Articles By Meridith Levinson

Knowing when it’s time to retire

Knowing when it’s time to retire

David Butler, 59, was thinking of heading for the fairways of retirement in 1998. At the time, he was wrapping...

December 18th, 2003 Meridith Levinson
Don’t wait to groom a successor

Don’t wait to groom a successor

Soon after he joined Whirlpool as corporate vice-president and CIO, David Butler says he began thinking about succession planning. "One...

December 7th, 2003 Meridith Levinson
How to play to your audience

How to play to your audience

When it comes to Web site look, feel and functionality, many companies have let technology, development tools and hunches do...

November 18th, 2003 Meridith Levinson
How to find, fix or fire your poor performers

How to find, fix or fire your poor performers

Real employees who received poor performance reviews from Cheryl Smith, senior vice-president and chief information officer (CIO) of US$57-billion McKesson...

November 11th, 2003 Meridith Levinson
How to find, fix or fire your poor performers

How to find, fix or fire your poor performers

Real employees who received poor performance reviews from Cheryl Smith, senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of US$57...

November 10th, 2003 Meridith Levinson
CIOs appointed to boards

CIOs appointed to boards

Despite the chatter about CFOs taking over IT, the business world obviously still holds the CIO in high regard. Two...

August 25th, 2003 Meridith Levinson
Cold, hard fun

Cold, hard fun

Faced with a tight budget, Alliant Energy Managing Director of IT Gregg E. Lawry knew he had to find a...

August 15th, 2003 Meridith Levinson
Role reversals

Role reversals

Several companies have recently put their finance executives in charge of IT. Waste Connections Inc. is just one of them....

July 1st, 2003 Meridith Levinson
Walk the Alignment Tightrope

Walk the Alignment Tightrope

At Hon Industries, a furniture and hearth manufacturer based smack in the middle of America-Muscatine, Iowa-Malcolm Fields walks a fine...

May 21st, 2003 Meridith Levinson
Here come the chief everything officers

Here come the chief everything officers

These are the days of doing more with less. Companies are increasingly asking their CIOs to assume additional responsibilities. James...

February 3rd, 2003 Meridith Levinson