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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Four questions CIOs should ask before taking on a new initiative.

What, Who, How and Why?

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In the work I do with entrepreneurs and start-up companies I find that they are frequently unable to clearly articulate their value proposition. We see this most frequently in the “pitch clinics” we conduct to help entrepreneurs prepare for business plan competitions or funding request presentations to venture capitalists.  They clearly understand their business, at least in their own mind, but have great difficulty clearly explaining it.  For instance, last year we had a young Ph.D.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The joy of mistakes

Four ways mistakes can become CIO opportunities for growth

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“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein


In a study conducted several years ago, fifty people over the age of fifty-nine were asked a single question: “If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?” It was a simple open-ended question, but three answers dominated the responses.  These were:

If I had it to do over again I would reflect more;

If I had it to do over again, I would risk more;

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

For many CIOs it may be time to pivot

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jdobbs

“IT in 2015 will bear little resemblance to its current state. Many activities will devolve to business units, be consolidated with other central functions such as HR and finance, or be externally sourced. Fewer than 25% of employees currently within IT will remain in that unit as the function is unbundled.” --Shvetank Shah and Matthew Charlet, Corporate Executive Board, Wall Street Journal June 20, 2012.

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Technology, Cloud

5 thoughts on Cloud Computing Fallout Beyond Lowering Costs

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Many organizations look at cloud computing as a way of lowering costs, but the fallout can actually be much broader:

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Business Issues, IT Performance

Double latte and the chief digital officer, now reporting to the CEO

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jdodge

Starbucks on Friday named a new chief digital officer (CDO) reporting directly to CEO Howard Schultz and a new CIO, reporting to the CFO - wah, wah, waaahhhh.

Just as consumer technologies are defining IT, consumer products companies teeter on the cutting edge of organizational changes to make themselves more competitive and innovative. The moves also reflect the rising trend of CIOs reporting to the CFO (the ECF's Paul Calento commented on this).

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Technology, Cloud

Is Shadow IT talking over in your enterprise?

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Christian Verstraete, chief cloud technologist for HP, relates a conversation he had with a bank CTO who was unaware about how much "shadow IT" was occurring in his company. Do you know how much is occurring in your company? And what you should do about it?

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