Information Technology Management with a Purpose:

Secret tactics


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 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...

October 4, 2010  8:30 AM

Trapped into managing gadgets?

Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
Secret tactics, team management

I have been in circumstances which I would describe as embarrassing for me as a CIO. When busy dealing with serious and strategic matters relating to the business, I would often come across a demand from the CEO or some senior functionary, asking for their gadgets to be configured. These blokes...


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