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

May, 2012


May 29, 2012  12:01 AM

Meeting customers

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, CXO relationships, Meeting customers

A recent edit in an IT publication discussed the pitfalls of the CIO going out on the field meeting the end customers of the company’s products or services. It highlighted the fact that most CXOs wanted the CIO to stay away from the customers and not encroach on their territory. The CIO meeting...

May 22, 2012  12:01 AM

One Stop Shop?

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, One-stop-shop, outsourcing

The IT industry has many types of vendors; some focusing on niche solutions, some specializing in specific technologies or domains, some who offer a menu of products / services ranging from infrastructure to applications, and then there are large diversified companies who do everything from...

May 15, 2012  12:01 AM

IT, BT, STT, whatever

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Changing role of the CIO, CIO, Leadership

Almost a decade back I remember a company that after spending a large amount of money with consultants going through the whole nine yards and then some more recommended rechristening

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May 8, 2012  12:01 AM

Legally illegal

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Leadership, software licenses, Vendor relationships

Last year was a very difficult year for most software companies with slowdown in new license sales that brought in a negative trend in new business revenue. This happened very quickly after the globally experienced

May 1, 2012  12:01 AM

Being busy

Posted by: Arun Gupta
busy CIO, Leadership, Time management

I was recently reading a survey on how CIOs divide their time between activities; internal customers, external customers, vendors, management and business meetings, staff review meetings, fighting fires, responding to emails, learning new technologies, and attending a host of IT events. CIOs are a...


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