Funding your innovation

In our roles as CIOs, most of us constantly battle for money to fund work on innovation and R&D. Usually, such investments are not an easy sell to the CEO or the Board.

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Michael Issaev

Interview: Hendrik Deckers of CIONET

In a previous article, CIOs must understand foreign markets, I discussed the serious challenges CIOs face when working globally. This is critical since international success is a requirement today. To provide added insight

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

#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 ‘must read’ for CIOs

When I was younger, my answer for finding anything I wanted to know was to buy a book. Now, of course, we look things up on the Internet. But books -- and increasingly

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIOs and CEOs: What does success look like from a leadership perspective?

Have you heard this old joke before? "What does CIO stand for? Answer: Career Is Over." With the constant churn in the executive suite, CIOs are certainly not immune to turnover and change.

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Gary Davenport

#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

As CMOs rise, where’s the CIO?

A lot has been written lately about the increasing power of chief marketing officers in making corporate technology decisions as they sign up cloud services. They're doing so because they complain IT departments

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

#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