Information Technology Management with a Purpose:

November, 2010

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November 23, 2010  4:26 AM

The CIO reporting relationship equation



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO career, reporting

We say that the CIO is an important functionary in an organization — one who plays a significant role in business growth and prosperity. It is but natural that he should occupy a position of responsibility and power. As a result, he is able to execute various projects which help the organization...

November 15, 2010  11:54 PM

Dealing with attrition



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
attrition, CIO toolkit, HR, reduce attrition, Secret tactics, skill retention, team management

All of us face attrition-related problems, more so when there is a boom or an economic revival. Though the problem is not unique to IT, it


November 9, 2010  4:37 AM

Are CIOs risk averse?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO career, innovation, language of business, risk tolerance

This is a question that I am not sure of asking. As of today, the CIO is an important functionary, and has a role to play in the improving organization’s capability to function in the market and beat competition. Companies, in an effort to grow and expand, take various business risks — an...


November 2, 2010  6:19 AM

Learn from the vendors



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO career, learning, procurement, Secret tactics, vendor relations

Much of what I know about technology has been learnt from technology vendors. While it’s true that I have read about various technologies and also used them, at times the real understanding has come from vendor interactions. Vendors know best about the technology that they deal with. Vendor...


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