Information Technology Management with a Purpose:

August, 2010

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August 30, 2010  8:51 AM

How much technology should a CIO know?

S R Balasubramanian Profile: S R Balasubramanian

Today's CIO faces a dilemma. He knows technology, and he thinks he knows the business that his company is in. However, he’s confronted with articles and seminars that discuss the CIO role, which emphasize the fact that he should understand and participate in business. All these mean well, but...

August 24, 2010  2:08 AM

The CIO as a good communicator

S R Balasubramanian Profile: S R Balasubramanian

Today’s CIO lives in a world which involves interactions with many stakeholders; he cannot operate alone. Since he services various internal and external customers, his reach and influence go much beyond his function. The management also has its own expectation of him, and he is


August 16, 2010  6:20 AM

Leadership qualities essential for the CIO

S R Balasubramanian Profile: S R Balasubramanian

Every CIO functions in various capacities at an organization. Due to this multi-faceted job profile, he requires various traits that put him in charge of the situation. As a good manager, he can function very well by being dedicated and efficient. Just this capability will not take him far, since...


August 9, 2010  5:24 AM

Does the CIO also play a HR manager’s role, even if informal?

S R Balasubramanian Profile: S R Balasubramanian

Can the CIO make contributions to HR? Certainly yes, will be my answer to this query. Now, if we go by the traditional view, the CIO is a technology wizard who peers at the computer screen and makes various machines work. He is considered a back-end guy, someone who has very little to do...


August 2, 2010  7:02 AM

Business analytics and the CIO

S R Balasubramanian Profile: S R Balasubramanian

Many organizations have already gone through the usual grind of generating several periodic and ad-hoc reports. Managers take action on some of them, whereas many such reports get printed as a matter of routine—with very little use made of them. On the other hand, routine reports have a...


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