shane Schick