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

February, 2014

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February 24, 2014  10:26 AM

The 80% solution



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT architecture, Large projects, Leadership

It had been a long project with missed timelines and scope creep, the kind of projects that everyone dreads as they create difficult conversations in every review meeting while meetings are being conducted. The vendor was as frustrated as IT; the management wanted to stop funding to the project and...

February 17, 2014  8:23 AM

The Corporate Social Media Network



Posted by: Arun Gupta
BYOD, Collaboration, Corporate social media, Social media

The trigger has been the wilder than earlier predicted adoption of social media websites, applications and mobile apps by all age groups across geographies and social strata. Every new innovation, fad or me-too has caught the fancy of not just consumers, but also investors. After denial and...


February 10, 2014  7:46 AM

And they lived happily ever after!



Posted by: Arun Gupta
IT governance, IT success, User expectations

I had this interesting debate with an aspiring CIO on my earlier blog “The Perennially Dissatisfied User”; he talked about some organizations not really having this problem where the users kept on finding faults with everything that IT did. They are a satisfied lot if not delighted; at least...


February 4, 2014  9:51 AM

The Perennially Dissatisfied User



Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, Technology treadmill, Usability, User expectations

This laptop is quite heavy; it gives me a pain in the neck and shoulder, I need something sleeker and lighter. Also the battery life should be at least 5 hours if not longer and minimum 1 TB of storage. You know an i7 processor would be great! Why cannot we shift to the new Windows tablets which...


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