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


September 8, 2015  1:04 PM

The fragile bridge of corporate relationships

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Leadership, Relationships

The CIO had spent almost 5 years in the position thriving and surviving all the uncertainties of business and change in management. He had done well to build a reputation with business leaders with his can do attitude and ideas helped them win in their playing field. Technology vendors loved him...

August 31, 2015  1:39 PM

Why don’t employees attend training programs seriously?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
IT training, Leadership, Soft skills

The HR manager announced a program on different people skills like: listening, reading body language, effective communication, business writing, negotiation skills, and many more. These were being conducted on every Saturday for interested participants. The enterprise had a 5-day work week and the...

April 28, 2015  8:38 AM

Sliding IT security priorities put enterprises at risk

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Leadership, Security

I read somewhere about the government’s intent to increase budget allocation towards fighting and creating cybersecurity awareness. The link was hidden somewhere towards the bottom of the newsletter; quickly I clicked through to read word by word the good news and realized that it was indeed...

April 13, 2015  8:34 AM

Creating safe and secure enterprise

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Leadership, Security

Information and Cyber security is becoming a big topic of discussion extending beyond IT; in recent times it has definitely caught the attention of many country heads – Presidents and Prime Ministers alike. Conferences and Summits are being organized with discussions and debate around how to...

April 6, 2015  4:13 PM

A discussion with the CEO on server and storage sizing

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Leadership, Servers, Storage

It was time to refresh the data center with existing infrastructure completing its lifecycle; some of the equipment was end of life with no support available, the rest needed replacement to ensure that the company stays current with technology. The IT team gathered all the data and statistics on...

March 31, 2015  8:10 AM

My CFO thinks he knows technology

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Leadership, Technology

After a weeklong discussion on the new business opportunity that clearly defined the process and the strategy, the CMO thanked the IT team and the CIO for their active participation. Then he said something that resulted in pin drop silence and uneasy calm: I think the solution should be ready...

March 23, 2015  11:52 AM

CIO’s jobs is so easy!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
CIO, Leadership

They had a new CIO and the IT team was wondering how he would be; the earlier CIO was a self-professed workaholic. A bachelor staying few blocks away, he would land up at the office during his morning jog. He would stay on until the morning review meeting with the team running over every activity...

March 2, 2015  11:57 AM

How not to implement an ERP today!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Leadership

I recently met one of the senior team members of an enterprise who had decided to move away from bespoke custom developed solutions to implement a market leading ERP solution. For the company it was a big step forward after much discussion, debate and hesitation on the changeover and expected...

February 2, 2015  10:23 AM

How not to do M&A integration

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Leadership

Why does the team need to travel and spend money? You know well enough that there is pressure on costs and it is imperative that everyone contribute and IT is no exception. I don’t want to hear excuses on why it will not work effectively. Get on to a video conference to understand more about...

January 26, 2015  2:50 PM

Digital natives leading digital immigrants leading digital dinosaurs

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Digital business, Digital transformation, Leadership

We are going digital and we will change the way the industry leverages digital! You know these 20 year old bright B-school interns? I am sure these kids who were born with technology know a lot about how their generation uses the Internet and devices and Internet of Things and wearables... They...

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