CIO role

February 21, 2012  5:07 PM

Mission-critical systems taking on dual roles

Posted by: Christina Torode
Business Intelligence, business management systems, CIO, CIO role, data management, mission critical systems

Leadership training -- in particular, the shaping of future CIOs -- was the topic, but as with many conversations about the

November 8, 2011  8:42 PM

Technology staffing gap causes alarming predictions

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, CIO role, IT careers, IT staffing, technology staffing

There are some worrisome predictions swirling around technology staffing, or a lack thereof. Gartner Inc. predicts that because of technology staffing shortfalls, three out of 10 Global 2000 companies will miss their public business targets for "growth that is driven by information and...

July 7, 2011  7:20 PM

For CIOs, there is a lot more than Hadoop to managing large data sets

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Big Data, CIO careers, CIO role

No matter the topic at hand, lately my conversations with CIOs turn to Big Data -- or, to use my editor's preferred term, large data sets. CIOs have Big Data on the brain -- and for good reason. Business leaders are convinced that mining varied, complex and unstructured large data sets generated...

June 9, 2011  7:26 PM

BPA and BPM? These days, it’s about IT-enabled business transformation

Posted by: Christina Torode
business transformation, CIO leadership, CIO role, IT and business alignment, IT enabled business transformation

You've heard about it for years: IT and business alignment, or the acknowledgement that CIOs have to bridge the gap between IT and business goals. These days, I'm hearing that IT and business...

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March 2, 2011  6:06 PM

Is Sears’ choice of a former IT executive as CEO a sign of the times?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO careers, CIO role, IT executive, retail industry

The recent news that Sears named 46-year-old Louis D'Ambrosio, a former IT executive at IBM and Avaya, as its new CEO strikes me as a big deal. Just a few weeks ago, Peter Breunig, who oversees IT architecture at Chevron, was telling me that chances are "slim" that an IT leader would become CEO of...

January 5, 2011  5:16 PM

Is the CIO job a young person’s game — and what’s considered young?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO careers, CIO role

When should a CIO on the job market start lying about his or her age? Or, to put a finer point on the question, hiding one's age? For one of the headhunters I consulted on a story this week about

September 29, 2010  6:29 PM

Is the CIO role ‘redundant and glorified?’

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO role, IT and business alignment

I heard from a reader recently that Chief Idiot Officer, not Chief Information Officer, is a more apt descriptor for CIOs he's dealt with. Harsh. The scathing note was in response to my recent story, "

May 13, 2010  6:25 PM

CIO role under thumb of CFO?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CFO, CIO careers, CIO role

"Where the CIO should report is a question as old as the CIO role itself," says John Van Decker, analyst with Gartner Inc. Shoot, it's a stale question even for a reporter who has been covering CIO careers for five years. But data on the topic, whether from Gartner or

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