I found a CIO.com article with a lot of practical information about building flexibility into your cloud and SaaS contracts. The article warns against signing "inflexible" cloud contracts that could spell trouble down the road.
https://VVVVery interesting qestion indeed... George Colony of Forrester Research recently wrote a blog on why do CIOs not become CEOs? It's not exactly about reporting structure, rather it reveals an interesting point where CIOs have 'IT gravity' that drag them away from revenue and customer succecss discussion. Perhaps that is where the CEO and CIO link is broken (or has less affinity).
If information and data are truly transformative and if IT is truly strategic, why do so few CIOs report directly to the CEO? This great question was recently asked by Enterprise CIO Forum editorial director Bill Laberis. As such, this is where we'll focus our attention in this week's #CIOchat Thursday 2-3 p.m. ET.
By request a CIO, I am posting a recap of last Thursday's #CIOchat about questions CIO candidates might get asked in a job interview. I urge anyone going into such an interview to peruse the #CIOchat between 2 and 3 p.m. ET on May 8. Also check out the preview I wrote last week.
It's that time again when I make my forecasts for the new year. Sometimes, my predictions work out, sometimes not. Here's 10 topics that will be front and center for CIOs in 2014. What do you think I overlooked? Anyway, here goes.
While legal and technical aspects of the cloud journey are important, the first consideration is what will run on that cloud.
Recently, I was presenting to the IT strategy team of a large enterprise. I talked about the journey to cloud, what are the things you should review and what decisions should you take. Very quickly, the discussion boiled down to technology and legal aspects.
A good year ago I was in Quebec, and let me disclose something here … speaking French, I’m really welcome out there. We had a wonderful time. One of the customers we met was a local bank. Their IT team wanted to experiment with cloud and we convinced them that cloud enabling their development environment made a lot of sense.
Over the last couple months, the same discussion keeps popping up over and over again. It started last August at a cloud introduction workshop I ran for an insurance company. I talked about the need to manage the service portfolio and highlighted the importance of a proper governance between business and IT. One of the attendees complained that the business had no understanding of the cost associated with the development of new services.