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

December, 2010

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December 28, 2010  8:00 AM

Time value of information



Posted by: Arun Gupta
EAI, enterprise application integration, real time integration, time value of information

Every now and then, there’s a flurry of activity, questions and debate around real time information—on inventory, sales, production, process approvals, financial metrics, and so on. The passionate appeals by vendors makes one wonder whether the business is really inefficient or missing out on a...

December 21, 2010  7:41 AM

My CFO, my best friend!



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CFO CIO relationship, IT governance, working with your CFO

The recent past has seen many discussions, debates, as well as advice from anyone and everyone who has an opinion and finally some pieces of alignment between the CIO and the CFO. All of them make interesting...


December 14, 2010  7:07 AM

Return on Investment, or Return on Intelligence?



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO and budgets, justifying disaster Recovery, ROI, ROI model for BI

Considering that almost everyone is at some stage of the next year’s budgeting process, ROI has been dominating mindshare. Amongst these were two discussions around return on Business Intelligence and return on Disaster Recovery. Both are fairly nebulous in their manifestation, and difficult to...


December 7, 2010  6:04 AM

Why do IT vendors sponsor CIO events?



Posted by: Arun Gupta
cloud computing, engaging the CIO, IT Events, vendor presentations

It is a general belief that CIOs are a pampered lot, with every vendor equipped with a marketing budget vying for time of the CIO — wining and dining them, or taking them to exotic locales under the aegis of a larger event organized by, say an IT publication. A destination’s lure or the fine...


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