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


November 6, 2012  3:08 AM

Chief Insecure Officer? You must be joking!

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, CIO branding, CIO role, Leadership, leadership and the CIO

Research Analysts from the industry keep finding excuses to put the CIO down; I have no idea which set of CIOs are on their panel or the ones they interview or poll for various reports that they publish. The data is not available to the audience who may want to challenge the conclusions. These...

September 5, 2012  3:02 AM

Hiring consultants!

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO role, Leadership

CIOs are a lucky bunch, whenever they have a problem of any kind, all types of help is available to them from various sources; IT vendors, system integrators, business school professors, peer CIOs, and finally management or IT consultants big, small, and even individuals, ex-CIOs, i.e. retired or...

August 14, 2012  12:01 AM

A good resume

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO and the team, Leadership, leadership and the CIO

Recent times have seen some distinguished CEOs and leaders biting the dust literally when some untruths were discovered in their resumes, a clear case of unnecessary padding. A...

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...

June 5, 2012  7:26 AM

The role of the CEO

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, CIO, CXO relationships, Leadership

The relationship between the CIO and the CFO has been discussed with adversarial undercurrents as the general perception about the CFO portrays a beanie counter. This is analogous to the CIO...

May 15, 2012  12:01 AM

IT, BT, STT, whatever

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

Almost a decade back I remember a company that after spending a large amount of money with consultants going through the whole nine yards and then some more recommended rechristening

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May 8, 2012  12:01 AM

Legally illegal

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Leadership, software licenses, Vendor relationships

Last year was a very difficult year for most software companies with slowdown in new license sales that brought in a negative trend in new business revenue. This happened very quickly after the globally experienced

May 1, 2012  12:01 AM

Being busy

Posted by: Arun Gupta
busy CIO, Leadership, Time management

I was recently reading a survey on how CIOs divide their time between activities; internal customers, external customers, vendors, management and business meetings, staff review meetings, fighting fires, responding to emails, learning new technologies, and attending a host of IT events. CIOs are a...

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;...

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