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March 28, 2012  10:10 AM

The hyper-connected executive

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, divergence-the new convergence, information overload, mobility

We live in a world of information overload, information thrust at us across all media: print, hoardings, building facades, transport buses, taxies, email, SMS, chat, social media, and now multiple mobile...

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March 20, 2012  9:43 AM

Fragile relationships

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, Leadership, role of the CIO, Vendor relationships

Over the years CIOs and vendors have worked to forge relationships that go beyond transactional and

March 13, 2012  10:11 AM

Business driving IT driving business

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, CIO, Innovation, Leadership, role of the CIO

Everyone agrees that business priorities define the IT agenda for any enterprise;...

March 6, 2012  3:50 AM

Agile development, long deployment

Posted by: Arun Gupta
business apps vs. personal apps, change management, CIO, cloud-based apps, ERP deployment, Leadership, long project cycles

Exchanging notes with some old friends, reminiscences of long drawn ERP or similar projects and some quick wins took us on a rollercoaster ride. Everyone had been through a couple of...

February 28, 2012  9:19 AM

The story teller

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, CIO and the team, Leadership, Team management, team work

Last week I was at a CIO conference with 80 odd CIOs representing junior and senior CIOs across verticals. Amongst other sessions, fun and networking, some vendor sales pitches, the big draw was a small contest run by the organizers titled, “My success story”. It was more than elevator pitch...

February 21, 2012  7:18 AM

Re-skilling for future: The adaptive CIO

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

Every so often I read about the CIO role becoming redundant or the exigent need to adapt to

February 7, 2012  2:31 AM

Mediocre or hyper teams

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, CIO, CIO as a business leader, effective CIO, managing teams, talent management

The number of IT professionals taking on to consulting after multiple changes is increasing. A lot of them were considered high potential when they worked within corporate IT functions. Some of them were also CIOs who chucked their cushy jobs to explore entrepreneurship. I started tracking down...

January 31, 2012  8:25 AM

How many apps?

Posted by: Arun Gupta
change management, CIO, influencing outcomes, legacy apps, long tail of apps

For most companies that got started with their IT journey in the era of the mainframe, their journey through the evolution of technology created problem of the plenty. Client-server was a favorite for department apps, and the browser made proliferation easier...

January 24, 2012  11:13 AM

Rotten eggs

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, consumerization of IT, influencing outcomes, managing expectations, Vendor relationships

The craze for new gadgets and devices appears to be growing day by day. Emotions run high for some iconic devices and brands, where people are willing to endure cold nights and mornings, waiting for the store to open. The queues are visible across countries,...

January 17, 2012  8:39 AM

Vendor lock-in

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, Evolving role of the CIO, IT publications, New technology trends, Technology innovation

Kids ask the most interesting questions; they make you scratch your head and think. I had this experience recently when interacting with a gathering of B-school kids. The occasion was an event organized by the students with the industry exploring insights and...

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