If you aspire to the CIO role, it's time to get real about career development. Most people assume that when the time is right, they will have a good shot at getting the top IT job in their company. Sorry to say, but odds are that it's not going to happen.
The first part of the year is a natural time for implementing organizational changes, and so a lot of CIOs are transitioning now to new positions. The challenges revolve around how to make a good first impression and set the course for the future.
Another failed project--stumbling over (or short of) the finish line, millions over budget, with the survivors gasping for breath as they try to make sense of the past two or three years of their lives.