Oh I See! Getting CIOs to view their jobs from a different angle:

December, 2009

December 20, 2009  3:10 AM

Do we need IT budgets?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

There is a general agreement that 70-80% of the IT budget (this figure varies depending on the reported overall IT operational spends) gets committed on the first day of the year. Whatever remains is...

December 15, 2009  12:47 AM

Reality check for IT consultants

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to meet with, and listen to a bunch of IT consultants from global consulting and IT companies. All of them presented their view of the CIO challenges and opportunities, and without exception sounded like they had dug into the same library or archive to...

December 7, 2009  8:12 AM

IT-enabling the CXO

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

A close friend narrated this incident about a CEO who asked the IT organization for three laptops. The first one for use in the office, second during travel, and the third to be used at his...

December 1, 2009  12:04 AM

Sleeping with the enemy!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

Budgeting starts around this time of the year for most CIOs, along with the exercise of defining operations cost and investments for the coming year. This process...

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