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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Five CIO resources to increase business relevance

#CIOchat to discuss Thursday 2-3 p.m ET.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:39

The following question comes from longtime ECF blogger and retired HP Fellow Charlies Bess: "What resources should CIOs be using to increase their relevance and impact to the business?'

To be sure, it's an open-ended question, but also a relevant one that should make you sit down and think about how to better sync up IT strategy with the business. To prime the pump for our #CIOchat Thursday (2-3 p.m. ET), here's a short list of resources in rough order of importance. Keeping the lights on, of course, is presumed.

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Business Issues, Services

Useful Social Media Marketing Techniques

SMM techniques for business analysts

Blog-post by MARK JONSON, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:37

Brand Management
This is maybe the foremost famed strategy that almost all specialists arrange and promise to try and do. whole management includes composing and maintaining a web log and accounts on social sites, tantalizing individuals have an interest to grasp vital things concerning the happenings in your business, and afterward establish trust and smart rapport with them.

Business Issues, Applications, Security

Windows 10 targets enterprises and CIOs

But will they bite?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:44

An IDG News Service story at offers a good if not rosy assessment of how Windows 10 will impact CIOs. Microsoft Windows is still important in the enterprise. How important? Here's the numbers.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Why Project Managers should care about Change Management and Change Leadership?

Do you want your project to deliver the right business results?

Blog-post by Martin Davis, Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:21

Technology, IT Infrastructure, Security

Four steps: The CIO’s guide to infrastructure cyber security

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:27

Cybersecurity is the number one concern for CIOs in state security for 2015 – and no wonder. State security systems house an enormous amount of data on any number of people, organizations, and even infrastructures – but keeping your organization’s data safe is just as important.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIOs surviving new CEOs

What they do to enhance chances of survival.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 03/13/2015 - 19:16

On average, about 80-130 U.S. CEOs vacate their position every month, according to human resources firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. CEO turnover can't be good for CIOs.

Guess what? It isn't, writes Kim Nash in the WSJ CIO Journal.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

Cloud may be the future, but is it still a distant future?

A Gartner survey of 2,810 CIOs turns up surprising findings about the extent of their eagerness to plot a move to the cloud.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:51

What with all the attention paid to cloud computing these days, you might assume that CIOs would be falling over themselves to move their data to the cloud as quickly as possible. But general impressions and the down-in-the-trenches reality aren’t always the same and it’s no different when talking about cloud computing and the enterprise.

Technology, Applications

Benefits of having mobile app for Entertaining Industry

Blog-post by Helios Solutions, Thu, 03/12/2015 - 06:20

Media and entertainment industry is undergoing a rapid change. People owning the firms involved in media and entertainment are experience the need to take leverage of the current technological advancements. The competition in this sector is very fierce and every business has to stand strong and embrace new changes as soon as possible. A smartphone user can avail all his entertainment on his hand held device and he least needs TC, CVDs or other electronic gadgets for the same. He can watch video, listen to songs on the go or while riding the bus.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIOs need to "flip" into digital high gear

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:46

Research firms feel compelled to find a new buzzword or term to describe the challenges face CIOs and where they should go from here. The reality is the  challenges are little changed from year to year, but the compunction is to come with a new angle annually. 

So what's the sizzle this year? Gartner in its 2015 CIO Agenda survey talks about "Flipping to digital leadership."