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

How CIOs are sizing up their storage-as-a-service options

Not all of the biggest issues around big data storage revolve around technology. Questions about sovereignty, compliance and security practices loomed large at CanadianCIO’s executive roundtable on storage-as-a-service. As one participant put it

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 christine wong

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

FollowFriday: Aspire to these amazing Canadian CIO Twitter bios

There are lots of ways to describe yourself on social media. You can give your job title. You can say who you work for. You can joke around a little bit. Or you

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Shane Schick

The enterprise mobility due diligence IT execs need to do

Due diligence oversight, from inception, is crucial once an organization decides to investigate a mobility program that enables workers to access both corporate and personal data. The evolving trend, over the last few

Published on: July 7th, 2014 lou milrad

These are cartoons only a CIO could appreciate

There aren't usually a lot of laughs involved in resetting a password, ordering a laptop or provisioning a cloud computing environment, but perhaps that's because Rube Goldberg never focused on those kinds of

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Shane Schick

Watch three CIOs explain to a recruiter how they strive for success

In less than five minutes, chief information officers with some of the most high-profile organizations in Canada recently explained to recruiting firm Hays how they got their current job, and more importantly, how

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday: Canadian Telecom Summit edition

It's best known as a place where regulatory issues are debated among incumbents and challengers, but this year's Canadian Telecom Summit reflected how smartphones and other mobile technologies have made communication service providers

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Shane Schick