The strategic CIO

Even though there’s a “C” in their titles, chief information officers frequently complain they don’t get the same respect as other executives. Perhaps this is with good reason:  CIO is one of the

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Jim Love

Treasury Board has 15 apps that prove its open data strategy is working

No matter who wins the $25,000 prize, Canada’s federal CIO believes the recent Canadian Open Data Experience competition reflects a shift in how the public sector collects, manages and shares information for the

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Shane Schick

Do real leaders encourage stealing?

For years, I’ve been stealing from my employer(s).  No, it’s not money or even office supplies. I’ve been stealing time. I feel great about it.  So should my employers and my clients. I know my

Published on: March 12th, 2014 Jim Love

Why CIOs and CMOs have to work a lot closer

While I was engaged elsewhere last week writing about IT products and services, I missed a debate that has been heating up over the struggles between CIOs and CMOs. This must be of

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The IT leader as security spokesman

He was like a shadow guest at our recent Technicity conference — mentioned by nearly everyone, cited as a source of great concern and potential danger to all manner of organizations across Toronto and

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Shane Schick

People are not your biggest asset

You read the headline right. And it’s true. In his book “Good to Great” Jim Collins presents the research that bears this out.   I re-read it the other day, and his work still

Published on: February 26th, 2014 Jim Love

The friendly co-pilot: How to find change catalysts

It seems these days that there are many articles advising IT Management on the type of people they need. Often they advocate business- savvy people who can talk to business clients in terms

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane

Juniper Network changes strategy, tightens network products

After taking a look at its strategy Juniper Networks’ new CEO has written a new operating plan to “refocus the company on innovation that matters most to service providers and enterprises.” Shaygan Kheradpir,

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

11 ways project managers can manage expectations

Knowing how to manage expectations is essential for project managers especially when faced with constant project changes, scope creep and last minute requests. In order to ensure that bosses and stakeholders are on

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano