Articles By Maryfran Johnson

Opinion: The challenges of simplification

Opinion: The challenges of simplification

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ah, the complexities of simplicity. The word conjures up Zen-like notions of easy understanding, natural approaches and...

July 3rd, 2012 Maryfran Johnson
Why CIOs should friend CMOs

Why CIOs should friend CMOs

Have you friended your chief marketing officer yet? If you're like most CIOs, I'll bet not. Being Best Friends Forever...

November 29th, 2010 Maryfran Johnson
The global CIO job description

The global CIO job description

Let's take the glamorous title of "Global CIO" and break it down into some of the job realities. What do...

December 7th, 2009 Maryfran Johnson
CIOs share public speaking secrets

CIOs share public speaking secrets

Rock stars do it before striding on stage. Actors do it before gazing into the camera. Even nervous 10-year-olds do...

June 17th, 2009 Maryfran Johnson
No more IT projects

No more IT projects

No more what? Have I lost my mind? No, just my tolerance for the stigma of slapping an "IT" label...

April 30th, 2004 Maryfran Johnson
Titanic discontent

Titanic discontent

Being a stickler about finding the right word or turn of phrase, I had to cringe a little at calling...

December 7th, 2003 Maryfran Johnson
Bring on the scrutiny

Bring on the scrutiny

Pop quiz: In a climate where regulations affecting data protection, customer privacy and financial reporting are on the increase, which...

November 17th, 2003 Maryfran Johnson
Ethics and influence

Ethics and influence

Show us your ethics, or we'll show you the door. Earn back our trust in your objectivity. Prove the value...

October 20th, 2003 Maryfran Johnson
Gridlock reality

Gridlock reality

If you take a big swig of vendor Kool-Aid from IBM Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Sun Microsystems Inc. or Oracle Corp....

October 13th, 2003 Maryfran Johnson
Business-based planning bodes well for the future

Business-based planning bodes well for the future

Perhaps the meek really will inherit the earth, but the optimists are the ones who'll know how to enjoy it....

October 1st, 2003 Maryfran Johnson