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A CIO’s insights on Microsoft’s new “Lync” version called “Skype for Business”

The TV screen said "via Skype" as I watched the news broadcast that was a continuous video conference with all types of...

April 15th, 2015 Chris Henry

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CIO job ads would probably work better if they just added one extra paragraph

I understand that it makes sense on social media to re-broadcast the same content occasionally, but over the last week...

April 9th, 2015 Shane Schick

CIO being cut out of C-suite

Exclude the CIO if you want to sabotage the business strategy

Whenever CIOs and C-level executives tackle business strategy collaboratively, the IT function will deliver more value to advance the strategy....

March 27th, 2015 Yogi Schulz

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CIO leadership fundamentals part 3: Building core capabilities

One of the most important objectives for any CIO is to build core based capabilities for their own organization to...

March 20th, 2015 Gary Davenport

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CIO leadership fundamentals part 2: Relationships do matter

This is the second in a series of short blogs on the CIO basics from a practitioner perspective. First up...

February 20th, 2015 Gary Davenport

Canadian CIO Census 2015

There’s only one good way to understand the CIO role in Canada

The best IT leaders know their numbers. But there are some numbers only outsiders can provide. Here's a simple stat...

February 9th, 2015 Shane Schick

IT department spiraling downwards

Beware of the IT death spiral

Bad things happen when an IT department can no longer meet expectations. My heart was pounding as I entered the...

February 6th, 2015 Stephen Abraham

technology warp

The single most important question CIOs need to answer

I have a theory. OK, I have many theories but today’s theory has to do with a medical mystery. I...

January 30th, 2015 Kevin Pashuk

security and privacy issues

Cisco’s Chief Security and Trust Officer: ‘all hands on deck’

“Cybersecurity in any organization, no matter what the purposes, needs everyone’s involvement.” – John N. Stewart, SVP and Chief Security...

January 30th, 2015 Brian Clendenin