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

March, 2011

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March 29, 2011  10:08 AM

Quest for the perfect SLA



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO and SLA, managing vendors, Outsourcing effectiveness, Service Level Agreements, SLA

I recently had a discussion with one of the respected global company that specializes in providing consulting around outsourcing and managing service level agreements (SLAs). My friend on the other side...

March 22, 2011  2:37 AM

Industry awards for ICT vendors



Posted by: Arun Gupta
Award winning vendors, customer references, IT industry awards, selecting technology, Selling to the CIO

I had the privileged invite to judge ICT vendors; from a respected enterprise that gives away awards every year. This was their first attempt to form a jury to decide the awards. Earlier...


March 15, 2011  5:01 AM

The fad and necessity of the latest versions



Posted by: Arun Gupta
consumerization of IT, New gadgets, new versions, technology obsolescence, upgrades to software

“Apple announces iPad 2 with better, faster, newer ….. Bargains available on earlier version.” “When software vendors continue to create new versions of every solution, there is pressure on us to stay with current versions; how do we manage such a paradigm with budget...


March 8, 2011  9:28 AM

Offsite meetings



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO and the IT Team, learning and development, Offsite meetings, Outbound programs, Team dynamics

Every leader at some time seeks to engage the team in thematic exercises that are personified as offsite or outbound programs. Most of these are facilitated by external trainers who engage the team in field or classroom exercises. Typically such events spread over 1-3 days in out of city resorts...


March 1, 2011  8:49 AM

Intuitive analytics



Posted by: Arun Gupta
BI for the masses, data warehousing, Intuitive analytics, user interface

It was a packed house listening to a panel discussion between two CIOs, a CEO, a vendor and an academician. After almost an hour of discussion on various aspects of...


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