Articles By Michael Schrage

Should the CIO be blogging?

Should the CIO be blogging?

Several companies do an excellent job of integrating blogs into their communications infrastructures. Blogs at those companies become healthy platforms...

April 30th, 2006 Michael Schrage
Do you believe in the backlog fairy?

Do you believe in the backlog fairy?

Usefully interpreting surveys about CIOs is a bit like veterinary medicine: While the howls of animal pain reveal something is...

January 24th, 2006 Michael Schrage
IT Works: Innovation Alchemy

IT Works: Innovation Alchemy

At the CIO 100 Conference in August, a panel on innovation produced some provocative glimpses into how a few of...

November 21st, 2005 Michael Schrage
Prune IT Systems, not budgets

Prune IT Systems, not budgets

At a lunch late last year, the CIO of a billion-dollar division of a Fortune 500 company vented his fury...

March 9th, 2005 Michael Schrage
Ready, aim, fire!

Ready, aim, fire!

Whether in America, Europe or Asia, I'm constantly approached by IT managers and executives seeking free advice about a common...

February 27th, 2005 Michael Schrage
Meet your new boss

Meet your new boss

You've been demoted. The CEO called you into his office, sat you down and told you that after a great...

July 21st, 2004 Michael Schrage
Hiding behind certification

Hiding behind certification

Professional circumstances have twice required me to become an "instant expert" on certification. The first time involved grasping the byzantine...

June 21st, 2004 Michael Schrage
What goes on behind your back

What goes on behind your back

An I.T. exec who effectively outsourced himself out of a top job at a huge consumer-packaged-goods company seemed more surprised...

January 21st, 2004 Michael Schrage
Lies, damned lies and requirements

Lies, damned lies and requirements

As the cynical goes, There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Alas, responsible CIOs have to manage an even greater...

October 30th, 2003 Michael Schrage
Support Top Managers, Not Just Top Management

Support Top Managers, Not Just Top Management

I met a youngish guy who was unbelievably sharp about PC technology and the Web. He seemed smart and articulate...

October 25th, 2000 Michael Schrage