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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Becoming a CIO Rainmaker

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Jerry

How to Become a Rainmaker is one of my all time favorite books which offers a very useful blueprint for becoming a CIO rainmaker. This post is not a book review of How to Become a Rainmaker. It is about how CIO’s can retool their thinking to that of a CIO Rainmaker in order to raise their value contribution and set themselves apart from their peers.

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Technology, IT Performance

Change Management (Part 1) - Cracking the Code of Change

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Organisational change management is crucial to business change and particularly to those projects that involve technology. This article is the first of three building on my previous MBA research and looks at some key theories of change. The second article reviews step by step models to implementing and the third proposes a hybrid approach to achieve greater success.

Why change fails?

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Technology, Cloud

"I'm so done with alignment."

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Community Manager
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It's not often I use a quote as a headline, but this one in a column by CIO Magazine editor-in-chief MaryFran Johnson grabbed me. Rather, it struck me full force. 

The words are from a CIO, who followed up: "It's not even part of the conversation anymore. IT and the business are in this together. Period."

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Technology, IT Performance

Connecting IT and the business

Leadership Article by,

When more than 700 CIOs were asked what tasks and activities would consume them the most in three to five years, they listed “driving business innovation” and “identifying opportunities for competitive differentiation.” However, many a CIO’s reaction to this CIO Magazine’s State of the CIO 2011 research may be, “Tell me something I don’t know—like how to make these things happen.”

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Technology, Mobility

Tablets, smartphones, mobility change IT

Pulse Article by,
Community Manager
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IT is on the “brink” of a massive shift from fixed assets to small mobile devices that empower end users as never before. Hello smartphones and tablets. Bye, bye desktops and notebooks?<--break->

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Four things CIOs need to successfully lead transformational change.

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." — Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1532)

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This timeless quote from Machiavelli sums up the world of many CIOs. Look at any of the many studies, research papers, opinion pieces and consultant reports on what makes a successful CIO and the ability to lead transformational change will likely appear among the most important “must haves” for success.

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Technology, Big Data, Services

Disney's Magical Big Data Idea

Big Data doesn’t have to be boring – or even all that big – as I found out at a recent event at Disney World.

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HP Blogger
,
dlivengood

When I was asked to present about Big Data at a large HP partner event at Disney World recently, I jumped at the chance.

One thing I like to do when talking about technology is to tell a story that the audience can relate to. Given that this particular audience was made up of managers, technologists from different domains, other vendors, and sales people, I felt a bit challenged to come up with something.

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Tags: HP Discover