The friendly co-pilot

You are a member of the leadership team of your IT organization, or perhaps are the CIO or the boss of the CIO. Sometimes you naturally have problems and may need some help.

Published on: December 16th, 2013 Graham J. McFarlane

IT user satisfaction surveys: A CIO strategy guide

They are the words most CIOs will never hear said aloud: “The I&IT Organization assists my business unit in understanding the rationale and costs associated with technology.” Or perhaps this one:  Given my

Published on: May 1st, 2012 Shane Schick

Motivate IT workers with salary, skills and strategy

Everyone cares about compensation, and almost everyone feels they deserve to earn more than they make. So what happens if your company can't afford to entice new talent with significant raises or high-dollar

Published on: April 17th, 2012 rachel russell

IT’s winning (and losing) job titles

Sure, there are still some Cobol systems on their last legs in the deep recesses of just about every large IT organization. But they are most assuredly on their way out -- as

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Julia King

Make innovation everyone’s job

Some people, both within and outside of IT, view innovation as antithetical to good IT practices. After all, IT organizations operate according to processes, methodologies and standards. Well-run IT departments are, above all,

Published on: March 29th, 2011 joe eng

Global CIO group brings IT framework to Canada

Being green makes for good PR, but businesses need to be commercially successful as well as environmentally responsible. The problem is, most CIOs don’t pay the energy bill in their facilities, and the

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Vawn Himmelsbach

CIOs won’t impress anyone with a data dump

Recently a canvasser for a charity rang the doorbell and after introducing himself and thanking me for being a past contributor, immediately went into a detailed review of all of good works his

Published on: March 4th, 2011 george gorsline

Raise your IT staff’s business smarts

It is essential to focus on people in order to get value from consolidation. At Eisai, our divisions functioned as separate companies, with the mind-set to match. When we brought together all of

Published on: February 28th, 2011 CIO Executive Council

Help the business to better understand IT

If you asked a random employee which organization embodies your company's culture, what would she say? Marketing? HR? Sales? I'll bet you my entire shoe collection she wouldn't say IT. In most companies,

Published on: February 28th, 2011 Martha Heller