Leadership and strategic planning

September 4, 2013  5:00 PM

Zipcar puts a face on hybrid IT

Posted by: Nicole Laskowski
CIO, CIO leadership, CIO role, CIOs, CMO, Leadership and strategic planning, Social media

IT+Product +Marketing. That's the formula behind car-sharing pioneer Zipcar's mission to deliver personalized service to its more than 800,000 members, said  Brian Harrington, chief marketing officer (CMO).

May 25, 2012  8:39 PM

MIT Sloan honors pair of CIOs for information technology innovation

Posted by: Karen Goulart
CIO, Innovation leader, IT governance, IT innovation, Leadership and strategic planning, Leadership and strategy

A pair of winners was selected for this year's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award for Innovation Leadership. Sharing the honor, announced this week at the 9th annual symposium, are Catherine Bruno, vice president and CIO of nonprofit Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), and Chris Perretta,...

November 29, 2011  10:49 PM

A strong BYOD policy should be SOP

Posted by: Karen Goulart
IT staff development and retention, Leadership and strategic planning, Mobile technology

For a few years now, stories, studies and surveys have been heralding the arrival of the next-generation workforce. Lately, though, the commentary is...

October 27, 2011  9:04 PM

A CIO’s time is expensive; not every vendor relationship deserves it

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Leadership and strategic planning, vendor selection and management

An average 13.5% of your IT organization's time is spent on vendor management and procurement. That's based on Gartner Inc.'s recent polling of more than 1,300 organizations. It's an activity, Gartner suggests, that takes too big a chunk of your staff's time for you not to manage it...

October 20, 2009  5:05 PM

Qualities of a great leader from Jim Collins

Posted by: EditorAnne
IT management, Leadership and strategic planning

We’ve written a lot lately about what leads to IT project failures and what causes CIOs to get fired. Today I heard about business failure -- and its flip side, how companies go...

October 1, 2009  9:56 PM

Questions to ask in building your IT outsourcing strategy

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
IT outsourcing, Leadership and strategic planning

Lately, I've been contemplating the questions CIOs should ask as they formulate or revisit their IT outsourcing strategy. The analysts at McKinsey & Co. must be reading my mind (or perhaps I'm reading...

September 18, 2009  3:07 PM

Three ways to reach out to women in IT: Mentor, advocate, encourage

Posted by: EditorAnne
IT staff development and retention, Leadership and strategic planning

A dinner this week on women in IT focused on midlevel women in technology and their challenges in getting ahead, given their frequently high family responsibilities and their own perceptions (realities?) of what advancing really demands. The program, featuring Telle Whitney, president and CEO of...

August 13, 2009  6:42 PM

Outsourcing IT jobs: Do U.S. companies and workers stand a chance?

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
IT outsourcing, Leadership and strategic planning

Does outsourcing IT jobs mean that U.S. companies and employees can no longer compete on a global scale? In researching my pieces from last week on the state of IT outsourcing in 2009 at both the

February 19, 2009  9:39 PM

Qualities of a good leader in a recession: Your view?

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Leadership and strategic planning

A story on this week about eight qualities of a good leader during a recession included a lot of leadership advice for IT professionals. While I was doing the interviews for this piece, a...

December 1, 2008  5:43 PM

A top 10 list for how to be a successful CIO

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Leadership and strategic planning

The Society for Information Management recently asked a panel of CIOs to talk about the attributes of a successful CIO. For CIO Karan Sorensen, an emphasis on the greater good is a must --from developing your staff and learning your company's...

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