Uber Spotify CIOs

Uber and Spotify just gave CIOs a lesson in digital transformation

You tap your smartphone. The car arrives moments later. You get in, take your ride, and get out. No fussing...

November 18th, 2014 Shane Schick

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Canadian Internet usage: 5 ways CIOs should use the statistics

The data on Canadian Internet usage in 2014 from comScore this week offered CIOs two surprises. For one, IT industry...

November 12th, 2014 Shane Schick

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The backup and recovery backlash: CIO scapegoating, job loss and more

You would think CIOs, as senior decision-makers, would shoulder the blame for critical data being wiped out, but a recent...

November 5th, 2014 Shane Schick

Bright shiny object syndrome

How CIOs can avoid ‘bright shiny object syndrome’ with the Internet of Things

When you host a conference session about the Internet of Things but refer to it, for some reason, as the...

November 3rd, 2014 Shane Schick

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#FF: Canadian higher ed CIOs take to Tumblr to share ideas

This organization has been around for a long time, but until recently I never knew this particular site existed. It's...

October 24th, 2014 Shane Schick

Marc Andreessen CIOs

How CIOs could harness Marc Andreessen’s optimism

You don't have to have helped create the first Internet browser (Mosaic) and one of the IT industry's earliest successes...

October 20th, 2014 Shane Schick


#FollowFriday: Why #GartnerSym was the CIO hashtag of the week

There are all kinds of vendor events, but Gartner Inc.'s annual Symposium/ITExpo has absolutely become one of the most essential...

October 10th, 2014 Shane Schick

CIO innovation workshop

I made a room full of CIOs do this exercise (and they loved it!)

"Thirty minutes should be enough time for anyone to innovate," I said. The CIOs around me laughed, but maybe only...

October 7th, 2014 Shane Schick

big data analytics Canada CIOs

How 35 Canadian CIOs are sizing up big data and analytics issues

I had to rent a car to attend the invite-only CIO Innovation Summit that's taking place this week in Muskoka,...

September 29th, 2014 Shane Schick