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

September, 2010

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September 27, 2010  8:00 AM

IT startups, due diligence, and the CIO



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT startups, IT vendors and the CIO, vendor due diligence

Every CIO gets many calls from startup IT companies wanting to bounce their million dollar idea—to seek the CIO’s advice and understand whether it makes sense in the enterprise. Some of these are self-funded, while a few may have angel investors or private equity already in place for growth....

September 20, 2010  11:34 PM

Vendors just don’t get it



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, customer service, engaging the CIO, how to sell, IT vendors and the CIO

I met the CEO of a global market leading hardware and services vendor recently – he’s from an organization which has been engaged with us for many years. He was earnestly seeking customer feedback on how is his company contributes to the success of customers and what is required to sustain or...


September 14, 2010  1:13 AM

Aspiring CIOs



Posted by: Arun Gupta
aspiring CIO, CIO, comfort zones, how to become a CIO, role of the CIO, succession planning for the CIO

Last week, I was invited to speak to a gathering of IT Managers (CIO aspirants). The subject was of course How to become a CIO. With some...


September 7, 2010  2:14 AM

CIO longevity and types of CIOs



Posted by: Arun Gupta
business CIO, CIO, role of the CIO, strategic CIO, types of CIO

My Sunday morning breakfast with a CIO proved to be quite an interesting discussion. He was wondering whether it is time to change now, since he will be completing almost five years in the current company. “Renewal is necessary to keep the learning going”, pronounced the person sitting across...


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