Oh I See! Getting CIOs to view their jobs from a different angle:

August, 2010

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August 31, 2010  2:06 AM

CIO Trilogy: The last brick in the wall



Posted by: Arun Gupta
business CIO, CIO, how to become a CIO, role of the CIO, strategic CIO, the next CIO

Recently, a respected publication’s edit piece on CIOs highlighted the enterprise’s changing expectations from a CIO. This insight was gleaned from “CIO wanted” advertisements as well as discussions with headhunters or executive search companies. Some of these headlines were on the lines of...

August 24, 2010  2:49 AM

Another variation for the CIO!



Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, Chief Imagination Officer, CIO, strategic IT

Last week in my post OMG …, I wrote about a CIO perception that was probably the lowest that I have observed in so many years. That was the perception of those...


August 16, 2010  6:52 AM

OMG not a CIO, but a CDO (Chief Disinformation Officer)!



Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, business IT alignment, CDO, Chief Disinformation Officer, Chief Invisible Officer, CIO, CIO and alignment

The other day, I found myself aghast by the onstage passions of learned men—those who had absolutely no kind words for the CIO. I tried to get up from my seat in the audience with a wish to raise my voice against what was going on (CIO bashing), but something invisible pulled me back. The 400+...


August 10, 2010  1:41 AM

Mobile computing on the handheld



Posted by: Arun Gupta
mobile computing, mobile security

The last few weeks have seen many news and analysis items on the enterprise mobile market leader—a player that made ‘email on the go’ a way of life—in addition to creating sore thumbs and marital discord for many corporate executives. After all these years, now there are concerns around...


August 3, 2010  12:36 AM

Strategic or operational, the choice is yours



Posted by: Arun Gupta
balancing strategic and operational IT, BITA, CIO role, IT review meetings, operational IT, strategic IT

Recently, I met a CIO who was berating the fact that whenever (which is infrequent in any case) a meeting was scheduled to discuss the strategic IT agenda, the gathering ended up discussing operational issues in almost every case. This was leading to a buildup of frustration, and the CIO was...


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