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

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

Why CIOs need to learn to use the ‘F word’

I hate most business books. They lie. It’s not a sin of “commission.” I’m not sure they set about to consciously distort the facts. It’s more often a sin of “omission”. They leave

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Jim Love

The IT asset manager as hero

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

4 key messages in Satya Nadella’s letter to Microsoft employees

In an open letter to Microsoft employees yesterday, the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella outlined his view of the technology giant’s place in the world and essentially told his staffer to brace themselves

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Why the importance of CIOs is only going to grow

How isolated is the CIO in the executive suite? It's been a question asked for years because there is a sense -- with some empirical evidence to back it up -- that many

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Is loss of control the biggest hurdle to cloud computing?

Some systems managers still believe the promise of cloud computing exceeds the technological reality.  They cite the “ities” – security, customizability, longevity, quality, reliability and others – as being key inhibitors to adoption

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Don Sheppard