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

November, 2010

November 30, 2010  5:17 AM

Is OPEX (Operating Expense) the holy grail of IT?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

IT budgets were never a great discussion; the CIO struggled to find the right balance between "Business As Usual", or keeping the lights on, IT infrastructure, incremental innovation, new projects that business wanted, initiatives that IT wanted, and some that the CIO believed will have a...

November 23, 2010  4:44 AM

Mr IT vendor, what did you expect?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

Last week, I was at a round table discussion organized by one of the big IT vendors which focused on "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure", amongst other things. A gathering of about 15 CIOs was invited to explore the adoption of desktop virtualization — its associated merits, challenges and...

November 16, 2010  12:22 AM

Are you microapping?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

Mobile data services brought about email as the first (and probably still the biggest) killer application on the mobile. This is the opportunity that created Blackberry and its many competitors; almost all focusing on creating a better email experience for the corporate user. Browsing was at...

November 9, 2010  1:22 AM

Setting priorities for 2011

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

In a few weeks, It will be that time of the year when everyone starts creating lists — of priorities, challenges, opportunities (which hopefully also get budgets allocated), new technologies, and so on. Everyone from analysts, researchers, academics, CEOs, CIOs, publications and anyone who has an...

November 2, 2010  6:00 AM

Justifying IT investments, the bicycle stand syndrome

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta

A long time back during a budget meeting, one of my CEOs narrated a story (or maybe a fable) on Boardroom discussions on budgets. This story has stayed with me for a long time, and the memory was refreshed last week in a discussion with some industry leaders. Here’s the story: In the...

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