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


August 31, 2015  1:39 PM

Why don’t employees attend training programs seriously?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
IT training, Leadership, Soft skills

The HR manager announced a program on different people skills like: listening, reading body language, effective communication, business writing, negotiation skills, and many more. These were being conducted on every Saturday for interested participants. The enterprise had a 5-day work week and the...

July 7, 2015  2:20 PM

CIOs need professional courtesy as a basic tenet

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT leadership, Soft skills

This one has been a long time coming though never made it to the top; and then an event triggered the compilation of thoughts which has experiences spread across multiple incidents collated over the not too distant past. It is an interesting observation made by minions as well as leaders on success...

March 23, 2015  11:52 AM

CIO’s jobs is so easy!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, Leadership

They had a new CIO and the IT team was wondering how he would be; the earlier CIO was a self-professed workaholic. A bachelor staying few blocks away, he would land up at the office during his morning jog. He would stay on until the morning review meeting with the team running over every activity...

February 23, 2015  4:40 PM

You are a business CIO, where is your team?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT teams

The IT team was pleased with the effort and congratulated each other for the delivery. The team had worked hard with the development partner to meet aggressive timelines and delivered for UAT a few days early. But that is when the problem started; the team working on the UAT came up with many...

January 20, 2015  9:29 AM

Dear boss, you are fired!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, Leadership

Call it providence or just plain bad luck or for that matter the CIOs inability to get along with his newly appointed boss, things had just gone down over the last year. Every day was a new battle ground for him to conquer, every discussion was steeped in frustration, and every proposal an uphill...

January 12, 2015  3:00 PM

Don’t just survive, thrive in the changing world!

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh
CIO, Leadership

Last week when I wrote “CIO will survive …” I received lots of thank you notes and endorsements from CIOs and others, some with vested interests; I believe that this is the best time to be a CIO; technology has become pervasive, understanding of impact universal, democratization of...

January 4, 2015  10:33 PM

CIOs will survive! New Year predictions and resolutions

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT trends, Leadership

With unnerving certainty as the year comes towards its end, everyone puts on their futurist hats and make profound pronouncements on what will happen. These predictions span an extremely wide range of topics which they run through; some are brave enough to review what they said at the end of every...

December 16, 2014  8:19 AM

Two paths at crossroads, which one did you take?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT Strategy

They were deemed a reference customer for the industry and one of the favorites of the big name vendor and solution provider. Over a long period of the relationship they had acquired almost every solution from the same vendor for any business problem. At times the price was quite attractive to turn...

November 24, 2014  12:15 PM

Cost of inefficiency – Penny wise and pound foolish!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, IT costs, IT value management

The CIO was doing quite well; he had good credibility within the company as well as outside with peers in the industry. He wasn’t the flamboyant type, neither was he a pushover; he participated in industry discussions and was seen as the strong, silent and effective leader. His company had...

November 17, 2014  12:28 PM

DevOps: Solving the non-existent problem for good IT

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, DevOps, IT support, Software development

I have been flooded with articles, case studies, and the benefits of DevOps; every newsletter that I subscribe to (over a dozen that arrive in my inbox every day) has at least one link that headlines DevOps. In the initial days I read a few of them with curiosity and forwarded some of the articles...

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