What an experience! Most of us negotiate constantly with our families, our colleagues, our suppliers and our customers. But how different it is, when peoples lives and liberties are at stake. And as Terry’s story played out – his own.
At last Thursday night’s CIOnet event, we were joined by two guest speakers: Rob Gray, regional marketing manager at Google Enterprise; and Andrew Abboud, CIO at City University London. Over 40 CIO and IT leaders shared their experiences and had their questions answered on how to position themselves, and their organisations, to take advantage of social media. Andrew kicked off […]
Will Barnet and myself went to Dublin last Thursday…an interesting day to be in Dublin, but another subject, another blog. We hosted lunch for the members of CIO Connect and the subject was Enterprise Architecture but with a recognition of the current state of the economy. The role has really changed since the economic downturn. The EA role was an […]
Got your attention! We were talking about the need to be a radical leader at CIO Connects ‘Stepping Forward – How and when to be a Radical Leader’ event last night. The term has both positive and negative connotations. Mostly, as IT Leaders, we are seen as nerdy, staid, safe, detailed oriented and more words along the same line from […]
One of the most important things we all need to do as CIOs is to increase significantly our focus on managing the show. By managing the show, I mean paying attention to the impression that you, and your teams, create for IT and for your organisation as a whole.
There was a time, in the good old days, when a CIO didn’t have to worry about contracts – boring things that the lawyers or the purchasing person takes care of. Not anymore. The implication of a failed contract can be a loss of reputation of all parties and perhaps an expensive, long winded and debilitating legal case, where all […]
Mergers and acquisitions are really exciting times. A new organisation to bring into the fold.
Many of our organisations are going to scramble to get the best second half they can, in what might be difficult or at least uncertain circumstances. How are we going to help them to achieve the best that they can?
Life is certainly getting more complicated with regards to the demands of increased security in an environment where people are demanding more openness and the tools that we have are encouraging collaboration.
In many organisations, Procurement take the lead in negotiating contracts. Sometimes in their effort to reduce the price/cost down to the absolute minimum they often sacrifice the very reason why IT chose a particular supplier.
There was mixed news on the economic outlook and its potential impact on IT spending this week. CIOs should be preparing for the distressing scenario of a double-dip recession, said Gartner. The analyst said CIOs should work with other business executives to develop a list of IT projects that could be postponed or cancelled if necessary. Separately, Gartner trimmed its […]
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