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

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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...


October 19, 2014  7:52 PM

Lunch time networking causes indigestion

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT expectations

The new email is a retrograde step and not an upgrade; life was so good with the older system. What is happening with our IT? The world is moving ahead and we are going backwards. How do you expect us to be effective when we cannot even communicate with our customers? I don’t know what to do,...


October 13, 2014  7:37 AM

Corporate ADHD and time management

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Time Management

Once upon a time there was a disruptive technology that took the corporate world by storm. Every executive aspired to own it and badgered their respective managers and IT to provide it across the ranks. The investment was quite high and thus it was rationed off down the hierarchy incrementally. The...


September 8, 2014  7:18 AM

Value destruction

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Metrics, ROI

For every organization that invests in IT there is an expectation that IT will contribute to one of the outcomes from topline or bottom line improvement, customer or employee satisfaction which in turn impacts profits or revenue, operational efficiency or regulatory compliance or a new capability...


June 23, 2014  6:36 AM

How to select a vendor

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT vendors

That was a big debate as debates go though not as big and passionate as the Business IT alignment or for that matter on the changing role of the CIO or the shortest trigger which is the CIO reporting to the CFO. Conflicting and alternative views were aired by those present; by the time the group...


June 16, 2014  7:18 AM

How much more with less?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Cloud Computing, Outsourcing

Over the years economic cycles have turned all conventional wisdom upside down; the new normal that became reality before the turn of the decade squeezed all the unnecessary costs out of every line item in IT budgets. Do more with less being the mantra, CIOs scrutinized operations and optimized...


May 19, 2014  6:56 AM

Customer Advisory Boards

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO

“You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.” So said the most iconic leader in the IT industry and stuck to this philosophy as his company built some of the most vied for products; the success...


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