Articles By george gorsline

For CIOs, the proof is in the future-proofing

For CIOs, the proof is in the future-proofing

CIOs have wrestled with future proofing their IT infrastructure for years. Because hardware and its depreciation are part of the cost...

July 9th, 2012 george gorsline
The 24/7 CIO: Are you really open for business?

The 24/7 CIO: Are you really open for business?

The Web offers cheap and easy access for our clients (internal or external) to access services 24/7. As a result, our...

May 7th, 2012 george gorsline
The CIO as teacher: A great way of giving back

The CIO as teacher: A great way of giving back

Working in this industry rewards us well, both in intellectual challenge and providing a good career, with compensation that allows...

March 13th, 2012 george gorsline
Why there’s no such thing as a ‘cloud strategy’

Why there’s no such thing as a ‘cloud strategy’

Today’s email brought yet another invitation to a cloud event. This one is a travelling road show with keynotes and multiple...

February 21st, 2012 george gorsline
How to drive the IT steering committee forward

How to drive the IT steering committee forward

If IT is integral to the business, isn’t that by definition alignment? Seems like we’re not quite there yet. And...

December 1st, 2011 george gorsline
How Canadian CIOs should practice best practices

How Canadian CIOs should practice best practices

We’re all familiar with best practices in IT: change management, incident tracking, a single-point-of-contact for users among many. We know using...

October 19th, 2011 george gorsline
The original social media: From inukshuks to smart phones

The original social media: From inukshuks to smart phones

Social media discussions often focus on gen-Y, acknowledging involvement of gen-X, and except for sharing funny YouTube videos, not much...

August 25th, 2011 george gorsline
Who’s the real tyrant: the user or the CIO?

Who’s the real tyrant: the user or the CIO?

“Tyranny of the user” is how a CIO recently described his users’ expectations for IT support of their consumer devices...

May 27th, 2011 george gorsline
The worst CIO excuse: ‘Above my pay grade’

The worst CIO excuse: ‘Above my pay grade’

  At a recent seminar, I overheard a CIO make the comment that setting corporate strategy was above his pay...

April 25th, 2011 george gorsline
CIOs won’t impress anyone with a data dump

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...

March 4th, 2011 george gorsline