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

September, 2011


September 27, 2011  2:39 AM

Metrics that matter

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, business IT alignment, CIO Dashboard, IT budget, IT Metrics, Measuring success

I bumped into an angel investor in a social gathering organized by a company funded by him. Discussing a range of subjects, he was interested in understanding how customers of his funded company used technology; and traction with the management across different sectors....

September 20, 2011  4:34 AM

Engaging the Board

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, Board and the CIO, CIO and the Board, Engaging the Board

If you want to get a seat on the Board of Directors, then you have to think like them; understand what drives them and how they take decisions. The BoD is not interested in the micro details of various initiatives or specifics of the technology solution....

September 12, 2011  11:32 PM

Squeezing the last drop

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Add new tag, IT budgets, IT procurement, Negotiating deals, setting expectations

One of my CIO friends narrated an interesting anecdote about his meeting with a CEO of a mid-sized IT services company. They were talking about the extension of a contract that had run through three successful years. The CEO was relatively new to the company...

September 5, 2011  12:39 PM

Learning never ends, neither does work

Posted by: Arun Gupta
24X7, CIO Curriculum, Investing time, learning and development, Time management, work life balance

Over the weekend while I sat reading some emails and my commitment towards writing Oh I See!, a 4-year old walked by and curiously observed my activities,...


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