What A CIO Should Know: Forrester’s CIO survey

Forrester Research just published the results of a survey of 92 IT executives as part of a report called “CIOs Are Transforming IT To Enable Business, Cut Costs, And Become More Services-Focused,” by Alexander Peters, Ph.D. The report costs US$499. 

A YouTube channel called Meet The Boss TV has been running a number of interviews with CIOs of large multinational organizations, including Joseph Eng, CIO of JetBlue and Esat Sezer, CIO for Coca-Cola Enterprises:

CDM Media said it will host its annual CIO Summit in Pheonix, Ariz. from Sept. 19-22. No speakers have been announced yet, but the organizers said they will cover a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, retail, airlines/transportation, and manufacturing.

The Mark News, which has been described as a Canadian answer to the Huffington Post, featured a guest piece recently from Iya Bogorad, principal of Bizvortex Consulting Group, about the difference between CIOs who position their IT departments not as a commoditized support function or as a valuable strategic asset of the organization.

The Economist pulled together a 14-page report called The Data Deluge on how quickly information is growing in the enterprise and how CIOs should respond to the challenges of managing it.

CIO consultant Peter Kretzman, whose blog posts are occasionally excerpted in CIO Canada magazine, is trying to pull together a Twitter list of those who try to “spam” CIOs using the social networking service. To add an offender go to

Consultants Gene DeLibero and Eric D. Brown have teamed up to create a blog site called CIOEssentials.com which will focus on issues around business, leadership, technology, and the people it serves. The first post, “Culture and the CIO,” was published by Brown on March 1.   

The Information Technology Association of Canada has opened up nominations for the annual IT Hero Awards, which celebrate and recognize creative applications of information technology that significantly improve the lives of Canadians. h

A U.S. magazine called GovTech covered a discussion by the California CIO Academy and their recommendations for 7 Ways To Be A Good CIO.

Earlier this year, Gartner Inc. analyst Mark McDonald published his thoughts on key CIO priorities for 2010. In this YouTube video, he discusses those priorities in greater detail.


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