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


September 18, 2012  7:13 AM

The final word on requirement gathering

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, CIO, IT projects, outsourcing, Outsourcing effectiveness, project challenges, project management, Requirement gathering, scope creep

A heated debate ensued between the two project managers, from the development vendor and the customer respectively on change in

September 11, 2012  3:23 AM

CIO performance metrics

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, CIO and the Board, CIO as a business leader, Evolution of the CIO, Leadership, leadership and the CIO

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of publicity and visibility on the fact that CIOs are being or going to be measured on business metrics, many...

August 28, 2012  6:29 AM

Right or wrong?

Posted by: Arun Gupta
business IT alignment, business uncertainty, Business value of IT, CIO, IT lead innovation, Leadership, Success

My friendly Board Member who has also been my mentor for some time now always brings up very interesting points in discussions. I have always enjoyed talking to him as he challenges conventional wisdom with his way outside the box ideas. Being technology savvy, discussions with him tend to be not...

August 21, 2012  4:03 AM

Good CIO, Bad CIO

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Bad CIO, business IT alignment, CIO, Good CIO, vendor CIO alignment, vendor management

The front page of a business newspaper carried an interview of some of the big 5 IT services company CEOs that had me engrossed as these industry captains shape the direction for the industry, influence

August 7, 2012  12:01 AM

The new MPLS networks

Posted by: Arun Gupta
adaptive CIO, CIO, MPLS networking, Social media

In the monsoon season, clouds are a good subject to discuss. The last event I attended headlined clouds of all types;

July 31, 2012  12:01 AM

Respect for the CIO

Posted by: Arun Gupta
business IT alignment and profitability, business technology, Changing role of the CIO, CIO and the Board, CIO as a business leader, CIO as business leader, CIO role, CIO value

Talking to a few CIO friends on the much debated and discussed subject of “what next” for us, the CIOs, many aspired to be CEOs. Now that is a good thing given that CIOs are setting their...

July 24, 2012  8:28 AM

CIO brand value

Posted by: Arun Gupta
business IT alignment, business of IT, business technology, CIO, CIO value

Every enterprise has an IT function though the name it goes by may be different. Not many call it EDP or MIS anymore, IT is the...

July 17, 2012  6:38 AM

I saw a data center

Posted by: Arun Gupta

Last week, one of the global IT biggies invited a bunch of CIOs to their R&D Center with the defined agenda being a discussion on future trends and movements...

July 10, 2012  5:11 AM

Out of scope or scope creep

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, business IT alignment

When I wrote about requirement gathering versus solving business problems last week, I did not anticipate the kind of comments I would get. The agreements and flurry of lateral thoughts gave me...

July 3, 2012  8:24 AM

Requirement gathering

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, business IT alignment, CIO role, Leadership

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step; similarly, the development or deployment of systems and solutions begins with requirement gathering. Conventional wisdom has it that IT teams talk to business users to gather their requirements, and then go about creating or finding a...

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